WERQ: Emma Stone in Dolce&Gabbana at the “Magic in the Moonlight” Premiere

Posted on July 18, 2014

Oh, BRAVA, honey. You found a look that works so well for you, no one else should ever make the attempt. ‘Round these here parts, we call that a WERQ, missy.

Emma-Stone-Dolce-Gabbana-Magic-Moonlight-Movie-Premiere-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Emma Stone attends the premiere of “Magic in the Moonlight” at the Paris Theater in New York City in a Dolce&Gabbana silk chiffon dress paired with Dolce&Gabbana suede cage sandals, Neil Lane earrings, and rings by Dana Rebecca Designs and Vita Fede.

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That is a GORGEOUS look on her. On someone else, it would be pretty enough, but we doubt most could make it sing as beautifully as it is here. The colors pop like crazy against her own coloring. The hair and makeup are on point and flawless. The shoes are a boring color, but that’s as it should be and besides, the shape and style make up for the bland shade. Tip to toe, there’s not a thing wrong here – and she’s rarely looked this good. Vivid colors are very friendly to her.

We sheepishly admit (given how much we tend to rail against such practices) that matching her lips exactly to the pink in the dress was a good idea. The whole look feels very unified. You WERQ that squirrel skirt, girl.




[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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  • I also love that the owl is giving stink-eye from behind her hair.

    • mjude

      ha! I had to go back & look 🙂

    • FibonacciSequins

      Ha, perfect hair placement!

    • and here i was thinking she had a squirrel on her boob.

      • Squirrel is disappearing into her crotch and up her sleeve.

  • RussellH88

    It’s pretty, but it’s very Florence and the Machine.

    • Vanessa Reyes

      I was just going to say the same thing…I was thinking Florence’s little sister.

      • MilaXX

        The happier sibling.

        • Shawn EH

          Less prone to the dark days.

          • kmk05

            Or the dog days, really.

      • quiltrx

        This is EXACTLY what I was getting ready to type!

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      That just makes it better. Her hair is amazing here.

    • Karen Belgrad

      Exactly my thought too! Never would’ve put them in the same wheelhouse until now!

    • shoegalsteph

      Damn! I should’ve scrolled down first!!

  • Miss Atomic

    Florence Welch Lite

    • Noah


      • leahpapa


        • TropiCarla


    • Little_Olive

      And yet, Florence never gets it quite so right IMO.

      Love the shoes,

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        This is a more polished version of a Florence Welch look. The print is really striking, as are the colors. For some reason Emma looks a bit shortwaisted here.

  • ThatVampinLady

    I’d never noticed the resemblance to Lara Flynn Boyle before.


    It’s beautiful but again, the wrong season!

    • alyce1213

      At least it’s a lightweight fabric, not heavy brocade or velvet.

    • Sarah

      I’ve been going sleeveless for two months already. I have no idea how these stars don’t melt into the red carpet.

  • Shug

    Love, love, love this. Her hair looks great.

  • decormaven

    Ohh, I wish she had worn those D&G flats, if only to see them in a more real-world setting. Gorgeous color on her; most definitely a WERQ.

  • mjude

    she looks swell

  • teensmom99

    I love it but I’m going to say that it doesn’t scream July to me.

  • FibonacciSequins

    The shoes are too fussy to have worked in anything but a bland color with this dress. All pistons firing here. I really love her in bangs!

  • cocohall

    I wish the owl was more in the middle of the bodice and not on her boob, but otherwise, pretty much perfect. Who do we see about owl placement, for future reference? There should be a job that deals solely with pattern placement.

    • Let it out

      With the bird emblazoned on her chest she’d look like Owl Girl: Scourge of Evil Rodents! Maybe they can spin that off from the Spiderman movies.

    • Qitkat

      There is an owl too? I am already nonplussed by the squirrels! Edit: well now I am dumbstruck, there IS a big ole owl.
      Note to self: Must.Have.Eyes.Checked.

  • Imasewsure

    Squirrels! Yeah… even like the length since I’m so tired of the maxi-maxi look

  • MoHub

    What I really like is the modification of the Empire waist seam to a lower position. Don’t know whether that was a style choice or the product of the difference between her height and the model’s. Either way, it lies better in that position.

