Monday, 29 February 2016

Oscars 2016 Red Carpet Best Dressed

There's nothing like Leo *finally* winning an Oscar to make a girl come out of blogging hibernation. So here I am, back after a very long hiatus. Sorry for depriving you of my witty, deep and complex musings - I'm sure you're over it ;) but I'm back with a bang and we're dissecting my favourite red carpet looks from the Oscars 2016.

What red carpet round up would be complete without Cate Blanchett!? My forever favourite red carpet lady. She always sticks to her signature style, but still manages to surprise and gently nudge the red carpet rules and take risks (something Rooney Mara could try. Gothic Bride Doll is done. Move on). This blossoming Armani minty blue dress is a work of art and she carries it off with aplomb.

The next on my list is a beautiful Margot Robbie who took on the tricky task of wearing gold. This is risky because you do have the chance of looking like you've come to the Oscars as one of the statues and it's fancy dress. But Margot obviously nailed this look and made me have serious sequin envy. And *serious* clutch bag envy. Fringing and sequins are the way to my heart and my 'best dressed' list.

She won the Oscar and Brie Larson won on the red carpet in this simply amazing pleated Gucci dress. It's bold majorelle blue, micro-pleats and bedazzled belt make this a clear red carpet stunner. Mix that with immaculate styling and slicked back hair and you have a killer look. But it's not surprising as she's been blazing a trail on the red carpet all season in some of the strongest looks of this award season.

And what wasn't I loving on the Oscar 2016 red carpet? There was way too much skin on show; upper boob, side boob, under boob, backless, thigh-high splits, ... way too much. Keep it classy ladies, not naked. You're not Kelly Brook. And has Hollywood but a ban on irons?! The creases on the red carpet were terrible. It's bad when the celebrity faces have been ironed and steamed better than the dresses. And lastly I really didn't like all the black. I know it's on trend, but it's too somber and macabre for the Oscars - let's have some fun with colour and leave the goth look on the catwalk. Or with Rooney.