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Oops, but wait - something's not quite right.....Quirky John Lennon sunglasses are GO. We can now commence the round-up.
The I Wore My Dressing Gown But It's Okay 'Cause It's Sparkly Award - Christina Hendricks
The You Almost Got It Right Award - January Jones
Yay! She finally, finally got it right! Remember the jumpsuit of horror? The heiroglyphics dress? This is SUCH an improvement! She looks so amazing in red. Ah-MAzing! The style is simple, but the textured fabric and the slight detail at the neckline make a simple dress look fabulous. A+ Liz Lemon. A+!
The Ripped T-Shirt Fail Award - Jayma Mays
This could have been pretty. COULD HAVE. But it's just sort of weird. It looks like Jayma thought she could improve on the dress, so she grabbed a pair of scissors and hacked part of the skirt off at the knee. The result looks like that failed off the shoulder t-shirt you tried to make when you were fourteen and you secretly stole your mum's good material scissors from the sewing cupboard and quietly hacked away at your favourite t-shirt, put it on, realised it looked terrible, took it off, hacked away at the neckline some more, tried it on again, realised you fucked up a really good t-shirt and shoved it in the back of the cupboard hoping no one would wonder why you never wear it anymore.
Er....not that I would know what that's like. No siree.
The Sassy Award - Amber Riley
Have you noticed how Amber Riley always ends up on my award show fashion round ups? And that I only ever have good things to say about her? It's because she consistently kicks ass on the red carpet and this is no exception. She looks so stylish in black, and while I don't love the ruffles at the bottom, it balances the tight bodice out nicely. The ruching on the bodice is flattering to her curves, and the one shoulder with the ruffles on it is subtle, but adds a little pizzaz to what could have been a boring, strapless, sweetheart neckline. She looks like she'd be totally sassy and fun to hang out with in real life. I bet she's a hoot at the after party!
The Fabric Print Award - Mila Kunis
To be honest, at first I didn't really like this. I'm not a huge fan of printed chiffon formal wear. I don't know why - I think it can just tend towards looking a little Year 12 formal-y. But the colours do look lovely on Mila and the soft, billowy style is a safe choice for someone as svelte as her. I'm not completely sold on the little train though - it looks too much like an afterthought, or like someone forgot to hem the back properly. What do you think?
The Deer In The Headlights Award - Winona Ryder
"......oh, wait, I've still got the same handbag I had in the late nineties, and....yep, my hair is done in those ugly bunchy, twisting things so it MUST still be 1997. Right? Right? WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEE?
The Neutral Award (nominees) - Heather Morris, Jenna Ushkowitz and Hilary Swank
Heather loves her netural and gold tones, and with good reason, since they do look nice on her. The style of this dress, though, is a nice change from the column dresses she's worn in the last couple of months on the red carpet. The beaded bodice is really pretty and the soft, floaty skirt gives her a nice, feminine shape. A simple but neat hair-do and minimal accessories completes this lovely ensemble and I think she looks really pretty.
Jenna often makes choices on the red carpet that make me think "meh" when I see her. But this dress is just stunning on her.a simple neckline with some gathers that gives way to just the right amount of soft, fluttery ruffles in a shape that suits her figure. The nude tone looks suprisingly good on her, and the chunky jewelry and the stylish up-do, along with a dark lipstick make this one of my favourite looks of the evening.
Hilary Swank is another lady who makes choices on the red carpet that make me think "ooooh, bad choice lady." She has such a lean, muscular figure that she often looks rather mannish to me in a lot of her outfits - I do take one look at her arms and be thankful I never have to shake her hand. I imagine it would akin to wrestling with a boa constrictor. Of course, some of the outfits are just kind of ugly, mannish figure or not. BUT. This dress is stunning on her. She wears the nude shade very nicely, and the beaded border along the asymmetrical neckline makes the dress interesting. The gathers give her torso a nice curve and the tousled, bed head hair and understated make up look stunning. This is one of my other favourites of the night.
The Neutral Award (winner) - Lea Michele
I love this. I know a lot of people thought it made her look disproportionate on top, and she does look like she's puffing her chest out a lot in this photo, but I'm really happy she chose the slim, flowy gown instead of the OTT ballgowns she often goes for. I think this style suits her tiny, tiny frame lot better - those ballgowns tend to compeltelt overwhelm her. I do think the neckline doesn't need to be as plunging (sometimes less is more when it comes to breastage), but I love that the whole gown has subtle beading and a little train finishes it off nicely. She also went in the right direction with minimised accessories and tousled hair, and I think she looks gorgeous.
The Worst Dressed Award - Kate MaraDisclaimer: I actually think Kate Mara is really, really pretty. So I don't quite know why she left the house wearing the headband she uses at night to keep her hair off her face while she washes off her make up. Or why she's wearing her grandma's underwear corset with ruffles. This whole look was a mistake. MISTAKE!
The Best Dressed Award - Tied
It's a TIE people! The first ever Boredom Abounds Fashion Round Up Best Dressed Award Tie! It was a close call, but I loved both of these looks for very different reasons.
Julia StilesI love this. Julia's choice for a navy, two tone dress in a soft chiffon was the absolute right decision. I didn't like what she wore to the Golden Globes at all - I think she looked uncomfortable and the dress kind of swallowed her up. I also don't think black suits her that well. The navy, however, looks really nice on her. Her soft curls and statement earrings are lovely accessories to a simple, elegant look, and I just adore the soft blend into white at the bottom of the skirt - it was different enought to stand out without being weird. A really perfect look.
Sofia Vergara always looks nice. But she always falls a little short to me. She's not afraid to wear colour, which I love, but she'll have too much cleavage spilling out the top and sides, or the style of the dress is just a little bit too ordinary. This blue number, however, is amazing. The colour alone is so different to what everyone else wore, but the style fits her like a glove - in the good way. The ruching all the way down and across the bodice are so flattering on her, and the soft drop pleat at the waist shows just enough leg without being too in your face. This is easily my best dressed of the night, and I called it as soon as I saw a picture of her while perusing the red carpet arrivals on Monday.
Well, that's it for now - until the Oscars in February. Hope you all enjoyed it - leave me a comment and let me know who your best and worst dressed were for the night!Pin It