March 9, 2014
Oscars 2014: My Top 5 Best Dressed
I know this is late since the Oscars happened almost a week ago and everyone has already weighed in on the best dressed but I was reserving my own list of favorites for Splurge Sunday because the Oscars is and has always been the grandest and most glamorous of all the red carpet events.
In the official live red carpet coverage this year, they started by saying that “for 86 years Oscars night has defined excellence and elegance to a watching world”. All the posts I saw on social media on the day of the Oscars confirmed that. So many people posted their opinion about who they thought was best dressed, how they were celebrating the Oscars at home, who they wanted to win, and shared reactions to everything that was going on both on the red carpet and during the actual show. Ellen Degeneres’/Bradley Cooper’s selfie which included Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Brad and Angie, Jared Leto, J Law, Kevin Spacey, and Lupita Nyong’o’s brother was retweeted over 2 million times by the end of the ceremony.
Everyone looked amazing that night―except maybe Pharell Williams because no matter how awesome you are, shorts have no place in the Oscars.
It was tough deciding but after much thought, here are my favorite looks of the night:
1. Cate Blanchett in her Armani Prive Illusion gown.
I love how the color is such a departure from the gorgeous black lace dress she wore to the Golden Globes earlier this year even if the silhouette is similar. I love how she (and the dress) just sparkled! The silver embellishments against the nude material looked amazing even if she did say in an interview that it made the dress heavy.
2. Kate Hudson in her ivory Versace gown.
Kate has always been one of my favorite fashionistas. She really knows how to work a dress and she is among the few (at least for me) who can really pull off that deep V, plunging neckline. She just looks absolutely cool and absolutely sexy at the same time. And I love that the cape of the dress is detachable (she wasn’t wearing it when she was on stage presenting an award) but I think I like it better on than off. There’s just something so old Hollywood about it, just the way it makes the shoulders look and how the material drapes at the back.
3. Angelina Jolie in her Elie Saab gown.
Like Cate Blanchett, the silhouette of this dress is similar to the other dresses Angelina has worn in the past; but nonetheless, this is a silhouette that she pulls off amazingly. I like that she wore something in a light color this time instead of her usual black, which also seemed to be a reflection of her aura that night. She just seemed so happy and easygoing―smiling, laughing along with the crowd, and jumping in on the selfie even if Ellen didn’t call her name. I didn’t like the cut in the middle of the dress and the see-through portion near the cleavage area but I loved the beading on the dress. There were comments that the dress made her look old but I think she looked absolutely elegant.
4. Charlize Theron in her black Christian Dior gown.
It’s black but it’s far from plain. I really like how the deep V cut of the neckline was done in a very feminine way, and if you look really closely, the bottom of the dress is pleated and the train is made of chiffon. I also really like the invisible straps even if there were comments that it was very “underwear-ish”. I think the illusion is cool. But my favorite part of her outfit was the 31-carat Harry Winston diamond cluster necklace she was wearing. What a stunner!
5. Anne Hathaway in her “mirrorball” backless Gucci dress.
At first I wasn’t sure if I loved or hated this look but it really grew on me. I think the mirror ball detail is awesome and super cool. It really makes the dress pop and makes it look edgy. If only the personality of the dress rubbed off on Anne Hathaway then it would’ve been perfect. She just seems really boring these days.
Do we have the same favorites? Who are your top picks?
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