Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscar Style Wrap Up

Yesterday, I posted about how exciting the fashions are of the Oscar Red Carpet. I also went out on a limb and played pretend stylist to the stars. After seeing the bland dresses last night, I knew I had to follow-up.
Jessica Chastain was not even on  my radar, but I really did like her dress. Did you know the gold on it was actual gold? This Alexander McQueen was really stunning.
Penelope Cruz had a dark smoky gray blue dress on. I was not quite sure about it at first, but the more I saw it, the more I saw it showcased her elegance. Her dress was Giorgio Armani organza gown. 
Michelle Williams wore a coral straplesss gown by Louis Vitton. I didn't really like the little ruffle below her waist, not did I like the broach. I think I chose the prettier dress, but that is why I am not paid the big bucks! She did look really happy, though.
Viola Davis wore a green Vera Wang dress which was rich in color...could be an extreme fashion disaster if she raised her arm! The bust line didn't look big enough for her bust and the cutout in the middle was a little weird looking. The hair threw me...I did not know that she wore wigs all the time. But it is admirable that she decided to be true to herself and show what she really looks like. That is quite a risk, but she pulled it off. 
I really did not like Jennifer Lopez's dress. Well, I liked the dress on her, just not for the Oscars! It was Zuhair Murad and apparently was slightly see through and so tight on her breasts that they say she had a wardrobe malfunction. I did not see it, but I guess it is possible. I wish she would have done something different with her hair, though. It is always the same for these award shows.
Octavia Spencer wore this Tadashi Shoji beaded gown. She stuck with this particular designer because she said he was the only one that would dress her before her big movie. This dress was flattering, but maybe if it was a color it would have looked better.
Angelina Jolie wore this black Atelier Versace which had a slit higher than you can imagine. The slit did not bother me, but the way she posed...with her leg out. I have never seen her try so hard to be sexy. It just doesn't seem like her. But her hair was a little lighter, or just had some great highlights and I liked it down.
    Emma Stone wore a dress with a high neck with a big bow. Questionable, because Nicole Kidman wore a very similar dress to the 2007 Oscars. Emma's dress was Giambattista Valli, while Nicole's was Balenciaga. Jennifer Lopez also wore a similar dress by Gucci to the 2011 Met Gala.
Gwyneth Patrow had one of the bet dresses. I especially like the fact that she was able to pull of wearing a cape successfully on the red carpet. This dress was from Tom Ford 2012 Collection.

Sandra Bullock's dress was ok. It was Marchesa but it had a weird slouchy thing going on, which is not very flattering to her body. I would have preferred a more fitted dress for her to show off her body.
    Cameron Diaz wore a strapless Gucci gown. It was really pale, but with her short haircut it looked good.
I thought that many of the dresses the stars wore to the after parties were better than the dresses they wore on the red carpet.

Let me know what dresses you liked and what you hated!


  1. I am not sure I like Emma Stone's dress at all. I love her, just not her dress. I actually DVRed this and I'm watching it now. :)

    1. oh, I love her too...there's just something about a big bow at your neck that doesn't look the most stylish. And she's young...she should be looking young!