How Emma Watson changed her look
Emma Watson’s style transformation is complete. The child actress is now all grown up and, thanks to her distinct beauty look and inimitable sense of style, she’s become one of the world’s modern fashion icons.
Her go-to labels include everyone from major Parisian fashion houses like Chanel and Dior, to cool London labels like Christopher Kane, but brands the world over are dying to dress her.
Emma’s personal style is polished and feminine, but she always adds an edge to her look, whether via her stacked up ear cuffs, or just a great pair of statement shoes.
She often surprises on the red carpet – take, for example, that time at the 2014 Golden Globes, when she wore Dior trousers and a dress-like top instead of a cheesy ball gown like everybody else. Or when she turned up in the sharpest of tuxedos for a television appearance in New York. Now that’s what we call power dressing and a guaranteed way to make the global best dressed lists.
As a fresh-faced 10 year-old, Emma first stole the nation’s heart as Hermione Granger, making her first tentative steps on the red carpet and experimenting (as all 10 year-olds did in the 00s) with teeny tiny heels and tons of accessories.
The final Harry Potter press tour was a key turning point in Emma’s fashion journey, though. She chopped all of her hair into a cool pixie crop (a move she would later describe as ‘the most liberating thing’) and chose achingly beautiful (and totally grown up) gowns by Oscar de la Renta and Bottega Veneta to let everybody know she was leaving Hermione Granger behind and heralding in the current era of Emma the fashion world favourite.
Click on to see Emma Watson’s best ever looks.
First up is Emma’s latest look out and about on the streets of New York.
Emma attended the Colonia film premiere in February 2016. She’s teamed her Behno coat with on-point white heels.
At the Regression photo call in August 2016, Emma teamed her Christopher Kane skirt with ankle-tie pumps by Paul Andrew.
We’re swooning for this Dior ensemble, worn at the Time 100 Gala in April 2015.
Emma Watson impresses in a Christian Dior coat at the British Fashion Awards in December 2014.
When the coat came off… Emma Watson stuns in a Misha NoNoo jumpsuit at the British Fashion Awards.
Emma Watson rocks Balenciaga at the BAFTA Britannia Awards.
Emma Watson works Valentino at Paris Fashion Week.
Emma Watson picks Ralph Lauren for the Noah premiere.
Emma Watson wears Ralph Lauren to the Royal Marsden Dinner.
Emma Watson rocks an Oscar De La Renta gown to the Noah New York premiere, 2014.
Emma Watson looks sharp in a Saint Laurent tux in New York.
Emma Watson hits another premiere of Noah, this time in monochrome.
Emma Watson is elegant in an all-black gown at the premiere of Noah.
Emma Watson wears Theory to the InStyle and Warner Bros Golden Globes post-party.
Here’s Emma Watson in Christian Dior Couture at the Golden Globes 2014.
Emma Watson in Balenciaga at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards.
Emma Watson in J. Mendel at the Gravity film premiere in New York
Emma Watson in Antonio Berardi at the Bling Ring photocall in LA.
Emma Watson in Roland Mouret at the This Is The End film premiere in LA
Emma Watson in Chanel at the Bling Ring film premiere in LA.
Emma Watson in Christopher Kane at the Bling Ring Photocall at Cannes Film Festival.
Emma Watson in Chanel Couture at the Bling Ring film premiere at Cannes Film Festival.
Emma Watson in Peter Pilotto at the People’s Choice Awards.
Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit.
Emma Watson gets our attention by wearing a dress with trousers.
Emma Watson experiments with bright colours and a quirky print.
Emma Watson works a retro silhouette on the red carpet.
Emma Watson styles a peplum top with a short black skirt.
Emma Watson slicks down her hair and slips on a neutral maxi.
Emma Watson digs another white mini out of her wardrobe.
Emma Watson ensures she’s the centre of attention in a statement gown.
Emma Watson teams a one-shouldered dress with wedges.
Emma Watson goes OTT in tulle.
Emma Watson steps out in LA in a short white dress.
Emma Watson experiments with an asymmetric cut.
Emma Watson is glamorous in a floor-sweeping nude dress.
Emma Watson takes the plunge in a low-cut black dress.
Emma Watson ruffles some feathers in black.
Emma Watson wears a simple dress to make her pixie cut stand out.
Emma Watson smartens up in a cream trench.
Emma Watson makes a corset works for festival.
Emma Watson at Glastonbury.
Emma Watson graces an event in a Grecian-inspired gown.
Emma Watson continues to show her love for the monochrome trend.
Emma Watson is a vision in mustard Burberry at London Fashion Week.
Emma Watson impresses in a short structured dress.
Emma Watson is sophisticated in a cream dress with black piping.
Emma Watson keeps this low-key for a TV interview in New York.
Emma Watson braves the rain in a printed maxi.
Emma Watson picks a clingy bandage dress.
Emma Watson is on-trend in leather and lace by Christopher Kane.
Emma Watson goes for a rock chick look in leather at Paris Fashion Week.
Emma Watson is chic in sheer navy in LA at the Tales Of Despereaux screening.
Emma Watson chooses a dresses with a statement neckline for the BAFTAs in London.
Emma Watson wears a dress with pretty lace accents for a polo game in Windsor.
Emma Watson sets of a grey mini with a black belt in New York.
Emma Watson champions the monochrome trend in London.
Emma Watson is grown-up in a long black dress while promoting Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire in London.
Adorable Emma Watson teams a T-shirt with a printed vest in London at the Wedding Crashers screening.
Emma Watson goes for a layered look at the Empire Film Awards in London.
Emma Watson goes girly to promote Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets in London.
Emma Watson works green and yellow at New York’s Harry Potter screening.
Emma Watson embraces florals for a Chanel party in London.
Emma Watson’s grey maxi and sweet bolero is a smart choice for her first ever Harry Potter premiere.
And here’s where Emma’s fashion journey began – cast at the age of 10 to play Hermione Granger.