Did you enjoy the red carpet fashion last night? Which were your favourite Oscar dresses 2015?
I thought overwhelmingly people played it safe. This is the one night of the year to go big or go home…and a few people went home.
There was an awful lot of white, neutral, black and a few pops of red, which was a welcome relief in a sea of neutrals.
Here are my favourite picks of the evening…
Rosemary Pike is stunning in this red floral gown.
Although I’m not a fan of white this dress created such a beautiful silhouette on Reese Witherspoon.
Emma Stone knows how to stand out wearing of all colours…chartreuse. Her hair and dress are very old style Hollywood glam.
I thought Laura Dern made a daring choice with this dress. It looks like armour Daenerys Targaryen would wear from Game of Thrones but I love it. She looks powerful. I do wish she had swept her hair out of her face for the photo though.
And this last one I’m sneaking in there because I love Kelly Osborne’s gown and styling.
Zoë’s least favourite picks of the night were…a dress that incorporated too many ideas on a gal that looks unhappy with her choice.
And an outfit that used too much material.
What were your favourite picks of the night?
We somehow managed to miss the red carpet (the best part!) so mostly saw the people who got on stage. My favorite was Lupita Nyong’o. She’s worn even better gowns but that one was still stunning on her.
Maybe it was just me, but I felt like the women’s dresses were all very 90s. I did enjoy the mens trying out different styles (Not sure what to call it. The sort of 50 crooner/boys band jackets in jewel colors. They were really popular this year).
two birds says
I loved Cate Blanchett’s dress. Mainly because of her necklace choice. I also loved Laura Dern, and where is Rosemary Pike’s waist? Seriously. But she does look gorgeous!
Didn’t watch it (is it a much bigger deal in the US and Canada compared with the UK? I don’t know anyone who has Oscar night parties – but maybe that’s just my crowd of disinterested friends!) Anyway, you get to see the frocks all over the media afterwards. And some of them are obviously works of art, and the women wearing them are beautiful. But… But I always feel that they are shoe-horned into these gowns, no one looks very relaxed, do they? I bet they can’t wait to take the shapewear off afterwards and breathe properly. Or eat. And that young girl, whoever she is, in the black/red/see-through dress does look positively miserable, poor love! xxx
I loved Jennifer Anistons gown. Old Hollywood made modern. I managed to miss the fashion disaster you show above. She does look very unhappy. Poor girl. Let’s hope she has fired her stylist
I liked Laura Dern’s dress and also the bottom outfit on Solange Knowles that you disliked (I like the color and that she took a risk and wore pants, even if they are voluminous). Oh…and I got a kick out of Scarlet Johansson’s new short haircut. For the gents, I thought Adrien Brody had the best looking, best fitting tux of the evening, followed by Jared Leto’s sky blue number and white shoes (I liked the different, yet still smoking, look). I’m exhausted today, Monsieur et moi were up ’til after 6:00 a.m. watching the red carpet and the whole show.
Heather Lindstrom says
Great collection of gowns here, Suzanne! We popped some bubbly and had fun watching, yet I agree there were not a huge number of standouts in gowns. I loved the pearls from Nupita, beautiful nude tones from Jennifer Aniston and that color on Emma Stone was fun. I also loved the Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews moment. Gaga has an amazing voice. Scott and I will be seeing her and Tony Bennett together in May! Love the lineup here and your spa stories you shared on my blog! 😉
Jan Graham-McMillen says
I really loved Jennifer Lopez’s blush ball gown, and I really did love Lupita Nyong’o’s “pearl” dress … although, I wonder if I’d have loved it so much on someone else. She is just such a beauty.
Fun to see the dresses … I really liked the simplicity of many of the dresses. And I also liked the more minimal approach to jewels.
I agree with your appreciation of Kelly Osbourne’s usual approach to style. She’s an original and so often looks lovely, but sometimes I think she gets in her own way a bit. This one suited her well … wasn’t nuts about the faux-hawk/pompadour, though. Love the color, and wish she’d just parted it and slicked it back.
She’s not unhappy with her gown choice; that’s her active bitch face, she’s too young to have resting bitch face. I watched about 10 minutes of the pre-show carpet show and saw some photos afterwards, and my favourite look was the MC in his underwear. No, actually, that kind of grossed me out. Women seemed to favour dresses cut up to their petunias and looked very self-conscious about posing, afraid of showing their gardens. I want to see spontaneity again. Everything is stylized into ultra smoothness. Give me edges! Give me Bob Mackie! Give me Bjork in a swan-bird dress!!! Thanks for the run-down here.
I didn’t watch them but I saw a few pictures in the papers. I really like your choices and I liked Emma Stone in the paper too.x
Lupito Nyong’o wa my favorite, esp when you could see the pearls up-close. I agree with your picks, but I did like Solange’s jumpsuit – a little out there, but she looked great.
Natalia Lialina says
I actually like the last one – draped in pretty silky fabric. 🙂 But a bit difficult to wear I’d think. 🙂
I don’t think Oscars night is a thing here. the clothes get some coverage on the fluffy TV breakfast shows and, of course, if a Brit wins anything then its big news.
I always seem to prefer the women who make the worst dressed list, they are far more memorable than the acres of black, nude and lace. My favourite ever was Bjork’s swan dress. I’d still kill for it. xxx
I completely agree with you – I thought everyone was too safe. I mean, it’s the Oscars! Go big! I did love Rosamund Pike’s red dress, and Lupita Nyong’o was stunning in her white gown.
Kelly Osbourne’s was one of my favorites, too. I’ve always admired her mix of feminine and edgy style. I also loved Keira Knightley’s poetic gown. There was a lot going on with its mix of text and florals, pastel embroidery, and layers and layers of fabric. I often lean towards the “more is more” aesthetic, so it’s no surprise that I loved her dress. I’m also impressed by Laura Dern’s choice. She looks like a warrior goddess dress – a total Khaleesi, indeed!
Good choices! I love Laura Dern’s dress and I am a big fan of her work!
I did love the dress with 6000 pearls, too..
Kelly Osbourne’s dress it gorgeous , that is a good call to include it.
Love Reese W, her dress was great, and I loved that when she smile her forehead wrinkled ?
No Botox, now how about that!!
I thought Rosamund Pike looked gorgeous in the red dress, and I loved Kelly Osbourne’s whole look, even the lilac pompadour, which I thought was the perfect funky counterpoint to the dramatic dress. Overall, I find most of the dresses to be a Yawn. Given that most of them have access to tons of designer dresses I don’t understand why they pick the safest things they can find. My favourite award show outfits are the memorable, like Bjork’s swan dress, Tilda Swinton’s “garbage bag”, etc.
No Fear of Fashion says
I soooo agree with all your choices and disagrees. 100% right. Pity Rosemary Pike’s sandals are a bit fragile, leavind her toes to fend for themselves. But the dress is gorgeous.