Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dresses at the Oscars

While I am not a die hard fan of watching awards shows I do like to check out what all the celebrities are wearing down the red carpet. Some of the dresses are gorgeous, some just mediocre, and some are outright spit your drink across the room, laugh, point, stare, and repeat hideous.

My favorite dress was donned by the lovely Reese Witherspoon.  Her dress is a classic style, in the always appropriate shades of black and white, and seems to flatter her shape well.  I think the dress would have looked nice with a necklace, but as I have stated before I am certainly no style expert.

I also like the dress of Scarlett Johansson, though it doesn't look remotely similar to Reese Witherspoon's dress.  I think the dress has some definite vintage vibes so perhaps that's I why I took a liking to it. The only thing about the dress however, if you look close at the pictures, there is some rippling across the bust where it's a bit tight. Looks like someone needed to do a FBA...

Now, for the not so oh la la dresses.

First, is the dress worn by Jennifer Hudson. There isn't anything necessarily wrong with the dress itself, though the orange does clash with the red carpet. The weird thing is her gravity defying, airbrushed looking, uneven cleavage. Never in my life have I put on a halter top where my boobs didn't touch the bottom of the halter part, and I am under 30 and baby free. What in the world is holding them up that high? Duct tape? Chewing gum? Mighty Putty? I don't know what it is, but all I know is I want some!

Lastly, this dress worn by Jennifer Lawrence isn't my cup of tea either. ( I should fess up to the fact that I have no idea who Jennifer Lawrence is or what she acted in.) The color of the dress is nice, but that's the only compliment I could muster up for it. The top half of the dress looks exactly like Pamela Anderson's Baywatch swimsuit.  After the Oscars she could take that dress home, do a little refashioning, and have a perfect, albeit very expensive, bathing suit for summer. The worst thing about this dress however is that it just isn't glamorous. I like the glam of Old Hollywood, the fabulous dresses, the elbow length gloves, the cigarette in a holder, everything that this getup is not.

Well, that's all my thought's on the dresses. Did you all watch the awards? What dresses did you love and hate?


  1. I could not agree more about the last dress. Great example of why I like to make my own clothes... And those boobs are freaky. You know, she lost a lot of weight, she might feel they're saggy and she's massively overcompensating.

    And is it just me, or does S.Jo look like she's had some work done? It seems like whenever I look at photos like these, everyone looks more like everyone else. It's a shame.

  2. Steph- I agree that she looks as if she has had some work done. Everyone's eyes seem to look exactly the same. They must all use the same plastic surgeon! The majority of movie stars are just not glamorous anymore. :]