With all the glamour that spilled out from Oscar Night it would be a shame to roll up the red carpet without one last look. Since we clocked in a full six hours glued to the tele, we have earned the privilege to dole out awards for our favorite ensembles. While we appreciate Hollywood’s A-list stepping out in bold color, we think the big prize goes to the ladies with the most shine. From Gwyneth’s shimmering sheath to Amy Adams’ blue-beaded beauty, the stars who went with a sparkling hue truly stood out. Here’s who lived up to our brightest expectations at the Oscars. Be warned– sunnies not provided.
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Let’s face it, Gwyneth Paltrow knows fashion. She knows what to wear, how to pair, and when to flaunt. The Oscars were just another opportunity for her to show off her know-how with a fine toothed comb. And finely combed she was with stick-sleek hair that perfectly complemented the minimal design of her Calvin Klein dress. By adding just the right touch of old world jewels, her appearance was modernly right with a hint of vintage charm. To achieve Gwyneth’s uber chic style, try this Tadashi on for size.
Michelle Williams was true to form in Chanel Haute Couture. A bit classic, a bit coy, the streamlined silhouette of the dress created an ideal platform for each delicately placed bead. Michelle has found her sweet spot with cropped locks, and a smoky yet ethereal make-up palette. We delighted in her demure grace that translated with a soft wink. For an asymmetrical take on Michelle’s dress, try this floor sweeping version by Scala.
Mandy Moore, who also got the memo to shine, donned a buff Monique Lhuillier gown. With a sequin here and a glimmer there – Mandy had it all covered, just barely. Her bits and pieces were given an iridescent glow that created sparks on the red carpet. You too can stun like Mandy in this precious gem by Mon Cheri.
New mom, Amy Adams trimmed down to perfection then flaunted her figure in a midnight blue sparkler by L’Wren Scott. She topped off the look with some serious bling- $1.35 million in Cartier emeralds and diamonds, to be exact. Another simple silhouette that both flattered and beamed brilliance. Get your glitz on in this hard hitter by Scala.
And lastly, we must not forget Halle Berry, the eternal beauty who radiates nothing less than perfection. This woman can do no wrong – especially when there’s a bedazzled Marchesa involved. Glam it up like Halle with this head-turner by Mac Duggal.