The stylish Mrs George Clooney

Wearing a Stella McCartney top and pants at her civil wedding ceremony last Monday (above): Although Alamuddin has been pictured in a number of girly dresses, this modern pantsuit equivalent shows she is not afraid of taking some sartorial risks. She
Wearing a Stella McCartney top and pants at her civil wedding ceremony last Monday (above): Although Alamuddin has been pictured in a number of girly dresses, this modern pantsuit equivalent shows she is not afraid of taking some sartorial risks. She pulls it off too, looking long, lean and effortlessly chic. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Wearing a Dolce & Gabbana gown to Celebrity Fight Night in Florence last month (above): A classic, black strapless gown lets the lawyer's beauty shine through and statement gold earrings draw attention to her face. It is an appropriately elegant,
Wearing a Dolce & Gabbana gown to Celebrity Fight Night in Florence last month (above): A classic, black strapless gown lets the lawyer's beauty shine through and statement gold earrings draw attention to her face. It is an appropriately elegant, if a bit safe, choice for the charity event. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Wearing a Giambattista Valli dress last Sunday (above): This dress is frothy, fun and girly, with the combination of a bell-shaped skirt, lace and floral appliques. While the hemline rides dangerously short in front, it does show off her million-doll
Wearing a Giambattista Valli dress last Sunday (above): This dress is frothy, fun and girly, with the combination of a bell-shaped skirt, lace and floral appliques. While the hemline rides dangerously short in front, it does show off her million-dollar legs to good effect. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Wearing a jacket, pants and loafers in New York in March (above): While her style typically sticks to classic and elegant pieces, her casual pieces sometimes veer towards quirky, like this outfit. The jacket features an oversize collar, but the print
Wearing a jacket, pants and loafers in New York in March (above): While her style typically sticks to classic and elegant pieces, her casual pieces sometimes veer towards quirky, like this outfit. The jacket features an oversize collar, but the printed pants and contrast colour oxfords add a touch of whimsy. -- PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES
Wearing a coral dress and matching jacket at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London in June (above): Kudos to her for not shying away from bold colours during daytime. The coral dress and jacket look eye-catching as well as pr
Wearing a coral dress and matching jacket at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London in June (above): Kudos to her for not shying away from bold colours during daytime. The coral dress and jacket look eye-catching as well as professional, and the print of the shoe is tempered by the traditional pointy-toed slingback shape. -- PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

London-based lawyer Amal Alamuddin shows off elegant, feminine looks

George Clooney's new bride, Ms Amal Alamuddin, is not only beautiful, but has style in spades too.

The 36-year-old Lebanese-born noted human rights lawyer has been showing off feminine and fun looks since she was first spotted with the famous heart-throb in October last year.

Two weeks ago, she got married to him in Venice in an off-the-shoulder lace wedding gown handembroidered with pearls and diamante accents by Dominican-American designer Oscar de la Renta. The designer also created a second bridal dress for the wedding reception: a short, tiered, Gatsby-esque mini dress with beaded fringe.

The groom was dressed by his go-to Italian designer Giorgio Armani in a black tuxedo.

Over the four days of festivities, she showed off a number of glamorous outfits. She arrived by boat in the city of canals in a black and white striped midi dress by Italian label Dolce & Gabbana, which has reportedly since sold out at stores. She completed her retro-chic outfit with a hat box to boot.

Later that night, she donned a red and black dress with a high-low hem by British label Alexander McQueen.

The morning after the wedding, she wowed in a romantic, white long-sleeved mini dress by Italian designer Giambattista Valli with a high-low hem and floral appliques around the waist.

Perhaps she made the biggest style statement last Monday in the outfit she chose for the civil wedding ceremony.

The cream-coloured top, trimmed with a black hem, was paired with cream wide-legged pants - both by British designer Stella McCartney - and a wide brimmed hat. It was an easy, elegant look evocative of style icon Bianca Jagger's wedding look in the 1970s.

Freelance stylist Karen Ng describes Alamuddin's style as "classic with an edge", based on what she has seen so far.

"It seems like she's amped up her efforts to be on a par with a stylish guy like George Clooney," she says, adding that the bride looked glamorous and beautiful in Venice.

But the wedding dress itself, Ms Ng adds, was a little underwhelming because it looked very simple compared with the other outfits.

However, she appreciates that the lawyer seems willing to experiment with different silhouettes and accessories like hats.

"With a figure like hers, she can definitely take fashion risks," Ms Ng says.

Designer Danelle Woo, of feminine local label Aijek, points out the Giambattista Valli dress as a strong style moment.

"She looks like an understated exotic beauty. The dress is voluminous, has beautiful textured appliques and is appropriate for the occasion."

But Ms Woo adds that her day dressing seems less impressive, veering towards a "grown-up girl-next-door" look with a lot of "almost boring" basics with minimal experimentation.

But the barrister should have plenty of designers to choose from.

Says Ms Woo: "Every label targeting the bold, confident woman of today may flock to dress her."

llim@sph.com.sg