Oscar Fashion 2014: What Hollywood’s Leading Ladies Should Wear
Seeing beautiful gowns glide down the red carpet is as eagerly anticipated as seeing who wins the award for their portrayals. With Hollywood’s leading ladies dressed from head to toe in some of the most luxurious brands as well as dripping with jewelry, fashion followers drink in the night, dissecting hits and misses. Ahead of the Oscars, here are the looks we’d love to see on some of this year’s nominees.
Amy Adams, Best Actress in a Leading Role: American Hustle
Adams has a history of showing up at awards ceremonies in ball gown-style dresses. At the 2013 Oscars, a fitted bodice gave way to layers of floating grey tulle on Adams’ Oscar de la Renta gown. The muted color brought even more attention to the beautiful design, and long train on the gorgeous gown. For this year’s Oscars, a ball gown with a twist would be the perfection option for Adams. Zac Posen’s Fall 2014 collection has plenty of options, but the black strapless dress definitely is a show-stopper. Shorter in the front than the back with a full ball gown skirt and train, Adams would be able to continue her trend large skirted dresses, while still wearing a style that is a slight departure from her usual red carpet style.
Lupita Nyong’o, Best Actress in a Supporting Role: 12 Years a Slave
Nyong’o does not shy away from being bold (see her Dior emerald eye-catching dress at the BAFTAs) in her fashion choices, and if there is anyone who can pull off the large decals and bright color of this Oscar de la Renta gown, it is Nyong’o. Her confidence carries her down the red carpet with ease. This voluminous gown requires stature, and Nyong’o can easily rise to the challenge. Another gown that needs a tour de force to pull it off is a floral, colorful look from the Elie Saab Couture line. A painted ball gown sauntered down the runway, and Nyong’o would steal the show — regardless of whether or not she wins — in that dress.