Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Best and worst dressed at the Oscars

This is the last of the events during awards show season and it's always epic (though not all celebs save their best for the night). It's always the night when the most glam of gowns comes out. I'm only focusing on the Oscars red carpet. Any after-party and show looks don't count (mainly because Anne Hathaway would have likely swept the best dressed in her 7 outfits during the broadcast).

Best Dressed

5. Celine Dion in Armani Privé
Celine Dion
This was unexpected. Firstly, because I don't feel like we see her out much and, second, when we do, she looks a little whacked out. One major theme of the evening was that many of the older actresses and entertainers on the red carpet really outshone their younger counterparts. It's nice to see her still looking so great.

4. Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein
Jennifer Lawrence
Some of Jennifer's recent looks have been questionable, at best. However, when she pulls it out...she really pulls it out. This was the sexiest look of the evening, in my opinion and quintessentially Calvin Klein. It's not common for a newcomer to rock it this well so early in her career, but, fashion-wise, there are only better things to come from her!

3. Mila Kunis in Elie Saab
Mila Kunis
Mila has been going very bold lately and I was hoping to see another bold choice. She went pretty and dreamy instead and...I ain't mad. The color is great on her (though, she's probably look good in anything) and it shows just enough to still be a little sexy.

2. Cate Blanchett in Givenchy
Cate Blanchett
Cate is not afraid of bolder choices and she's one of the few who can really pull off more avant-garde looks. Sunday night was no exception. A lot of people would have looked just off in this dress. Cate, however, carried it well and managed to still stand out despite the detail of the dress itself.

1. Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang
Sandra Bullock
There was a lot of red on the red carpet (go figure), but none wore the color quite as well as Miss Bullock. A lot of people praised the dress she wore last year, but I didn't love it. This, however, is incredible. And, perhaps, proof that looking good is the best revenge?

Honorable Mentions: Natalie Portman (yay, another not sack!), Mandy Moore (subtle sparkle), Hailee Steinfeld (beautiful and age-appropriate), Michelle Williams (simple, but elegant), Camilla Alves (uncommonly good for model girlfriend).

Worst Dressed

5. Marisa Tomei in Charles Women
Marisa Tomei
Marisa is one of those older actresses who should be showing the young'uns how it's done...and, this isn't it. I don't feel like it fits her properly at the top and, while I love the tulle at the bottom, it doesn't make up for the zzzzzzzzzzzz-zzzzzzzzz-zzzzzzzzzz at the top.

4. Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior
Nicole Kidman
After the Grammys, I though she finally had it again...and then this happened. She's so stunningly beautiful, but once again, something is just off about the look. Here, I have an issue with the shape of the skirt. It's not doing good things for her body.

3. Rhea Durham in Naeem Khan
Rhea Durham
Rhea Durham is the wife of Mark Wahlberg. This is what I typically expect of not-very-famous wives and girlfriends of actors. They always seem to go either incredibly boring or wear the oddest pieces. There's too much going on with this gown for my taste. I don't like the appliqué at the top and I especially don't like it paired with the red skirt.

2. Jennifer Hudson in Versace
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer, honey, I'm proud of you. You've lost a lot of weight and you look great. You've accomplished what many struggle to achieve and you should be commended for that. However, until you get your boobs worked on, cover them...please. They do not look good right now.

1. Sunrise Ruffalo in I-Don't-Know-What
Sunrise Ruffalo
This is another example of the craziness of the not-so-famous wife that comes out at these awards shows. It's just an odd look, I'm not crazy about the half-and-half dress concept.

(Dis)Honorable mentions: Florence Welch (boring), Helena Bonham-Carter (not wacky, but not good), Busy Phillips (just looked out-of-place), Gwyneth Paltrow (does anyone actually like her?), Penelope Cruz (look at those funbags!).

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you gave Cate Blanchett's dress a positive review. I thought her dress was amazing. I would like something like that for myself (not that I would have anywhere to wear it but it would be pretty in my closet.) I also agree with you about Jennifer Hudson, she would have looked great in the dress if it wasn't so boobtastic