Ten on Tuesday: Oscars fashion edition (2014)

I skipped the Oscars Sunday night (too tired), but I was really eager to see all of the gorgeous dresses come Monday morning. I eagerly turned on my computer and started flipping through slideshows of the red carpet, waiting for the slew of really jaw-dropping gowns that I knew just had to be hiding in there somewhere.

I’m still looking for them.

Truthfully, this year’s Oscar fashions sucked. I wasn’t feeling the plethora of nude gowns–they made most of the actresses look really washed out, and after a while they all just blended together. Also blah were the capes (Jada Pinkett Smith, Camilla Alves). And as much as I wanted to love the dresses on Elsa Pataky (aka Mrs. Thor) and Olivia Wilde, they both looked insanely uncomfortable–not to mention there was something weird going on in the boob area on both dresses.

Other offenders: Anna Kendrick and Ireland Baldwin seemed to be wearing dresses that didn’t know what they wanted to be. So many were just boring, like Meryl Streep and Emma Watson. And some were just harsh on the eyes: Gabourey Sidibe and Chirssy Teigen both looked like they were wearing prom cast-offs, not red carpet gowns.

With all of that said, I did see a few winners, so I thought I’d share them here!! Read more (and see pics) after the jump! And don’t forget to swing by Alyssa’s blog to link up for Ten on Tuesday!

1. Lupita Nyong’o in Prada. Of course I knew she’d knock it out of the park!


2. Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen. She looks so youthful yet classy and elegant.


3. Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Reem Acra. She had the best out of all the nude gowns on the carpet.


4. Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab Haute Couture. Second-best nude gown. For some reason people really disliked this one, though.


5. Olga Kurylenko in Alice Elia from Red Carpet Green Dress. Her dress is eco-friendly!


6. Rachel Smith in Sherry Hill. She’s a beauty queen and TV personality, not an actress, so she didn’t show up in a lot of the slideshows I browsed. But she definitely had the best black gown on the carpet. (I wanted to like Charlize Theron’s number, but the strap/boob situation was weirding me out!)


7. Kerry Washington in Jason Wu. I was kind of torn on this dress, but it’s Kerry, and she would look good in a trash bag, so…yeah. She just looks so glowy and happy, even for being pregnant on the red carpet!


8. Viola Davis in Escada. Love the green, and love the hair.


9. Sari Mercer in Suzanne Neville. Isn’t it kind of bad when a nominee’s girlfriend is more pulled-together than the majority of the celebrities on the red carpet? Doesn’t that mean all those high-paid stylists are really dropping the ball? (That’s 12 Years A Slave nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor in the tux.)


10. Jared Leto in Saint Laurent. Surprise, a dude! I liked that he didn’t go with the traditional tux. He truly looks like a rock star.


So who were your best-dressed ladies (and gents) of the night? Tell me in the comments!

22 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Haha so funny, I felt the same way. There was no dress that really blew me away. I expected so much more. But Lupita’s dress is my favorite. And I really liked Olga Kurylenko’s dress too. Especially that it is eco-friendly and that she wore vegan shoes. :) I have not even seen #3 before I read your post but that really is a cute nude dress! I also agree on Angelina Jolie’s dress. I don’t understand why so many people disliked it. And I have never thought that white jackets could look so great. :)

  2. You’re right. The fashion this year was blah. Lupita should be #1 in EVERY list!
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. I didn’t watch the oscars either but I did see photos and I have to say that stars don’t quite know how to choose the right clothes for themselves. but there is always some nice ones but I prefer simple dresses. I like the light blue dress !(#1) – I can’t pronounce her name but she looks terrific. and Cate Blanchett’s dress looked pretty almost like #3’s dress.

    how about those thank you speeches? I read some of them and they seem bizarre.

    hope you have a great day.

  4. My favorite was Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s) – what she wore on the Red Carpet. It is literally my favorite dress ever. Usually I just think they are pretty – this one I want!

    1. I was so torn on her dress! I like more classic stuff, but it did look really good on her. At first I didn’t even recognize her! The red dress she wore onstage to sing ‘The Moon Song’ was pretty too.

  5. I don’t watch the Oscar or what celebrities are wearing unless it’s posted on blogs I follow, hehehe. Personally I would never pick a nude gown for myself even if that’s what’s trending. I’d pass. Out of the pictures you posted, my favorite is Sandra Bullock. I find her dress more appealing to my taste.

  6. I just think it would be so much fun to get a chance to wear dresses like that!! Those are definitely gorgeous ones–I love the rich red dress.

    1. It would be so lovely! Though I don’t know, they’re on the red carpet forever with no snack breaks. I’d need a dress with pockets so I could smuggle snacks with me!

  7. Sandra looks the best :-) I wish there was more color too see in makeup looks (Orchid and neons).
    Nice post dear :)

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