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Oscars 2016 Red Carpet Review

Monday, February 29, 2016
The red carpet is my favorite part of the Oscars.  I do like the last 4 awards or so.  So glad Leo won!!  But back to the real reason I'm posting.  I'm sharing my hits and misses of Oscar fashion.  My choices differ a bit from some of the other best and worst dressed lists I've seen.  But these are my authentic opinions.

Top 5:
1) Rooney Mara - I loved this dress - the lace, the peplum, the color on her!  It was somehow Victorian and Edwardian but sexy at the same time. This was my favorite dress of the evening by a landslide.
Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

2) Charlize Theron - The color is amazing.  The cut is perfection.  Her styling and hair and makeup is flawless.  That face is everything.  Love.
Charlize Theron in Dior

3) SofiaVergara - She looked gorgeous but I was even more excited that she did not wear a mermaid gown.  This was a stunning look for her.
Sofia Vergara in Marchesa

4) Jennifer Garner - Beautiful dress from the front but so stunning form the back.  I loved that she wore black.  Elegant perfection.
Jennifer Garner in Versace

5)  Cate Blanchett - I must admit I'm not a huge fan of the embellishment on the shoulders but other than that, I adored this gown.  Cate looked ethereal as the gorgeous minty sea foam color played against her porcelain skin and her amazing figure.  
Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

Honorable Mentions:
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend looked so good.
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa

Tina Fey slayed IMO.
Tina Fey in Versace
Margot Robbie was my disco dream.
Margot Robbie in Tom Ford

The Mehs:
Reese Witherspoon looked great but her dress wasn't my fave.  It was ill-fitted.  Maybe she's pregnant and in the awkward stage.  No shade - she looked great but she looked like she might be about 3 or 4 months along... just saying.
Reese Witherspoon in Oscar de la Renta

I actually really wanted Lady Ga Ga to be in the top 5 but the boobs - the ill-fitting boobs - made it a meh for me.  Other than that, I thought it was a really cool yet elegant look.
Lady Ga Ga in Brandon Maxwell

Saoirse Ronan looked so grown and pretty but the dress was not that special for me.  I didn't like where the waist hit her.  It looked like she needed to poop in this pose.  But, the color was beautiful.
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein

First, let me say that I loved Olivia Munn's dress.   That tangerine color really worked with her skin tone.  But girlfriend was a little too lithe for me.  Sorry to get personal.  I just always thought she was so pretty but she's looking odd.  Her face benefits from a bit of fullness.  So she gets a meh... #SorryNotSorry

Just NO!:
I have no words for Heidi Klum... or Brie Larson.  Because I threw up in my mouth and can't speak right now.
Heidi Klum in Marchesa

Brie Larson in Gucci

Hate to say this b/c I'm usually such a fan but I did not appreciate Jennifer Lawrence's dress.  It reminded me of the awful Gwyneth Paltrow number from a few years back.  At least Jennifer fills the dress out.    
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

I have a hard time with the fact that Alicia Vikander made the best dress list for some.  Why?  It's yellow and poufy with geometric silver sequins splattered on it haphazardly.  I don't get it.
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

I wasn't a fan of Kerry Washington's dress either.  She's hit or miss for me anyway.  This is a miss.  Maybe she was channeling Mad Max "couture" since the movie did so well for the evening.  Her body is rockin', however!
Kerry Washington in Versace

I do realize there are other people and dresses that looked way worse than these (well maybe not worse than Heidi Klum) but these stood out b/c I think they could have been so much better so in turn, they were bad.

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