It seems as though it was only yesterday that we were discussing the Academy Awards’ winners and best dressed from last year, but now it’s time to refresh to 2015 and prepare ourselves for the beauty of the gowns worn by some of the most inspirational and talented women in film.
Lets start big with Emma Stone. who wore one of my all-time favourite dress designers, Elie Saab.
What I love about this dress, other than the intricate bead detail that runs throughout the entire gown is the colour. You would never think that a fluorescent green on a redhead would work so well – but it does! Emma does well to be the stark contrast amongst a sea of monochrome dresses from this years Academy Awards, and she really does look incredible!
Next is Scarlett Johansson, also in green, looks radiant in Versace.
While the internet has been split in two over Scarlett’s choice of necklace, I think it adds something sparkly to the somewhat simple dress. The shape of the dress compliments Scarlett’s to-die-for figure, and her slicked back hair style draws more attention to the green cascade of beads and jewels on her neck.
Steering away from green is Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford, another designer I admire.
Reese, who was nominated for the Best Actress award for Wild, brought the glamour to The Oscars with this white off-the-shoulder dress with black detailing around the top and waist. The slight train of the dress helps to accentuate the figure hugging fit of the dress around Reese’s upper body which is not only a very classic dress style but extremely complimentary. And can we just look at the undeniable shine of her hair? It’s like a mirror!
Also in monochrome is the iconic Meryl Street, who was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in Into The Woods.
Similar to Reese, Meryl Streep brought the class to this years Academy Awards in a black skirt and white top, which is finished perfectly with a tuxedo blazer, a belt to split the two pieces apart and a small box clutch. With minimal accessorising, the focus is not only on Meryl’s outfit, but on her her Fred Leighton earrings and classy makeup.
50 Shadesof Grey star, Dakota Johnson, wore everything but the aforementioned shade in a vibrant dress by Saint Laurent, another favourite of mine.
Considering the daring colour, Dakota pulls it off incredibly well. The silver detailing on one side of the dress brings the dress together, creating a glamorous yet edgy look all in one outfit. Matching red lipstick and smokey eyeshadow adds to the edge that is ideal for any Saint Laurent choice for any occasion.
In a stark comparison to Dakota’s edgy siren look, Keira Knightley arrived on the red carpet in a soft, floral Valentino dress.
Like some of the other dresses on the red carpet (including Emma Stone’s gown), Keira opted for a custom made dress by one of the best dress creators in the industry. This Valentino gown is not an ordinary floral gown; with writing and abstract-looking flowers on top of layers and layers of nude tulle. A lot of people haven’t been too keen on Keira’s choice, but it’s definitely a lovely enough dress for The Oscars, and very Keira! Also – is that a baby bump we can see?
In another custom made dress is the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein.
Fun fact for you about Lupita’s dress: there is 6,000 pearls that have been attached onto her Calvin Klein dress for the Academy Awards. 6,000! It’s an incredible option for Lupita that makes her look even more radiant – if that is even possible. What I love about this dress is that it looks like a combination of the halter neck dress worn by Hollywood Glamour star, Marilyn Monroe in the film, Seven Year Itch with the iconic pearl necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. With the amount of detailing, Lupita needs no accessories except for a pair of simplistic earrings and silver rings.
Anna Kendrick wowed at The Oscars in a salmon pink dress by Thakoon.
The lightness of the fabric that contrasts the darkness of Anna’s eye makeup makes for a perfect combination for the event. The colour does well considering her somewhat pale skin, and the detailing around the neck and front of the dress changes it from an über feminine choice to classic and sexy all at one. Go Anna!
Tegan and Sara brought a seriously cool feminine-meets-mascule-meets-grunge vibe in outfits that are a plus in matching outfits.
Performing the song ‘Everything is Awesome’ that was written by Shawn Patterson for The Lego Movie that was nominated for the Best Original Song Award, Tegan and Sara brought some serious goth vibes to The Academy Awards that I am in love with. I particularly admire Tegan’s (left) tuxedo blazer from The Kooples, which is officially on my wish list!
BEST DRESSED: Excuse me while I swoon for the rest of my life at Carmen Ejogo’s look at The Oscars…
The British actress choice of white, ethereal dress from Houghton Bride’s SS15 collection was a definite winner. One of the aspects of this gown that I cannot tear my eyes away from is the simpleness of it. Unlike some of the puffy dresses worn by some of the incredible women at The Oscars 2015, Carmen’s slip-like dress in pure white makes her stand out from the crowd. The barely-there spaghetti straps are so thin that means that the focus on the top of the dress is towards her necklace and the gentle swoop of underarm section of the dress.
Her shiny hair formed into gentle waves help to frame her face, which is perfectly made up with a bright pink lipstick that forms a complete contrast to the purity of her dress. Carmen, congratulations not only in your role in Selma but also on this spectacular outfit – you nailed it!
Check out some of the other favourites from this years Academy Awards: