Oscars 2017: Red Carpet Hits and Misses

Sunday night’s Oscars showed us that old Hollywood glamour continues to dominate best-dressed picks on the red carpet!  I love the timelessness of these looks and below are a few of my favorites as well as misses from the night.


As you can already surmise, Taraji P. Henson (above) was my pick for best dressed of the night, not only for her dress but for the complete head-to-toe package, she simply nailed it!   The sultry Henson donned an off-the-shoulder, velvet custom Alberta Ferretti gown with a thigh-high slit showing off her incredible physique in all the right ways.   Henson completed her look wisely with a diamond encrusted neck, sexy hair style, flawless make-up, and open toe heels.  Simply put, she was en fuego (on fire) and gets an A+ in my book!

Next up, Kirsten Dunst in a regal custom Dior Haute Couture black gown, which was just everything to me because I do adore Dior and this dress in particular scored extra points in my book for the pockets!  Head-to-toe Dunst nailed it with a side-swept, loose curls up-do paired, smoldering eyes, red lips and warm cheeks combined with the simplicity of a diamond choker and earrings to match made her look another on my best-dressed of the night list!

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Photo Credit: Jay Clendenin/LA Times

Next up, Hailee Steinfeld opted for a whimsical look in an ethereal flower-garnished sheer gown by Ralph & Russo.  I loved this for Steinfeld because she chose to go big and ballgown-y but it didn’t look juvenile, it was just right.  Plus, the silhouette was so flattering with the halter neck line showing off her killer arms and back and the waistline hit in just the right place to highlight her tiny frame.

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— Misses —

The first on my list of misses belongs to Felicity Jones in Dior.  While I get the look she or her stylist was going for here, I’m simply not a fan of this dress on Jones for many reasons.  First and foremost it does not flatter her tiny frame but rather widens her waistline and her pale skin blends in to the color of the dress completely washing her out.


Photo Credit:Photo Credit: Jay Clendenin/LA Times

Another miss of the night was Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton.  There’s simply too much going on.  The large necklace competes with the cap sleeves, the intricate neckline and the tiered ruffles at the bottom of her dress.   Also, the cut of the dress is not flattering on her figure.  And I have to say, the hair is nothing to write home about…something more sleek would’ve been more appropriate for this look.



Photo Credit: Jay Clendedin/LA Times

— Oscars After Party —

For me, some of my favorite looks of the night came from the after parties!   Celebs like Jessica Biel – whose red carpet gold Kaufman Franco gown left me on the fence about her being on the best or worst-dressed list – brought the sexy back in a Ralph Lauren cape gown.  For this look, I like Biel’s sleek hair and the make-up…it works here.


 Kate Hudson was sizzling in a nude-colored Cavalli Couture lace gown and had her hair and make-up on point as well!  The color of this dress complimented her sun-kissed skin and the plunging neckline looked exquisite on her.  Hair and make-up, on point!


Viola Davis looked uber chic in a Brandon Maxwell white pantsuit accompanied with some cool kicks.  I thought this was a very good choice to show she cared enough to dress up but wanted to do a pantsuit and high-fashion sneakers after donning that gorgeous red gown to the Oscars main event.


Jennifer Aniston looked ravishing in a beaded Versace dress, accompanied with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit.  I would’ve preferred her bangs swept to the side or a loose up do with large curls cascading down one side, especially because she was rocking a 100-carat $9.5 million pair of emerald cut Lorraine Schwartz earrings, which you could barely see!  Come on now, show off those bad boys!


(Previous photos sourced from LA Times.)





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