The Oscar’s were a night full of event, candy falling from the sky, Matt Damon being played off the stage as an announcer, even best picture being mixed-up. (Yes, really.) While the night was eventful, the red carpet was not all that impressive.
These beige yellow-y gowns were a popular color of the evening, but I thought it was bland and washed out.
Dakota Johnson in Gucci, Emma Stone in Givenchy Couture, Felicity Jones in Christian Dior
These dresses were cute but so similar, who do you think wore it better: Emma Roberts in Armani or Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton?
Pharrell Williams had a sharp suit by Chanel, but went a little overboard on the jewelry. And while Charlize Theron had a simply styled Dior gown, she’s had such amazing gowns in the past, this one was just a little bit of a disappointment.
Alicia Vikander’s Louis Vuitton and Brie Larson’s Oscar de la Renta gowns also left something to be desired. I wasn’t impressed by the ruffled lace of Alicia’s dress and the neckline Brie had was that batman shape that did not look good. She also could have used a necklace or bracelet to elevate the look. However, they did have nice shoes.
Janelle Monae’s Elie Saab gown while shimmering and glittery, was a little too frou frou.
Leslie Mann in this chartreuse Zac Posen was such a flop. The heavy fabric definitely weighed this gown down.
Ruth Negga’s long sleeve Valentino looked kind of stuffy, I think it could have gone without the high sheer turtleneck neckline and Scarlett Johansson’s chunky accessories didn’t pair well with the light pink georgette dress, not to mention that the gauzy texture has the resemblance of a shedded snakeskin.
There were a few styles that were absolutely breathtaking.
Sting and Trudy Styler were so well dressed and elegant.
Kirsten Dunst had a chic and classic black gown by Dior.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in Kaufman Franco. This dress is pretty amazing. It had favored styles others were wearing, the light gold color and long sleeves, but I admired hers the most. The double sided sequins added an unexpected texture, the train wasn’t too long, and the collar had really exquisite beading on it.
Mahershala Ali went with an all black look and minimal accessories that looked very dapper.
Halle Berry was sleek and sultry in Atelier Versace.
Octavia Spencer in Marchesa. I loved this color and the way the feathers in the skirt blend.
The two best gowns of the night were Viola Davis dressed fabulously in Armani and Taraji P. Henson stunned in Alberta Ferretti.
photos courtesy of CNN