Red Carpet Favorites - 2012 Oscars

I'm glad that I got to see many of the nominated movies before the big award show, but watching Hugo and The Artist take home most of the awards took away a bit of the excitement. Not to mention, I didn't see too many dresses that were eye catching this year. So, it was pretty easy for me to narrow down my two picks for best dressed at the Oscars this year... In first place, Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton.

Remember, how I talked about the comeback of the peplum? Well, here is proof that it's a worthy fashion statement. She looks completely adorable from head to toe.

In second place, Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford.

Her choice of dresses are always unique and elegant. She carries the tone of "understated glamor" better than anyone out there right now.

Who were your favorites?


I don't get a chance to watch too many award shows, but I always make it a priority to see the Oscars because it's the Super Bowl of  Hollywood glam. This year was no exception even though my husband was under the weather. He made me a fancy cocktail, and we watched the whole event from start to finish. I have to say that I wasn't really blown away by the dresses, hair and makeup with the exception of three ladies. There was also a strong common thread among them all - simple hair, clean makeup and body hugging column dresses.

My top choice...Gwyneth Paltrow. She looked incredibly elegant in her Calvin Klein column dress. She definitely knows the red carpet and her style very well, and you could see that in her confidence and posture. Her hair was simple and straight, which was best for the dress. Her jewelry definitely made a statement and added some color to the clean look.


2. Jennifer Lawrence in bright red Calvin Klein took my breath away. At first it was because I couldn't believe that was the girl from Winter's Bone! Her character in that film was anything but glamorous. Her figure looked amazing in that dress. The bright red color against her pale skin and blond hair was brilliant. To me, the dress definitely catches your attention, but it also lets her true beauty steal the show. LOVE!

3. Anne Hathaway's custom blue satin Giorgio Armani Prive dress was outstanding. I liked the structural elements, the color was perfect with her skin and it really showed off her figure.

I definitely thought Mila Kuniz, Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock were amazing as well.

Who were your top three of the night?

Photos from Just Jared.