The 94th Academy Awards were held last night, which means the stars were out in all their glamour. Other than Don’t Look Up, I actually haven’t seen any of the nominated movies this year. Still, I do always love to check out the red carpet dresses. So, here’s my take on the Oscars fashion.
(Side note: this is definitely a different type of post for me, as it’s mostly pictures and opinions. I’d love to know if you like this, though, and would be interested in seeing more like it.)
Oscars: Fashion Staples
Every year, there are certain go-to fashion staples seen at the Oscars. Typically, that includes black and white gowns. Which totally makes sense, seeing as the colors are timeless and tend to look good on everyone.
Here are some of the black and white looks from this year. Personally, I loved Laverne Cox and Sophia Carson’s the most.
Black & White
Oscars 2022: Trend Watch
And of course, each year sees new trends. Certain colors, silhouettes, or patterns tend to be more prevalent on the red carpet. This year, I noticed a lot of sparkles, cut-outs, bright yellow, and pastel colored gowns.
By far my favorite was Lupita N’yongo, who always looks amazing. Timothée Chalamet also wore an interesting ensemble. I wasn’t sure about his at first, but it definitely started to grow on me.
But, by far, the biggest trends I saw were blush colored dresses and the return of the bold red dress.
Some of my favorite looks of the night were the blush colored gowns – especially the ones worn by Lily James and Zuri Hall.
Bold Red Dress
And of course, the bold reds were everywhere. Here are the ones that stood out to me as being amazing.
These red gowns, on the other hand, weren’t my favorite.
My Best and Worst
Ah, and now the categories you’ve been waiting for: best and worst dressed. (Let’s be real: we all love to play Fashion Police.)
Looks I Loved
I was really drawn to the slinky, sparkly, and intricate dresses seen here from Zendaya, Alanna Haim, and Emilia Jones.
Rachel Zegler’s see-through black gown was also a standout. And I loved the sweet silver dress worn by Sean Combs’ daughter, Chance.
Finally, Zuri Hall wore one of my favorite blush colored gowns. I also really liked the looks from Megan Thee Stallion and Rachel Lindsay.
I was also a huge fan of the looks worn by Sophie Hunter and Christine Baumgartner. And although there were a lot of bold choices for the men last night, I appreciate that Kevin Costner and Benedict Cumberbatch went with the simple black suit.
Best Dressed: My Top 3
But, there can only be one winner (or, in this case, three.) While I love all of these, I think my top choice would be Regina Hall.
Lily James is a close second, though, and Vanessa Hudgens looked beyond beautiful.
Looks I Hated
Easily the most fun to judge is the bad. These were the looks I absolutely hated.
Worst Dressed: My Top 3
There’s bad and then there’s really bad. Here’s my list of the top 3 absolute worst: Billie Eilish (looks like a trash bag!), Jessica Chastain (I normally love her fashion choices, so this was a big disappointment), and Tracee Ellis Ross (so close to being lovely! I just can’t with the odd top, which looked to me like pasties.)
And Finally, the Undecided
I went back and forth with all of these. One minute, they were in the ‘hated’ column, the next, I thought, “Oh that’s kind of cool.” So, I’m listing them as ‘undecided’ for you to be the judge.