“We didn’t want the film to look like it could date, we wanted it to be timeless.”—Mary Zophres
Since it came out, La La Land has been the movie everyone’s talking about, and not only for its amazing Casablanca inspired story line, or its great music and stunning cast. Its costume designer, Mary Zophres, has created a style icon in Emma Stones character and women all over the world want to bring that nostalgic feminine style into their own wardrobes – as well as find a jazz pianist to settle down with.
So this week, I not only scanned the bars for a musically gifted man who looked like he could take me dancing while singing songs about making it in the industry. I also spent a good amount of time exploring the main character, Mia’s, wardrobe so that my fellow Effortless Bitches could attract their own singing and dancing heartthrob. So if you’d like to know how to get a La La Land inspired wardrobe, stick around, I have so much to tell you.
How To Dress Like Emma Stone In La La Land:
Embrace the waist: In every scene, Mia/Emma’s waist is shown off with fit and flare dresses, bias cut garments and high waisted styles. This allows for high kicks, flirtatious walking down city streets and enhanced twirling.
Rich colouring: Think of a peacock, or jewel tones. The colours emma wears in this film compliment her pale skin tone and make it look like porcelain. She’s wearing emerald greens, deep reds, dark purples and who can forget that stunning yellow dress?
Choose The Neckline: Throughout the movie, the elegance of Emma’s wardrobe is shown through open necklines and backs of dresses. It’s not about the legs or thigh splits, it’s about wearing items that frame her face and show off her decolletage.
Minimal Accessories: Apart from sunglasses, Emma’s accessories are quite minimal throughout the entire movie. Make your look about the colours you’re wearing over the bling you could add.
The fit: Costume designers focus on the perfect fit so everything looks great from all angles. Emma’s dresses are tailored to just above or just past the knee is most scenes and the straps of all her dresses sit flush against her chest and shoulders. Pay attention to the fit of your dresses when trying them on so that yours fit and flatter in the right spots.