- The Oscars Red Carpet: Best Dressed -
We all swooned over the gorgeous gowns on the red carpet at Hollywood’s biggest night - the Oscars! But, the dress that I couldn’t stop thinking about barely even made the red carpet coverage on either channel I watched it on. Kate Hudson looked stunning in a silvery white slinky Versace number with a back reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glamour. Soft, wavy hair and a plunging neckline and Kate Husdon topped the list of “Best Dressed” in a heartbeat! And, did you see her Vanity Fair afterparty dress? Kate killed it with both dresses.
Second on my list was my favorite until Kate Hudson appeared. Who doesn’t love a classic, beautiful Valentino dress? And, put a glowing pregnant Olivia Wilde in a chic straight Valentino gown with a pop of white in the back and you have styling perfection. Kudos to her stylist. Olivia’s earrings were amazing, too!
Of course, Lupita Nyong’o made the best dressed list again (the girl looks amazing every time she steps on the red carpet). Dubbed “Nairobi blue” by the actress, the Prada gown was designed for Lupita and inspired by champagne bubbles. (Notice the plunging neckline… a common theme at the Oscars this year). The red carpet was full of an array of colors, but the pastel blue really stood out and put us in the mood for spring. An unexpected Lady Gaga shocked everyone in a pretty pink pastel Versace number looking very elegant with a silk scarf around her neck and down the back. Art deco patterns were seen on a number of celebs and created a beautiful silhouette on the singer. Glamorous and classy looks wonderful on you, Lady Gaga!
Another color we kept seeing on the red carpet was nude hues. Both Cate Blanchett and Jenna Dewan-Tatum were eye-catching in their nude gowns. In lieu of the skin tone shade, both ladies wore modest gowns with short sleeves and special embellishments. Cate’s Armani Prive gown was adorned with gold sequins and swarovski crystals along with her Chopard jewels to finish the look. Jenna Dewan-Tatum sparkled in a beautiful Reem Acra gown escorted by her hottie hubby. Cate and Jenna looked ethereal and lovely with soft hair and minimal accessories.
Typically, you don’t see a lot of black gowns on the red carpet from A-listers… they just don’t typically get you “Best Dressed” but Charlize Theron shattered that rule in another plunging neckline, Dior Haute Couture fit and flare gown with a partially sheer skirt. Wow! The 31 carat Harry Winston jewels were all she needed with that jaw dropper of a dress.Sandra Bullock also stepped out in a darker hue (navy) Alexander McQueen gown. The draping was in just the right places with a sweetheart neckline that was so simple yet stunning. With a little Old Hollywood in her side-swept waves, Sandra Bullock had to be in the top 10 “Best Dressed.”
There were plenty of metallics like previous awards shows this season and Jennifer Garner tops the list of celebs in her fringy Oscar de la Renta silver metallic gown. She kept the accessories simple and in the same color family for a Gatsby feel.
Rounding out the red carpet top 10 is Jennifer Lawrence in a red peplum Dior Couture strapless gown. Sporting another back draped necklace, the funny girl looked sophisticated and elegant. The Neil Lane diamonds added just enough sparkle for the cut up to trip once again and not even have a hair out of place… or a misplaced diamond. Who knows if the trip was staged this year. Either way, the actress can definitely laugh it off.
The red carpet isn’t complete without acknowledging some of the gorgeous couples of the evening. Olivia Wilde smiled from ear to ear with husband Jason Sudeikis in Prada. Award winner (and Texas boy) Matthew McConaughey wore a white jacket as part of his Dolce & Gabbanna suit/tux. Camilla Alves was effortlessly beautiful in pale pink. Another dynamic duo that dressed to perfection were Dax Shepard in John Varvatos and wife Kristen Bell in Roberto Cavalli. And last but certainly not least - Brangelina. Brad Pitt in Tom Ford and Angelina Jolie in a metallic Ellie Saab Haute Couture gown kept their spot as a Hollywood power couple showing everyone how to make a red carpet impact. Major chic moment.
I can’t help but mention the beautiful Liza Minnelli and Bette Middler making everyone wish for their beauty secrets. Liza in cobalt blue and Bette in nude and red reminded Oscars viewers that you’re only as old as you feel (or look and both looked amazing!). And, award winner Jared Leto (also a Louisiana boy) must have gotten the white coat memo with his Saint Laurent look topped off with a red bowtie.
So, here they are again in photo order (top to bottom, left to right) Oscars Red Carpet Top 10:
- Kate Hudson in Versace
- Olivia Wilde in Valentino
- Lady Gaga in Versace
- Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
- Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive
- Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Reem Acra
- Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen
- Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture
- Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta
- Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture
Did you check out the afterparty looks for the Vanity Fair party? That’s a whole additional grouping of “Best Dressed”. It was an incredible night of fashion which did not dissapoint. All colors of the rainbow, soft pretty curls, and exciting dress details made the Oscars 2014 one to remember!