Emma Roberts' Collared-Dress Obsession Is Worth Bringing Into Your Own Closet
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
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
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
You'll love the subtle details on this piece, like the tiger buttons and vintage-inspired white lapels.
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
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
ALICE + OLIVIA
Style this intricately embellished mini like Roberts with a sheer top and metallic pumps.The best part? It's 50 percent off.
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
Stay warm (and look cool) by wearing this sheer top over a lace-adorned bralette for a night out.
This flared mini adds the perfect amount of glitz to your look.
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
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
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.