It may seem utterly cliche to some, but I love a diaphanous floral dress, especially when it's worn by a chic, modern fashionista like Emma Stone. In attending the New York premiere of her film Magic in the Moonlight, Stone decided on a fittingly bewitching Dolce and Gabbana dress made of sapphire silk printed with an intricate floral motif. Paired with nude cage heels, lightly waved hair and minimal makeup, the dress struck a perfect note of ladylike polish with a kick of unexpected edginess.
But the best part of Stone’s red carpet look? It combines a glamorous, vintage sensibility with modern tailoring for a look that doesn’t rely on bells and whistles to make an impact. Glitter and avant-garde silhouettes have their place in creating memorable celebrity ensembles, but it is refreshing when the most enchanting look on the red carpet relies on subtler details to create a lasting impact. And who better to work such a look than Emma Stone herself, with a red carpet wardrobe that doesn’t demand attention but rather garners it effortlessly.
So when you’re dressing for your next garden party, speakeasy cocktail hour, or really just a lazy Saturday strolling around the park, channel Emma Stone’s ensemble with these four items.
1. FLORAL PRINT DRESS
For a dress like Emma Stone's, look for streamlined silhouettes in a lightweight fabric like silk. Marissa Webb's Kelsey Silk Floral Mini Dress has a similar floral pattern with a universally flattering combination of long sleeves and a defined waist to give you a truly unforgettable look.
2. NUDE CAGE HEELS
A dress as beautiful as Stone's deserves an equally fabulous pair of shoes in a neutral palette. Nine West's Authority Sandals are both fashion-forward and affordable.
3. GOLDEN RINGS
Add a few well-placed accessories like a stack of golden rings or a simple bangle to accent a floral dress. Eddie Borgo's Stackable Gemstone Cone Ring can be worn along or grouped with other mismatched rings for a more bohemian look.
4. FACIAL LUMINIZER
To achieve an Emma Stone-esque glow, reach for a facial luminizer with a sheer, subtle finish. BECCA's Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+ is a favorite for its ability to give skin healthy, radiant luminosity.
Images: Marissa Webb Kelsey Silk Floral Mini Dress, $239, shop.marissa-webb.com; Nine West Authority Sandals, $64.99, 6pm.com; Eddie Borgo Stackable Gemstone Cone Ring, $200, eddieborgo.com; BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+, $41, sephora.com