Last night’s Oscars is destined to be remembered for all the wrong reasons, namely a slap from Will Smith aimed squarely at host Chris Rock. This is probably apt, because for the first proper Oscar red carpet since the pandemic, it really wasn’t much to shout home about fashion wise. A lot of the big hitters were missing from the carpet – no Anglina, no Gwyneth, no JLo, No Cate, and this meant a lack of style. Add into that the likes of Kristen Stewart in hotpants, and winner Ariana DeBose in red trousers and we had a red carpet that was seriously underwhelming.
For me, the Oscars have always been the most glamorous night on the awards circuit, and frankly, shorts and far too much flashed flesh is better suited to the VMA’s. Old style Hollywood glamour is always my thing, but I can still appreciate the fact that many want to embrace a more modern look. Ultimately, there are still stars who know how to dress, and those are the ones who make my best dressed list.
Penelope Cruz in Chanel Haute Couture
Accessorised with husband Javier Bardem, and in a dress with pockets. What’s not to love?
Zendaya in Valentino
This felt very much like an update on a Sharon Stone Oscar look from the 90s. Zendaya always looks elegant and is possibly the only person who could whilst wearing her version of a crop top.
Amelia Warner in ???
Even Vogue doesn’t seem to know who Amelia Warner was wearing, but it sure was a stunning look. The actress and wife of nominated Jamie Dornan looked incredible, making them one of the best dressed couples on the red carpet.
Marlee Matlin in Monique Lhuillier
Marlee Matlin, star of the best movie Coda, was the epitome of understated elegance in a beautiful Monique Lhuillier red gown. Red was one of the key colours at the Oscars this year, and this look, complete with contrasting blue necklace, was one of the best examples.
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
Lupita is a true red carpet queen, one who rarely gets it wrong, and this year was no exception. Her beautiful, firework inspired Prada dress was flashy and yet elegant. Just beautiful.
Maddie Ziegler in Giambattista Valli
I have no idea who this is, but a dramatic black dress is always a good option, and this one, although a little creased, was beautiful.
Jessica Chastain in Gucci
Jessica Chastain is another lady whose style I admire, and this Gucci gown was both old style glamorous, and totally fitting for the night she was crowned best actress. She wore another amazing dress to the after show party, one I would argue, was even better than her winning gown.
Olivia Colman in Dior Haute Couture
This is my fave Olivia Colman look of all time. This dress is just beautiful, totally keeping with Olivia’s style, but with enough glitz for the Oscars.
Demi Singleton in Miu Miu
Demi Singleton got it just right, this dress was super pretty in another popular shade from the night, lilac. I love the simple styling, but would prefer the dress to hit the floor if I’m honest.
Saniyya Sidney in Armani Privé
This dress was like Spring in dress form on King Richard actress Saniyya Sidney. She looked perfect, definitely one of the best dressed. A super pretty look.
Nicky Hilton in Jenny Packham
She’s always been the best dressed Hilton sister, and Nicky had the best dressed bump on this years red carpet in this soft pink, 30s style, Jenny Packham dress.
Vanessa Hudgens in Michael Kors
Vanessa Hudgens looked the epitome of both cool and sexy in a slinky black Michael Kors dress which bought to mind the Studio 54 style. I loved the hair in a chic updo too.
Sofia Carson in Giambattista Valli
This dress was a real moment on the red carpet, a beautiful dramatic dress from someone who truly understood that this was the Oscars. Full skirt, tulle, a little bit princessy and absolutely perfect.
Kirsten Dunst in Vintage Lacroix
Kirsten is another lady who has impeccable taste and styling on the red carpet, and it is always good to see some vintage. This red dress was absolutely glorious, and she looked perfect in it.
Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent
Everything about this look screams Audrey Hepburn. It was apparently based on a Norman Parkinson photograph of the iconic actress and made sure Zoe has been on every single best dressed list this year.
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