Jessica Biel's Married Style Is 'More Confident,' Says Her Stylist Estee Stanley (Plus: Stanley's Oscar Scoop!)

02/22/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

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Justin Timberlake has been getting lots of notice for his “Suit and Tie” style lately, but his new wife Jessica Biel has been making quite a fashionable impact herself these past few months.

And her longtime stylist and friend Estee Stanley credits a certain accessory for Biel’s noticeable confidence on the red carpet: her wedding ring.

“I definitely think any woman changes after [she gets] married,” Stanley tells PEOPLE. “I feel like she feels more secure and safe on the planet having found her partner.”

Biel, whom Stanley calls “the cutest,” says this security manifests itself in less behind-the-scenes fussing: “It’s not ‘should I do this or should I do this?’ It’s like ‘Okay, great!'” she says.

And we’ve certainly noticed: just check out how gorgeous Biel looked at the Grammys!

Biel isn’t planning an Oscar dress this year, but that doesn’t mean Stanley is off the hook. Clients Lea Michele and Minka Kelly are attending Sunday’s Vanity Fair afterparty, and while she’s tight-lipped about their looks, she does share her top pick for red carpet undergarments: “The Victoria’s Secret Fabulous Bra is incredible,” she shared at an event for the lingerie superstore in L.A. “You can wear it regular, one shoulder, racer back, strapless and it gives you the lift.”

Though she won’t even dish on which of those necklines we can expect from her clients, she made some general predictions for us. “I feel like there will be a lot of bigger dresses,” she says. “Fuller, with nothing underneath, like Oscar de la Renta last season.”

And like any stylist on a big night, she’s hoping things go smoothly, without incidents like one with Penélope Cruz a few years back. “She was nominated and the dress was not what we thought it was going to be. I lost my mind!” Stanley recalls. “We ran to [everyone] who had a dress left. Thank God Versace had a secret stash.” The result? “It was the most gorgeous dress I’ve ever seen.

We have a feeling we’ll be repeating those words about a few of her clients on Sunday.

–Raha Lewis


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Regina on

I’d always wondered if she did this to herself. Ms. Stanley, why are you allowing your client to go out looking like this? It’s even more reprehensible because she’s supposed to be your “friend.” Friends don’t let friends cover up their beautiful faces with bangs that are too heavy for them. Friends don’t let friends raid Bea Arthur’s Golden Girls wardrobe. You need a new line of work, Ms. Stanley.

Leanne on

That outfit is more confident?! Maybe if you’re Betty White!! That outfit will make you feel confident all right as it nicely hides your depends. UG-LY!!

v on

Really? More confident ? That has to be the most ridiculous statement ever.

Lynn on

Not feeling the bangs. I agree, that statement is ridiculous, it makes her sound very needy.

Misc on

Please cut the bangs!! And please dress your age.

holly on

What kind of bs is this? What away to make a woman sound desperate and needy. A woman should feel confident in a relationship by knowing she’s there because she wants to be, not because of stability, security, or the fear of being alone. People is sending out a terribly pathetic message to young women.

Sarah Nigeria on

That dress and the bangs is a no no and what is that woman talking about security and confidence because she is married, pls you don’t have to b married before u feel secure and confident it sounds so needy and less confidence to me.

felicia on

Jessica always looks good :)

Jo on

And we all know that any woman who hasn’t yet found her ‘partner’ is lacking confidence and self-esteem. Holy Cow People Magazine, it’s 2013. This is the dumbest article I have ever read.

kate on

I have always sensed that she might be a tad bit needy and insecure considering some of the circumstances surrounding the marriage but this might confirm things.

This is not the most ridiculous thing I have read on here but its close.. why reinforce this Lind of thinking?

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