On an opening note, I wasn't very impressed. I don't know if this is because it's such a big award ceremony that celebrities get nervous, and go the conservative route, or if they just don't experiment enough. But quite frankly everything was very, very dull. I felt like I was drawing nails trying to find my best dressed.
Anyway here goes... These are my top three in nudes (which seemed to be the colour of choice this season generally):
Giuliana Rancic looked glamorous in this textured, embellished ensemble. Not a bad choice at all.
Milla Jovovich looked regal in a white Elie Saab creation. Elie Saab is fast becoming one of my red carpet favourite designers. She manages classic without the yawn. Good on ya!
Louise Roe in Black Halo, was simply perfect in everyway. She encapsulates my theory that skin does not necessarily equal bombshell. This is classic, elegant and still very form fitting and attractive.
Ok, ok, I know they all neutrals, so here is the only colour dress I liked. The stunning mermaid green gown worn by Maria Menounos, Giuliana's colleague. It was simple, flowing and pretty. Obviously E! Stylists knew what they were doing...
Wait, ok and Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton was not half bad either.
My most controversial top outfit choice is without a doubt our Gwynie in Tom Ford. I liked it, a lot! Possibly the most unique gown of the night. Most of the critics weren't to taken by the cape. But, I really feel that everyone is too narrow minded with Oscar fashion. I know classic works, and the Oscars are a remembrance of old school Hollywood, but I think it's time we embrace a bit of fun, chances and change. Capes have been so en vogue lately, why are they suddenly a faux pas on the red carpet? It doesn't make sense. Just because she is not wearing the same ol' boring Oscar standard doesn't make it a fashion no no. Open your eyes a bit people. It is simple, different and really quite exquisite. Top dressed nominee.
Here are some of my blurgh, been there, done that choices:
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli. The bow, the bow, the bow, last season sadly....
Penelope, is this the only style dress you are capable of wearing? Not the best from her or Armani.
Classic McQueen, not bad, but honey we have seen this look so many times before. With your rose golden locks you could have pulled off something way more dramatic that suited YOU!
What is up the leg.... That is all I have to say.
Another classic bore. Although we shouldn't turn our noses up to vintage Dior... Whatever, I'm still yawning. Look I get it, you not necessarily going to experiment with fashion at the Oscars. You want to be timeless, but come on guys, live a little!
Cammie's Gucci dress was striking. BUT with all her working out, her shoulders are looking HUGE, and a boob tube is not complementary to this, she almost looks too top heavy, like a man in a gown.
This could of worked. But the shoulders of this Marchesa gown sat dreadfully, they needed more movement. It looks like they have been stuck there with double sided tape. She almost looks uncomfortable.
Boring. All I have to say. Boring. Zuhair Murad boring. Uuurgh.
Here are two options of what I would have worn: Oh and a personally trained body would have been a great accessory too, just saying...
I know everyone has different styles and you may even think my two choices are pretty average. But I really do think at the end of the day, everyone could have put in a little more effort to try something different. It is the Oscar's after all...