A look at my best and worst dressed: Oscars 2017

The Oscars are known for showcasing some amazing designers and name brands that take everyone’s breath away. This year featured many gorgeous designs, but unfortunately, some celebrities took an “L” in the fashion category.

Before I start introducing the best/worst dressed at the Oscars, I feel like it may be necessary to explain the accessory of the night that many celebrities wore on the red carpet and during the ceremony: the blue ACLU ribbon. ACLU stands for American Civil Liberties Union, which is a non-profit organization that supports and provides aid to minority groups.

Now onto the best dressed list!

Emma Stone rocked a gorgeous embellished Givenchy dress that has a nostalgic ‘20s feel to it. The form fitting gown works well with her body shape and the fringe makes it a fun dress.

Velvet has been a hot trend, and it doesn’t seem like this look will end anytime soon. Taraji P. Henson attended the 2017 Oscars in a dark blue velvet gown custom made by Alberta Ferretti. The silhouette is just so timeless, flawless, and made a statement on the red carpet (of course, she had a little help with that gorgeous necklace).

Fierce, stunning, fire. Viola Davis looked amazing in this gorgeous custom made Armani Privé Vermillion silk gown. Everything about this dress were amazing and Viola was working it last night, so no surprise that she is on the best dressed list.

Supermodel Karlie Kloss wore an all-white Stella McCartney gown with a cape draping over one of her shoulders. To top off the look she had a thick choker necklace to give the illusion of a high collar. Such a simple design, yet it was personally my favorite gown of the night on the red carpet.

Hailee Steinfeld had her princess moment in a pale lavender Ralph & Russo Couture gown covered with floral embroidery. This gown received a lot of mixed reviews, but for my list she is definitely on the best dressed list.

 

And here’s my picks for worst dressed…

Dakota Johnson has been Hollywood’s golden girl for the past year and it seems like she took that statement literally. The Gucci ensemble stood out but not in a good way. From the fabric color to the high collar to the oversized bow, there was just too much going on.

Halle Berry looks amazing as always, but this dress by Versace was just a wrong choice for her. If it was just one color and didn’t have the black sheer panels on the top, it may have been a better look.

This Prada gown was definitely a wrong choice for actress Teresa Palmer. From the multiple seam lines, all the pleats and the belt, this dress had way too much going on. This dress does not do her body type any justice, and the belt should have never been included in the design.

Yikes… This Dior ballerina-esque design just didn’t hit the mark. First mistake was the fabric color. White does not work well with pale skin, and this is why she got lost in the dress. Secondly, the length was a poor choice. The cut makes her appear shorter rather than giving her a proportioned look. If Dior had kept the bottom form fitting and in a shiny material, this dress may have looked better.

This little black dress by Louis Vuitton is the last look on my worst dressed list. The low neckline was not working well with her neck or her bust. The short layering of black fabric on top of the floor length panel made her body proportions very wrong and awkward. Vuitton either should have made the whole skirt full or just not add the extra panels at all.

There were so many more that could have been included on both lists, but these were the few that stood out to me.  Who made your best and worst lists this year?

 

Connor Northup, '20

Your typical small town girl with big dreams. I like drawing, reading, playing soccer, and of course fashion.