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Tabatha's Takeover: How She'd Change Naomi Watts's Puffy-Sleeve Look

10/15/2012 at 05:30 PM ET

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We all know Tabatha Coffey, Bravo’s sharp-tongued Aussie style pro, from her stint on Shear Genius and her latest hit, Tabatha Takes Over. And now, she’s bringing her talents online, joining us at PEOPLE StyleWatch once weekly to dish on some of the best — and worst — celebrity looks of the week. Keep in mind the opinions below belong solely to the stylist … though she’s probably saying what lots of you are thinking, anyway!

Today, she discusses Naomi Watts, who wore a puffy-sleeve dress to a premiere in Madrid last week:

Who in the world let Naomi leave the house looking this? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think she’s a complete and total train wreck, but there are a few things that are causing me to shake my head in disbelief.

For instance, Naomi’s hair is completely wrong. Her hair should be up and off her shoulders either in a simple chignon or a tight ponytail with a dramatic side part. Why? Because that dress has giant shoulders and puffy sleeves that make her look very top-heavy, which we all know she is not. By bringing the hair up, you immediately decrease the heaviness and “weight” of her overall look.

And that dress … what was she thinking? It is far too matronly. Who knows, maybe Judi Dench lent it to her to be nice. I am just glad she brought a pop of color in with her lipstick, otherwise with her complexion, hair color and dress color it could have been a monochromatic washout.

As far as the accessories go, I don’t mind them; I find the Louis Vuitton clutch to be a nice (and needed) contrast to the look. But here’s what I really can’t believe: those shoes. Was there nothing else to choose from? Those ankle straps break the line — and make the length of her legs look, well, not their best!

–Tabatha Coffey

Tell us: Do you agree with Tabatha? Or is her criticism too much? Tell us how you’d change Naomi’s look in the comments below! 

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camilla on

Judy Dench that dress??? what you were thinking about? what Judy Dench did you to advice her a dress like this????, I think Watts looks gorgeous in that dress, the only complaint that I have is that the seam of the dress, in some pictures it was irregular or imperfect, a good person (not you¡¡¡) probably has corrected it during the premiere…the hear looks great, she has that Veronica Lake’s touch

Amit on

COMPLETELY agree with every point she made.

Cressisa on

The first thing I notice was the hair and shoulders… I totally agree with Mr Tabitha

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