Tuesday, February 24

2015 Oscars: My Favorite Looks

I haven't been quite as award-show crazy here on the blog as I was last winter with the Grammy Awards and the Golden Globes, but I couldn't resist Hollywood's true night to shine, The Oscars. I always like to see how the looks on the red carpet reflect runway trends and influence fashion for the rest of the year! I found information about fashion and jewelry  designers on People. For image sources, check out my winter Pinterest board.

Best Dressed Ladies

I love coral and I love Anna Kendrick, so I fell head over heels for her sophisticated halter dress. It's a 70's-inspired look that is totally contemporary.

There were a lot of black dresses and white dresses on the red carpet as well, and I loved Margot Robbie's 70's-inspired v-neck dress and 30's-inspired Van Cleef & Arpels tassel necklace, along with Lupia Nyong'o's pearl-encrusted Calvin Klein halter dress.

Lovely Lace

Texture was popular in Oscar dresses last year, but ruffles have given way to lace that is both elegant and sensual. Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike looked every bit the movie star in her red lace strapless dress with a dramatic slit. I thought Kelly Osbourne's dress was stunning and ladylike while still perfect for rock royalty.

Trendy Taupe

Last year nude dresses with fabric appliques were a huge trend at the Oscars, with Cate Blanchett and Idina Menzel both rocking the look, and this year a similar tonal color was popular, but in sleek shapes that accented the actress' figures. Viola Davis' boatneck Zac Posen dress was perfectly elegant paired with a diamond and pearl Van Cleef & Arpels necklace.

Guardians of the Galaxy's Zoe Saldana and Cake's Jennifer Aniston both showed off toned figures in tonal dresses that were both from Versace - I love the sheer bottom part of Jennifer's dress.


Metallic sparkle was also a hit, with Anna Farris looking great in gold and Jennifer Lopez stealing the show in  with her long copper train.

Best Dressed Gentlemen

I love when a man's not afraid to break the basic tux mold, so I loved David Oyelowo's take on Pantone's color of the year, Marsala, accented with pops of bright red in his vest and tie.

Celebrity Doppelgangers

Kevin Spacey and Jason Sudeikis both rocked navy tuxes on Oscar night last year; this year the bold color belonged to Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne and The Fault in Our Stars' Ansel Elgort in nearly identical looks.

One of last year's most memorable Oscar looks was Matthew McConaughey in a dapper white jacket; this year, Benedict Cumberbatch and Adrien Brody both managed to pull of white jackets without looking like cater waiters.

Best Beauty

I'm not really sure why Zendaya was at the Oscars, but her pulled-back faux dreadlocks and draped gown, paired with soft, romantic makeup made her look absolutely gorgeous. Kerry Washington was glowing as always with rose-hued makeup.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum's makeup also stood out to me - her smoky eye and tangerine lipstick looked great with a pulled-back, sleek ponytail and statement earrings.

 Best Accessories

It looks like last year's ear cuff has some competition: both Big Hero 6's Jamie Chung and Best Actress winner Julianne Moore wore half round fan-shaped earrings. I hope this style catches on.

Other notable bling: Marion Cotillard's interesting earrings and Jessica Chastain's simple but stunning Piaget diamond necklace.


  1. What a great recap Heather. Thanks so much for sharing. I really enjoyed it.

    Ada. =)

    1. Thanks Ada! I am an award show junkie :)