A timeline of the best Oscar dresses, is a personal view considering that I am reminded it is that time of year where we can almost hear the hearts of every blogger, editor; stylist and fashion enthusiast skip a beat as we attempt to forecast who will walk away with one of the greatest accolade for an actor to receive. The 87th academy Awards are less than a month away and what I am most looking forward to is the fashion and who in my eyes will receive the best dressed award. With a month to go here are my best Oscar dresses from the past few years!
I may have been too young to remember or appreciate but in 2003 Kate Hudson was a stunning goddess in a silk gold chiffon Versace gown that was entirely made by hand and took over 500 hours to make. The dress was V-neck and with cupped sleeves, an elegant choice for a fitting occasion. Hollywood glam perfected!
Back in 2006, Reese Witherspoon not only walked away with an Academy Award for Best Actress in the film Walk the Line, but had heads rolling in a beautiful vintage V-neck and heavy metallic embellished Dior dress. After finding the dress in a Paris boutique, the owner parted ways with the 1955 gown.
Anne Hathaway shone like a mother of pearls in 2009 showcasing a fairy-mermaid dress by Giorgio Armani. Dazzling in this strapless number, the dress was a figure hugging shape straight from the Privé couture collection, embellished with Swarovski crystals on diagonal and oversize paillettes at the hem. Mixing champagne and pearl white together was a perfect way of complimenting her complexion.
Amanda Seyfried was a sparkling princess in a picturesque lilac embellished Alexander McQueen gown with silver dragonfly embroidery with a halter neck and keyhole detail at the chest. Captivating in colour and detail, this was one of my favourite dresses of the year. Drop dead gorgeous to say the least!
Wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown, Amy Adam’s dress was inspired by an old black and white photo. What transpired was a dramatic full length beaded and tulle-embellished gown. The powder-blue shade was a sophisticated and demure choice and though strapless, the voluminous and frothiness of the skirt made it unlike no other.
As the face of Dior, it was expected Jennifer Lawrence would be wearing the famous fashion house. Walking away with a golden statue, Jennifer Lawrence was the talk of fashion after wowing in a textured and voluminous Dior couture gown. Having chosen the gown the morning of the ceremony after a perfect fit, the full skirted dress may not have been the easiest to walk in having tripped on her way to collect her Oscar, but it was well worth it to be tipped best dressed.
Lupita Nyongo was an unrivalled winner both in Academy Awards and best dressed arriving in Nairobi Blue, a colour which was the colour of her heritage. The silk georgette soleil pleated dress was absolutely beautiful and mesmerising. The pale blue deep V-neck cut dress was designed by Nyongo’s stylist Micaela Erlanger in collaboration with Italian fashion house Prada.
Take a look at Marie Claire’s website for the Best Oscar Dress Of All Time.