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Emma Roberts' Collared-Dress Obsession Is Worth Bringing Into Your Own Closet

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With striking sophistication, attention to detail, and some serious awareness of current trends, Emma Roberts continues to impress with her stylish fashion choices. While she's mastered a variety of looks depending on the occasion, there's a single outfit formula that she keeps coming back to. Emma Roberts' collared mini dresses are polished, playful, and versatile enough to be worn over and over again.

Whether she's attending a movie premiere, enjoying a fashion show, or supporting a friend on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Roberts knows how to keep it short and sweet in a collared mini. A short-sleeve dress is a more obvious choice, but Roberts has dabbled with creating her own concoction by layering a sheer button-down top under an embellished frock.

The best part about Roberts' favorite ensemble? You can wear it for just about any event you have on the calendar. Make a sparkly mini work-appropriate by wearing it on top of a blouse and adding tights, boots, and an oversized blazer. Or, dress down a professional-looking collared dress by pairing it with patterned ankle socks, platform sneakers, and a cute hair accessory.

Ahead, find the Roberts-approved ways to style this wardrobe staple, along with The Zoe Report's favorite pieces to recreate each look yourself.

Black & White

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The 27-year-old actor attended Prada Mode Miami Night 3 on Dec. 6 wearing a black and white color-blocked mini. The white dress featured black sleeves, a black collar, and a traditional-looking breast pocket. She made the simple style her own with the addition of tall fishnet socks, colorful loafers, and a matching black-and-white Prada bag.

Roberts wore her sleek bob straightened and parted to the side, completing the look with an orangey-red lipstick. The American Horror Story star styled this outfit in an ultra-whimsical way, however, with the addition of patent leather pumps, a beaded clutch, and natural makeup. This look could work wonders for a long day at the office.

Contrasting Collar Dress

$357

Boutique Moschino

Wednesday Adams, but make it fashion. Pair this dress with a leather jacket and over-the-knee boots for a cold day, or swap the boots for strappy sandals as the weather warms up.

Tiger Button Contrast Trim Jersey Dress

$2,200

Gucci

You'll love the subtle details on this piece, like the tiger buttons and vintage-inspired white lapels.

Sheer Layers

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Roberts demonstrated how to layer dresses for winter with ease on Dec. 4 in Hollywood. The actor wore an embellished ivory mini on top of a sheer button-down. She accessorized with a neutral bucket bag and metallic pumps. If you're missing your favorite summer dress this season, this hack makes it wearable all year long.

Essential Silk Shirt

$230

Equipment

This is an elevated version of a classic white button-down. When you're not using it as a layering piece, tuck it into wide-leg jeans for a sleek evening ensemble.

Clyde Sequined Crochet-Knit Mini Dress

$165

ALICE + OLIVIA

Style this intricately embellished mini like Roberts with a sheer top and metallic pumps.The best part? It's 50 percent off.

Square Neck

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Roberts walked the carpet in style at the Little Italy premiere in Toronto on Aug 22. In another sneaky layering maneuver, she explored a new take on a square-neck dress by wearing it on top of a textured shirt. Pair a sweater dress with a button-down for work, then shed your under layer before heading out for cocktails once you've clocked out.

Rhee Striped Sheer Button-Down Shirt

$59

Urban Outfitters

Stay warm (and look cool) by wearing this sheer top over a lace-adorned bralette for a night out.

Sameh Dress

$478

Ronny Kobo

This flared mini adds the perfect amount of glitz to your look.

Retro Print

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Roberts was photographed while out and about in Manhattan in 2016 wearing a much bolder version of her favorite trend. This time she channeled the '70s with a mod-inspired printed mini dress, knee-high boots, and long platinum hair. Go all out go-go-girl by wearing a fun print with statement boots, or opt for a subtle choice by adding simple heels.

Pleated Sleeve Midi Dress

$140

Eloquii

If you aren't ready to dive all in, simplify this look by pairing it with black loafers, square shades, and a crossbody bag.

Floral Print Mini Shirt Dress

$595

Veronica Beard

Florals are no longer just for spring. Carry the classic print into winter by pairing it with a faux-fur coat, a shearling trench, or even a comfortable sweater.