The Oscars 2013: My Top 5


The Oscars is without doubt the most anticipated awards night of the year. We all love it when our favourite on screen stars get some recognition for their role in this, that and the other. But let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than an endless parade of stars dressed to the nines in all sorts of fabulous designer creations. As usual, I’ve spent the whole morning sifting through the best of the best and have decided on what I would consider the top 5 dresses of The Oscars this year. Here we go!

1. Naomi Watts in Giorgio Armani Prive

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Without doubt the best dressed this year was Naomi Watts. She missed out on the award for Best Actress (she was incredible in The Impossible) but I’m giving her best dressed of the night, and I’m pretty sure that most magazine hit and miss columns will agree with me. Naomi took the metallic trend to the limit with her gorgeous Giorgio Armani Prive frock and it brought a welcome futuristic vibe to a sea of otherwise ‘classic’ dresses. The slightly sci-fi, sequinned frock stood out by a mile and Naomi pulled it off perfectly with her up ‘do and minimal jewels.

2. Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

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It may not have been the actual Oscars ceremony, but the annual Vanity Fair Oscars party brings in its fair share of incredible frocks. Diane Kruger pulled out all the stops at the Oscar party with this gorgeous Giambattista Valli frock. No, that’s not a hi-lo hem, as I first thought, it’s actually a cape at the back of her dress. Diane, you are an institution. How she pulls this off I have no idea, but it’s seriously working for her and I love it. The monochrome trend is huge right now and she’s managed to work it into her Oscars frock. Top marks Diane.

3. Charlize Theron in Dior

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Where to begin with Charlize in Dior. I can’t decide whether it’s the dress I love most, or the hair. Or the short hair combined with the dress? It’s just all good. Again, as with Naomi Watts, it’s nice to see a more futuristic, less safe frock on a big star and the striking white of this dress really makes an impact. The structured shape is emphasised with an on-trend peplum and an Oscar worthy train. What’s not to love?

4. Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein

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Now I’m well aware that the vast majority will have been swooning over Jen’s Dior meringue all morning, and while she did rock that princess frock well, this Calvin Klein dress I think is even more gorgeous on her. Oscar winner Jen changed into this metallic frock for the Vanity Fair party after the Oscars ceremony. This sexy Calvin Klein number was a lot more grown up than Jen’s previous choice and has a definite ’20s, Gatsby vibe with a modern twist. Two fabulous dresses and an Oscar in one night, is she ever going to beat that?

5. Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zuhair Murad

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I’m shamelessly repping Wales here and bigging up Catherine Zeta. Normally I find her choices a little forgettable, but this gorgeous Zuhair Murad ’20s style frock was gorgeous. The intricate beading that is so synonymous with these vintage style frocks can often lead to them being heavy and without shape, but Catherine’s figure-flattering frock ticked all the right boxes. Going for gold at the Oscars is a timeless choice and Catherine really shines in this super luxe nod to the roaring ’20s.

That’s it for today’s post, I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know which dress was your favourite from the night by leaving me a comment below, I’d love to know. Likewise you can tweet me your favourites @MillieDelacoe on Twitter. Until next time…

Millie x

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