I did get to watch the Red Carpet Pre-Show on E! I'm no fashion expert (completely a jeans and t-shirt type girl), but the dresses this year were just disappointing. Between this and watching The Rachel Zoe Project, it makes me think I'd be a great stylist sometimes! Let's look at the pretty dresses though. Here's my picks of top 3 dresses:
#1 Cameron Diaz
She's making weird faces that are almost "Uma Thurman"- looking in these photos, but I love this dress and how her hair was styled. Glamorous! I'm not even a Cameron Diaz fan, so no bias here! This is what I would imagine the Barbie Oscars Edition would look like. (Although after reading a Best Dressed list review that mentioned Cameron Diaz looked as though she raided Taylor Swift's closet, I can't get that image out of my mind.)
#2 Meryl Streep
Again, not a fan girl of Meryl Streep, but holy crap, AMAZING! And I didn't pick her as #2 because she is 61 years old and looks good for her age (which she does), but because she's genuinely beautiful here on Oscar night. Makeup looking fresh, perfect fit, etc etc. She definitely outshines those younger actresses. This is how it's done. Oh! And did you know this is a dress from Big Chris of Project Runway?!
#3 Miley Cyrus
I hate how people automatically judge what Miley wears to be "too sexy" because of her age. If this had been Britney or Beyonce at 17, no one would have said anything. I really love this dress and how it wraps at the stomach area. I like the cuff paired with this. Her hair is fun and young. I wish her the cup area in the bodice was about an inch taller or maybe she just needs some better posture. I think a delicate thin choker necklace would have been nice too. There's a lot of blank space going on from the top of the dress to her face.
Honorable Mention: Carey Mulligan
I love the cut of this dress. Her shoes are rockin! From what I understand, she's a pretty short girl and doesn't look it at all here. It could have easily drowned her down and looked like a prom dress if not for this too-cute cut. I like the sparkly details and everything. Minus points for her hair. I do not like this blonde dye job. It's almost elderly looking when paired with the cropped, pixie cut. If she had still been red-headed and not styled with blunt bangs, I would have rated her higher.
What do you think? What was your favorite dress of the evening? Oh, and if anyone has a link to the John Hughes segment, please link me.
I give up trying to format this post anymore! All photos are snagged from The Huffington Post.