1. Top 10 Most Stylish Actresses Under-25 on the Hollywood Red Carpet

    Posted by karen wong on February 26, 2013

    Perhaps its something in the Hollywood water but we’re retiring our usual fashion favourites for a brand new breed of chic upstarts. Relentless in their pursue of personal style, we’ve got our eye on these ten young Hollywood actresses who will undoubtedly be the face of tomorrow’s fashion (if they’re aren’t already).

    1. Elle Fanning
    Age: 14 years old

    Chanel 80th anniversary party | British Independent Film Awards 2012 | AFI Fest 2012

    Chanel 80th anniversary party | British Independent Film Awards 2012 | AFI Fest 2012

    Brilliant in her ability to capture the ephemeral sense of fun a tween enjoys, while closet experimenting (cut-out platforms!) yet remaining age-appropriate (modest necklines!) and trend-setting (sheer layering!) at one go, Elle’s position for the most eclectic tween style in young Hollywood remains unrivaled.

    2. Emma Stone
    Age: 25 years old

    LA Premiere of 'Amazing Spider Man' | 19th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration | MTV Movie Awards 2012

    LA Premiere of ‘Amazing Spider Man’ | 19th Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Celebration | MTV Movie Awards 2012

    While Emma Stone has made no secret of the help she’s received from her stylist Petra Flannery, candid paparazzi shots reveal a keen sense of ladylike sophistication that we like to think extends to all her wardrobe decisions. The InStyle magazine ‘Best Dressed of 2012′ knows what she doesn’t like – princess-y glitter à la Taylor Swift – and opts for sleek looks with statement detailing, like the giant bow on her Giambattista Valli at last year’s Oscars.

    3. Kristen Stewart
    Age: 23 years old

    New York premiere of 'On the Road' | Paris Fashion Week 2012 | UK Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

    New York premiere of ‘On the Road’ | Paris Fashion Week 2012 | UK Premiere of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′

    With her defiant attitude toward fashion, Kristen Stewart is the insouciant rock star of young Hollywood. Her effortless and fearless style is best exemplified through her constant red carpet go-to, Balenciaga. Here is a girl who given the choice would eschew the usual inoffensive Hervé Léger bandage dress, a staple amongst her peers, for a bolder if riskier outfit that captures her personality – fashion critics be damned!

    4. Chloe Moretz
    Age: 16 years old

    People's Choice Awards 2013 | Jason Wu for Target Launch | Elle Style Awards 2013

    People’s Choice Awards 2013 | Jason Wu for Target Launch | Elle Style Awards 2013

    It’s the rare teen who will go through puberty painlessly without any incriminating pictures of questionable wardrobe choices (see: Taylor Momsen), but then not everyone is Chloe Moretz. The recently crowned ‘Next Future Icon’ at the Elle Style Awards 2013 best illustrates how to traverse the rocky teenage years with grace and class, no sacrificing of fun needed.

    4. Kiernan Shipka
    Age: 14 years old

    2012 Emmy Awards Reception | Teen Vogue's 10th Anniversary Annual Young Hollywood Party | Screen Actor Guild Awards 2013

    2012 Emmy Awards Reception | Teen Vogue’s 10th Anniversary Annual Young Hollywood Party | Screen Actor Guild Awards 2013

    With Kiernan Shipka’s constant display of feminine poise, here are two lessons to take away from the little lady on dressing with style – never doubt the eternal flattering power of the the A-line silhouette and keep hemlines at no further than two inches above or below the knee – anything else would just be gauche.

    5. Zoe Kravitz
    Age: 25 years old

    2011 UNICEF Snowflake Ball | 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards | New York Fall 2013 Fashion Week

    2011 UNICEF Snowflake Ball | 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards | New York Fall 2013 Fashion Week

    In more designer-starlet power combos, meet Zoë Kravitz and Alexander Wang. Boho takes on one of the most innovative trend-maker of cool in this best friend relationship that has led to very interesting red carpet collaborations.

    6. Emma Watson
    Age: 23 years old

    MTV Movie Awards 2012 | UK Premiere of 'My Week with Marilyn' | UK Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2'

    MTV Movie Awards 2012 | UK Premiere of ‘My Week with Marilyn’ | UK Premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′

    Given the stamp of cool by British tastemakers, Burberry, Emma Watson has shown great propensity for experimentation as she’s grown. From bold haircuts to patterns, her looks span romance to corporate class and though some looks might be more successful than others, what pulls it all together is her fresh face, which Lancôme has certainly taken notice of.

    7. Hailee Steinfeld
    Age: 17 years old

    New York Spring 2013 Fashion Week | Teen Vogue's 10th Annual Young Hollywood Party | Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2013

    New York Spring 2013 Fashion Week | Teen Vogue’s 10th Annual Young Hollywood Party | Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2013

    Having fronted the Miu Miu campaign in 2011, Hailee is the perfect example for growing teenagers who are not a girl, but not quite a woman. Her on-trend age-appropriate choices is reflected in closer-fitted silhouettes and layering different textures.

    8. Nina Dobrev
    Age: 24 years old

    Screen Actor Guild Awards 2013 | 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards | 2012 ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration

    Screen Actor Guild Awards 2013 | 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards | 2012 ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration

    Nina Dobrev’s red carpet picks are the effervescent nature of youth exemplified – colourful statement-making outfits with a tinge of personality to it. In the case of Nina, this is a girl who has an idea about her wardrobe likes and dislikes, yet is always ready to tweak the formula for a more drop-dead effect.

    9. Emily Browning
    Age: 25 years old

    2011 amFAR Inspiration Gala | 2011 MET Gala Ball | Gucci Museum Opening in Florence

    2011 amFAR Inspiration Gala | 2011 MET Gala Ball | Gucci Museum Opening in Florence

    If Young Hollywood needed a token goth, the shoe would probably fall to creeper-clad Emily Browning. Like her movie roles, Emily’s fashion choices fall out of the beaten, though no less stylish track. With a penchant for black, Emily translates her love for sumptuous fabric and intricate detailing to unique and often vintage-inspired red carpet choices.

    10. Jennifer Lawrence
    Age: 23 years old

    2011 Academy Awards | 2012 Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week | 2013 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

    2011 Academy Awards | 2012 Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week | 2013 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

    Given her great figure, Jennifer Lawrence could have easily thrown on more body-hugging Calvin Klein dresses like she did at Oscars 2011 and she would have ticked off several check boxes in the playbook of style. However with a great sense of humour and carefree approach, fashion is a playground for JLaw who plays with prints, design and silhouettes and for that we applaud her.

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