Red was a hot color again on the Oscars red carpet. More specifically, a warmer, tomato/orange-red was favored on the red carpet. With a color this strong, stars kept the accessories minimal, so as not to overpower the entire look. My favorites who rocked this look? Ruth Negga and Viola Davis. Ruth Negga’s dress was this gorgeous, lace-topped, long sleeve, fluttery, flowy, high-neck Valentino number, accessorized with burgundy/oxblood earrings and tiara, and perfectly matching oxblood lipstick. Viola Davis let her contemporary, halter, off-the-shoulder, fitted Armani dress speak for itself by carrying a small pewter clutch in one hand and a simple bangle on the other.
WHITE was a HUGE trend on the red carpet. It was done simply a la Karlie Kloss, and also beaded and embellished and embroidered like Isabelle Huppert and Hailey Steinfeld. My favorite white dress of the night was the gorgeous Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad. The high slit, cape, sheer embellished top, long sleeves, gold belt, metallic minaudiere, giant chandelier earrings, gold shoes — it could be a HOT MESS on someone else, but Chrissy Teigen makes this look so effortless. Her loose locks and simple, neutral makeup perfectly compliment the dress.
And HOW CUTE are Chrissy Teigen and John Legend?? Seriously.
Gold wasn’t the biggest trend, but two Oscars nominees wore two of my favorite gold dresses of the season. Emma Stone, winner of Best Actress for La La Land, wore a gold Givenchy dress with tiers of sparkling, gold ombre fringe, with a beaded, glittering, net, embroidered lace bodice. It was absolutely STUNNING when she moved. Her hair and makeup perfectly complimented her ‘Old Hollywood’, classic Givenchy look. Nicole Kidman has been a miss for me all awards season, but she NAILED it with this dress! It was simple in shape but embellished just enough to sparkle. The silver bracelets and earrings added just enough sparkle to her look.
Regardless of color, another tend was the full, ballgown skirt. Besides Leslie Mann’s Zac Posen number, I want a fan of this trend. Because there’s so much fabric in a full skirted dress, the fabric choice and neckline are critical. A large floral pattern can totally overwhelm you. Too much of one color, especially a blah color can be super boring and dull. A big skirt and long sleeves are REALLY tough paired together if the sleeves are opaque. Overembellishment can make you look like a Faberge egg. I normally love Janelle Monet’s sartotial, risk-taking style, but at the Oscars she looked like the lady from the Nutcracker who has all the children come out from under her skirt.
And we can’tleave out the guys! The gentleman were impeccably dressed, many straying away from the traditional black tux and opting for navy or white. Riz Ahmed and Michael Strahan write my favorite navy tuxes of the night, though The Rock donned a navy velvet suit jacket as well. Dev Patel, David Oyelowo, and Ryan Seacrest are among those who decided to do the white tux jacket. I have to say that David Oyelowo write this trend best. The contrasting black lapel against the crisp white body of the suit is both fresh and classic at the same time. The darker collar gives him definition in the photo and frames his face (read: he doesn’t look like a white blob).
And lastly? CUTEST COUPLES!!