This Oscars 2014 report probably looks late but hubby and I went to bed at half past five in the morning watching Germany´s live coverage of this year´s Oscars red carpet. Fortunately, it´s holiday today so I didn´t spend the night eating popcorn and chips and sipping cola all by myself while trying to guess right who´s going to bag the Oscar for each category. For the record, I guessed five Oscar winners correctly!
When I woke up, expectedly the internet is already littered with talks about who won the best dress, who wore the ugliest, and which designer each celebrity was wearing.
Well, I´m not going to bore you any further. After all, short listing the top best dressed celebrities at the Oscars is pretty much subjective. But I did notice some visible trends!
Jennifer lawrence/Christian Dior, Bette Midler/Reem Acra, Olga Kurylenko/Suzy Amis-Cameron
The group of girls who opted for the confident in red look was lead by Best supporting actress nominee, Jennifer Lawrence. This hue is by itself a picture of self-confidence, you only have to add a good fit and a great posture. Styles include peplum, gauzy appliqués, and flowy chiffon.
Penélope Cruz/Giambattista Valli, Laura Dern/Alberta Ferretti, Jada Pinkett/Versace
Some girls went for the feminine, pretty in pink dresses. From soft to light pink and coral, there´s no denying that this shade is ultimately gorgeous. Penélope and Jada went for dresses with a cape or trail, while Lara opted for strapless trumpet silhouette.
Sandra Bullock/Alexander McQueen, Lupita Nyong'o/Prada, Amy Adams/Gucci
Blue was a dominant color at the red carpet last night. Not only was it due to Sandra Bullock´s, the female lead of The Gravity movie which bagged endless number of Oscar statutes, and Best Actress nominee Amy Adams´s same choice of dark blue, but that Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o also wore a grecian-style blue gown that compliments her skin tone too well.
If there´s a takeaway from these celebrity dresses that I´d like to share, it´s the idea that if you´ve fair skin, your beauty would really emerge in a dark blue gown. But if you´re on the darker side, a light blue would make your complexion look oh-so coveted (no pun intended!).
Julie Delpy/Jenny Packham, Jennifer Garner/Oscar de la Renta, Angelina Jolie/Elie Saab
I´d admit, the very reason I stayed that late to watch the red carpet event was the heads up I gathered early that Angelina Jolie is attending this year´s Oscars. I was so excited to see what she´s wearing! Would her outfit top her in-famous leggy look in black gown? Sadly, I was disappointed to see that she rather played it laidback. And lo! It´s Jennifer Garner who actually caused me to go “ahhhh” and “ohhhh”! Her silver tulle tiered fringed gown with beading was a real winner.
Take Jennifer Garner´s look as your own, look for a shimmery fringe dress to rock to your next evening party. Surely, it´s nothing matronly.
Nude Sequined Dresses
Sarah Paulson/Elie Saab, Cate Blanchett/Armani Privé, Jenna Dewan-Tatum/Reem Acra
If you´re still not convinced that blush can create a powerful statement albeit subtly, last night´s nude gowns at the red carpet should convert you by now. We saw nude long sleeved dress with intricate floral detailing, nude long flared skirt embroidered with sequins and Swarovski crystals, and nude shimmery gown in fishtail silhouette.
Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts/Givenchy, Emma Watson/Vera Wang
Although Julia preferred the girly interpretation of long black gown, peplum and lacy – and which actually made me wonder if she´s still mourning the loss of her estranged sister – Charlize and Emma´s dresses strongly validated spring´s trumpet trend. I´m hunting for black midi fishtail dresses now.
Oh, and if you need a refresh of Oscars 2013 red carpet dresses, check this out.
Now over to you, girls. Let me know which celebrity dress trends were your favorite from Oscars 2014 red carpet.
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