A month in the style of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

17 June 2011

With her ridiculously incredible Victoria’s Secret body and equally striking looks, the obvious fast-track for model/actress/goddess Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (who now takes the lead as the new hottie in Transformers ‘Dark of the Moon’ - replacing Megan Fox) to boost her USA star into a speedy ascent would be to follow this kind of mantra: wear it mini, make it tight and never EVER be seen bandaged in anything with more than 1.5 metres of highly elasticated fabric. But lucky for us, Rosie’s got old-school glamour AND modern girl brains to prove wrong the lad mag formula of virtual nakedness = instant sexiness + easy front page coverage.

Lovely RHW is blazing a very different trail instead – and it’s that prim is in. And if you’ve been reading your Grazia like a good girl, then you’ll know we predicted this shift to the subversively sexy waaaay back in February. So, looking super-hot is most easily achieved this summer by just hinting to a little flesh - not getting it all out TOWIE stylee. Let's allow Brit girl of the moment Rosie, 24, to show us just how it’s done. Because, honestly, if she wanted hot pants to be her bestest fashion friend, she could...

The tuxedo trick for The Jimmy Fallon Show: As proven by Madonna, Marlene Dietrich and now Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, there’s nought as sexy as a girl in men’s tailoring. Rosie’s girly addition of drop earrings and crystal-encrusted heels up the sass.

Trousseau lace for The Ellen DeGeneres Show: What better way to show off that year round honeyed skin than with this Dolce and Gabbana whitest of white lace shifts? Yes, its high necked and knee-length – but those glimpses of skin keep Rosie on the right side of sexy.

Going nude for Letterman: Not literally! Not this time. No, instead Rosie’s super-wide trousers and slashed halterneck top (both from Michael Kors) channel this summer’s peachy ‘70s look. The blow-out curls, aviators and skinny belt all reference the decade’s most glam divas.

Golden Glamour: Despite its complete divinity, there aren’t many people who could really pull off a nude, silk, thigh-slitted dress like this Stella McCartney one. But Rosie rocks it, teaming with pointed courts (AKA your new shoe of the year).

Guy’s Choice = our top choice: The Guy’s Choice Awards witnessed many a teeny A-Lister wriggling into even teenier dresses. But for Rosie? Well, she knocked every girl outta tha park with this minimalist white gown from The Row. It’s our absolute fave of her many red carpet looks this past month.

Movie Awards Animal Magic: Yes, Rosie has slashed off a few inches from the hem of this Dolce tiger-print dress, but the long sleeves and covered décolletage STILL keep it classy. Great tone-on-tone accessorisin, too.

Give ‘em the slip: This sunny Los Angeles shot of Rosie inspired us to talk about the comeback of the 1990s bias-cut slip maxi. Rosie updated the grungey look with her fave Isabel Marant slouchy boots and a chunky Alexander Wang bag.

Maxim-um Hotness: LWDs are hot property for summer and this backless Maxmara beauty may be the most scorchio of them all. A little pop of leopard print brightens up Rosie’s understated dress and we’re noticing those Sergio Rossi heels are a big contender for most-spotted shoe of the season.

- Hannah Almassi


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