Prime Women Weigh in on the Oscars Fashion

We surveyed some of our writers and readers. Here are their comments on the dresses worn by celebrities at Sunday night’s Oscars. Spoiler alert.. they sometimes didn’t agree. Let us know your picks on our Facebook post!


Red Carpet-Oscars- Jennifer Lopez wearing Tom Ford
Jennifer Lopez wearing Tom Ford.

“J Lo in her metallic dress – exuded radiance, confidence and beauty AND she is turning 50!!!” -Leigh R.

RedCarpet-Oscars-Glenn Close wears a Carolina Herrera custom gown
Glenn Close wears a Carolina Herrera custom gown weighing 42 pounds from the 4 million beads used in the design.

“Although she didn’t take home an Oscar, Glen Close chose a winning dress. She looked regal in the gold Carolina Herrara dress that had a dramatic train and thousands of Swarovski crystals. Supposedly her dress weighed more than 40 pounds!” -Cynthia P.

My least favorite was Glenn Close.  Way too much dress (they said 40 pounds).  A great example of how to take the cape trend and do it wrong. Plus wearing a gold dress was a sure way to jinx her possible win!” –Jan S.

RedCarpet-Oscars-Olivia Colman Wearing Prada
Olivia Colman Wearing Prada.

“Olivia Coleman….the English rose wrapped in a green and beautiful dress, looking every inch the sparkly, fabulous star she is.“ -Jo H.

“I thought her dress was dreadful.” -Peggy J

RedCarpet-Oscars-Regina King wearing Oscar de la Renta
Regina King wearing Oscar de la Renta.

“Regina King. That white dress was just perfect and it fit her like a glove. Only problem was the train.” -Jan S

RedCarpet-Oscars-LadyGaga in Tiffany Necklace and Alexander McQueen
Lady Gaga in Tiffany Necklace & Alexander McQueen gown.

“Lady GaGa….proving that adding ‘hips’ can actually be a beautiful thing!! Stunning.” –Jo H

RedCarpet-Oscars-Amy Adams in Atelier Versace
Amy Adams in Atelier Versace

“Amy Adams looked wonderful. Sexy and old Hollywood.” -Tricia C.

RedCarpet Oscars Julia Roberts in Elie Saab.
Julia Roberts in Elie Saab.

“Julia Roberts looked sensational!  Vibrant, but not flashy.  Classy, but fresh. She wore the dress, it didn’t wear her!” -Nancy K.

“My favorite was Julia Roberts’ dress. It was elegant but understated. It looked great on her, but didn’t detract from her trademark beauty, personality or that famous smile.” -Catherine R.

RedCarpet-Oscars-Billy Porter wears a tuxedo dress by Christian Siriano
Billy Porter wears a tuxedo dress by Christian Siriano.

“Billy Porter’s Christian Siriano black strapless velvet gown under the classic tuxedo top with the adorned cuffs was absolutely stunning. So sophisticated with such beautiful lines! Definitely my favorite of the evening.” -Elizabeth C.

RedCarpet-Oscars-Tina Fey in a Vera Wang gown
Tina Fey in a Vera Wang gown.

“Tina Fey’s color choice was spot on for her, though she appears to be a little busty for the strapless style.” -Margaret O.

RedCarpet-Oscars-Maya Rudolph in a Giambattista Valli gown
Maya Rudolph in a Giambattista Valli gown.

“Maya Rudolph looked to have pulled a Scarlett O’Hara – tearing down the curtains from a little girl’s bedroom for her dress.” -Vicki J.

RedCarpet-Oscars-Angela Bassett wearing Reem Acra
Angela Bassett wearing Reem Acra.

“Angela Basset’s dress was perfection and she was styled perfect for it. Her face and hair stood out against the pink cloud on her shoulder.” -Karyl I.

RedCarpet-Oscars- Allison Janney in a Pamella Roland gown
Allison Janney in a Pamella Roland gown.

“Allison Janey looked regal in her black ensemble which was very sophisticated although hard to see clearly all of the details.” -Valerie F.

RedCarpet-Oscars-Dame Helen Mirren in Schiaparelli Haute Couture
Dame Helen Mirren in Schiaparelli Haute Couture.

“The fabulous over 50s at the Oscars – showing the younger generation how to kill it with style. Helen Mirren and Jane Fonda leading the pack in elegance.” Victoria T.

You can purchase some of the fabulous Oscars’ Best Dressed gowns you see here!

All images courtesy of Walmart/ABC/The Oscars


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