We know you have Read all about it but this is our take on the Glorious Gowns from the 85th Academy Awards. The Oscars are one of the most glamorous events in the fashion calendar, with all eyes on the celebrities to see what they are wearing. There were some gorgeous dresses on the red carpet this year, however we also spotted a few not so hot ones!
Stacy Keibler undoubtedly looked amazing in this beaded Naeem Khan dress, everything about this look is perfectly glamorous! Naeem Khan is a ridiculously talented designer from Mumbai, but he has only recently came into the limelight when he designed for Michelle Obama when she was attending the house correspondents dinner, he is one of her favourite designers. His client base includes Beyonce, Eva Longoria and Leighton Meester. The gown itself fits Stacy like a glove accentuating her fabulous figure, the bead work is exquisite with all the beads ranging from blacks, silvers and grey’s then adding a pop of red towards the bottom. The sheer back takes this dress to the next level and is overall extremely feminine and eye catching, this look is definitely a head turner!
Salma Hayek is yet another of our favourite looks from this years Oscars red carpet, she looks phenomenal in this floor length Alexander McQueen blue velvet gown. The dress hugs her figure perfectly, creating a gorgeous hourglass shape! The heavily embellished gold collar looks beautiful and adds that extra bit of glam taking this dress up a notch from being too gothic and dark.
We would like to give a special mention to Jennifer Lawrence, who took best actress this year, she looked beautiful in her Haute couture Dior gown! She is the face of the Dior fashion house and fronts their Miss Dior campaign flawlessly. Here is a short clip of behind the scenes footage from a recent Miss Dior bag campaign with Jennifer, she looks divine. Click here to watch the clip
The actress had a slight shock when she went to collect her award and make her speech, when she fell! Even though she had this incident she still managed to look stunning. In hindsight if we were the one to style Jennifer we would have perhaps gone for a gown that was more streamline, which had less flare at the front and more at the back, to make it easier for her to manage up the stairs to the stage. Here is a link to her backstage interview after she had a few shots. She was quite witty while answering some very silly questions. Take a look
Now for the not so hot celebrity looks;
Kristen Stewart did not impress us at all this year on the red carpet wearing Reem Arca. We feel the gown drains her and doesn’t suit her skin tone, also the shape even makes Kristen herself look slightly awkward and uncomfortable donning this gown, this was definitely not her best look. Kristen had a very unusual accessory this year on the red carpet…her crutches, she also wore one fabulous Jimmy Choo and one flat pump!
Reese Witherspoon donned a jewel azure blue Louis Vuitton and got a lot of praise from other bloggers and fashion press, however we disagree! We think the colour is fabulous and really suits her skin tone, yet the shape and cut do nothing for her, especially in her waist, the gown looks as though it doesn’t quite fit and makes her look bigger than she is.
Melissa McCarthy wore a custom made David Meister gown made with platinum silk jersey. This style, colour, fit is just all wrong for Melissa! The fit of this dress seems very off, the pleating has distorted the silhouette of the gown and has created a distraction. The style of dress has just swamped her in material, which is never flattering and this has ended up with her looking shorter! Also the shade of grey does nothing for her skin tone.
Anne Hathaway is the last not so hot celeb in this post. We were surprised by this choice for Anne as she normally looks amazing, however we just don’t feel that this Prada column gown is working well for her. The cut is not flattering across the chest in the silk blush material, it is rather ill fitting and does nothing for her. In an interview Anne commented saying her dress was “work from the front, party from the back” However it seems clear that this dress is all party for Miss Hathaway with the outline of her nipples from the front!
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