What Nail Polish Matches My Oscar Dress?

The 2016 Oscars aired last night, but I didn’t watch much of it (I caught a bit of Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant, winning his 3rd Cinematography Oscar in a row, and Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road, winning what must be yet another Costume Design Oscar) and chose to finish off Season 2 of Breaking Bad, instead—yes, I’m quite behind on my TV watching!

That said, I’m also incredibly behind on my movie-watching: having a toddler means I’ve basically seen two whole movies in the cinema all last year (The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Spectre), and the only other Oscar-nominated films I’ve seen were Mad Max: Fury Road and Inside Out, and I fell asleep half an hour into the latter. I do have Ex Machina in my Netflix queue, I guess. Is Alicia Vikander in every movie I want to see?

This morning, however, I spent a little time checking out the Oscar dresses—because that’s obviously the best part for us muckety-mucks—and was not disappointed!

Here’s a selection of colorful dresses and matching nail polishes I found—sorry, I didn’t include some lovely black (Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, Julianne Moore in Chanel), white (Rooney Mara in Givenchy, Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad, Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell) and primary red (Charlize Theron in Dior, Jared Leto in Gucci) ensembles, simply because those polish colors are a dime-a-dozen.

My favorite looks from the night were worn by Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Saoirse Ronan, and Margot Robbie.

Best Supporting Actress winner Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
Best Supporting Actress winner Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton.
Image: louloumagazine.com
Zoya Professional Lacquer in Daisy
Zoya Professional Lacquer in Daisy.
Image: zoya.com

Best Actress winner Brie Larson in Gucci
Best Actress winner Brie Larson in Gucci.
Image: louloumagazine.com
Essie Nail Polish in Mesmerized
Essie Nail Polish in Mesmerized.
Image: essie.com
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa
Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa.
Image: louloumagazine.com
Orly Nail Lacquer in Soul Mate
Orly Nail Lacquer in Soul Mate.
Image: orlybeauty.com
Sophie Turner in Galvan
Sophie Turner in Galvan.
Image: louloumagazine.com
Zoya Nail Polish in Sage
Zoya Professional Lacquer in Sage.
Image: zoya.com
Naomi Watts in Armani
Naomi Watts in Armani.
Image: louloumagazine.com
Color Club Nail Lacquer in Bell Bottom Babe
Color Club Nail Lacquer in Bell Bottom Babe.
Image: colorclub.com
Margot Robbie in Tom Ford
Margot Robbie in Tom Ford.
Image: louloumagazine.com
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in West End Wonderland
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in West End Wonderland.
Image: butterlondon.com
Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney
Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney.
Image: louloumagazine.com
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Don't Stop Believin'
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Don’t Stop Believin’.
Image: deborahlippmann.com
Mindy Kaling in Elizabeth Kennedy
Mindy Kaling in Elizabeth Kennedy.
Image: louloumagazine.com
OPI Nail Lacquer in St. Mark's the Spot
OPI Nail Lacquer in St. Mark’s the Spot.
Image: sephora.com
Daisy Ridley in Chanel
Daisy Ridley in Chanel.
Image: louloumagazine.com
Burberry Nail Polish in Storm Grey
Burberry Nail Polish in Storm Grey.
Image: sephora.com
Andra Day in SAFiYAA
Andra Day in SAFiYAA.
Image: refinery29.com
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Build Me Up Buttercup
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Build Me Up Buttercup.
Image: deborahlippmann.com
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein.
Image: louloumagazine.com
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Sally
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Sally.
Image: sephora.com
Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé
And, my personal favorite, Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé.
Image: louloumagazine.com
Zoya Professional Lacquer in Lake
Zoya Professional Lacquer in Lake.
Image: zoya.com

[Edit: 2016-03-01] I’m also going to sneak Tina Fey in here, since Stash Matters pointed her beautiful gown out to me in the comments! Stunning.

Tina Fey in Atelier Versace
Tina Fey in Atelier Versace.
Image: gossipcenter.com
Chanel Le Vernis in Lavanda
Chanel Le Vernis in Lavanda.

Which dress was your favorite from last night?

19 thoughts on “What Nail Polish Matches My Oscar Dress?

  1. Love this post! 😀
    I agree, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, and Saoirse Ronan all made my best dressed list. Margot Robbie’s looks a little too… 80’s matronly for my taste.
    Daisy Ridley’s dress would be great if it was just LONGER – what an odd length.
    Oh man, now you make me want Marc Jacobs Sally again… it was just simmering on the wish list.
    I really disliked Charlize Theron’s red dress. Also Olivia Wilde’s – those low plunging necklines down to the belly button just don’t do it for me. Also didn’t like Jennifer Lawrence’s dress – the balance is off.
    Oh right, you asked for my favourtes… haha so much easier to choose the worst ones! 😛
    Tina Fey looks AMAZING! Love the colour of her dress too:

    What nail polish would you match to that? 😉

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    • Whoa! For some reason, I didn’t come across any photos of Tina Fey. She’d definitely have made my list! That’s stunning, and a fantastic color for her. I’ll go with Chanel Lavanda or China Glaze Grape Pop:

      I kind of agree with you on the necklines on Charlize & Olivia’s dresses! I guess to me they sort of get away with it b/c they’re just friggin’ gorgeous (and the back of Olivia’s dress was pretty cool). Jennifer Lawrence has been pretty boring to me; the only Oscar dress I thought she looked fabulous in was the slinky red number she wore for her first nomination, and even then it didn’t quite look “Oscars-y” enough:

      Oh well, I guess there can only be one Cate Blanchett.

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      • Some media outlets are comparing Tina Fey’s dress with Reese Witherspoon’s since they’re the same shade:

        But the general consensus is that Tina wore it better – the back of Reese’s dress is a hot mess:

        Great pick with the Chanel polish! 😀

        Yes, the saving grace with the plunging necklines is that the wearers are STUNNING. Can’t fault them for trying something different.
        Oh yes, I remember that Ck dress JLaw rocked on her major outing. She did look fab even though it wasn’t anything fancy.

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    • That is very true, it is such a hard balance to get! I think Lady Gaga’s outfit works well re: weird/unique, as well. OTOH I do miss seeing outfits like Björk’s swan dress XD


  2. Great post, so much fun to read. i never watch the oscars, just the red carpet. I do think the fashion has been a little safe in recent years, but some amazing dresses. Love your polish combo’s!
    xo Anne

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    • You’re very right, it has been getting a bit boring lately! I guess a bad economy doesn’t help much—perhaps the stars don’t want to seem too show-offy. I long for the days of Cher, Björk, and Cameron Diaz’s pajama dress. 😀

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      • Oh that Bjork dress is the stuff of legend. They don’t have to go that far, but a little more out there would be nice.


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