How Emma Watson Rocked Pixie Cut and Tartan Trend at GQ Awards 2011

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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 think plaid is only meant for school girls, well, count yourself wrong because fashionistas are now donning the pattern in different ways.

At the GQ Men of the Year Awards on September 6, 2011, Emma Watson was seen wearing a Topshop faux snakeskin suede biker jacket, Christian Louboutin Pigalle studded pumps, a McQ by Alexander McQueen tartan pouf skirt dress, and accessorizing with a vintage Butler & Wilson red heart and charms braceletAt the GQ Men of the Year Awards on September 6, 2011, Emma Watson was seen wearing a Topshop faux snakeskin suede biker jacket, Christian Louboutin Pigalle studded pumps, a McQ by Alexander McQueen tartan pouf skirt dress, and accessorizing with a vintage Butler & Wilson red heart and charms bracelet (Credit: Lia Toby / WENN / Daniel Deme)

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 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 elegantly combines her tartan dress with sleek classic heels and a chic black leather biker jacket, showcasing a perfect blend of punk and eleganceEmma Watson elegantly combines her tartan dress with sleek classic heels and a chic black leather biker jacket, showcasing a perfect blend of punk and elegance (Credit: Lia Toby / WENN / Daniel Deme)

Emma Watson made a striking appearance at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards  in a tartan plaid minidress by McQ, the diffusion line of Alexander McQueen, paired with a glossy black moto jacketEmma Watson made a striking appearance at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards  in a tartan plaid minidress by McQ, the diffusion line of Alexander McQueen, paired with a glossy black moto jacket (Credit: Lia Toby / WENN / Daniel Deme)

Emma Watson turns heads at the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards with her signature chic pixie cut, exuding elegance and modern style at the Royal Opera House in London, September 6, 2011Emma Watson turns heads at the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards with her signature chic pixie cut, exuding elegance and modern style at the Royal Opera House in London, September 6, 2011 (Credit: Lia Toby / WENN / Daniel Deme)

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. 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 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:

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

For an affordable take on Emma Watson’s chic style, pair a similar dress with a sleek faux leather jacket and complete the look with timeless black pumps.

To fully embrace Emma’s fashion statement, add a tulle skirt underneath as a modern petticoat. Below are some recommended products to help you achieve this look:

1. 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, $401. 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

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