Dakota Johnson: A Style Introduction

09/04/2013 at 10:27 AM ET

Dakota Johnson StyleCourtesy Getty

We’ve been waiting months to see who will be cast to play Anastasia Steele in the highly-anticipated film adaptation of EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. And now that 23-year-old Dakota Johnson has been officially, uh, tied down for the role, we obviously had to do a style analysis on the actress, as she’s sure to become one of the most well-documented women in Hollywood.

So here we go! Even though the star, who is most known for both her leading role on the canceled Fox TV show Ben and Kate, as well as her smaller parts in 21 Jump Street and The Five-Year Engagement, will no doubt be showcasing some beyond racy outfits onscreen as Ms. Steele, we discovered that her own personal sense of style is actually somewhat tame.

For starters, Johnson prefers covering up to stripping down, as evidenced by the cleavage-free soft and romantic cream-colored bouclé dress in the top left box that she wore to the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at the beginning of June.

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And speaking of covering up, it appears that the star also prefers suiting up–check out her menswear-inspired white tuxedo jacket, cropped black pants, and ginormous hat ensemble that she rocked at the BAFTA LA Garden Party (see middle pic).

Finally, while the star definitely rocks the crisp look well, she isn’t all covered up all the time–she’s had her more revealing moments, too. Documented evidence: the red/backless/hot Romona Keveza gown that she wore to the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala, shown in the picture in the top right box.

In sum, while we have no doubt that we will see Johnson all sorts of stripped down in the 50 Shades film itself, we remain a bit mystified re: what we’ll see her rocking IRL. Will she suit up most often? Glam it up? A little bit of both? We’ll just have to wait and see how it all unfolds.

Tell us: How would you describe Dakota Johnson’s personal style?

–Storm Heitman

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misshsam on

Reblogged this on fashionsvictims and commented:
Loving the red

Xav on

Camel toe alert.. (black pants if you are blind) lol

Yikes on

First thing I thought – love the cream dress with the nude shoes. Second thing I thought – yikes, the camel toe!

hi on

Nothing like showing off your vagina to the world. Maybe next time double check your camel toe before you leave the house. Yikes.

Hanna on

I’m not convinced with the cast for this film…..she had to be a combination of sexy and innocent and I really dont see it in her. Same goes to Christian Gray. He should have been an extremely sexy and confident ‘bad guy’….the guy who got the job isnt the right fit

love it on

I think Dakota is gorgeous – I love the brunette hair versus the blonde.

Tiffany on

People need to give the girl a chance. Obviously when she did her reading for the role, they wanted her so she has to have acting ability. Simmer down!

Terri Millward on

Actually she has a cute style to her and her casual is actually would be something. I would wear as well :) and her in 50 shades of grey well she better have her hair dyed brown and ready :)

lorelei51h on

I like her style! She has taken lessons from her Grandmother and her Mom. Ms Hedren was always classy and Melanie Griffith was totally stunning before her second split from Don Johnson. I wish she hadn’t messed up her face with plastic surgery, but she is still a stylish and appropriate dresser. I wish Dakota the best of luck and success. I would still have preferred Alex Skarsgaard, but Charlie Hunnum does have that certain air of danger about him that could make him a truly good Christian. Give it a chance – if it fails I don’t believe that it will be the choice of actors, but the boring, inconsistent writing of EL James.

Dina on

She does not look at all like Anna… Anna was exquisite, with a very fragile complexion, small face, and huge pale blue eyes, this girls looks like very tall and with lot of meat in her bones, she would need to lose weight and lose some forehead…

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