Academy Awards, Armani Prive, Baby Bump, Best Dressed, Burberry, Cate Blanchett, Celebrity baby bumps, Celebrity Fashion, Celebs, Charlize Theron, Chrissy Teigen, Dior, House of Cards, Jason Wu, Kate Hudson, Kerry Washington, Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong'o, Margot Robbie, Monique Lhuillier, Olivia Wilde, Oscars, Prade, Red Carpet, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Versace
Award Season has come to an anti-climatic finish. Last night’s Oscar winners may have been predictable and I think we all basically expected that. What I don’t think anyone expected was the somewhat predictable Red Carpet fashion. What happened to the bold colors, dramatic ball gowns, and the risk? Many starlets played it VERY safe last night and left the fashion hungry feeling unsatisfied. What was with all the blah, neutral colors?
Now, despite the numerous blah looks I did manage to find a few of my #BestDressed picks:
Cate Blanchett worn a gorgeous (and as she described, heavy) beaded Armani Prive dress. Yes, the color was neutral but that detail! No need to go crazy accessorizing a gown this intricate but somehow Cate managed to make statement earrings look NECESSARY! Kudos yet again to The Great Cate!
Lupita Nyong’o is no shocker on this list. After commanding the attention of fashion watchers everywhere at the Golden Globes (hello, that red number???) Lupita has been the consummate fashionista. I love that this girl is not afraid of a little color or a plunging neckline! This ice-y blue Prada gown was pure perfection for the Oscar winner!
Plunging necklines seemed to be a trend I didn’t expect. Not only did Lupita dare to bare so did Hollywood golden girl, Kate Hudson. On the Red Carpet she wore her Versace gown with a little cape that was visually interesting but in my opinion took away from the drama of this dress. Appearing on stage to present she ditched the cape and looked like a vixen in that gown! Quite a departure from the always beautiful but typically boho girl!
Continuing the plunge theme was Charlize Theron who, quite frankly, has NEVER looked bad on a Red Carpet. This black Dior Haute Couture gown looked like it just magically stayed on her (perfect) body! Simple hair and a glowing perfection rounded out her look that literally made a friend gasp out loud!
Baby bumps were very well dressed last night. Both Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde looked flawless with babies on board. Kerry opted for a greyish-purple Jason Wu strapless gown with a berry lip color and simple hair while Olivia and her baby both wore Valentino. The black and white gown was pretty from the front but offered all the drama I expect from an Oscar dress in the back! Can you even believe she is 7 months pregnant???
I was so excited when Chrissy Teigen appeared on the Red Carpet in this floral Monique Lhuillier gown! It was so different from anything else last night and so feminine, fun, and perfect for Spring! Her loose hair and effortless make up made me so jealous!
I love Margo Robbie. My girl crush has been killing it on the Red Carpet all season long and last night was almost unrecognizable with new chocolate brown locks! I must admit, at first glance this look didn’t do it for me. The Saint Laurent dress seemed a bit too “prom-y” UNTIL I saw it from behind! The cut out detail and unexpected bow really made me rethink banishing her to my mediocre list! To compliment her new dark hair Margo opted for bold brows and vampy limps. What did you think?
Now, I rarely talk men’s fashion but I have to give a #BestDressed vote to my House of Cards stud, Kevin Spacey. This navy blue Burberry tux was amazing! The fit was flawless and the color was so unique! I approve President Underwood!
Oh, and can we even discuss that A list celeb selfie that Ellen captured??? No selfie will ever been cool enough ever again!