Emma Watson at The Bling Ring premiere

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After a red carpet hiatus, Emma Watson has returned with a new-found style confidence. Starting her makeover showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, the actress took it even further with her sizzling Chanel minidress at the premiere of The Bling Ring at the Director's Guild of America in LA.

A departure from her previous failsafe graphic print minidress and shoe-boot combo, it seems Emma still loves the shorter hemline, evolving it into an edgier look, teaming it with sky-high Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a slick of deep red lipstick. 

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A case of life imitating art, Emma's style has developed from sweet to sultry, reflecting her tougher and more rebellious film roles - from the awkward teen misfit Sam in Perks Of A Wallflower, to her latest adventure as the jewel-pilfering Nicki in The Bling Ring.

Nailing the monochrome trend of late, from that Chanel floor-length gown in Cannes to her Roland Mouret bustier top for This Is The End premiere, we're eager to see how Emma's new styling will incorporate colour to her pared-down palette.

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And no attention to detail is spared as the actress works accessories into her looks. From silver ear cuffs to the unusual Graziela Gems diamond strip earrings she works at the LA premiere, Emma's clearly not afraid to try new things and play it cool with statement accessories.

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Getting well and truly into her style-stride with this makeover, we're looking forward to seeing what Emma will wear next.

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