Briana Domjen, The Sunday Telegraph, reports
Once a fashion wallflower, Naomi Watts used to fade into the background alongside more established style-setters like Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman.
But, as the King Kong actor's star power has risen in Hollywood, so has her sense of style. Adopting more daring looks for the ruby rug, fashion commentators agree Watts has revamped her style and is quickly emerging as a fashion favourite.
"Whatever the reason, Naomi has seriously turned up her glamour wattage on the red carpet," GQ Australia editor Nick Smith says.
Smith believes her impressive style evolution has something to do with her recent stint as the world's most adored princess in the highly-anticipated flick Diana.
"Perhaps it's the pressure of playing Princess Diana in the upcoming biopic," he says.
"Surely playing one of the world's most memorable style icons would have you taking stock of your own style.
"Looks to me like she's following one tried and tested rule of fashion: the one of less is definitely more."
Following her Oscar nomination for the Thai tsunami drama The Impossible, Watts has come into her own on the fashion front.
But it's not just her stunning style that has come to life, Watts also seems to be paying more attention to her blonde locks. Gone are her schoolgirl-style ponytails in favour of neatly coiffed hair.
The mother of two has come a long way since her 2011 faux pas when she was critiqued for wearing an unflattering cream parachute dress at the 25th annual Israeli Film Festival VIP reception.
These days, the multiple award-winning actress is impeccably dressed in high-end labels including Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen.
During the recent 3rd Annual Summer Party On The Highline, Watts looked perfectly polished in a button-down See by Chloe shirt dress and at the Up2Us Gala at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City this month, Watts turned heads in Burberry.
However her biggest fashion feat yet was the ultra-glam lace Stella McCartney jumpsuit she wore to the designer's Spring 2014 Collection Presentation in New York this month.
"The one-shouldered lace Stella McCartney jumpsuit looks so sexy and chic on Naomi," designer Jayson Brunsdon says. "With sleek black accessories and smooth hair she looks spectacular but so effortless."
Having known Watts for more than 20 years, Brunsdon has watched the movie star's style develop.
"Naomi's style has evolved into a super chic, clean and sexy minimalist approach that suits her personality perfectly," he says.
"Naomi possesses a minimal, clean and sexy approach to fashion that perfectly complements her personality and body type.
"She's never afraid to embrace something new but she makes it all look effortless and chic."