Style in Film: Naomi Watts in ‘You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger’

This time I wanted to approach a recent film to talk about the wardrobe. And because it’s Monday, some work wear inspiration seemed a very good idea. Naomi Watts’ style in Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, in which she plays Sally, an art gallery assistant, is a mix of effortless and sophistication. Trench coats, pencil skirts, high heel pumps, ladylike dresses, neutral colours, what we call classics. I can never pass up those, especially if a touch of unexpected is added here and there.

The first thing I noticed about this look was the seam of the skirt. Still very simple, but it makes a difference. One other thing I like through the entire movie is how Naomi’s character prefers sweaters or cardigans to blazers to finish up a look. I do too. Office appropriate, but not too uptight.

The elegant day dresses are just as chic as the pencil skirts.

Tone on tone.

Wearing the cardigan with the sleeves tucked up. It’s the small things that count. I also like the two bracelets and watch she is wearing through the film-all three pieces of jewelry are very discreet, which makes them look lovely worn together.

This is a lovely dress in a shade of deep purple, sleeveless, with a right above the knee ruffled hemline. I couldn’t get a better still of the entire look. Again the cardigan, perfect to accommodate the chilly temperature of a concert in the park in the evening.

Do not underestimate the power of the classic knee-length grey dress. Perfect for work, and it can also take you to the opera due to the gilded silver thread.

As much as I love head to toe grey, little details that amp it up are always welcome, like the different colour patches on the sleeves of the sweater.


images: stills from the movie, captured by me; kindly link back to classiq if you use any of these images / production credits

Have a wonderful week!

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