A number of this year’s gowns at the Oscars most certainly stayed true to the name of Tinseltown, with sparkles, glitzy mesh and dazzling sequins dominating most of the donned fabric. Shimmering gold and nude reigned supreme throughout most of the events, but despite this overdone theme, we’ve managed to pick out a few pieces that either went against the grain, kept it classic or just simply owned the night.

Kate Upton

Though this dress was indeed a member of the glitzy brigade, its demure blue and classic shape rendered it a winner on the red carpet. The simple halterneck cut and mermaid tail perfectly suited Ms Upton’s hourglass figure, and its understated design in comparison to some other gowns at the events reminded us that less is more.


Sofia Vergara

This Michael Kors collection piece at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party also cashed in on the shiny nude factor, but its minimalist shape allowed for Mrs Vergara’s figure to do most of the talking. The dress was expertly made to measure, although we do feel a bit more coverage was needed towards the crotch area.


Heidi Klum

Ms Klum had made a double impact at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Benefit and at the Vanity Fair event with two spectacular dresses. Her silky plunging floor length gown in vampy red was beautifully teamed with a classic diamond chain necklace, rings and earrings, while the exquisitely tailored strapless black feather gown proved that plumage can be mastered with the right choice of material.


Dakota Johnson

Despite the disappointing gold wrap gown that dominated the press, Ms Johnson reclaimed the limelight later on with a gorgeous satin black maxi with a deliciously pink ribbon waist. This is in fact one of our personal favourites.


Brie Larson

Ms Larson presented this Oscar de la Renta masterpiece, bringing back a much needed dose of black velvet elegance to the party. You just simply can’t have an Oscars without one of these. Although the very complex fishtail waves were a little bit over the top, we cannot deny the mastery behind the craftsmanship of this exquisite dress.


Scarlett Johannson

We don’t give a damn what the critics have said. We absolutely adore this punk rock piece by Azzedine Alaïa. Sure, the accompanying belt isn’t the most harmonising of accessories, but that’s part of the outfit’s charm, teamed with Ms Johannson’s rocker hairstyle. Well done we say, although we’ll always have a soft spot for her emerald Versace gown back in 2015. Few outfits can top that one.


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