The Oscars may be over but we aren’t nearly through with picking apart the red carpet hits and misses and the trends that soared and crashed. This year we noticed a lot of the celebrities playing it safe with the exception of the usual suspects such as Halle Berry in military sparkling striped Versace, along with Naomi Watts who wore asymmetric sequined gowns both at the Oscars in Armani Prive and at the After Party in Emilio Pucci black and gold, and Elizabath Banks who wore a tangerine Alexander McQueen printed ensemble that was instantly refreshing.
Elizabath Banks in Alexander McQueen
Naomi Watts wearing sequined Armani Prive to the Oscars After Party
Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence sport back necklaces
Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence set the ball rolling on new trends with their backward draped necklaces that grabbed everyone’s attention. Hathaway’s choice was well executed given the high neckline of her Prada sheathe gown she enhanced the striking ribbon back with a vintage Tiffany & Co. number while Lawrence threw back a long string Chopard necklace that hung low over her drop-waist Dior Couture ballroom gown. The style was a definite hit with points for both innovation and common sense.
Pale Pink gowns spotted at the Oscars
Soft pastel hues on Kristen Stewart, Jessica Chastain, and Amanda Seyfried
Pale pinks and muted pastels were the most popular choice at the red carpet after sequins and aside from the back necklace twins, contenders of this trend included Amanda Seyfried who opted for a delicate lilac detailed Alexander McQueen which was beautiful but uncharacteristic of his usual flamboyant style, Jessica Chastain wore nude Armani with intricate cobweb like silver thread adorning it, and Kristan Stewert was angelic in a base of pale tulle with hand beaded embellishments courtesy of Reem Acra. It’s hard to find fault with anything as delicate and feminine as these dresses were.
Sequined Shimmer and shine on Nicole Kidman, Stacy Keibler, and Naomi Watts
Gunmetal metal sequins see on Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Stacy Keibler, and Naomi Watts
Shimmer and sparkling all over sequins are always a go-to at the awards but what particular struck our interest was the added gunmetal shine seen at its best on Stacy Keibler wearing stunning antique sequined Naeem Khan, and Jennifer Lawrence’s slinky, steely Calvin Klein dress that she changed into for the Vanity Fair After Party. Naomi Watts’s tinted Armani and Halle Berry’s military shoulder Versace were also spot on.
Hilary Swank, Rihanna, and Sally Field in signature red Valentino
Amanda Seyfried in red Givenchy at the Vanity Fair After Party
Jennifer Aniston in strapless Valentino ball gown
No Oscar celebration would be complete without the vibrance of signature Valentino red and this year was no different. Jennifer Aniston look every bit the joyous bride to be in a full skirted strapless Valentino while Hilary Swank chose a feminine sheer tulle gown from their 2013 Spring Couture collection that we preferred for its understated elegance. Amanda Seyfried’s scarlet gown may not have been Valentino but the Givenchy ensemble was equally breathtaking with its tulle layers and obi belted waist. Sally Field wore a sheer Valentino similar to Swank but traded in the lace for ruffles.
Helen Hunt, Jennifer Huson and Reese Witherspoon in deep blue
Another color that made a statement was deep soothing blue and Helen Hunt added to that statement by wearing the only high street label to make it to the Oscars. She wore a custom H&M strapless gown and while we entirely support her stance we wish the gown had been better ironed. Our favorite was the electric cobalt Louis Vuitton that Reese Witherspoon landed up in thanks to her thirteen year old who made the choice! The LV diamonds she paired with it brought out the color even more. Jennifer Hudson’s sequin Cavalli gown and bright blue peep-toe pumps were luscious on her caramel skin tone.
Jennifer Garner in monochrome plum Gucci
Fan Bingbing in fuchsia Marchesa
Rosie Huntington-Whitely in tiered Valentino
Monochrome was definitely the order of the day as you might have already noted in most of the already mentioned outfits as well. Jennifer Garner’s solid plum Gucci, Rosie Huntington-Whitley’s tiered ruffle antique rose Valentino, and Fan Bingbing’s fuchsia Marchesa can be highlighted in the same category as well. While we’re on that topic ruffles are also turning heads this season and personally we think the cut would be a great addition to spring wardrobes.
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