Every year I keep my eye close to the red carpet arrivals at the Oscars anticipating some of the most beautiful gowns and looks in the world. This year was no exception. Pale shades reigned as did the gold and black combos. Here’s Part 1 of my list of the fabulous and not-so appealing looks for the night.
She was one of the first to arrive and she sure did not disappoint already having topped many’s best dressed list. Best actress nominee Jessica Chastain looked Oscar-worthy in this strapless champagne Armani Privé dress matching the color of her hair and fire red lips and side swept hair. Safe and sober but glamorous nevertheless. She also got to wear 1960 Harry Winston jewels.
Naomi Watts wore one of my favorite dresses of the night, a shimmering metallic sequin, one-shouldered cap-sleeve Armani Privé gown and Neil Lane jewels. Her hair was just the right combo of made-up and messy. best dressed, hands down.
Sizzling! Someone has been putting some extra extra hours at the gym. Renee Zellweger channeled her inner Oscar in this body-sculpting gold Carolina Herrera. The dress fit her like a glove although not many pale actresses can pull of this look, she stunned!
Charlize Theron looked flawless this bleach white peplum Christian Dior Haute Couture dress that managed to look fabulous with her new pixie haircut. Red carpet glamor at it finest hour and one of my favorite looks for the night!
She been disappointing as of lately but Halle Berry makes up for all her recent fashion faux pas in this edgy custom-made long sleeved and striped Versace gown. The only thing I don’t approve of his that hair that looks like she slept on one side of her head.
Who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence? First she announces she’s “starving” and then she trips as she accept her Oscar. But she looked graceful and feminine in Dior Haute Couture dress with a voluminous skirt and Chopard jewels. I’m not gonna lie, I’m not into these multi-shaped gowns and I’m not sure going strapless is the best look for her but the entire world seems to have fallen in love with her nevertheless.
Anne Hathaway may have taken the Oscar home for best supporting actress but her choice of this backless pink satin dress by Prada wasn’t a good one at all. First of all it didn’t do any justice for her nipples which seemed to be the most buzzed body part after Angelina Jolie’s leg took center stage last year. It also looked like she was wearing an apron from behind. And her Liza Minelli hairdo just didn’t do it for me though her floral necklace from Tiffany & Co. was fabulous! But doesn’t her dress look like it needs a good iron? I still love her though!
Catherine Zeta Jones donned this fabulous looking gold metallic swirl detail Zuhair Murad strapless gown. The earrings were a total over-kill, way too much going on there and the fact that her retro hair was split in the middle and not on the side, did not do her any justice at all!
Each year an A-lister puts on an big frilly show-stopping Oscar de la Renta and this year it was the beautiful Amy Adams in this lavender beaded bust dress with asymmetric raw edge ruffles. One of my favorite classic red carpet looks for the night.
I can’t begin to tell you how much I dislike this look on Reese Witherspoon who opted for a royal blue strapless gown by Louis Vuitton. I know, I know, she just had a baby I have to be nice but this is not about her weight, this is about styling the right kind of dress on the right body and this look does not work for her one bit. She’s too short for such a long dress, she needs major support in the bodice and you know what royal blue is just not her color. Let alone that cliche hairdo.. One of my worst looks of the night
Look at that gorgeous off-white number by Reem Acra. Isn’t it beautiful? You can’t really tell can you? You know why? Because Kristen Stewart wore it with that face on. The girl is beautiful but she’s has to stop being such a slouch. Don’t tell me she was on crutches, that didn’t stop her from walking the red carpet but it sure stopped her from brushing her hair. You know how many women would kill to be in her shoes( Jimmy Choo) homegirl needs to practice some posture and smile!
Doesn’t she seem so uncomfortable? I know Jennifer Aniston changed things up this time around and I appreciate the effort but she’s not wearing this crimson ball-gownish Valentino, it’s totally wearing her. She further disappointing with that every-day hairstyle. If she was gonna give us something different why not go all the way. Maybe a little less fabric and a little more waist but sadly she lands on my worst dressed list.
I just saw her in that movie The Savages being all vicious but Salma Hayek looked every inch the Hollywood diva in this dress with showstopping heavily embroidered neckline by Alexander McQueen. Not to mention how flawless and original her hair was. Time to give her stylist that raise she deserves!