It’s true I pay far more attention to the Oscars red carpet than I do to the actual show. I’m sure it was great, and I’m sure all the films represented are great, (my husband insists The Revenant is the most incredible film he’s seen) but I really just love the gowns and accessories and the handsome gents in their tuxedos and 3 piece suits. I mean, even Sylvester Stallone looks suave in a tux. A navy blue one at that. And Eddie Redmayne in a velvet jacket? Mmmmmmm. But back to the dresses. Though there were a few questionable Oscar looks last night, we’ll skip over those without naming names (Heidi Klum), and just talk about our very favorite Oscar night fashions.
Jennifer Garner. Forget that she’s wearing basic black. Her look is beautiful and classic. The slightly asymmetrical neckline, echoed in the back as well, the draping at the skirt, the beading on the bodice, and the hidden slit all make for a classy, sophisticated, stunning look. Her soft makeup (smokey eye + nude lips) and relaxed up-do with fab earrings and cuff bracelets? Can’t go wrong with any of it. Safe, maybe, but she looks confident and incredible.
Sofia Vergara. Ok, I know there’s been some criticism that too many red carpet looks are too “prom-y.” If what they mean is too classic or too girly, well, whatever. Sofia embraces ultra-feminine styles with lots of glamour, and she’s never afraid to accentuate her incredibly voluptuous figure. She’s accomplished all of that with this gown, in always-elegant navy blue with beading and draping. Her chandelier earrings work perfectly here, as does her makeup the rich lip color and simple eye makeup. The sleek pulled back hair keep the whole look from being too fairy-princess.
Tina Fey. This vivid purple gown is a great color for this season in-between winter and spring. It’s also a fabulous color on her, with her fair complexion and dark hair and eyes. It’s really working for her hourglass figure, flattering in all the right places. I love the tiny asymmetrical pleats and gathers on the bodice and the delicate train and puddling at the hem. Her tiny earrings really let her statement necklace (wow!) and gown stand out. Love it. Of all my favorites, this is one I’d probably choose for myself, given the opportunity. Ha.
Priyanka Chopra. Sometimes a white gown is tricky, you know, looking to much like a wedding dress. But this one is beautiful. A bit of sexy-not-slutty with the sheer fabric and décolleté, but the floral pattern adds texture and that tiny belt detail at the waist adds just enough interest. The creamy white really flatters her amazing complexion, and while the gown is breathtaking it doesn’t distract from her beautiful face. Same goes for her old-hollywood style cocktail rings in lieu of bracelets or necklace.
Mindy Kalling. Sure she’s known for being a witty comedienne, but she is all elegance in this gown. The columnar style hugs her curves, while the edgy straight neckline and delicate ruffled sleeves make it feel modern. The cobalt blue adds some drama with that swooping bow and train down the back. This has personality. She looks incredible, and even with that bold gown we still notice her gorgeous twinkling eyes and perfect pouty lip.
Olivia Munn. Her bright persimmon (or is it tangerine or papaya?) gown is amazing. Refreshing, eye-popping, and a perfect fit for her with clean lines and modern styling. That neckline? Beautiful. I also love the subtle puddling at the rear hem. Her simple hair and makeup complement the gown perfectly–fresh and radiant, not vampy, with a glamorous bright lip. She nailed this look in every way. I keep going back to this one, I love it so much. and I wish I could see her shoes.
So, tell us, friends. Which were your favorite looks from last night?