  • @Biting Panda

    I love the runway version. This? Not so much.

    • Thomas

      I could see Keira Knightley working the runway version. I think the empire waist and ethereal feel would work well on her.

  • msdamselfly

    Not really feeling this. THe color seems to darken her.

  • Grumpy Girl

    I like the color and style on her–but that squirrel tail on her arm is disturbing. And air-conditioning, shmair-conditioning–it just looks too hot for July.

  • Melanie

    I don’t get this at all. She looks frumpy and just…no. The hair and makeup are ok though.

  • Danielle

    I am DIGGING it.

  • Thomas

    Oh wow. The pattern is a little bit too busy for my tastes, but it does look delightful on her. Great choice in shoes too.

  • MilaXX

    Pretty. It feels a little Florence by way of Emma Stone, but I like this on her.

  • JauntyJohn

    I am reminded of NurseEllen’s comment a few days ago — forgive me for not remembering the entry, my memory is impaired as I drank as a child — but it’s the Movement which really makes this dress come alive. (And that model is REALLY working it right.)
    In the still shots I love the colors on her, and absolutely think she’s earned the WERQ — but would love to see her moving in this. I think of her as someone with a playful, in-on-the-joke vibe when it comes to these photos. A little more energy than just plain standing there like you’re getting your picture taken at the DMV would not go amiss.

  • alyce1213

    Perfection. The color is gorgeous with her red hair and the style suits her. The shoes are just right for this type of dress.

  • smh4748

    I adore the color on her, but I’m not sure that waistline would do much for anyone. Her head is just gorgeous though.

  • Ashley Ellen Wilson

    It IS beautiful, but I love the longer runway look more.

  • girliecue

    7-year-old me is ecstatic my dream of high heeled toe shoes has been realized. 10-year-old me is smiling smugly and saying “Ha! Matchiness isn’t always a bad thing in small doses. Told you so!” Grown up gives up trying to control her inner children and pours herself a drink.

    • ankali

      Well, that should put the inner children to sleep. Excellent self-parenting! 🙂

  • Janet B

    Fun or funny print?

  • SewingSiren

    Love everything, Color, length , shoes, and weird print chiffon.All of it.

  • bessann28

    I hate the waistline on this dress. Otherwise very pretty.

  • julnyes

    I wish there was an “in motion” shot like they have for the model.

  • butterflysunita

    She looks pretty, but not a WERQ for me.

  • Paula Pertile

    That’s such weird fabric, but it works!

  • Judih1

    Love the color and the pattern but do not like the shape on her. I think it is too high waisted for her and too long. But is the best she has looked in a long time.

  • nannypoo

    I love it. My one complaint is those randomly placed little rings. They do nothing for the look.

  • kimmeister

    I’d like the shoes better with one fewer strap intersection. Loving everything else though.

  • Tlazolteotl

    Love it. Want it.

  • phylora

    I prefer the length and the empire waist on the model. It looks really tight around the waist on her.

  • Ashleigh

    OK. fine. It’s a WERQ, but I wish it were same length as runway – and I wish she was walking like the runway! 🙂

  • GemFemme

    The only thing I’d change is to lower the waist about 2 inches.

  • evave2

    The dress is beautiful on Emma Stone, but I like the flow of the dress the model is wearing (a bit longer and fuller?). Emma’s hair looks so simple but it is so perfect for her. Young lady looks lovely.

  • marlie

    She looks so pretty! I just wish that the waist of the dress sat a little lower, but I still think she looks great.

  • jilly_d

    YAY! Red hair again! Also, could I get this in a wallpaper for my bedroom? Kthanx.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I am SO GLAD she didn’t go with the sheer top version of this dress because it would have ruined this PERFECTION. Damn, the bangs and the shoes are also just so great!

  • DagnyReardon

    I respectfully disagree. I don’t like it at all and it’s freakin – I live here – July in NYC and sweaty pits central. The thought of long sleeves and this fabric are just too much.

  • MM4321

    And bonus points for not doing the dreaded hands-on-hips chicken pose.

  • Bitch looks like a motherfucking fairy princess. Bitch. I have to curse because she looks so damn good. Cunt.

