If you asked me my favorite season of the year, I wouldn’t say summer or winter, I would whole heartedly reply with “Award’s Season!” The Sunday nights of celebrities, glitz, glamour, and winners are my absolute favorite time of the year. And the creme de la creme of all award shows, The Oscars, was just this past Sunday. It is the night all the actors have been waiting for and when everyone pulls out all the stops. And the very best part of the whole show is the red carpet, where you anxiously await to see all your favorite stars and show off their gorgeous gowns.
This year’s 85th Annual Academy Awards’ red carpet proved popular with soft pale colors, blues, and pinks making lots of appearances. Pops of purple were spotted as well from dark, rich shades to more muted lilac tones. Metallics made an statement on many stars from gunmetal to gold shiny hues. Pales, creams, and even bright whites seemed to be a trend, giving a look forward towards spring and fresh palettes. And when it came down to the hair, loose updos were a popular style making celebrities look carefree and casual on the breezy LA evening. I thought the red carpet looks as a whole were pretty on point; just about all the woman really brought it! But I had a select handful of standout looks I fell in love with the second they stepped out on the carpet. My favorites of the evening came down to these top five:
5. Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen
The “Les Miserables” star looked very glamorous in this custom McQueen gown in light lilac with floral embroidery.
4. Jennifer Garner in Gucci
Jennifer may have came to support her “Argo” director husband, but she was the standout of the couple in a beautiful plum colored dress with a ruffled train and a knockout statement necklace to really make it pop! And having Ben Affleck on her arm wasn’t a bad looking accessory either : )
3. Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta
Looking like a modern day princess, “The Master” actress glowed in her feathered ball gown in light purple, keeping the accessories simple in favor of leaving the dress to say it all.
2. Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé
The red head “Zero Dark Thirty” star radiated in this toasted peach colored form fitting dress. You would think the nuetral tone of the dress would camouflage into the her pale skin tone but her auburn hair and red lips made the whole look come together quite stunningly.
1. Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture
My very favorite look on the red carpet was Jennifer Lawrence. The 22 year old “Silver Linings Playbook” actress looked absolutely amazing in this blush color gown with an billowing mermaid cut. And she may have started a fashion trend with her backwards necklace that dangled down the back of her gown, trailing along with her train. She truly was the winner in just about everyone’s book, winning best dressed on Twitter and E!’s Fashion Police , and winning her first Oscar ever for Best Actress! She may have fell on her way up to the stage, but that made me love her even more!
Such a graceful fall : )
Who were your favorite looks on the red carpet?
Images via Abc 7, Entertainment Weekly, and E! Online.