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Best Dressed at the Oscars & the After Parties

I found myself utterly unimpressed at the close of the Oscars last night but there are definitely some red carpet looks worth mentioning. Here are my favourites from the ceremony (few) and more (really, I promise) at the after parties.

Best dressed according to the girl eating pizza in her sweatpants, here we go:

Jessica Chastain wore a gorgeous Armani Privé gown. The only issue that’s rather a large one is I’m not sure it worked very well with her skin tone and hair colour. But she still looked like an absolute vision. Accessorizing with a 1960’s Harry Winston as per usual, this sparkly starlet’s jewels were nothing in comparison to her smile. 

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Photo take from Glamour

I saw a quick glimpse of Charlize Theron and I’m almost positive other realms of the universe heard my shriek when I saw her. She wore a stunning white Dior gown with a beaded peplum. Her pixie cut, naked neck, minimal make up, and simple Harry Winston bracelets had me questioning every ounce of my sexuality. 

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 Photo taken from Glamour

Jennifer Lawrence looked emphatically demure in Dior with the almost transparent Chopard necklace cascading down her back. As she went to accept her award, we saw a great shot of the gorgeous train as she hugged the stairs on her way up. I’d probably already have urinated in my gown from the flowing Veuve Clicquot and my unfortunate bladder being the size of a lima bean, so no worries Jenn, I got you. She accepted the fall in her own calm and collected manner, gave a genuinely shocked and humble acceptance speech. She then changed into a seemingly more comfortable Calvin Klein metallic dress for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and looked smokin’.

jenn

jenn

See, she’s forgotten all about the fall and is beaming with excitement and happiness.

Probably thinking, “I’m 22 and I have an Oscar, what have you done?

jenn

Photos taken from Glamour and NY Daily News and Mashable

Halle Berry wore a structurally stunning Versace gown. The strong shoulder lines and long sleeves played in perfect harmony with the peek-a-boo neckline. The curved metallic stripes on this gown shaped her silhouette beautifully. She was effortlessly channeling her Bond babe self and it caught our attention. 

halle

Photo taken from NY Daily

Maria Menounos was most definitely the lady pretty in pink tonight. This eye boggling dress by Romona Keveza turned heads. I love the fit of it and of course the colour; I’m a sucker for a bright fuschia. This colour goes great with her complexion, I love the minimal jewelry and make up as well.

maria

Photo taken from NY Daily

Eddie Redmayne seems to have brought me out of my Theron induced coma and back to the straight side. Not many men can look adorable and dapper at the same time, but to anyone who has the gift of sight, he accomplished this in his Alexander McQueen tux and velvet loafers. 

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Photo taken from UK Lifestyle

My other manly mention goes to Daniel Day Lewis. It’s hard for guys to truly stand out in a tux, but I think he really nailed it with his Domenico Vacca tux, this look seemlessly coincides with his personality as well. 

daniel

Photo taken from Sina English

I didn’t include Anne Hathaway‘s dress for a number of reasons. For someone up for an Oscar nod, she chose the simplest and safest of dresses, which will now get her onto the worst dressed list.

There is a way to pull off effortlessly chic and simple,

cc: Charlize Theron,

and there is a halfass way of simply not picking the right gown 

cc: Anne Hathaway

Besides, the bust darts vs nipples debate may actually trump Lawrence‘s graceful mishap on the stairs, which I reckon is worth something. 

Now for the Best Dressed at the After Parties,

Leggy Kate Bosworth, another one of my few select girl crushes, blew me away in her short Giambattista Valli dress at the Elton John AIDS Foundation After Party. She paired the dress with a Rauwolf clutch and some simple gold Casadei shoes, it worked so well. Playing with the pastel pink floral embellishments on the centre of the dress, Kate added a perfect lip colour. Her braided up do and minimal make up showed off her gorgeous features.

 kate

Photo taken from Examiner

I love Rosamund Pike in this Christian Dior dress. It is very unexpected for an Oscars party but she really pulled it off. I’ll bet there will be a lot of media feedback saying it was too casual, but for those guests who did not attend the awards, their attire does not necessarily have to be hollywood glitz and glam. Her simple hair cut and fresh faced make up goes lovely with this beautiful dress. Major babe. 

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Photo taken from Styleite

Kelly Osbourne has never been a major style icon in my opinion, but what she wore to Elton John’s Party was really great. Another white moment, an open waisted section contrasting with a high neckline, and cape-like behind. It was very becoming on Osbourne and her hair looked wicked with it. It’s not often you see a bright coloured head of hair go well with a ball gown. 

osbourne

Photo taken from Daily Mail UK

Another after-party look worth mentioning is Nicole Richie. Her sleek white Roberto Cavalli dress had a plunging neckline, but the long sleeves balanced it out, the result being a sultry look that is still elegant. With her hair looking effortless and her make up kept simple, this is a great look.

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The debates for best dressed on the carpet and at the after-parties are up to you. All I know for certain is that I am still in my sweatpants eating pizza. 

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