We tuned into the Oscars expecting fashion surprises, and we were not disappointed! Year after year, the red carpet serves as a runway for upcoming trends.
This year, the overwhelming majority of stars wore soft and pretty gowns that reminded us of warmer weather. We also got an eyeful of the “naked dress” that seems to be ubiquitous in Hollywood (hopefully not Chicago!)
Zoe Saldana was timeless in her blush, custom-made dress by Atelier Versace. The color was gorgeous on her, and her loose chignon and soft makeup complimented the ensemble well. Also in a custom-made gown, Julianne Moore got mixed reviews with her beaded Chanel creation. The embellishment and color contrast were spot-on, but the drop waist and high neckline were ultimately unflattering. Jennifer Aniston jumped on the beige bandwagon in another beautiful gown by Atelier Versace. The sheer panel and sweetheart neckline made the choice both modern and classic– we applaud Aniston’s departure from the typical sexy black dress. Her versatile and wearable blowout was the perfect choice for her soft and pretty look. If you’re looking to achieve the same look, check out the blowout from our Stylebar.
Our vote for best dressed was Emma Stone, who was radiant in a chartreuse embellished Elie Saab gown. The color was fresh and springy, and paired perfectly with her red hair and fair complexion. Stone’s hair and makeup was incredibly on-trend, and we cannot wait to wear the updated finger wave hairstyle this spring and summer.
The dresses that most surprised us were the racy, sheer-paneled “un-dresses” modeled by Irina Shayk, Gigi Hadid and Rita Ora. Though these gowns made their debut at the Vanity Fair after-party and not at the actual Oscars, the risk of a wardrobe-malfunction was still high. Shayk and Hadid’s Versace gowns had us fondly remembering Elizabeth Hurley’s Safety Pin Dress, which made headlines in 1994.
Overall, the Oscars were exactly what we hoped for– gorgeous gowns, fantastic hair and makeup, and just enough scandal to keep things interesting!