Monday, February 25, 2013

My favorite Oscar dresses

There were some definite trends on the red carpet for the Academy Awards.  Strapless dresses were everywhere, but a smaller trend was metallic sequined dresses.  Those were my favorites.  I found them far more interesting.  I've posted pictures of my favorites below, and a few other notable ones (all photos from The Cut).  

Nicole Kidman in L'Wren Scott tied with the next one for my favorite.

Stacy Kiebler tied for my favorite dress by Naeem Kahn.  AND she's with George Clooney! Lucky girl.

Sandra Bullock was also beautiful in Elie Saab
Naomi Watts had one of the most uniquely beautiful dresses -  Armani Prive
One exception to my metallic favorites was a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown that Amy Adams wore. The bottom had a huge train that looked like it was made of light blue feathers.


Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta 
I also really loved Jennifer Hudson's blue metallic dress, and her hair. Having such a rich jewel color on her dress made her stand out from the crowd in a good way.

Jennifer Hudson's dress was by Roberto Cavalli. I loved her straight, glossy hair, it looked very 1960's mod.

And oh, poor Jennifer Lawrence! Her SAG dress tore, and this one tripped her up on her way up the stairs.  To her credit, she quickly got up and proceeded to get her Oscar and give a nice acceptance speech.
I find this picture oddly beautiful. I'm sure Jennifer Lawrence was embarrassed, but it showed that even Best Actress winners can trip on their dresses.  It's not the end of the world if you compose yourself and keep going, like so many things in life.  And she looked beautiful in her Dior dress.
 And last, for a "what the hell was she thinking?" photo... Brandi Glanville from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is either way too much of a exhibitionist for me, or her dress was falling off.  For her sake, I hope it was the latter.
The "I saw your boobs!" song forgot to mention Brandi.  It's a miracle we didn't see her nipples!

To read more posts about the Oscars, check out the links at IFB's site page for the weekly project.

4 comments:

  1. I didn't watch the Oscars, but oh, dear .. sorry to see Jennifer Lawrence trip. But she's a resilient gal and I'm sure she'll just laugh it off.

    I'm not a fan of these daring, bare all dresses. I was never a fan of that Jennifer Lopez, green cut to the belly button 'dress'. I always think less is more.

    Monica
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    1. I'm with you, Monica, if I ever had a reason to get that dressed up, I'd rather wear something that I could be comfortable in. I would be too self-conscious if my dress barely covered what I wanted covered.
      Donna

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  2. I don't really get into the Oscars much but I agree with the whole Brandi dress issue. Not really sure why she chose that dress but it seems like the general consensus is that it was a terrible dress. I would be terrified that it would fall!
    FashionEdible Blog

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  3. Great post on the Oscars! Isn't that everyone's favorite award show? Speaking of awards ... I was going to copy my thank-you message to you for the Liebster, but screwed up the "copy" process. So,thank you so much, one more time! I had so much fun with it!
    Have a great week!

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