Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Fashion Recap

I love Fashion and often wish I was a size 2 so I could pull of some of the cute stuff that I'd love to wear. But I'm not, so I do the best I can with what I have.

Anyways, so during awards season I kind of go crazy. I watch all of these shows just to see what the women will be wearing. Since the Oscars were last night, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite (and least favorite) dresses from the evening.

First, my Top 5 Least Favorite Dresses from the Oscar's:

5. Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior

Nicole Kidman use to be one of my favorite and I looked forward to seeing what she was wearing. This award season has been midocre at best, and this dress was no exception. I thought it made her hips look huge and I wasn't digging the shoes with it.

4. Reese Witherspoon in Giorgio Armani

Again, I LOVE Reese and her style, but this was just SO boring. For being Armani, it sure looked an awful lot like a bridesmaid dress.

3. Michelle Williams in Chanel

I just felt like this was just the wrong color for her. The silhouette is nice, but it reminded me of Britney Spears in the Toxic video. She could have easily been naked underneath.

2. Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture

This was just awful. The top makes her look so boxy (like she is literally wearing a box with a dress over it) and the pattern on the front just makes her look like she has no figure. Not a nice dress at all.

1. Melissa Leo in Marc Bouwer

When she got up to make her acceptance speech, all I could think is "Wow, that's just awful." It looks like a wedding dress that someone in the 50+ age group would wear. I just expect a lot more from an Oscar Nominee (and from Marc Bouwer to be honest).

Note: Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, and Melissa Leo were all also on the Fashion Police (one of my favorite shows) worst dressed list. :-)

And now my Top 5 Favorite Dresses:

5. Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang

I love Sandra Bullock in red and, of all the red dresses last night, I think she wore it best. Anne Hathaway's Red Carpet dress was a close second for me, but this dress was just SO flattering on her and I think she accessorized it the right way.

4. Halle Berry in Marchesa

Marchesa is hands down one of my favorite red carpet designers. He always has the most beautiful dresses and I loved everything about this dress. In contrast to Michelle Williams, Halle Berry can pull off something that pale. Plus, she is just gorgeous, and has my all time favorite Oscar gown (her Elie Saab dress from 2002 - AMAZING!).

3. Amy Adams in L'Wren Scott

I absolutely adore this dress and this was probably the dress of the night that most made me wish I was a size 2 (and famous). This dress stood out for so many reasons, but I love the color and I'm always a fan of a little sparkle. And it just popped against her bright red hair. She just looked perfect.

2. Jennifer Hudson in Versace

This dress was just a "WOW." Jennifer Hudson has lost SO much weight and is flaunting it. Not too many other women could pull of this color but this was a great choice for her.

1. Mila Kunis in Elie Saab

I know a lot of the "experts" disagree with me, but I thought this dress was astonishing. Elie Saab is a close second for my favorite designer (see Halle Berry post), and this dress is part of the reason why. He does the "show a little skin in a classy way" thing so well. The color is gorgeous on her, the skirt flow is perfect red carpet, and Mila just looks fantastic in it.

So there you have it. My best and worst of the night.

Who were you favorite (and least favorites) of last nights Oscars?


  1. I don't really follow the Oscars. I kind of would like to, only to see the pretty dresses though.. If you'll do a recap every year for me, I won't bother though! :) Really love Halle Berry's and Sandra Bullock's dress. I'm not sure I'm convinced of the colour of Jennifer Hudson's dress though.

  2. I liked Jennifer Hudson's dress the best out of your choices!

  3. Ya, it was close between Jennifer and Mila for me. But I just loved how romantic and flowy Mila's dress was. And the color was just to die for!

    Also, I missed Gwenyth Paltrow's dress when I did this and I would probably sneak her into my top 5 over Sandra having scene it.