Like many of you, I stayed late last night watching the live coverage of The Oscars 2013. It was almost two in the morning here in Germany when the event formally started. Although I was too tired to see it ´till the end, I stayed well enough to see the dresses of all the attendees. Not only did I have my eye on the most beautiful dresses, I also tried to figure some general trends as a whole. So here are the top seven dress trends from The Oscars 2013 red carpet.
Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron, Queen Latifah
Although this soft pink Prada gown seems to not give Anne Hathaway´s porcelain complexion any justice, I seriously loved the uniqueness of its style. As Anne´s mom described the dress, it´s business in front and party at the back. While the dress appears modest in front saved the hint of some nipples, it features interesting cutout details at the back.
Charlize Theron looked incredibly sophisticated in her structured all-white Dior Couture column gown and cropped ‘do. In spite of a reporter´s flattering remark that she has set the red carpet´s fashion standard quite high, she humbly credited her group of stylists for doing the job. She says she simply feels like a princess playing dress up.
Queen Latifah gets A grade for this white and drapey Badgley Mischka gown accessorized in a minimalist theme.
Glitzy and Embellished
Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Vikander
I´m a big fan of Sandra Bullock not only because of her acting skills but also of her not over the top fashion sense. I admire how she looked in this lacy black Elie Saab number which showed a hint of skin. Her long locks and a vintage Daniel Swarovski bag were perfect to finish a flawless look.
Jennifer Hudson was nice enough to stop over the German TV crew for a chat. She gave a hint that she´s looking forward to having fun, she´s not worried at all. Well, with her gorgeous long-sleeve curve-hugging Roberto Cavalli gown that shows her nice curves and abs, and her pretty bangs, she´s really prepped to have a great night.
Alicia Vikander also looked gorgeous in this skin showing embellished dress although I find the contrast yellow belt kindá questionable.
Wedding Inspired Dresses
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams
Wedding-inspired bride-like dresses ruled the red carpet. Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence looked stunningly gorgeous in this Dior Haute Couture number. Even if she tripped and fell on her way to receive the award, it didn´t lessened her good looks at all. Plus, did you notice the way she handled this embarassing moment? Certainly with grace!
Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams sported the other wedding-inspired dress with a princess-like theme. A light gray Oscar de la Renta featuring a bustier top and voluminous skirt.
A Vision in Colored Dresses
Jennifer Aniston, Jane Fonda, Maria Menounos
Jennifer Aniston was dubbed a vision in red in this princess-y Valentino dress. She admitted that in the dress, she does feel like a princess. However, it wasn´t only Jennifer who turned out to be a vision in a bright-colored dress. Jane Fonda in a bright yellow Versace dress and Maria Menounos in a figure-hugging, pink Romona Keveza were other wonderful visions to behold. Among the three, it´s Jane Fonda´s look that´s the best vision for me.
Tube Dresses with Trail
Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Helen Hunt
Tube dresses with highlighted trail is another trend that´s very evident at the Oscars. Reese Witherspoon opted for a black-and-blue Louis Vuitton gown which she styled with silver jewelries. Jennifer Garner impressed much in a raspberry-colored column Gucci gown embellished with a dramatic ruffled train which she accessorized with a $2.5 million worth of Neil Lane jewels. She commented that she saves her best fashion for the Oscars.
Best Supporting Actress nominee Helen Hunt opted for a discounted navy gown from H&M which is an eco-friendly dress. She paired it with $700,000 worth of jewelry, which is ironic because even if she splurged on the jewelry, her dress was obviously thrifted thanks to its wrinkles that scream, “we need a steamer!”
Shimmery, Sequined and Metallic Dresses
Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Halle Berry
Shimmers and sequins will never be scarce in the red carpet. Nicole Kidman glittered from head to toe in a form-fitting sequined L’Wren Scott gown. When asked if her kids picked the dress for her, she confessed that the kids didn´t actually like the dress, but it´s her husband´s choice. Catherine Zeta-Jones looked like a goddess in a Zuhair Murad gold sequined dress. Her dangling earrings and wavy dark long locks just polished the look.
Halle Berry´s dress is certainly the most talked-about dress from last night´s Oscars. From FM radios to television channels, I´ve been hearing a lot about her Bond look. She said she tried to be unique and original and she wanted a dress that embodies a Bond girl persona. Indeed, she achieved what she wanted in this plunging metallic Versace.
Tabatha Coffey, Gloria Reuben, Kristin Chenoweth
Another trend that will never be absent in any red carpet event is the fishtail dress. The more exaggerated the tail, the better. Tabatha Coffey opted for a Mark Zunino Couture dress which would have looked better minus the gloves. Gloria Reuben looked very pretty in a dark purple fishtail dress with rosette embellished tail. The textures of her dress is perfect and her flash of smile is beautiful. Kristin Chenoweth wore a Tony Ward Couture number and interviewed the attendees nicely with her Barbie voice.
Did you watch last night´s Oscars red carpet event? Whose dress did you like the most?
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