Oscar Fashion: The Good, The Bad, and The BlahMonday, February 25, 2013
Did you watch the Oscars? If you didn't, you can attempt to piece together what went down from my tweets (just a heads up though -- I'm pretty sure 62% of them are about Adele).
As usual, the stars busted out their favorite designers (Prada, Miu Miu, and Dior, oh my!) to strut down the red carpet. And, as usual, there were hits, misses, and bores. And of course, I'm going to talk about them, because red carpet outfits kind of make my life.
When I saw her on the red carpet, I literally started tearing up. She looks so perfect and princess-like (I'm always a sucker for a good ballgown). Perfection.
Absolutely stunning. The cutout makes it modern, the metallic is on-trend, it has an interesting texture, and the silhouette is super flattering. The soft updo provides a nice contrast to the hardness of the dress.
She looks so beautiful. The dress hugs her in all the right places. It's pretty, and dreamy, and looks comfortable, which you can't really say for most of the dresses on the red carpet! I'm also digging the bangs!
I know I might get a little hate for this, but I really didn't like it. At all. She looks like she's dressing up as Alexis Carrington for Halloween and just forgot to put on her wig. And I really don't think it's that flattering on her. Yeah, the curves on the dress kind of make her look curvier, but they also kind of make her figure look more boyish at the same time.
First of all, I'm still trying to figure out why Brandi Glanville was even at the Oscars. Apparently she was a correspondent or something, but I don't understand why. Second, this dress has pretty much zero redeeming qualities. It shows too much skin, the color isn't flattering (plus it's boring), and the textiles don't go together. It's a hot mess.
Miranda Priestly would not approve. The necklace? Fab. The hair and makeup? Fab. The dress? Terrible. The color is lackluster. The silhouette does nothing for her. Her nipples now have their own twitter account. It looks like a sub-par mid-90s prom dress. She can do much better.
There are definitely elements of this dress that I like (the belt, the bow, the embellishments at the neckline), but all together, it just doesn't work. It's like when you give kids different materials to make a collage, and they put a ton of everything on the paper. It's just too much. This could be personal taste, but I think the ruffles are too dark in comparison to the dress; it's a stark contrast instead of a gradual, ombre-esque change. I like her makeup, but the hair is kind of boring.
I appreciate the story behind this gown. It was designed by a man who was born in Ghana, for the Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge. It's made of organic silk, vintage beads, and recycled materials (like zippers and candy wrappers), and was dyed with flowers. I can appreciate that. Apparently the design was inspired by a volcano. I can appreciate that. What I don't appreciate is the fact that I'm practically looking her hoohah in the eye. That slit is waaaaaay too high.
I love the color, and I love the makeup. The embellishment on the shoulder is kind of fun. Unfortunately, the dress is really unflattering; the fabric is bunching in all the wrong places, and the draping hits her oddly. The embellishments on the wrist just look awkward. And the hair makes me wonder if she's prepping for a turn as Tracy Turnblad (which is fine if you're onstage or it's Halloween, but it just looks odd on the red carpet). It's not the worst look of the night, but it's nowhere near the best.
Black is usually a good, albeit safe, choice, but I'm not digging this look. G normally rocks the red carpet, but this dress looks like someone took a super huge satin baby blanket and tossed it around her body. You can do better, babe.
This look isn't terrible, but I really wish she'd start wearing color again. This dress does nothing for her but wash her out. Pretty makeup though.
Uh, Nancy? The Miss America pageant already happened. The color is nice on you though.
What was your favorite look of the night? Least favorite?