Monday, February 27, 2012

Academy Awards 2012 Red Carpet Flop

The 2012 Academy Award's red carpet was a complete disappointment. Sure, there were a few gowns that were stunning, but the  majority looked lack-luster and inappropriate. I get that starlets want to be daring with their wardrobes, but some of these ladies have more than one offense. Keep reading to find out my opinions. 

Maria Menounos, Guiliana Rancic, Octavia Spencer

Unfortunately, these were the only ladies who received my seal of approval. I loved the flowiness and color of Maria's gown, and the cut-out sides to have a sexy and revealing back were the perfect touches to make the dress unique. Guiliana always looks stunning, and tonight was no different. The dress fit her like a glove, there was just enough sparkle, and the detailing was exquisite. Finally, Octavia (winner of best supporting actress) looked classy and chic in her silver sequin embellished gown. 

Shailene Woodley, Emma Stone, Gwyenth Paltrow

Unnecessary Additions. These ladies could have made themselves and their dresses look a lot better if they just didn't make the extra additions. Shailene is too young to be wearing sleeves like that. The gown makes her look too mature, and even a little dowdy. Emma can definitely loose that large bow, and it wouldn't hurt to take that cape/sleeve combo away from Gwyenth's dress. 

Missi Pyle, Sherri Shepherd, Virginia Madsen

Bright hues and blues. Don't get me wrong, I love a good pop of color, but the combination of these colors and the shapes of dresses were a dreadful duo. Missi one shoulder accent looked awkward, as did the bottom half of her dress. Sherri looked bad all around. The shape of that dress did nothing for her body structure and there was too much going on at the top with the cleavage combined with the details. Finally, Virgina's gown looked stiff and the color was a bit bright for her.

Anna Faris, Jane Seymour, Melissa Leo

Sparkling Messes. Sequins are a huge trend right now, but these ladies proved that sequins can go very, very wrong. Anna is usually such a fun girl, but this dress totally tore her down. The all-over sequins looked tacky and the sleeves didn't make it any better. Jane's red sequin gown didn't seem appropriate for an awards show red carpet, and Melissa's two-toned dress looked horrific, but the worst part had to be the top.

Last, and apparently not least, was Angelina Jolie showing off a little leg in Versace. I've never been the biggest fan of Angelina, but everyone seems to just adore her. Her dress wasn't so bad, but the way she kept on posing with her ghostly pale leg sticking out like that made me cringe. Every pose - literally, every pose - looked like this. Definitely not a fan.
Do you disagree? Or were you disappointed with the red carpet gowns too?

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44 comments:

  1. I agree with some of your assessments. I thought the Oscar gowns were better than the Golden Globes... overall kind of a disappointing awards season..

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  2. I agree with pretty much everything you said haha. Love the first three, they definitely looked the best xx

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  3. It was a slightly boring assortment last night! I was expecting a lot more. I do think Michelle Williams looked adorable though.
    xx

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  4. Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Chastain were my two favorites - I was actually bowled away by Gywneth's Tom Ford cape look, it was so sophisticated and unexpected and she just looked so crisply elegant...

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  5. i have to say that angelina jolie was my favorite~

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  6. Totally agree with the Angelina thing! So cringe - did you see someone has even set up a Twitter account called 'Angelina Jolies Right Leg' - :)
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  7. This is a great assessment! I 3000000000000% agree on Sherri Shepard- that dress does not look in any way appropriate for anyone of any age or body structure. I was so disappointed in the outfits last night as well! My favorites are the same as yours basically. Great job!
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  8. Love all of them =)

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  9. I really liked Guiliana's dress and also Maria's mint green dress was gorgeous! I agree Jane Seymore's dress was overly done...I like red on the red carpet, but the chevron sequins was somewat off in my opinion.

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  10. emma stone's dress was gorgeous! and guiliana looked awesome! and i know you said that you didn't care for angelina but i thought that she looked beautiful ;) hope you had a fab monday!!
    xoxo

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  11. i loved emma stone dress and gwyneth as well :) i think jolie looked gorgeous hehe sorry honey!!

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  12. I like the colour of Menounos dress !!
    Kisses

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  13. Maria Menouno looked stunning! i love her dress so much! and angelina... she needs to stop with that leg

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  14. great review of the oscar fashion. :) i have to agree with your best looks... but i really liked emma stone's dress also. :) i don't think others would've been able to pull it off like her, really. emma is just lovely. :)

    xoxo
    jasmine

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  15. I agree that everyone played it very safe this year! I thought Octavia looked breathtaking, she did everything right :)

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  16. Agreed that Maria's dress is amazing and most of the others are SCARY. Yikes.

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  17. I really liked Maria's Menounos dress, but the other ones, weren't so special.
    I don't like Angelina in general,and I didn't like this dress either, but I also didn't like the comment about her leg being ghostly pale. Not all people must be tanned to be beautiful! And she wasn't actually so white!
    Anyway, thank you for commenting on my blog! I hope you didn't find my comment rude, or something.

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  18. Yea..I guess you were right. Not much "wow" factor this time around. All's kind of blend. But I like the mint green dress on Maria though..that 1s elegant and sweet..

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  19. oh wow i just adored Maria menouno's Dress! so so soooo fabulous!!
    xx
    -S

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  20. i'm automatically drawn to the aqua colored dress...it must by my color for spring!!! love these collaborations.

    xo, nikki

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  21. They might have looked better but it wasn't complete disaster.
    Angelina needs some sun : )

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  22. i think the first three were gorgeous.
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  23. As you said, Gwynett could look better with any accesories, and Maria looks great with that green dress. Kisses!

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  24. I love how Angelina carry her self. She looks really gorgeous in her gown.

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  25. Maria was my favorite, she looked stunning! :)

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