    Also because I coveted this Dolce dress in their lookbook when it was posted a while back and dammit I want it so bad.

  • It’s something boho princess would wear, so it works on her. WERQ IT!

  • livesarah

    Still think the shoes are the wrong colour. But even though she is on my Irrational Mild Dislike list, she looks pretty fab here.

  • Not liking this dress for NYC in the middle of summer. The shoes? Not at any time of the year!

  • demidaemon

    I don’t know. I love it until the waist, but the skirt is very problematic for me. I dislike the way it’s attached to the bodice, it’s weird fullness around the hips, and the noncommital length. It’s a half-WERQ for me.

  • Truthiness2U

    Wow. Not what I was expecting.

    I hate this dress. I hate the long sleeves in July. I hate the skirt, that it is not only frumpy looking, but unflattering looking. Because the girl is a twig, and this manages to make her look distinctly untwiglike. But not in a good way.

    I hate the length of the skirt on her. I HATE those shoes. I hate the shoes with that skirt length. I hate the colour of those shoes, with the colours of the dress.

    And I get loving a print, and indeed I liked it on the model, but I have to say that, for once, have some sheer, is better. And the lower waistline makes it frumpier. The overall opaqueness of this dress, makes it heavier, and the print goes from being whimsical and floaty on a floaty dress, with it’s more Empire waistline, to looking like something heavy and hobby-like.

    I know she isn’t a natural red-head, but she is one of those people (Scarlett, Gillian, among others) that look better red, than their natural blonde. So love the hair! (that’s really all I have to say I like on this).

  • Qitkat

    A beautiful floral and squirrel tails: that is one weird combination. Emma looks quite lovely, but I think I prefer the floatier sheer empire variation on the model.

    • Gatto Nero

      I was on board until I saw the rodent parts. Pretty dress otherwise, but that is an odd pairing.

  • Mothra

    I thought you were being sarcastic. I think this looks awful. Why is she wearing long sleeves/long dress in July? Yes the color and print are nice enough but i hope she never wears something like this again until winter time and even then it will look like a flannel nightgown. Bah.

  • Nataki Vickers

    This is not WERQ worthy, the shoes are blah, neck up, she looks great.

  • kt

    Well, it’s Florence Welch’s dress, but Emma looks cute

  • MaggieMae

    Hair and make-up are perfect. I get a little tomboy vibe off of Emma, and I don’t think girlie-girl dresses like this work for her as well as more chic looks.

  • ktr33

    actualllllly… On the model it’s so pretty and breezy (different top), but on Emma she looks a little restricted in the bust. It’s too tight or the wrong bra. And on model it’s a clear empire waist but on Emma, it’s not quite empire, not quite natural. And I wish it were shorter. But good colors on her and actually love those strappy tan (not nude!) shoes. For me, more an atta girl than a work.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Keira Knightley would wear this in BLACK or navy blue. Emma seems like cool and what not but she always looks like a little girl playing dress up on the red carpet. I’ll have to disagree with you guys on this one. She looks a bit frumpy and dated and very, as the poster RussellH88 pointed out, florence of the machine.

  • KES4K

    In theory, I like the runway version better, but it probably would’ve looked nightgown-y in real life so I can live with the changes (lining, hemming). Don’t like the shoes, though 🙁

  • EEKstl

    She does look great and I’m actually obsessed with those shoes, but my only quibble is, teeny as she is, the bodice looks a skosh tight. It must be negative size.

  • yllas

    Oh. I would KILL for that dress. KILL for it. She looks SO beautiful here, memorably beautiful with those colors….LOVE it. Only thing is, it’s not right for hot summer. In the autumn, chilly wind sweeping leaves around: oh, to die for.

  • Radish

    Love it, except I wish she had kept it sheer in the way of the model. Her hair and makeup is to die for.

  • JynxTheCat

    Her face and hair are PERFECTION! I think this is her peaking.

  • shoegalsteph

    Fab! Mostly jealous as I can never pull off these bohemian shapes and prints (altho that’s obv TLo’s point here!)Loving the rich hair colour on her. The whole look reminds me of Florence Welsh somewhat, although far more polished & minus a brown felt hat (no shade intended to Flo as I love her)