Last night was the 86th Annual Academy Awards, aka the biggest night in Hollywood. Everyone dresses to impress in their most fabulous gowns of the season. But unfortunately, they can't all be out of this world amazing. There have to be some losers in the fashion game of who had the best gown. I do have to say though, there were a lot of gowns that would have been easily overlooked if it hadn't been for the stars wearing them.
While I felt there were a lot of neutrals this year, there was also the usual pop of colour, like Jennifer Lawrence in red and Viola Davis in teal. some gowns were simple and while simple can sometimes be stunning, there were some gowns where simple just was not Oscar-worthy. So here is a list of my personal top ten picks for best and worst dressed and last nights awards show.
Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Couture
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
Kristen Bell in Roberto Cavalli
Lupita Nyong'o in Prada
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen
Chrissy Teigen in Monique Lhuillier
Laura Dern in Alberta Ferretti
Meryl Streep in Lanvin
Goldie Hawn in a champagne gold gown
Kate Hudson in Versace
Lady Gaga in Versace
We all know Lady Gaga just wants to shock everyone, but what I found shocking is how she got into this gown. The pose she is seen doing in the above photo is the only pose she could do to make it not look like she was spilling out of the dress. This gown looked gorgeous on the runway, but I have to say that it was not flattering on Miss Gaga.
Elsa Pataky in a teal gown
It pained me to see Elsa Pataky in this gown. She is so stunning and even though she is ready to pop out that baby, she could have chosen so many other options for the Oscars. She could have taken a tip from Kerri Washington and chosen a more flattering gown. This one makes her breasts look like they are sagging a little and if she extended an arm too far she could have had a wardrobe malfunction. This was such an awful choice for her.
Gabourey Sidibe in Theia
What is this!? As soon as I saw her walk out to present I choked on my Coca Cola! This has got to be one of the most unflattering gowns I have ever seen. I don't think anyone in the world could have gotten away with this dress! It is definitely at the top of the worst dressed.
Anne Hathaway in Gucci
Once again, Anne has gone for a pencil style gown. She seems to love this particular cut in a dress and while it does look good with her figure, the chest-plate looking design on the front is too much. The only thing about this dress that I like is that she learned from her mistake last year and didn't have it looking like she was high beaming everyone the entire time.
Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Haute Couture
I actually really like the bottom half of this gown. The top half is what I really do not like about it. While so many stars have chosen the neutral colours, they all kind of blended in with each other and did not look much different. This one however, was not flattering in the chest area. It at least made her look like she weighs more than 95 pounds, which is a good thing.
Emma Watson in Vera Wang
I was so disappointed with this! I love, love, LOVE Vera Wang and I think Emma Watson is so beautiful! This look however, was not Oscar-worthy at all. It looked like she was wearing a shimmery t-shirt with a full skirt. The Oscars are about glamour and this gown just screamed casual to me, and the colour just did not look good on her. She should have gone with all black, or something a little brighter.
Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta
I really like the way this dress moved when she walked, it was so fun! But it seemed like something that would have been more appropriate at the Golden Globes or the Emmys. The shoes she wore also a little too 90s for me. It is like the last century was fighting over which decade would get to be part of her Oscars look. This was definitely a dress that would have looked better if it was knee length, not full.
Sally Hawkins in Valentino
I did not like this dress at all. It looked way too heavy for her small frame and the sleeves were too long for her as well. It was also a little too busy for my liking. I know that a lot of stars went the simple route and their dresses got lost, but this one was too much. Not only that but I found her hair and makeup could have been a lot better as well. Overall, not a good look.
Cate Blanchett in Armani
At first I actually like this gown, but the more I looked at it the more I disliked it. I was waiting for those things attached to it to fly away or something. I wish it didn't have all of those things all over it. It might have looked a lot nicer if it was more simple with a single embellishment on it maybe. The bottom of the gown also, to me, resembled a bed skirt.
Julie Delpy in Jenny Packham
Did a spider make her gown? That was one of my first thoughts when I saw this. I feel like this gown aged her quite a bit as well. I wish it didn't have the spiderweb feature about it. I don't know if it was meant to catch flies or not because it did not get her any Oscars, nor did it get her put on the best dressed list. At least her hair and makeup lasted through the rain.
So there it is, me opinions for best and worst dressed at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. What was your picks?