‘Nanna taught me right’: Naomi Watts wows in her beloved mother’s vintage dress

Aug 13, 2021
Naomi Watts looks incredible in the vintage Ozzie Clarke dress. Source: Getty

They say fashion goes around in circles, and Naomi Watts has proved it, showing off her incredible figure in a beautiful vintage Ozzie Clarke dress from her beloved mother.

The 52-year-old shared a picture of her wearing the stunning dress on her Instagram on Friday, joking that she couldn’t remember if she’d stolen it from her mother’s wardrobe or been gifted the dress.

In the snap, Naomi showed off her trim figure in a long floral dress, which had long sleeves and a high neck but had a large cut-out which showed off the actresses décolletage. Despite having an inevitable designer wardrobe, she revealed in the caption that she’s worn the dress “for decades”.

“I can’t remember if it was gifted or grifted. But this is my mum’s #ozzieclark dress from 1975, and I’ve worn it for decades,” she wrote. 

“A true classic. My hoarding gene is paying off! Nanna taught me right.”


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Naomi’s mum Myfanwy also commented on the pic, saying it was gifted to her daughter many years ago.

“It was gifted many years ago. And you look fabulous [in] it,” she commented.

“If I hadn’t packed everything in boxes for the move I would have sent the corresponding pic of myself in it. Another time. I will treasure this.”

Fans were quick to jump on the post to celebrate both the actress and her mum’s incredible style, with one writing: “Wow! Your mum has mad style!!”

“Why [do] you have to be that beautiful? I guess beauty genes also hoarded,” another wrote.

Naomi’s parents divorced when she was four, but from the age of seven, she was raised solely by her mum after her father Peter Watts – who was just 31 at the time – died of an overdose.

In 2017, Naomi told The Guardian, that rock band Pink Floyd stepped in to support her family after his death.

“When he died, my dad hadn’t saved money, and I guess my mum didn’t have any,” she said.

“So they, the band, very kindly… ‘Trust fund’ doesn’t sound right at all. I think they gave my mum a few thousand dollars to help get things underway. A lump sum, to help. It was kind that they did that.”

While it seems she’s a fan of her mother’s style now, the actress revealed she wasn’t as a child.

“I’d had enough of cool. I didn’t want cool,” she said. “I wanted my parents to wear three-piece suits and tweed, not leather pants and four-inch platform boots.”

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