The Academy Awards are always a favorite time of mine, because of the fashion. I do love seeing who gets awarded, and listening to their speeches, but in many ways the Oscars is a fashion show in it’s own way. The Red Carpet is the catwalk, and the actors and actresses, become the models. In my opinion there were two distinct styles of dresses this Oscar’s season, that were very successful; ball gowns and column dresses.
I loved Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior couture gown. It was perfect on her, and made her look like the Best Actress that she is. Her dress was so classic and elegant, that I predict brides in 2013 will copy her dress for their upcoming weddings. Jennifer Aniston, and Amy Adams also wore gorgeous ball gowns. The bold red A-line Valentino might have seemed out of character for Aniston, but the simple silhouette and hair. Amy Adams looked gorgeous in her floaty dove grey and pale blue, Oscar de la Renta ball gown. These ladies were definitely the belles of the ball, but most changed into beautiful (and more practical) column gowns for the Oscars after parties.
Some of my 2013 Oscar favorites were not wearing ball gowns, in fact quite the opposite. Anne Hathaway, Hallie Berry, and Naiomi Watts stole the show in their statuesque column gowns. I’ll admit Anne Hathaway’s Prada dress was not my favorite column dress, because I’m personally not a fan of bib-type tops, but she was so radiant, happy and classic that I felt it was a very beautiful vintage look for her. I loved Halle Berry’s Marchesa Art Deco Oscar dress. Lastly Niaomi Watts wore a gorgeous custom Armiani gown, which is by far my favorite column dress of the 2013 Oscars. The steel gray sequins looked elegant, rather than flashy, and the neckline, half sweetheart, half cap sleeve, was well tailored, so that it didnt look busy.
I loved the dresses this Oscars season, and these were six that stood out to me. There were many other beautiful actresses that were on trend in ball gowns and column gowns. Special congrats to Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress and Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress.