Academy Awards (Oscars) 2014: Favorite Looks

 

Every year stars walk The Red Carpet at The Dolby Theatre in LA for the most elegant night in Hollywood. This year rain threatened to put a damper on the evening, but in the end the sun came out and all the gorgeous gowns stayed beautiful and dry. Check out our favorite looks from the 2014 Academy Awards…
20. The J. Mendel gown wore by Anna Kendrick was a little… confusing… but the back was so exquisite with it’s criss-crossing straps it ultimately felt wow-worthy enough for the top 20.Β 
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Anna Kendrick - J. Mendel
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Anna Kendrick – J. Mendel

Β 19. The neckline(?) of Charlize Theron’s Dior gown was sort of confusing, but the black was a good choice and the bottom of the gown is “wow-worthy” with the sheer train and pleats. Also, how ’bout a smile?

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Charlize Theron - Dior
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Charlize Theron – Dior

18. Kerry Washington dresses up her “Baby Bump” with a gorgeous plum-colored Jason Wu gown and simple jewels. Her half-updo and and dark lip work beautifully with the gown.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Kerry Washington - Jason Wu
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Kerry Washington – Jason Wu

17. Glenn Close ALWAYS looks stunning and this night was no exception. Her gorgeous black Zac Posen gown with Bolero was a great choice for her. We love that she kept it simple with her earrings, makeup, and hair to really emphasize the intricacies of the dress.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Glenn Close - Zac Posen
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Glenn Close – Zac Posen

16. And the winner is… CATE BLANCHETT! Woohoo! So, not only did Cate walk away with The Oscar for “Best Actress in a Leading Roll” (for Blue Jasmine) she also walked the red carpet in a gorgeously bejweled Armani gown. Her simple hair and makeup showed off her always stunning features and her sparkling earrings were the perfect compliment.

Academy Awards Oscars CateBlanchett Armani
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2014 – CateBlanchett – Armani

15. I really appreciate that Amy Adams said she was “dressing for herself” at the Oscars. This Gucci gown fits perfectly, falls beautifully, is an excellent color on her, and is truly timeless… It’s just hard to follow up the amazing Antonio Berardi she wore at The Golden Globes.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - AmyAdams - Gucci
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Amy Adams – Gucci

14. Jennifer Garner showed up in an incredibly fun (and Swooshy) gown by Oscar de la Renta. Since Jennifer was presenting, this was a great choice for her. Following The-Year-of-Gatsby, the flapper style fringe was very smart and unique on the red carpet. The only thing I would have changed is a black clutch over the matchy-smatchy silver one.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Jennifer Garner - Oscar de la Renta
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2014 – Jennifer Garner – Oscar de la Renta

13. Portia de Rossi’s Naeem Khan gown was A-MA-ZING!!! I felt the “Mixed Prints” were such a fun and unique choice for her and I love the cummerbund style waistline! Not wild about the accessories, but everything else is perfection.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Portia de Rossi - Naeem Khan
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2014 – Portia de Rossi – Naeem Khan

12. Calista Flockhart looked lovely in a dazzling white gown by Jacob & Co. It was little bit reminiscent of a wedding gown, but white always shows up well on the red carpet and I applaud anyone brave enough to try it.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Calista Flockhart- Jacob & Co.
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2014 – Calista Flockhart- Jacob & Co.

11. Bette Midler is most definitely her own person, and that’s just one of the many reasons we love her so much πŸ˜‰ In a bold red nude illusion dress from Reem Acra, Bette shows us how she’s “still got it” on The Red Carpet.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Bette Midler - Reem Acra
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Bette Midler – Reem Acra

10. Is it the dress or is it Maria Menounos? Who can tell?!?! The woman is so stunning she could probably wear anything and make the “Best Dressed” list. So, if we cut her head out of the photo (thus negating the perfect hair and makeup) the sparkling gown from Johanna Johnson still stands on it’s own… So we’ll give her credit for the overall look.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Maria Menounos - Johanna Johnson
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2014 – Maria Menounos – Johanna Johnson

