This year’s Oscars might not have been the most dramatic affair, some have even said boring, which I have to partial agree with there weren’t that many wow moments. However, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any pretty dresses, and whereas I might have shared my top seven looks already, I thought I would do a run-down on the top red carpet trends that ruled this year’s Academy Awards. Basically, any excuse to share with you guys more of the looks from this year’s event.
While a lot of the celebrities opted for muted neutral hues, there was a lot of whites, shimmering metallics, and champagne nudes, some didn’t get the memo and went for bold bright colours, while others opted for a darker romantic look. Here’s my top five red carpet trends from the 2017 Oscars:
I always find a few bridal white numbers at the Oscars, but this year they were definitely more high-fashion than Church wedding. From Naomie Harris in her edgy cocktail length Calvin Klein dress complete with train to Priyanka Chopra in a graphic structured corset Ralph & Russo gown the geometric pattern gave the dress a 3D effect. To add to her glamour Quantico star accessorised her strapless gown with a pair of $5 million 60 carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings. Probably the most bridal of the white looks came from Scandal’s Darby Stanchfield in Georges Chakra, this dress is all kind of pretty, I love the ruffles and the laser cut chiffon detail of this gorgeous couture gown.
Red Carpet Trends – All About Sleeves
This year’s Oscars was a very covered up affair with sleeves ruling the red carpet trends and I love that these looks prove that sex appeal isn’t all about revealing necklines, sheer panels and cutout detailing. I can’t get enough of Chrissy Teigen’s beaded Zuhair Murad, this is one beautiful dress and is fitted beautifully to her and I love the belt detailing and the thigh-high split. One of the edgiest looks had to be Ruth Negga in Valentino, her red, high-neck dress was striking and worked beautifully with her hair and make-up.
A look that polarised opinion had to Dakota Johnson in this shimmering Gucci number. Full on Old Hollywood sex appeal with the high neckline, with added vintage Cartier sparkle, and that giant bow detailing to the front. While at the other end of the scale was this demure and elegant Armani Prive gown worn by nominee Isabelle Huppert, who looked simply beautiful.
I’m normally not a fan of black on the red carpet, it can be a little safe, and even though black is generally the colour Jennifer Aniston always go for I love her in the sexy Atelier Versace gown, I’m glad she didn’t get them to alter the split of plunging neckline as she looks incredible in it. While Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta and Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti both opted for Old Hollywood glamour, and that never gets old. And can we all just agree that this is one of Kirsten Dunst’s best looks, I love her in the dip hem Dior Haute Couture gown.
Red Carpet Trends – Champagne
Nude, nudes and more nudes. There were a lot of them, from Felicity Jone’s pale embellished Dior Haute Couture dress to Chrissy Teigen’s shimmering beaded Zuhair Murad and Isabelle Huppert elegant Armani. My favourite had to be Emma Roberts in this archive Giorgio Armani Privé gown from Armani’s first Privé collection, which debuted in Paris in January 2005. I love the sexiness to this look and the contrast of the black with the nude. Then there is Nicole Kidman in this custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown reminiscent of the new spring 2017 Privé collection, the colour works but I’m not sure about the pattern, it wasn’t a winning look for me from Nicole.
Red Carpet Trends – Pop of Colour
Colour doesn’t have to be a bad thing on the red carpet, I actually like it, especially when it makes such a statement, and oh boy did Leslie Mann make one in the Disney-like yellow coloured Zac Posen. I was going to say this was her Princess moment, but to be precise this was certainly her Belle moment, maybe she was just inspired by the upcoming Beauty and the Beast release. Red was also a winner for Viola Davis, her Armani dress was the perfect look to collect her Best Supporting Actor gong. I just adore the open-shoulder and sleeve details – perfectly fitted to her.
Red Carpet Trends – Shimmering Metallics
Metallics is always a feature of the Oscar red carpet, but previous year’s they’ve been more bold, heavily embellished, this year it seemed to be all about the subtle shimmer. Emma Stone, Jessica Biel and Charlize Theron all opted for shades of gold, while Halle Berry went for a one-shoulder fringed beauty by Versace, I love the black tulle detailing on the bodice against the gold metallic.
Out of all of them I think Charlize Theron in Dior Couture has to be my favourite, I love the simple silhouette with the plunging neckline and pleated skirt and the pleated gold lamé over the black tulle makes it a little different. I also think there is something about Halle Berry’s Versace and according to her husband Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel’s trompe l’oeil work by KaufmanFranco was “perfection”.