The Academy Awards, otherwise known as The Oscars, is probably one of the most talked about awards shows of the season. That being said, the red carpet expectations are very high. At last year's Academy Awards, I was not impressed at all. No one really stood out and Angelina's exposed pale leg stole the show (in a bad way). Click here to see the red carpet flop from last year. I was happy to see that this year was much different. The red carpet was filled with glamorous actresses wearing breathtaking gowns - both good and bad.
Pictured above are some of my favorites from the night. Louise Roe looked exquisite in a beige Monique Lhuillier gown with detailing. The dress looked amazing with her skin tone, although I'm not loving the styling paired with the dress. Next, Sandra Bullock looked elegant and stylish in a black Elie Saab embellished gown. Of course I would love this on her! I knew that Elie Saab would be found somewhere on this red carpet! All eyes were on Jennifer Lawrence in her Dior Haute Couture gown. Although I'm not usually a fan of large ball gowns like this, with her exquiste styling and for an event like The Academy Awards, it's acceptable in my book. Unfortunately, she took a little spill while she was walking up the stairs to accept her award, but she still managed to look glamorous!
Amy Adams looked breathtaking in an Oscar de la Renta light blue gown. Her personality was perfect for this dress and she walked the red carpet with grace and confidence. Naomi Watts sparkled on the red carpet in this Armani Prive gown with an assymettical top. The gown itself is gorgeous, but the unique cut of the top makes it stand out even more. Last, Jessica Chastain looked simple but stunning in an embellished Giorgio Armani gown. Some might say she was playing it safe, but it looked amazing on her, especially with her curled hair and minimal jewelry.
There were a few gowns that I just couldn't decide if I loved or hated. Halle Berry took a major risk in this sparkly striped Versace gown. It doesn't look horrible on her, but I think it would have looked better on someone else. Jennifer Hudson showed off her body in a Roberto Cavalli navy blue gown. Again, it's not horrible, but not great either. Last, Stacy Keibler walked the red carpet by the side of George Clooney in a Naeem Khan gown. I like the look of the gown itself, but I'm not sure about the all black belt and the high neckline. I think that making it a strapless dress and adding a lighter gray belt that blended better with the gown would have moved it up to the best dressed list.
Of course, there have to be some misses on the red carpet. I was upset to see that Anne Hathaway really bombed it at the Academy Awards this year. Her style isn't always my favorite, but this was just intolerable. Her pale pink Prada gown that exposed her nipples was not a good look for her. Helena Bonham Carter has never came close to being on my best dressed list and tonight was no exception. This tiered Vivienne Westwood gown paired with messy hair looked horrible. Finally, Brandi Glanville (from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) decided to squeeze herself into this gown which she helped design. Obviously she's showing way too much cleavage here, so maybe she should just stick to reality TV.
Who were your favorites and least favorites from the Academy Awards? Were you shocked when you saw Anne and Brandi's gowns?
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