Week’s Best Celebrity Style: Naomi Watts, Lily James, Dakota Johnson and more

By Ava Baccari

As unseasonably warm temperatures this week revealed early inklings of spring, it's no surprise famous faces like Dakota Johnson, Naomi Watts and Amal Clooney playfully donned shorter hemlines and fresh prints when hitting the town. From London to Los Angeles, the stars wasted no opportunity to shine on the red carpet in spring-ready looks featuring delicate floral motifs and lighter, brighter silhouettes.

While a dapper George Clooney shone at the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film Hail, Caesar!, it was his lovely wife Amal who truly stole the show. The human rights lawyer slipped into a white Giambattista Valli cocktail dress with red floral embroidery across the bodice. The flirty mini-frock was reminiscent of another now-iconic look she wore by the Italian designer, a couture creation in which Amal stepped out the day after her Venice nuptials in 2014. For the fashionable date night at her husband's premiere, Amal paired her feminine look with silver pointy-toed Dior pumps.

Putting a romantic twist on her red-carpet look, Dakota Johnson showcased her strong sartorial instincts in a nude, floor-length Saint Laurent gown with starry silver embellishments. She finished the look with a pretty half-up, half-down hairstyle and chunky jewellery – a fitting complement for her date-night rom-com flick, How To Be Single.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies star Lily James showed her stripes at the film's premiere in a gorgeous two-piece ensemble by London-based Canadian designer Erdem. She sealed the look with a pretty ribbon bow wrapped into her updo – a total fashion win for the British actress, who walked the red carpet with her co-star boyfriend Matt Smith.

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And throughout the week, stars like a Burberry-clad Naomi Watts and Maisie Williams opted for lighter, delicate fabrics and prints. Penelope Cruz donned a silky white Atelier Versace gown with metallic embellishments at the Zoolander 2 premiere in Madrid, while Best Actress nominee Saoirse Ronan kept her look floral and feminine with a lace blush-hued Michael Kors gown for the 2016 SAG Awards (and did we mention her killer messy bun? Tips to get the look here!). But it was Natalie Portman's floor-length Valentino gown, embroidered with blooming motifs, that had us dreaming of the bright and sunny season ahead.

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