The Oscar’s Best Dressed
In spite of the many opportunities celebrities have to showcase their style, the Oscar’s have always been the ultimate style stage to debut formal attire. It’s one event where the stars heed to restraint–their mission: to portray their elegance and charisma. It’s a chance to show the world that the red carpet is where they truly belong.
A broad spectrum of silhouettes, colors, and fabrics graced the red carpet this year from both newcomers and red carpet veterans. The stars channeled everything from old-Hollywood glamour to princess-inspired innocence.
Tog + Porter’s favorite looks from this year:
The Best Plunge Award goes to Charlize Theron who stunned in a vibrant red gown by Christian Dior. We wouldn’t normally condone accessorizing a plunging neckline that dramatic, but she made the look shine with a delicate diamond necklace and cocktail ring. She exuberated power, sophistication, and just the right amount of sex appeal.
Olivia Wilde was a heavenly vision in Valentino and wins our Most Romantic Award. While the front of her beautifully pleated gown received mixed reviews, we were sold once we saw the back of the dress. The cascading fabric from the neckline to her shoulders was breathtaking and we love the uniqueness of her look; from her elegant, but playful hair-do to the Neil Lane choker. We found the entire look romantic and ethereal.
Margot Robbie was quite literally the “Golden Girl” of this year’s show. She wins our Best Dressed Award. She stunned in her fitted, golden snakeskin Tom Ford gown. From a styling perspective, she nailed the look by keeping her accessories subtle and her hair and makeup soft and natural. Anything more would have competed with the dress. She conveyed old-Hollywood glamour with a dash of Hellenic appeal.
Naomi Watts took a bolder approach this year and wins our Fearlessly Fantastic Award. Her Armani gown was an extravagant trifecta of majestic color, a beautiful silhouette, and show-stopping texture. The blue and purple dress, with its chevron pattern and feathered sequined texture, could have easily overpowered her petite frame, but she pulled it off wearing accessories that were equally as powerful, including a diamond statement necklace and a bold red lip.
Rachel McAdams was simple, yet dramatic in a halter-neck, open-back dress by August Getty Atelier. We love the delicate silhouette and train. The unembellished silk allowed the rich emerald green to do the talking. She wins our Best Color Award.
What were your favorite red carpet looks? Let us know in the comments below.