How to Wear a Plaid Tartan Wool Puffball Dress Like Emma Watson

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We hear PLAID is going to be a hot pattern for fall. Yep, the “dictators” have proclaimed this Scottish print to be the next big thing. Now if you’re thinking plaid is only meant for school girls, well count yourself wrong because fashionistas are now donning the pattern in different ways.

One star spotted looking pretty edgy in plaid is young celebrity, Emma Watson. The British actress, model, and activist attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards held early this week in a plaid tartan wool puffball dress with tulle underlay from Alexander McQueen’s McQ line. She paired the dress with classic heels and a black leather biker jacket.

Emma Watson attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards held early this week in a plaid tartan wool puffball dress with tulle underlay from Alexander McQueen's McQ line

Emma Watson paired the dress with classic heels and a black leather biker jacket

Emma Watson attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards held early this week in a plaid tartan wool puffball dress with tulle underlay from Alexander McQueen's McQ line

Emma Watson attends the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London on September 6, 2011Emma Watson attends the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London on September 6, 2011

What can you say about Emma’s take on plaid here? It’s a girly look but she toughened it up with that fabulous jacket. Now, since we’re talking about plaid, what do you think of Emma’s plaid McQ dress? Nice, yes?

It’s a classic piece with a little twist to it. As you can see, the pleating is done outside rather than tucked into the bodice. If you’re not into plaid but you love the silhouette of the dress, a red version sans the tulle will cost you a heavy $885:

McQ Puffbal Faille DressMcQ Puffbal Faille Dress, $885

Now if stealing Emma’s plaid outfit for a lot less is what you want, then here’s a fitting alternative from Betsey Johnson that you can find at Zappos:

Betsey Johnson Pink Patch Dress in Red PlaidBetsey Johnson Pink Patch Dress in Red Plaid, $98

To copy Emma’s style for less, simply top the dress with a faux leather jacket and cap it off with your classic black pumps. If you want the whole nine yards, you can also grab a tulle skirt and use it as a petticoat. Here are a couple of product suggestions for you:

To copy Emma’s style for less, simply top the dress with a faux leather jacket1. Betsey Johnson Pink Patch Dress in Red Plaid, $98 / 2. Hot Topic Black Polka Dot Tulle Skirt, $45.50 / 3. RSVP Jade Patent Pumps, $69 / 4. Full Tilt Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $40

Credit: Lia Toby/WENN/Daniel Deme

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