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It’s that time of year again, my Superbowl of sorts – the Oscars! I used to tune in because I was all about the movies, but now I tune in for the gorgeous dresses! Usually they’re right off the runway and the stylists are hopping all over the designers so their client can be the first to wear it. There’s also been some controversy lately over designers not wanting to dress certain people like Megan Mullally for the SAG awards and Bebe Rexha for the Grammy’s. This stinks! There’s no reason why they shouldn’t have their pick of designer gowns. But… that doesn’t mean I can’t drool over ones I’d wear if I was going to an awards ceremony… Read on for my picks!
1. Monique Lhuillier – Look 9 | 2. Marchesa – Look 10 | 3. Givenchy – Corolla | 4. Valentino – Look 40 | 5. Roland Mouret – Norton One Shoulder Dress |
6. Dior – Silhouette 13 | 7. Chanel – Look 46 | 8. Ralph & Russo – Runway Look 20
This Monique Lhuillier is my favorite color – red! I don’t wear enough of it, but it would make a splash on the red carpet. I love the plunging neckline and the full skirt. Personally, I’d have to wear like four inch heels to do it justice, but if I was Charlize Theron I wouldn’t have any issues.
There were a number of one shoulder dresses at the SAG awards and for good reason: they are quite becoming. I love this Marchesa one because the high slit makes you look sexy without being in anyone’s face about it. The lace panel on the left side is a nice detail on an otherwise plain black dress. Black is incredibly slimming, so that would be good to wear on camera, and the lace panel, the one shoulder, and the slit do their parts to make it just a wee bit different.
Another black frock, this Givenchy one also has a lot of lace. It has a nice goth princess vibe, one that I could see Angelina Jolie rocking. I love the top portion of the dress with the low v-neck line. I wouldn’t do a necklace with this, just earrings because I’d want to keep the attention on the lace detail.
Ok this one is pretty out there, but I would love to be able to wear this Valentino to the Oscars. Or, I’d love to see someone else wear it. The high neck ruffles isn’t the greatest look for me, but it would be cool to see someone rock a mini on the red carpet. No one ever seems to do that; it’s always long dresses, mermaid dresses, or ball gowns.
There’s something about this dress that pulls me to it. It’s not your usual Oscars dress and I think that’s why I like it. I mean, it even has pockets! The tea length is different, just like the mini dress above. If there’s one thing I hope you guys have learned from following the blog is that I love being different! Even the colors on this dress are different from the usual reds, corals, and blacks seen.
This Dior is a dress fit for a Grecian goddess, or maybe just Charlize Theron. I could easily see her pulling off this look. The sweetheart neckline is universally becoming. And you’ll be matching with the Oscar itself – maybe a way to win! Honestly, I would love if the dress was in a different color, maybe my favorite red, but this is still a gorgeous dress.
This is another cute one that honestly might not be 100% Oscar appropriate, but I’d still wear it. I think it might be good for a younger actress, maybe like Millie Bobby Brown. The pink bow and the way the back dips down is plain fun. I love the off-the-shoulder look as well.
Last up is this Ralph & Russo dress. If you weren’t aware, my favorite Duchess, Meghan Markle, wore this designer for her engagement photos. Therefore, I think they’re good enough for the Oscars. Unlike the Duchess, I chose this fitted gown. Again, I went for a dress with detailing on the left side. This one shows skin and has a very high slit, so we’re going sexy here. If you’re gonna go all Jessica Rabbit, the Oscars is the one time to take the chance! I also love the beading on it; what detail!
I wonder if any of these will actually be worn come Oscar Sunday, Feb 24th. I guess we’ll have to tune in to see. So, what do you guys think? Are there any of these that call your name? Let me know in the comments below!
The variety is what I enjoy but as you stated I doubt anyone will go against tradition that is all about long gowns.
Yeah, they usually take the dare I say, boring, route and always do the long gowns. 😉
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