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Red Carpet Recap: Oscars Best and Worst Dressed

Oscars 2016 Best and Worst Dressed List
The Oscars are my favorite time of the year. No, I didn't watch any of the nominated movies. I was thrilled, however, that Leo won his first Oscar. The real reason it's my favorite time is because of the glamorous fashion. The other award shows just can't compare. There is just something more elegant about the Oscars. My college friend and I usually text each other while we're watching the red carpet coverage. "Look at Reese Witherspoon!" "Why, oh, why would she wear that?" "Omg I'm obsessed with that dress." It's so much fun. After devouring a bunch of best and worst dressed lists, here is what I've determined as our red carpet stunners (and one that is maybe not-so-stunning).


Olivia Munn at the 2016 Academy Awards Oscar Night

I adore Olivia Munn. She is the epitome of a cool girl. That sleek, middle-parted ponytail. Those lips. I mean her whole look is so effortless. The orange color of her Stella McCartney dress, even though some might think it would clash with the carpet, just works. With her coloring, she pulls it off. It's really great too that the boldness of the color is balanced by the minimalism of the silhouette. Good job, Olivia!

Rachel McAdams at the 2016 Oscars Best Dressed

If there was anyone I wanted to play me in a movie, it would be Rachel McAdams. I think she is just perfect. This look just accentuates her perfection. It's so simple and minimal, and yet not. The train and this dress is over the top. The slit on this August Getty Atelier dress is over the top. But she looks so stunning. The jewel tone is one of my favorites. It plays with the red carpet so well and just pops on her pale skin with her light hair. I want that dress so bad.

Alicia Vikander Best Dressed Oscars 2016 in Louis Vuitton pale yellow dress
Photo: Lumeimages, Pacific Coast News

A lot of people I saw compared Alicia Vikander's look to Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I definitely see that. She just looks so sweet and adorable. While I wasn't a super fan of the bubble hem, something about her and her look just convinces me that this is a great look. I mean, she was going bold. The beading on the Louis Vuitton dress was sweet. Her hair was sweet. The lemon yellow color was sweet. I just have no other good words for it. She just makes me want to explore a giant library and dance with some candlesticks. She's just beautiful.

Saoirse Ronan best dressed at the 2016 Oscars in green Calvin Klein sequin gown

Saoirse Ronan. Irish goddess. I love this look on her. She looks like the Irish countryside. She kept the silhouette simple (must be a theme) especially with the sequins fabric. The Calvin Klein dress makes her look like an Irish mermaid, especially with that perfectly unkept hair. I might have kept the earrings more simple, especially since the sparkle on the dress was practically all the jewelry her look needed. However, she makes them work. She upped the glamour factor by just enough.

Not so favorite

Heidi Klum in lavender Marchesa worst dressed 2016 Oscars
Photo by Pacific Coast News

I'm so conflicted. I think Heidi Klum looks beautiful -from the neck up. Her hair, skin, and makeup look amazing. I mean the woman is 42 years old and I swear her skin could put 22 year olds to shame. The problem occurs from the neck down. She looks like a bridesmaid from a wedding where the bride hates her bridesmaids -in the 1970's. The colors. The flower. The chiffon. The one sleeve. It's just too much and not in a good way. This woman probably has designers on her speed dial. Why is this the Marchesa look that she chose? The only time this outfit would be appropriate was if it was a costume for one of Klum's spectacular Halloween parties.

Which were your favorite looks from Oscar night 2016?
I didn't watch so I'm glad to see this recap! And I have to agree about Heidi Klum...yikes.

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#1 Heidi (Homepage) on 2016-03-06 22:07 (Reply)
You know she would have ripped apart that gown if it was on Project Runway!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2016-03-07 10:46 (Reply)
I like seeing those weird and awful dresses more than beautiful ones.
They make it way more fun!
#2 Hyun on 2016-03-10 13:02 (Reply)
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