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Oscars Gown Showdown: Naomi Watts vs. Anne Hathaway -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/11/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Naomi Watts, Anne HathawayJason Merritt/Getty; Jason Merritt/Getty; Fernando Allende/Broadimage

The Showdown: Naomi Watts in 2013 vs. Anne Hathaway in 2009
The Editor’s Pick: Anne Hathaway
Who Made the Call?: Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor
Why She Chose It:
Disclaimer: This decision was almost as difficult as picking out my wedding dress. Okay, maybe not quite as difficult, but just know I took it very seriously. So before you Hath-a-hate all over my choice, hear me out. Yes, both actresses are stunning in their Armani Privé designs. Yes, both have the high-shine, metallic thing going on. And yes, both look out of this world. But Anne has something Naomi doesn’t have: vintage appeal.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

The circular paillettes, pearly iridescent color and the mermaid silhouette are just so Old Hollywood. There’s something about the gown that feels really timeless and special and makes it impossible to divert your gaze. (When the actress walked across the carpet — watch here — I almost felt as if she were floating. (And for the record, I don’t think she’s ever smiled so big.) Plus, the Swarovski crystal detailing on the bodice perfectly matches her subtle Cartier jewels.

Naomi’s dress, while gorgeous, has a much more trend-focused feel. It’s the kind of thing I love now, but I could see myself being not quite as enamored of in a couple years. It just doesn’t have the style staying power of Anne’s strapless design. (That said, if we were weighing in on the Best Oscars Gown Neckline, I’d be casting a different vote.)

Voting is now closed but click here to see who came out on top — and to weigh in on today’s matchup: Michelle Williams vs. Keira Knightley!

From Date Night to Brunch, Exactly What to Wear This Weekend

Nov/08/2013 at 04:17 PM ET

Cute coats, embellished tops, cozy sweaters — yep, everything we love about the holiday season (stylewise anyway) is already being worn by your favorite trendsetting stars. Take a cue from them and stay totally comfortable while still looking chic this weekend.
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Where Does Naomi Watts Seek Fashion Advice? The Answer Might Surprise You

Oct/31/2013 at 12:01 PM ET

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Who needs a stylist when you already have a team of super-adorable fashion critics living in-house? What Naomi Watts‘s style squad lacks in height, they make up for in honesty.

“When I get ready for a premiere I ask my sons which dress do they like just for fun and they often say, ‘No, I don’t like that dress,'” Watts, 45, told PEOPLE at the U.S. premiere of Diana in New York on Wednesday. “Kids don’t filter. So it’s always a good way to get the truth.”

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on the latest celebrity ensembles here!

And it looks like the actress’s boys Sasha, 6, and Kai, 4, provide sound advice. They gave Mom the stamp of approval on the floral midnight-blue Michael Kors gown she donned at the Entertainment One and Cinema Society screening of her anticipated royal biopic. (And her sons were right: The floral design is also getting the seal of approval from PEOPLE readers.)
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Feeling Bold? Here Are Three Slightly Surprising Looks to Wear To the Beach

Jul/09/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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Quick question: What do you wear to the beach? A cute sundress? An old tee and cutoffs? Maybe if you’re feeling saucy, a backless maxi dress?

Well, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Naomi Watts have moved past those basics and on to a more advanced level of summer styling, all wearing tricky looks for their beach trips over the past few days. (So much for easy breezy beachwear, huh?)

If Perry wanted to cycle around N.Y.’s East Hampton unnoticed, she may not have gotten her wish in this head-turning Rodebjer look, comprised of billowing pants and a tied-up top in an insect print, plus striped Illesteva sunglasses and a tied-up head scarf.

RELATED PHOTOS: Are these looks great — or gruesome? Vote Obsessed or Hot Mess!
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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Peplums, Hot-Weather Leather and Waist-Length Hair

Jun/28/2013 at 03:30 PM ET

Trend report peplums, leather, hairStartraks; Invision/AP; AKM-GSI

In our weekly round-up of what we’re seeing sizzle (and fizzle) on the red carpet, we noticed that peplums are rising in popularity once again, stars are having a serious love affair with leather — and there’s one hairstyle that appears to be losing its edge lately. Consider this your fashion forecast.
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Naomi Watts's Stylist Shares 5 Fashion Rules to Live By

Jun/06/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

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Since having a personal stylist is something many of us covet, but almost nobody can afford, we got the woman responsible for dressing many red carpet regulars to spill her secrets to always looking good.

Celebrity stylist Jeanann Williams gives PEOPLE the scoop on how she keeps clients like Naomi Watts on the fashion straight and narrow.

1. Do a Yelp search for a great tailor — right now! We don’t all have Gisele’s body (sigh). And since most clothes are made to fit a tall frame, Williams says you should find a good tailor — and actually use him! “You have to customize each look to make it work for your measurements and height,” she explains. “When dressing clients for the red carpet I always look at the runway image. If my client is 5’5″ (like Naomi), I know I’ll need to take the hem up 4 inches.” Skipping the tailor will leave clothes looking schlumpy, no matter how much you spent on them.

2. Always avoid this pairing. “If a skirt hits below the knee, do not wear a heel with an ankle strap,” Williams says definitively. “It chops off the leg. Instead elongate with a pump.” Watts heeds her stylist’s advice: She sticks to a classic pump with the Burberry Prorsum leather skirt and embellished top she wore to the Up2Us Gala this week.
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Naomi Watts: Blondes Look a 'Little Bit Porno' When They Wear Red

Mar/19/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

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We didn’t think there was a single thing Naomi Watts couldn’t wear, but the Academy Award-nominated actress, 44, informs us that there’s just one shade she won’t sport.

“I won’t wear red on the red carpet … I just never think blondes look good in red.” Watts told PEOPLE Wednesday at The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists luncheon in West Hollywood. “I think it’s good for dark haired girls and dark skinned girls. But for some reason, I always feel like I look trashy in it.”

So trashy, in fact, that she believes “blondes plus red, to me, looks a little bit porno, and I’ve never felt quite right.”

RELATED: Vote on star hair changes (including Watts’s!) in our “Better Before or After?” gallery!

How to explain that “near red moment” in Zac Posen, then?

“Because it had a busy print, it had different colors,” she says. “It wasn’t fire engine red. At the [Golden] Globes I wore burgundy or plum. That wasn’t red. If you put blue in it, I can wear it, but orange does not look good with my skin.”

Tell us: What do you think of Watts’s take on blondes in red? Are there colors you can’t pull off?

–Dahvi Shira


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