Monday, March 3, 2014

Oscars 2014!

Like last year, I highlighted my favorite looks below.  I tried to do a top 5 and of course, ended up with 7.  And then I didn't have enough top favorites to do 10, so 7 it is!  I'm glad to see everyone dress the part for the Oscar's-- I'm a huge Black Tie fan so it's nice to see all the glamour (although I'm still on the edge about Pharell's shorts!).  

all photos via People

Kate Hudson - Versace
Sorry Charlize, but I think Kate won the battle to my heart this year!  This dress is perfect-- sexy without being too revealing and hugging her curves in the perfect way.  The perfect amount of sequins (and dare I say shoulder pads in her cape?), she is flawless.  I'd love to see a bridal replica of this during the coming year!

Sandra Bullock - Alexander McQueen
Oh Sandy, showing us life is still kicking at 50! (well 49 that is).  This deep sapphire/navy blue is the perfect jewel tone for her coloring and the rushing is just perfection.  Add on those Lorraine Schwartz earrings and amazing cuff?  Perfection.

Charlize Theron - Dior
Although now taking the top spot for me, Charlize still dazzled!  I love the slimmer silhouettes mostly seen this year and this one has a double effect with its see though layer near the ones, showing an even slimmer silhouette. Those nude straps too?  Let's that 15 million dollar necklace shine!

Jennifer Lawrence - Dior
While she's once again wearing a necklace backwards and had yet another fall at the Oscar's, Jennifer's dress only is reminiscent of last year's by who designed it.  I love this pop of color on her since it reminds me of that sexy Calvin Klein she wore in 2011, but a more mature silhouette that is the perfect compliment for her shorter hair style.

Lupita Nyong'o - Prada
Can we just talk about how this lady turned THIRTY ONE on Saturday?  I've looked young my whole life and am always told I'll be happy one day-- if I'm 31 and look like this, I'll be a happy lady!
Back to this dress- it is flawless.  The soft flowing material with the "duck egg blue" that compliments her skin tone so perfectly.  Our own modern day Cindarella!  She doesn't need a tiara to shine though, that dainty headband is the perfect amount of sparkle, and I predict some brides grabbing for one this year too!

Idina Menzel - Vera Wang
Although John Travolta can't pronounce her name, it's easy to say this emerald, draped sweetheart gown hit it out of the park!  It's structured with its gathering in the bodice yet drapes super organically in the skirt- very Vera .  Her Chimento neck piece is a beautiful compliment to the ensemble. 

Giuliana Rancic - Paolo Sebastian
Usually I don't include non-celebrites on this list, but I fell for Guiliana's deeply romantic gown!  I first spotted it on E! when she was showing 50+ dresses she was trying on for the occasion and was crossing my fingers that this would be it.  I love the juxtaposition of the appliquéd top with illusion neckline.  And that full skirt! Be still my heart.

There were lots of interesting sleeves/necklines on dresses that I didn't show here, which I hope to see more brides wear of this year.  And with so much white & other light colors going on, I won't be surprised if we see replicas of these dresses on brides to come this year!
And that's award's season folks!  View my posts on the Golden Globes & Grammy's if you missed them.

I have a little more Oscar fun tomorrow-- see you then!
xo, Elissa

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