White is always a popular choice for Oscar dresses. It photographs well and is a timeless color. Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen, and Auli’i Cravalho all opted for the classic white dress this year. According to Cosmopolitan.com white is the second most popular dress color for oscar winners. 25 percent of the winners for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress chose to wear white so its no surprise it was seen so much this year.
I love this dress! It kinda reminds me of a shower curtain…but in a good way! I like that it’s a bit sheer. It adds dimension to a white gown. I also enjoy the subtle floral appliqués. The combination of floral and white can sometimes read as old lady, but the dramatic back and sheer skirt keeps it youthful. Hailee always impresses on the red carpet, and this occasion was no different.
Octavia Spencer looks stunning in this Marchesa gown. It fits her perfectly. I love the mix of texture between the draped top and the feathered skirt. Together it is the perfect union of classic and trendy. The light blue provides a nice contrast against the red of the carpet.
In this photo, Emma’s dress reminds me of Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, but when you see in on tv; it’s stunning! In the photo above, the dress reads as a golden yellow, but when you see it on tv it reads more as a copper. Trust me when I say this dress did not photograph well. I absolutely love the Old Hollywood 20s vibes this dress offers. Emma Stone always leans towards head to toe beading, and it always looks great on her. Her simple earrings and classic makeup compliment the dress perfectly. I always look forward to seeing what daring look Emma Stone will rock on the red carpet. She looks amazing in anything from an embellished jumpsuit to a literal suit.
Taraji P. Henson’s navy velvet dress is my favorite look from the Oscars 2017. It’s timeless, it’s elegant, and it fits her like it was made for her. This dress is everything Oscar fashion should be. Taraji is breathtaking in this Alberta Ferretti dress. Also, can we take a minute to admire that necklace? I will be thinking about that necklace for the next few days.
I love Janelle Monae, and I usually love how ambitious and fearless she is in her red carpet looks, but this one is a bit too much. If you dissect each element from this dress; it’s beautiful, but when it’s all worn together it gets jumbled and ends up taking away from the overall look. There is just too much going on. There’s the big train, all the embellishments and beading, the sheer top, the headband, the neckpiece, and the belt. Simplicity isn’t boring. Sometimes restraint is needed.
This is definitely not a look I expected to see from Scarlett Johnansson. It looks like something I would see on the red carpet in 2003. The attempt at mixing the structured belt with the softeness of the dress was unsuccessful. It ended up making her dress look like it was two sizes too large. Sorry Scarlett but you missed the mark with this one.
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