Another Oscars broadcast has come and gone, but it’s definitely not time to stop talking about what the stars wore down the red carpet (because let’s be honest – that’s what most of us watch for anyways). There were plenty of hits, always a few misses, but for the most part this year’s fashion choices did not disappoint.
There was a large field, but I’ve narrowed down who I think were the 10 best dressed ladies of the night (+1 addition I just couldn’t leave out).
1. Jennifer Lawerence in Dior Haute Couture. Only one word for the best actress winner: Stunning. The pale pink hue, the drama of the full skirt and layered bustle – this gown had everything J-Law needed to look incredible on her big night. My favorite part about this look? The backwards necklace, or back necklace as some were calling it. I have a funny feeling this will spark a major trend and I’ll definitely be on board. Without a doubt my number one look of the evening and sealing her as my awards season red carpet stand out.
2. Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture. Another winning look with Dior. Charlize has always been an Oscar red carpet favorite of mine, and girlfriend did not disappoint this year. This incredibly chic look fits her like a glove and works perfectly with that hard to pull of haircut of hers. The minimal accessories was perfect for this look, delicately accenting what’s meant to stand out – Charlize. In this gorgeous dress. Another point for Dior.
3. Jessica Chastain in custom Giorgio Armani: Not the easiest color to pull off, but Jessica does it flawlessly. The dress is relatively simple, yet saucy and the detail adds some punch and glamour, which completely embodies JC’s style. The loose waves were perfect for this look and the bold lip was a great touch. Again, minimal accessories let the dress do all the talking.
4. Kerry Washington in Miu Miu. Kerry is really becoming a stand out style star and she showed she’s here to stay in this gorgeous gown. This color looked amazing against her skin, the fit couldn’t be any more perfect, and there was the right amount of bling without being too blingy. Paired with (again) minimal accessories, gorgeous hair and makeup, and a lovely long train, KW was definitely one of the best dressed on the carpet.
5. Naomi Watts in Custom Giorgio Armani. Not an easy look to pull off, but Naomi makes it look effortless. I like that she took a bold risk with the interesting neckline and It looks like the dress was molded to her body. The color was stunning, the hair and makeup looked fresh and easy – this whole look is perfection.
5. Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille. OK, I need to get my hands on this dress. I really loved everything that was going on here, and there was quite a bit. The dark layers of the train, the feminine floral details on the bust, the structured belt, the structured lines mixed with flowing movement – this dress was just a complete bag of tricks, and a beautiful one at that. I loved her loose waves and a touch of heavy eye makeup. Again, minimal accessories, which was a great choice because this dress doesn’t need anything else to help it stand out. Just loving.
6. Jennifer Garner in custom Gucci Premiere. What really sold me on this look was the color. It was a nice departure from all of the pale hues on the carpet and it looked superb on Mrs. Ben Affleck. The column style fit perfectly on her shape and I have to say I really loved the cascade of ruffles on the back – it gave the dress some edge. Paired with that AMAZING necklace and a pretty, fresh up-do and Jennifer looked every bit the Oscar red carpet pro.
7. Halle Berry in Versace. Oh Halle – I don’t think I could envy your figure any more than I already do, but then you go ahead and rock this amazing Versace. Not a look that everyone could pull off, but she does oh so well. It definitely has the glitz and glamour that an Oscar dress should, but it also has some edge and sex that Halle works like no one else. And I’m loving the short hair with the gown, too– pulls everything together for a gorgeous Oscar look.
8. Adele in Jenny Packham. I kind of hoped to see Adele in some color after her fabulous Valentino Grammy look, but she doesn’t disappoint nonetheless. I thought she looked absolutely beautiful in this long gown, and I LOVED the lighter hair and makeup on her. This look was chic and gorgeous and she looked effortless on the carpet.
9. Stacy Kiebler in Naeem Kahn. Pretty sure Stacy was sewn into this dress because the fit is just TOO perfect (and I’m jealous). The beadwork on this gown was purely amazing and highlighted all of the right features on her body. The black belt helps nip in her waist and break up the dress just enough so she totally owns it and not the other way around. Oh, and if you can catch a glimpse of the sheer panel detailing in the back, this totally adds a super feminine twist on the look. Not sure I would have chosen that particular hairstyle, but I like that she kept it up and paired it with a fresh face.
10. Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta. Absolutely digging this color on Amy. Another star to pick a pale hue, her skin just glows against it and it completely complements her gorgeous red strands. I love the full skirt against the feminine detailing of the bodice and she just looked like she was floating down the carpet. The look just totally worked on her.
11. Quvenzhané Wallis in custom Giorgio Armani. I just have to add her because she’s entirely too cute and she’s also a 9 year old wearing an awesome custom Giorgio Armani gown. I thought the look was adorable and perfect for the Oscars, and did you see that puppy purse?! She looked fabulous while still looking age appropriate, which can sometimes be a little hard to pull off as we’ve seen on previous red carpets, and that’s why she deserves a spot on this list.
There were a lot of incredible looks this year and some real surprises. So which celebs do you think nailed it? Who did you think missed the mark? Share your thoughts and comments below!