Last night was the culmination of awards season–and while we can’t say it was the most awe-inspiring Academy Awards we’ve ever seen, we still loved it in all of its tiered, shiny and strangely-placed-darts glory. We watched, we winced, we cheered and we fell in love with look after look.
Whether it was styled in ’20s art deco fashion or goddess-like columns, metallic shone brightly last night. From Naomi Watts in futuristic-Hollywood glam (Armani Privé) to Nicole Kidman’s cesarean-chic sequins (sorry, L’Wren Scott), those who chose to wear it did so with varying degrees of success.
Halle Berry was incredible in Versace, and Jennifer Hudson got everything absolutely right in a long-sleeved Roberto Cavalli.
Taking styling cues from Chris de Burgh–not always a great idea. However last night’s ladies in red looked incredible–with Jennifer Anniston finally moving away from body-hugging silhouettes and into a sweeping Valentino (though we wish she would’ve had an hairstyle to match–the long, tousled hair made it look like she got ready in the limo). Olivia Munn looked incredible in a deep red Marchesa gown. And can we all just take a moment to appreciate that Sally Field is 66 and absolutely killing it in her Valentino?
Keeping the basics alive seemed to be a sub-theme of last night. Blue (in various shades of cobalt, navy and midnight) and white were the two other big color trends on the red-carpet. Quevenzhané Wallis is stunning, age appropriate and her dog purse is beyond adorable. Helen Hunt’s H&M dress looks exactly like an H&M dress and though Reese Witherspoon was going for a Veronica Lake look, she missed it by a large margin thanks to an unflattering neckline.
Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron (both in Dior Haute Cotoure) are a tie for best-dressed. Though the two gowns are on opposite ends of the sartorial spectrum, the clean lines, elegant silhouettes and impeccable styling make each look pop. Meanwhile, Queen Latifah was downright regal in Badgley Mischka. Who was your best-dressed of the night? Leave your picks in the comments, below!
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