Yesterday was the night that we have been waiting for all awards season: the Oscars. We’ve had the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards, the BAFTAs, and the SAG Awards, and they all gave us plenty of amazing fashion, but the Academy Awards is the biggest night of awards season. As expected, celebrities delivered on the red carpet; it was one flawless look after another. Plus, there was a wide range of color, fabric, and styles, even though there were a few looks that just missed the mark.
Here are the best-dressed celebs at the 2016 Oscars:
1. Cate Blanchett
This is exactly the look we want from Cate Blanchett. It is regal, elegant, unique, and ethereal. No one does else does fashion quite like this. The color of the Armani Prive dress was beautiful, and so were the appliques. It was a look worthy of a Best Actress nominee.
2. Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander has worn a lot of amazing things on the red carpet this awards season, and they’ve all been different looks. She surprised us yet again with this yellow dress, custom-made by Louis Vuitton. She styled it perfectly with the tousled half-up hairstyle. This is a look that is going to bring back the bubble skirt.
3. Brie Larson
Let’s just talk about that cobalt blue color of this dress. It is stunning on Brie Larson. Everyone is talking about Gucci at the moment and this was a very wise choice. It isn’t as quirky as some of the other Gucci pieces we’ve seen, but it is different enough thanks to the pleated ruffles and statement belt.
4. Saoirse Ronan
Just take a look at the way Saoirse Ronan’s custom Calvin Klein Collection dress brings out her eyes. The shimmering emerald green fabric was amazing and pairing it with ribbon straps added an interesting touch. It was also fun how she styled it with two different colored earrings.
5. Rooney Mara
This Givenchy Haute Couture dress is a match made in heaven with Rooney Mara. There is so much work on the dress, yet it also feels very effortless. If anyone is going to make diamond stomach cutouts a thing, it is going to be her.
6. Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley is someone every fashion girl should be paying attention to. She proved that on the Stars Wars red carpet and continued to do so at the Oscars. This Chanel Haute Couture was a brilliant choice for a presenter. It wasn’t too elaborate to steal any attention from the nominees, but it made enough of an impact that we took notice.
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1. Amy Poehler
This is a sad one. The scale of the embroidery on this dress is just too much—some of those branches are longer than Amy Poehler’s legs! Amy seems like a fun person, but she doesn’t need eight oversized butterflies on her dress. Just the plain black dress with the cape detail would have been an improvement.
2. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum arguably had the most talked about dress of the evening. Unfortunately, it wasn’t for the right reasons. One issue is that it feels a bit casual for the Oscars. There were also one or two extra details that were unnecessary. We didn’t need the ombre fabric, the boob cutout, the two flowers, the full sleeve, and the floral cuff.
3. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon’s dress is almost there. However, the cup detail just looks messy. It looks like it got crushed or that she is having a wardrobe malfunction and her black bra is popping out. Even if the cups were the same purple fabric as the dress, it would have made a big difference.
4. Kate Winslet
Cate Blanchett wore a similar fabric to this but in a white jumpsuit to the Pre-Oscar parties and looked stunning. The issue with Kate Winslet’s dress is that it feels like the wrong fabric for the dress. If it was cut in a way to better show off the sheen, it would be very pretty. Kate is a master at simple, elegant looks, and we just know she can do better than this.
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