Oscars 2016 – Dresses and trends

The most glamorous night on the movie calendar took place last night in Los Angeles, and it didn’t disappoint in terms of jaw dropping dresses. There were show-stopping looks from the likes of Cate Blanchett, Alicia Vikander (who was apparently channeling Belle from Beauty and the Beast in her yellow Louis Vuitton dress – whether that was true or not she looked incredible), Naomi Watts and Sofia Vergara amongst many more. Yes, Oscar night was back! (Click here to catch up with all the winners.)

Glamorous glitter was well represented by the flawless Saoirse Ronan in green Calvin Klein, very Studio 54 Halston, but kept young and up-t0-date with her soft hairstyle. Margot Robbie was also incredible in a dress that made her as gold and glitzy as the Oscar itself – another lady who was simply perfection. Lady Gaga started her own trend by wearing both a dress and trousers, but this was not as terrible as it might sound, it was a terrific look designed by her good friend Brandon Maxwell, and in white, with her Marilyn hair, she was a total style hit.

But it wasn’t all good news. Kate Winslet went for a fluid Ralph Lauren look that might have been great on the red carpet, but on photographs looks a little like a black bin liner. I actually joked on Twitter that I thought that Jennifer Garner was wearing Kate’s dress, and kind of wish Kate had chose that dress, elegant and much more fitting with her style. I loved Brie Larson’s dress, but when you are expected to win your first Oscar, maybe something that didn’t resemble a dress worn by Sienna Miller last year may be a good idea. (You can see Sienna’s look here.) I was torn by Rooney Mara’s dress, liking the top which was a beautiful lace confection, but finding the bottom just had the look of torn lace curtains.

As ever with the Oscars, some of the most interesting looks came at the after show parties, where Kate Bosworth looked incredible in a dress that was really made for walking that carpet. Liberty Ross wore the dress she had previously worn to her pre-wedding brunch, and Kate Hudson, was, as ever, showing off that perfect body.

Who was your best dressed at Oscars 2016?

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actors Naomi Watts (L) and Liev Schreiber attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Chloe Pirrie wears a custom dress by Karla Otto London during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: TV personality Maria Menounos attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Priyanka Chopra attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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And the aftershow party frocks

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Kerry Washington arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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Emma Roberts arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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Diane Kruger arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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Kate Bosworth arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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The BAFTA Awards – Fave Frocks

I just love awards season, I never, ever get bored of seeing beautiful dresses on beautiful people, and last night, at the BAFTAS, there were some exquisite looks on display, with Cate Blanchett and Saoirse Ronan showing off their best awards season looks so far.

The BAFTAs is a great mixture of Hollywood royalty, up and coming talent, and the cream of British film and television. It makes an eclectic mix and ensures that the fashion is fresh and interesting. So we get Hollywood stars like Cate, Julianne Moore and Dakota Johnson, Brit beauties like Gemma Chan and Laura Bailey, and rising stars like Bel Powley and Saoirse, which, in turn, gives us looks that are different and yet fabulous in their own way.

My personal favourites on the night were Cate Blanchett in a McQueen dress that was a true work of art, and Laura Bailey, who is a style crush who can be kooky and quirky, but, on this occasion, was channeling the style of a young Queen Elizabeth (if anyone can find out who designed that dress I would love to know.) I also love Bel Powley in disco style Gucci. I know some think this is not a dress for the BAFTAs, but Bel is young and pretty, she should look age appropriate and fun – I personally don’t want to see her dressed like Helen Mirren thanks all the same.

Kate Winslet was also looking pretty amazing. I loved this look, slinky black Berardi dress, vampish red lips and beachy waves in her hair. This is sexy Kate, oozing award winning confidence and looking totally in her prime. I absolutely approve.

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Who was your best dressed on the red carpet at the BAFTA Film Awards 2016?

Golden Globes – looks and trends 2016

Last night saw the first red carpet proper of awards season, when the Golden Globes took place. This post is dedicated to the trends of the night, which saw deep, plunging cleavage being one of the key looks on the night, as Halston style necklines reigned supreme.

Best dressed on the night for me was the exquisite JLo, who moved away from the nude, barely there dresses of last season, to full on, vintage style Hollywood glamour, in a dress she described as ‘mustardy’. It was a beautiful look by Giambattista Valli and made JLo stand out from the all the flesh on display. America Ferreira went for a dress in a similar shade, but I was not so keen on this look due to the high neckline.

Other looks that I loved on the night included the enchanting Saoirse Ronan, who was fresh and pretty in Yves Saint Laurent couture and Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. Amy Adams delighted me by opting for orange Versace that was sassy and sexy. I loved Olivia Wilde in steaming hot Michael Kors, 70s influenced and perfect, although I think she needed to have a word with hubby Jason Sudukis, who just looked an idiot in trainers on the red carpet.

There were some looks that didn’t work for me. Rooney Mara has a perfect face and her make up was impeccable, but the dress looked like she’d had a run in with a dog on the way out the door. Eva Longoria, usually so glam and sexbomb, was wearing what can only be described as Amish chic, with the double bows and flowers on the hips just looking garish and managing to make Eva look frumpy. Kate Hudson flashed the flesh in Michael Kors, and  yes, the abs are perfect, for frankly, I’m sick of seeing them, and wish she could do something else. Cate Blanchett will split opinions, but I think she looked like Constance Bennett from the 1930s in her Givenchy gown, simply elegant and beautiful.

Ultimately, I think Golden Globes 2016 will be remembered as the one where a lot of the female guests took the event title super seriously and got their Golden Globes out. The biggest trend of 2016? Probably tit tape if this is anything to go by.

What was your favourite look from last night?

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