26 February 2013

Oscars 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Last Sunday - 24th February - was the night of the 85th Academy Awards (known as the Oscars).

Just to clarify, the title of this post refers to the dresses of the females that attended the ceremony - not the actors/actresses or films nominated this year! I haven't yet had the opportunity to watch all of the films in the Best Picture category, but the ones that I have seen (Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi and Les Miserables) were spectacular!

I watch the BAFTAs and the Oscars every year, as I love it when two of my biggest passions (film and fashion) collide.

There were some fabulous dresses at the Oscars this year, and some not so fabulous. However, it can not be disputed that the efforts made were unbelievable, so I wanted to write a little post sharing them with you!

I've split them into three categories - the 'good', the 'bad' and the 'ugly' - and chosen three for each!

The Good

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

Although Jennifer's trip on stage was the talking point of the night, I was more interested in her gorgeous gown! This is one of my favourite looks of the night simply because Jennifer looks like a princess.

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive

Another J who gets top marks! This figure-hugging bronze number reminds me of Old Hollywood glamour, and compliments Jessica's skin tone and hair colour beautifully. The fact that she finishes it off with a slick of red lipstick just about equals perfection!

Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen

This is my final favourite - as Amanda's lilac frock with silver leaf embellishments is classy and demure,  although it has a modern halterneck twist with the cutout detail. She keeps her jewellery to a minimum and lets the dress do the talking - and it clearly has a lot to say.

The Bad

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

Oh, Amy - I admire your efforts! And you would have been able to pull off this dramatic Oscar de la Renta number if it wasn't as pale as you are - and didn't have so many ruffles! 

Jennifer Aniston in Valentino

This Jennifer seems to have got the dress code all wrong on the night. Let it be known that I love Jennifer Aniston - and I love Valentino - he is magnificent. But I'm sorry, but there's something about the metallic sheen of the dress that makes her look like a Quality Street.

Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille

Zoe's dress makes the 'bad' list for one reason - that belt. It draws you away from the neckline and hem detailing. The rest I can just about deal with (just).

The Ugly

Kelly Rowland in Donna Karen Atelier

This is the point where I can feel my fashion blood boiling. Kelly - what are you doing? You're a beautiful woman but I just don't think that you understand the dress code. The Oscars scream elegance and glamour - not 'feel free to cheapen our name with dodgy dress proportions, a thigh slit that's too high and material that looks like it's been stapled on by Year 9 Textiles students'. Also, I was always jealous of your hair when you were on The X Factor - but the up do and fringe combo doesn't suit you.

Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra

Kristen, I always stick up for you when you come up in conversations. I normally adore your red carpet outfit choices - and this looks great from the chest down, until you reach your knees. The netting material at the bottom makes you look like a mermaid that has been electrocuted - and don't you think you should have done something more with your hair? This isn't a walk in the park.

Dame Shirley Bassey in Isabel Christianson

Dame Shirley looks great for her age (76, if you were wondering) but not in this dress. The lace neckline, sheer arm material and tassles on the bottom do nothing for her. I admire her ambition to keep it simple and classic with a black dress and silver accessories - but it's just not right. Sorry, Shirley.

Even though I've only picked three for the 'good' category - I feel like I should mention that I could have chosen a lot more! Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry spring to mind. Furthermore, I acknowledge that I've been harsh with the 'bad' and 'ugly' categories - but that's just because I'm so passionate when it comes to fashion! I want to reiterate that I respect all efforts that were made and I love the women that I've featured in this post - just not always their outfit choices.

(What do you think, do you agree with my choices for each category? I'll be interested to know! Katie-xo)



  1. Great post :)
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    1. That we do, Sandra! Hehe. Good taste ;) xo


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