Oscars 2017: Fave & Not-So-Fave Dresses

My Oscars thoughts:

  • That has to be one of Mel Gibson’s many daughters, right?
  • Seriously missing Cate Blanchett on the red carpet.
  • I like Jimmy Kimmel as host better than I thought I would.
  • Is Gael Garcia Bernal teeny-tiny, or is Hailee Steinfeld an Amazon princess?
  • So glad I stayed up for the Best Picture speeches.

But really, we all watch the Oscars for the dresses, anyway, right? I mean, I’ve literally only seen four of the Oscar-nominated movies this year—The Jungle Book, Star Trek Beyond, Trolls, and Zootopia. Such is life with little kids.

Dresses I Loved

Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) in Alberta Ferretti.
I’ve always wondered why she has the initial in her name. Is there another Taraji Henson?
Emma Stone (La La Land, Best Actress) in Givenchy.

Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) in Elie Saab.
How did she fit in her seat and go to the bathroom, though?
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures, Zootopia) in Marchesa.
Leslie Mann (How To Be Single) in Zac Posen.
Opinion on this one is pretty divided, but I dig it on her!
Viola Davis (Fences, Best Supporting Actress, Suicide Squad) in Armani Privé.
Nicole Kidman (Lion) in Armani Privé.
Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) in Rubin Singer.
Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen) in Ralph & Russo.

Dresses I Really Didn’t Love

This list contains a few serial offenders: I just never really like anything that Jessica Biel and Felicity Jones choose to wear, for example. Alicia Vikander’s choices tend to not wow me, either. I mean, they’re beautiful women—what’s so hard about this, ladies?!

Jessica Biel in Kaufmanfranco. Bonus Justin Timberlake.
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo.
Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War, The Jungle Book) in Alaïa.
Dakota Johnson (How To Be Single) in Gucci.
The worst of the lot.
Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) in Dior.
It’s not awful, but she always looks this kind of drab, to me.
Ruth Negga (Loving) in Valentino.
People seemed to love this but I thought the dress made her look like an angry, murderous ghost of Miss Havisham.
Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne) in Louis Vuitton.
She looks so awkwardly proportioned in this dress.

Did you check out the Oscars last night?

[Images: nytimes.com, cnn.com]

6 thoughts on “Oscars 2017: Fave & Not-So-Fave Dresses

  1. Haha love this. So agree with the serial offenders. Why does Scarlett, Dakota etc wear the ugliest outfits! Hailee Steinfield’s my favourite outfit of the night😊 x


  2. Leslie Mann was hilarious in her bit about the Science awards. XD She looks great in that dress! Not many people could pull that off.
    I loved Hailee Steinfeld’s dress too.
    What was UP with Jessica Biel’s hair?!
    Dakota Johnson looked terrible from top to bottom – what was up with her hair too?
    THANK YOU – I also did not care for Ruth Negga’s dress. It did nothing for her.
    One you didn’t list – Charlize Theron, I liked her dress but not her earrings – overkill.

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    • I really don’t get how so many end up looking so…not good…every year. Don’t they have designers falling over themselves to dress them? Yeesh. I kinda agree with Charlize. I didn’t care for the whole look – just overwhelming on her. If everything was toned down a bit, it would have been very nice.

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  3. OMG Dakota Johnson’s dress is as awkward as she is. WHAT IS THAT?!?! I’ve always hated Jessica Biel’s style too – she always makes really odd choices.

    There weren’t any dresses that I absolutely loved this year, usually there’s one or two. Viola Davis always looks classy and beautiful IMO and I thought Hailee Steinfeld’s was pretty but was it completely sheer? It almost looks that way.


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