The Hollywood awards show season is in full swing, and with it comes the good, the bad, and the ugly of celebrity outfits. So instead of just merely commenting on the dresses as they appear, I'm going to put my own choices out there for you to comment on.
Now, the choice of the dress depends on the mood of the Kiffen. This fantastic Roberto Cavalli dress would be a showstopper on the red carpet: the color is stunning and the shape is quite flattering. It would work well with classic red lips and rubies (come on, it's the Oscars - the borrowed Harry Winston and Fred Leighton jewels come with the territory).
For a look with more classic glamour, this Oscar de la Renta dress, reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, would be an excellent choice. With a dress this formal, you need relaxed makeup and hair, so simple smoky eyes, nude lips, and loose hair would be perfect. Silver accessories, maybe with a few diamonds here and there, would be a great pick.
Pucci would be a bold choice for the Oscars - the colors, the print, the sheer fabulousness of the dress would make it an excellent choice. With a dress this breezy, hair and makeup would have to be quite defined. A sleek french twist, bright fuschia gloss, and shimmery white shadow with black liner would take this dress to the next level. Add a pair of turquoise strappy sandals, and you're red carpet ready.
This Valentino dress is the most avant-garde of the choices, yet it is still undeniably appropriate for big Hollywood night. Black Tahitian pearls, smoky eyes, and some gorgeous jeweled sandals would complete the ensemble for a memorable Oscar look.
The most important thing about Oscar dressing, or any big night, is to remember to have fun with your style. It's only fashion, so don't take it too seriously.