Let me preface by saying, I kind of think everyone here looks good. No one dress (except for Michelle Williams) really blew me away, but none were AWFUL. All were safe. So it’s not so much a WORST dressed list, but its a best and not so best dressed list. No one was really truly horrible, right?
I decided to color code it for easier comprehension.
First, and all-time winner of the night:
Michelle Williams, Louis Vuitton. AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I’m told this dress is really coral, but whatever, it looks red and it’s amazing!
She wins the best of the night for me, by far. The other two red dresses were something of a disappointment. They just didn’t have the wow factor – sex appeal + youth + elegance that Michelle’s dress had. They weren’t bad, but they pale in comparison to her stunner.
Runner up reds:
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli.
Natalie Portman in vintage Dior.
Now this always seems like a good idea, and indeed, I sometimes think I should wear nude too… but I feel like the nudes are VERY hard to pull off. It’s got to be perfect in every way to work. And not just a good dress, GOOD ON YOU.
I liked Kristin Wiig in her dress the best. It fit her perfectly and played well with her brown hair, which was also styled nicely. Cameron Diaz, like I said earlier, its surely not terrible, but its just ok, I don’t like it with the blond hair, especially with that cut. But she may win for best jewels! Did you see that necklace on TV? AMAZING. And last, J LO. When I go shopping look at a dress and think “That’s so J Lo” this is what I mean by that. Too tight, too shiny, too many holes.
All good? Could it be? Did you like Gwyneth’s cape crusader Tom Ford look? She took that thing off to present, but still… Superhero Gwyneth? Dare I say that I LOVE it? Giuliana- I don’t love the slick hair, but otherwise, she looks glamourous and happy… not what I would ever wear, but SHE looks good.
Mila Jovovich in Elli Saab, Octavia Spencer, and Shailene Woodley in Valentino Couture. She told someone she was obsessed with this dress. Good for her. Am I crazy that I like it? A lot of other people didn’t… I think maybe I would wear something like that.
With the exception of Maya Rudolph(far left), I hate them all. It brings me back to Good purple, bad purple.
I like a good black dress. Always have…. I think all the women look great. Tina Fey looks simple and chic, and I feel like this is what she has been trying for for years and only just nailed it. No? Angelina looks beautiful, but she loses points for that leg sticking out of her slit. She shouldn’t have to try so hard for us to notice it. The whole point of the dress is to look effortless! Rose Byrne would have been one of the best dressed of the night if it weren’t for those platforms. She should have gone with the pointy toe, clear sided Louboutin’s that I can’t find anywhere. Anna Faris- I always want to wear long sleeve dresses, and my mom always tells me it’s too old for me. I have to say, this kind of makes me see what she is talking about. Anna is around 30 years old but from a distance it could be Ellen Barkin (who’s also beautiful!). Sandra Bullock is wearing whats probably one of my least favorite dresses EVER. EVER!!!!!! This is why I think Marchesa is awful, over embellished crap. (Although Stacy Keibler looked pretty good in her gold Marchesa number, I really love how she looked, but not the dress.)
Maria Menounos. Viola Davis in Vera Wang. Berenice Bejo in Elli Saab.
Maria you look FREAKING AMAZING. I love that dress. I would wear that dress. My runner up for the night! Viola, the color is amazing, the actual dress has flaws, but you look great. Bernice, this gown is a wash out.
Stacy Keebler scores points because she looks like an actual Oscar, but like I said earlier, Marchesa- you just dont do it for me. Jessica Chastain’s embroidered Alexander McQueen is just ok to me. I think I would love it on someone older… and Meryl… she looks glowing and happy. I can’t even say if I like the dress or not, because separate from her I wouldn’t like it, but on her, I think I do.
So thats that… The show was kind of boring wasn’t it? I read an article this weekend describing the Oscars “as an absurd spectacle of remarkably successful people congratulating themselves for work that barely nudges at the borders of meaningful human achievement.”
What did you think?