Well...it was the equivalent to prom night for celebrities. Sunday was the Academy Awards. I don't usually watch the Oscars since they are about 3 hours too long for my liking. Also, I rarely know any of the movies that are up for awards. Mostly that is just because I don't have the attention span to sit through a 2+ hour movie. I will sit through a 5-hour marathon of Modern Family, though. Somehow that makes sense to me.
Even though I didn't watch the Academy Awards (except to watch Lady Gaga sing the Sound of Music tribute. Mind. Blown.), I did want to see what the who's who of Hollywood were wearing this year. I scrolled the feeds of The Cut and InStyle to see and read who everyone was gossiping about. Can we all agree that actors have their fashion game much more on point than musicians? The number of fabulous dresses at the Oscars vs. the Grammys was about 10 to 1. They should do a case study on this stuff.
All these breathtaking gowns made it difficult to narrow it down but I got it to five. Three of them are mainstays in the best dressed category.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph and Russo; Emma Stone in Elie Saab; Jennifer Aniston in Versace
Now there was quite a bit of controversy around Gwyneth's "pet flower" dress. Not for me. The first photo I saw of it I thought she looked stunning and 9 times out of 10 she knocks it out of the park. The blush was very on trend and those tonal colored earrings were the icing on the cake. The color of Emma Stone's dress is a bit tricky but the dress itself is a knockout (Elie Saab...duh). She is consistently one of my favorites on the red carpet. Whenever Jennifer Aniston wears something other than black and/or a classic look, I get excited. This isn't a super risky move but it does deviate a bit from her usual, not to mention, holy hotness.
The other two rounding out the top five aren't necessarily fashion powerhouses (yet?).
Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murah; Rosamund Pike in Givenchy
I love the pale blue color and long train on Chrissy's gown. Her gorgeous skin color is like an accessory all of it's own. I am not sure how underwear works with a slit like that but...I guess they have glues and tape for that. Rosamund's ("Gone Girl". I actually have heard of that movie) red dress was so saucy (anyone notice a trend with the matchy matchy heels -- Teigen, Aniston and Pike? And barely there ankle strap sandals?). I am not a huge fan of red, but the lace, front slit and sheer side panels all added up to a firecracker of a dress.
So what were your favorites on the red carpet?