Looks like someone had a stylist thrust on her by a Hollywood studio who doesn’t go for her quirky British red carpet schtick:
Emma Thompson attends the premiere of “Saving Mr. Banks” in Los Angeles in a Camilla and Marc dress.
Camilla and Marc Resort 2014 Collection
It’s too tight on her, obviously, but it’s a good choice and she looks very polished. Unfortunately, she also looks a little miserable. As much as we tend to agree with the need to let a professional style her, we think the best celebrity stylists figure out a way to marry their client’s personality to whatever professional obligations they’re fulfilling. This may be the most classically chic Miss Emma’s ever looked, but it’s so clearly not her style that we tend to feel sorry for her rather than cheer on the improvement. Those clasped hands don’t lie. She hates this. Her stylist needs to find a way to let her be herself while still looking put together. This isn’t the way.
Girl, That’s Not Your Dress. Pack it up and send it off to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who’ll make it sing. Let’s get you in some funky Vivienne Westwood thing.