Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oscars 2013 Part Two: Heavy Metal

It was impossible not to notice the most persistent trend of Oscars 2013 fashion: dark metallic gowns! It seems many of the actresses and plus-ones were on the same page when it came to which trend to rock on Sunday. And rock it they did!  The embellishments and patterns came in a range of styles and the variety of hair and makeup choices were all pretty on-point for their respective dresses, making for just enough variety on the red carpet.

Naomi Watts was arguably the best dressed of the night with her look topping many best-dressed lists.  Her silver Armani gown featured a futuristic shoulder cutout and one cap sleeve.  Her soft updo really allowed the dresses best angles to be shown.  Halle Berry looked every bit the Bond Girl in her glittering Versace number.  What made this look stand out was the long sleeves with sheer paneling, which is a nice departure from the countless strapless awards-show gowns.  Nicole Kidman glistened in a L'Wren Scott black & gold sequins.  The small train and her touseled hair balanced the look.  Salma Hayek chose a velvet Alexander McQueen column in a departure from her usual bombshell look.  It boasted a high-neck with intricate baroque gold detailing which really brought the attention to her flawless face and regal updo.

The true best-dressed winner of the night for me was Stacy Keibler who showed up all of the actresses in an exquisite Naeem Khan gown.  George Clooney's date has consistently nailed it when it comes to the red carpet, but for this year's Oscars, she really hit it out of the park!  I may be biased with my art-deco obsession, but the pattern of the belted gown along with the racerback neck, mesh back panel and gunmetal studs highlighted her statuesque form perfectly.  She styled it with a Lorraine Schwartz tassel bracelet and a Gatsby-inspired hairstyle of cropped curls as an A+ finishing touch. 

Did you love the metallic trend at this year's Oscars?

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