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Oscars 2013 Fashion Recap: Red Carpet Trends & Best Dressed Picks

2/25/2013 Whitney Watt 0 Comments


Did you watch the Academy Awards last night? It was undoubtedly one of the biggest nights in Hollywood and definitely the most talked about in terms of red carpet coverage. Oscar night is all about the stars looking their best, and there are always bound to be hits and misses. As always with every event, I spotted quite a few trends on the red carpet and was wowed by a few looks. Let's start off with my picks for best dressed:

Best Dressed: Kelly Rowland

I posted many of the looks on facebook last night to get your immediate feedback, and many of you seemed to agree that the beautiful Kelly Rowland was a winner. Kelly is having a great month! She performed with her girls at the Super Bowl and wowed on the Grammy's red carpet, then last night showed up in this two-toned number:


Kelly was wearing a dress by Donna Karan Atelier. So why do I love it? She is giving us sexy with edge - I love the structure of the dress and the two-tone color. The thigh-high slit and dramatic train finish off the look. Very nice Kelly!

Best Dressed: Charlize Theron


My other top favorite was Charlize Theron, who recently chopped off her hair. Loving the pixie cut, it looks great on her! And the dress...




Gorgeous. She wore a Dior Haute Couture gown - simple yet elegant. The two piece aspect of it reminds me of Anne Hathaway's Chanel dress from the Golden Globes, but I like the shape of Charlize's dress more with the more flowy skirt and v-cut peplum top.

Oscar Red Carpet Trends

There are bound to be great minds that think alike at big events like this, so let's examine a few of the trends spotted on the red carpet.

Trend: Metallic


One of the biggest trends I saw was the abundance of metallic gowns. Ladies were dripping in silver and gold on the red carpet, and giving the coveted trophy of the night a run for its money. Halle Berry and Stacy Keibler (George Clooney's date) both chose beaded looks. Halle's dress was definitely a big step up from her choice for the Golden Globes. It wasn't my favorite look from her, but it looked great on tv.


Jessica Chastain, another look I loved, went for old Hollywood glam in a metallic gold Armani Privé gown while Catherine Zeta Jones also went for the gold.


Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman both chose to shine in sequined dresses. I love the color and cutout on Naomi's dress.

Trend: Got the Blues


A few ladies chose blue gowns for the big event. Jennifer Hudson looked nice in a navy longsleeve gown and Reese Witherspoon chose a cobalt gown.

Can't forget pint sized Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, also in blue.  



Trend: Red Hot


A common trend for the red carpet is to match the red carpet itself, and a few ladies chose red hot gowns for the night. The most talked about were Kerry Washington and Jennifer Aniston. Scandal star Kerry's dress had some beaded detail at the top and a few of you were fans of the dress. Jennifer Aniston went big and bold with her color, but I wish she would have done something different with the hair.

Trend: Soft Tones


Some ladies stuck to lighter, softer colors for spring. Oscar winner Anne Hathaway wore this pale pink gown which she described as "business in the front and party in the back."


Zoe Saldana and Amanda Seyfried also chose soft toned dresses.

Trend: Dark Beauties


To contrast with the soft tones on the red carpet, we saw a lot of dark gowns. Sandra Bullock and Salma Hayek wore this trend.


Mom-to-be Jenna Dewan and husband Channing Tatum kept it classy in all black, as well as first time Oscar winner Adele.

Trend: Go Big or Go Home


Lastly, a couple of ladies wanted to make a big statement by adding some major volume. Jennifer Lawrence won her first Oscar last night for Best Actress and also found out why all that volume isn't necessarily good for climbing stairs. As she made her way to the stage to accept her award, she tripped up the stairs! I'm sure her big moment made up for it though, and she looked lovely.


Amy Adams also chose to add a lot of volume with layers of ruffled tulle.

Favorite moments of the night? Favorite looks?

Images: Zimbio

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