best dressed at the 2012 oscars

February 27, 2012 in fashion by Lauren

Film’s night of nights is over and while the show is being touted as “the most boring ever”, I’m happy that the fashion was less than dull. Time to review the trends!

White: I love the look of a white gown on the red carpet and apparently the stylists agree with me because this was the biggest trend last night. Some of my particular favourites included Milla Jovovich in sparkling Elie Saab, Gwyneth Paltrow in sleek Tom Ford (with a cape!), Shailene Woodley in vintage-inspired Valentino and best supporting actress Octavia Spencer in glamourous Tadashi Shoji.

Red: It wasn’t a big trend but three of my favourite red carpet stars were wearing it – Emma Stone‘s Giambattista Valli gown was gorgeous with a giant neck bow, while Natalie Portman was sweet and classic in a vintage Christian Dior haute couture gown from 1954 and Michelle Williams looked elegant in her peplum-detailed Louis Vuitton.

Gold: At the risk of being confused with the coveted statuette, some leading ladies opted for draped gold this year. Best Actress Meryl Streep wore hers by Lanvin, Clooney’s squeeze Stacy Keibler opted for Marchesa and my favourite diva, Miss Piggy, went for Zac Posen.

Best of the rest: Glenn Close looked amazing in petrol Zac Posen, Viola Davis rocked her natural hair as well as her jewel green Vera Wang gown, Berenice Bejo was ladylike in mint Elie Saab, Jessica Chastain looked a true Hollywood star in black and gold Alexander McQueen and, of course, Angelina Jolie (and her leg) stole the show in black velvet Versace.

Runners-up for me were last year’s best dressed Natalie Portman in her vintage Dior and fresh face Jessica Chastain in her fabulous McQueen. However it was Ms Paltrow who made my jaw drop – her look is so simple but so stunning. And did I mention she wore a cape? What’s not to love!

Who was your best dressed?

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