Top Style Picks for the 2011 Academy Awards

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Fabuliss Oscar Picks 2011

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There were four red carpet winners of the night.  From left to right, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Helen Mirren and Natalie Portman.

Silhouette is a major part of why I selected these picks.  Each one looks like an hourglass, whether they are one or not.  The fact that they’re simulating that body type is incredibly appealing.

The other reason these made the list is color.  While there could be a little improvement, overall they are on the right track.


Fabuliss Oscars 2011 Suggestions

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All lovely ladies, these dress choices didn’t quite work.  Some were more off than others based on color, silhouette and texture.

Click the image above to read specifics regarding Michelle Williams, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mila Kunis and Melissa Leo.


Fabuliss Nude = Naked

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I am not sure who decided nude tones were trend-worthy.  Based on these examples from the red carpet – Hailee Steinfeld, Florence Welch, Mandy Moore and Hallee Berry – the nude tones make the faces stand out but they look naked and almost corpse-like instead of vibrant and alive.

Click the photo above for detailed information regarding color, silhouette, texture and more.

Who were your favorites and what would you suggest for red carpet style?

Photos from Jay Manuel and Just Jared.

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  1. I think that your top four were great, although I would have to say I kind of disagree with your critiques of Mila and Gwyneth. I had those two in my best dressed, along with JHudson, Celine, and Cate Blanchett.

    • Hi Bria! Thanks for commenting. Gwyneth was *so* close. I just wish her dress wasn’t so severe.

      And I love how Cate Blanchett takes risks but this one didn’t work for me. Memorable? Yes. Flattering? Not so much.

      That said, it was A LOT of fun to watch and see all the tweets :)

  2. I totally agree on the Who Stood Out ~ love that Helen Mirren can look so good. It give this pushing 50’s gal hope you can look Fabuliss at any age.

    Don’t think I’m fashion blind, but I really love Melissa Leo’s dress, at least when I saw it on camera. But when I see it in a still photo, one might think she is wearing a giant doily.

    • Hi Kristin! