Emma Stone on the Spider-Man 2 Set

Posted on March 13, 2013

We enjoyed last summer’s Amazing Spider-Man, but strangely enough, the non-nerd Lorenzo liked it a lot more than nerd Tom. We had to laugh at the idea of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield as high-schoolers, though. You think these actors look young – and they do, to be fair – but you put them on a skateboard in front of a row of lockers and they suddenly look like creepy adults. Even more hilarious were Emma’s costumes. Don’t get us wrong; they were great costumes, but thigh-high boots in high school and micro-minis paired with lab coats struck us as particularly Hollywood.

The trend seems to have continued for the sequel:

Emma Stone seen during the film shoot of ‘Spiderman-2’ in Brooklyn in Stuart Weitzman black nappa 5050 boots.

Stuart Weitzman Black Nappa 5050 Boots

But damn, if she doesn’t look all kinds of adorable. We wish she dressed like this all the time.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews.com, neimanmarcus.com]

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  • Sobaika

    She needs to hire their costume designer fulltime.

    • SassieCassy

      the makeup artist too

    • Nicholas

      I think her stylist is her friend Ash Avignone whom she grew up with in Arizona, so that could be a little tricky.

      • Sobaika

        Eeeek. Even I know to never hire your friends!

        • Nicholas

          She is also the stylist for Dianna Agron and, I believe, Taylor Swift. And friends with both—subsequently.

  • Boots schmoots — I covet that purple skirt. 

    • And I shall take the shirt.  Teamwork!

      • Perfect! Who wants the tights?

        • Sobaika

          I am here for those tights.

          • Success! Someone get poor Emma a robe since we’ve taken all her clothes. 

          • Since no one claimed the boots, I’ll take them off your hands. 

          • You’ll have to fight me for them. WANT.

  • MilaXX

    Cute look and I guess it depends on your school, but I could see the cool kids wearing her look.  At least at my school.  We had kids saving their allowances for designer jeans and wearing sheer tops with black bras. And we wore stilettos with our jeans. Emma & Andrew looked out of place because their faces look over 18.

  • 3boysful

    Very adorable.

    But Stuart Weitzman?  What all the high school-ers are wearing!

  • Except for the thigh-high boots (I’d have worn ghillies), this could have been one of my outfits from 1968 or 69. Very cute. 

  • imperfectlaura

    Take away the tights and boots, and I can totally see this on Emma Pillsbury for some reason.

    • NC_Meg

       The colors and the top are SO Emma Pillsbury.

  • ChiliP

    Yeah, not sure I could have gotten away with wearing thigh-high boots to school…then again, I also wasn’t allowed to wear shorts/skirts that ended above my finger tips or sleeveless tops, so our dress code was on the more conservative side.

    • To be fair, she appears to be checking her skirt length in half of these pictures and coming out okay in that dresscode regard. 

      • ChiliP

         Haha! She does look like she is checking her skirt length, especially in that second picture. I have suddenly become flooded with memories of girls scrunching up their shoulders to make their arm length shorter. “What do you mean, put my shoulders down? They’re always in line with my ears like this.”

  • Its mostly in deference to the character, as she was portrayed in the 60’s and 70’s, even when she’s illustrated now. She always looks amazing, and Emma Stone was great casting.

  • Spiderman 2?  Isn’t this like Spiderman 7?

    • It’s the comic book style reboot. The way the new Star Trek movie is Star Trek 2, not Star Trek [god knows]. HAHAHA COMIC BOOK NERDS ARE TAKING OVER CULTURAL NORMS BWA HA HA HA HA Haaaaa ha? 
      Sorry, let’s retcon that evil laugh and pretend it never happened. 

  • I suppose it’s a 1960s throwback, but I’m jealous that Gwen Stacy’s police chief dad can afford to buy his daughter expensive knee-high boots. I’ve been wanting some nice knee high boots forever. 

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Wasn’t her Dad killed?  They could be living off the insurance and a policeman’s pension.

      • Oh that’s right. Insurance is paying out well, I see. 

  • She looks great! Not even remotely like she was 17, but great.

  • I love how this is somehow a typical teenaged girls school outfit. Always with the short pleated skirt, tights and knee high boots.  

  • Super cute!

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    I want that entire outfit- head to toe!

  • stubbornthoughts

    I would rock the hell out of this outfit. Emma looks fan-fucking-tastic.

  • alyce1213

    I used to love wearing a outfits like that, back in the day.  She looks adorable.
    (But I dislike the blonde)

  • Lilithcat

    When is this movie set?   I often ride the bus with a slew of local high school students.  I don’t think any of them are wearing anything other than blue jeans.  Back in the day, of course, you wouldn’t have been let in the door of the school in either jeans or a skirt that short.

    • Janet B

      At our local high school skirts/shorts must be pinky length. My teen pushes that rule every spring/fall. (She has “extra long” arms so she thinks that it’s an unfair rule.)
      Short dress with a denim jacket a boots walked out the door this morning.
      Except for the boots, this seems conservative.  

      • meowing

        Back in the Dark Ages of my h.s.:  we had to kneel on the floor, and the hem of the skirt had to touch the floor.  Jeans:  only once we were juniors and seniors, and then only when the temp. was below 19.  I once wore them at 20 degrees and was sent home.  AND  no “blue” jeans for girls–I asked if I dyed my blue jeans black, would they be allowed, answer from the principal was Yes.   Ah, arbritary rules.

        When I see a gaggle of h.s. kids today, they all do look rather slovenly, however.

        • Janet B

          I wasn’t allowed to wear jeans to school either, but that was my mother’s rule. I wore dresses until I was allowed to wear pants in middle school.
          I never needed to know what the dress code was at school. 

      • RebeccaKW

         The school here (also where I went and the same code I had) has pretty strict dress codes.  Skirts/shorts must be knee length, no tank tops, nothing that shows your midriff, nothing sheer, no cleavage, no backless shoes, no face piercings.  I don’t think I’ve seen one movie or t.v. high school character with a wardrobe that would fit those rules.

  • I love Stuart Weitzman boots. : ) I need to get those!

  • Tatiana Luján

    Hate the boots, love everything else.

  • Indigo54

    Oh wow, this is soooooo cute!  Killer boots!!! I’d better get outta here before my kid sees that skirt.  She’d want it for sure!

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Very cute outfit!  But the boots combined with the length of the skirt do make it look very “Naughty Schoolgirl Next Door”.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that! 😉

  • MissMariRose

    That outfit is more Velma than Mary Jane.

    Scooby Doo, where are you?

    •  However, she’s playing Gwen Stacy. Who was one of the original 60s mod girls, which the costumer seems to be aware of.

  • crash1212

    Of course, the stripes on the tights not being straight is the very reason I don’t wear such things – and you’d think somebody on what I’m sure is a substantial staff lolling about on the other side of the camera – would DO something about it….shouts my mild case of OCD.

    Cute outfit.

  • VictoriaDiNardo

    I wore variations on this outfit in Jr. High in the early 70’s  – and regularly got sent home!  Skirt too short, boots that weren’t “snow boots” but “fashion boots”, once I got suspended for wearing a headband  across my forehead – “represents cults”.  Man, times have changed…

    She looks great and I would take those fashion boots in a heartbeat!

  • piecesofconfetti

    Love that! I’d wear the outfit except I’d trade out the boots for some flats. I can’t pull off knee-length boots.

  • judybrowni

    I thought MaryJane was a redhead.

    Yes, Emma, we know you’re a natural blonde, but really, you’re so much cuter with darker hair.

    • RebeccaKW

       She doesn’t play MaryJane, though, she plays Gwen Stacy, who is blonde.

  • Except for the boots, I’d wear this outfit to work tomorrow.  Any idea where the rest of the outfit comes from?

  • Laylalola

    Yeah I just saw the Amazing Spiderman the other night and my first thought was they can’t really be trying to pass Andrew Garfield off as a teen with those deep forehead wrinkles? He was already a teen when most current high schoolers were born — especially if his character is STILL in high school in the sequel.

  • Cathy S

    The hell with the boots, that skirt is gorgeous. 

  • Violina23

    The short skirts and thigh high socks/boots remind me of the trends that came out of “Clueless” in the mid 90’s.  (And yes, I graduated from high school in ’99).

    My husband and I JUST rented the first Spider-Man movie (of the reboot) this week. We thought it was good, but not great or [pun intended] amazing.  The origin story is the origin story, which was actually done decently in the campier Tobey Maguire version, and everything else just felt a tad predictable. Liked the more mature tone that the Nolan versions of Batman helped usher in though. 

  • I distinclty remember there being a rule in my high school that skirts had to be longer than your middle finger with your arms down at your side. Looks like she passes. And how cute she looks doing it!

    • conniemd

      When I was in school (60’s) skirts could not be more than one inch above the knee. If we were reported for too short a skirt, we got called down to the office and measured. If the skirt was too short, we got sent home. I used the elastic wasitband trick to hike mine up and then unrolled them when called down.

  • Sarah Thomas

    I think her costumes are meant to suggest the Swinging 60s without being either too literal or anachronistic in the 2012 reboot. 

  • Trisha26

    The skirt hem doesn’t seem pressed properly and you can see her panty line; panties with tights? Or is that the shirt hem? (Loved her & Andrew in the film, they seemed believable and intelligent!)

  • ok; serious question.  do we think that the boots – with the backs looking elastic-y – will be ok in real life?  i’ve seen some online and as possibilities…but i am afraid that they won’t look good in person.

  • libraangel

    Library-aide hooker

  • jorinde

    I usually adore the schoolgirl look and wear a lot of it myself, but I don’t like anything about this one. hate the two materials of the boots and that they’re longer in front than in the back. on the feet they look like some kind of socks.
    the tights look too light for the boots, that’s just awful. the skirt is too new and clean for this kind of look. The schoolgirl look has so look worn and vintage, otherwise it doesn’t work at all.  I’m fine with the blouse but that’s it. 

  • kathrineb

    I don’t like this hair.

  • elzatelzabelz

    Need that shirt.

  • lrober03

    She’s more dressed up than typical high school student, but then again, her father is the police chief.  Did you see their apartment?  She’s a little more high society than a typical high school girl. 


    spiderman reboot  utterly pointless and sooooooo over

  • The least believable part about a movie in which a teenaged boy swings from skyscrapers by shooting spiderwebs from his hands, was that Gwen Stacy went to a public school in Queens.

  • butter nut

    i dont like it.  it looks sloppy & confused.  too much going on & those boots do nothing for her.

  • teensmom99

    I think I bought that outfit at Bennetton or Esprit back in the 80s.  This is not a put down–it was great then.

  • All high schoolers wear boots that cost as much as a mortgage payment, apparently. Great outfit, though.