09. Olivia Wilde (and baby bump) showed up in a gorgeous Valentino gown. While the front is really classic and lovely, it’s the back that kicks it up a notch with a large keyhole and white panel. Her white earrings, bangles, and bold ring are perfection and the updo is just right.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Olivia Wilde - Valentino
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Olivia Wilde – Valentino
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Olivia Wilde - Valentino
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 (Back) – Olivia Wilde – Valentino

08. After the gorgeous dress Margot Robbie wore to The Golden Globes, I was salivating with anticipation over what she would wear to The Oscars. However, she was a bit overlooked… Maybe it was the new dark mane she was sporting, but I didn’t even see her on The Red Carpet. While I preferred her look at The Golden Globes, I appreciate that she went TOTAL contrast for The Oscars in an all black gown from Saint Laurent with sparkling bodice and bow back.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Margot Robbie - Saint Laurent
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Margot Robbie – Saint Laurent

07. GAH! Sandra Bullock is just so stunning! I felt the Navy was a superb choice for her. The drape on the dress is beautiful (applause for the brilliant Alexander McQueen), but I feel like there’s something a little off on the fit… like the detail is pulling the left side of her neckline down… Her hair and makeup are great though and I love the dark nails.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Sandra Bullock - Alexander McQueen
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Sandra Bullock – Alexander McQueen

06. I love Jennifer Lawrence so so so much! I could not wait to see what Dior gown she was sporting for the Oscars… I have to say, I’m a little disappointed 😦 Was it a beautiful dress? YES! Did it fit her beautifully? DUH! I’m just ready for a different neckline. It’s been awhile since she’s walked The Red Carpet in something non-strapless. However, if you take the “back story” out of the equation… It’s still frickin’ fabulous Dior.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Jennifer Lawrence - Dior
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2014 – Jennifer Lawrence – Dior

05. Wow! Angelina Jolie looked so elegant and lovely in a gold beaded gown from Elie Saab. Even though she was there to present, she dressed like a nominee and that’s one of the reasons she always rocks The Red Carpet.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Angelina Jolie - Elie Saab
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Angelina Jolie – Elie Saab

04. I felt like Kristen Bell was one of the few celebrities who thought, “I’m at the frickin’ Oscars man… Let’s have some fun!” She didn’t play it safe with a classic but perfectly fitted gown, she took a risk and went all out with a highly-detailed dress by Roberto Cavalli. Love the lace, love the texture at the bottom, and LOVE the corset back. I’m not wild about her hair (looks a little Prom), but I admire her choice of dress.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Kristen Bell - Roberto Cavalli
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2014 – Kristen Bell – Roberto Cavalli
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Kristen Bell - Roberto Cavalli
Academy Awards (Oscars) 2014 – Kristen Bell – Roberto Cavalli

03. Holy Kate Hudson! The look from head to toe is just… so… Kate! She’s always so elegantly Bohemian and therefore true to herself. Her Atelier Versace gown was unique from every angle and her hair and makeup suited her to a tee.

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Kate Hudson - Atelier Versace
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Kate Hudson – Atelier Versace

2. After all the beautiful and unique dresses Lupita Nyong’o has worn on The Red Carpet this season, I couldn’t wait to see what she pulled out of the limo and this dress DID NOT disappoint! The duck egg blue color was perfect on her and showed up beautifully on The Red Carpet. Her headband was a lovely and youthful touch that was different from other looks we were seeing. Lupita also walked away with The Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” so I’d say it was all-in-all a pretty awesome night for her πŸ˜‰

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Lupita Nyong'o - Prada
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Lupita Nyong’o – Prada

01. It will be a rare occasion that Emma Watson doesn’t make it into my top 5 on The Red Carpet. She always amazes me and wears something I would wear myself. Her glimmering dress by Vera Wang was youthful but elegant and fit her beautifully. I also love her red lip and braided pulled back hairstyle. Keep it going Emma! You’re always one to watch πŸ˜‰

Academy Awards Oscars 2014 - Emma Watson - Vera Wang
Academy Awards Oscars 2014 – Emma Watson – Vera Wang
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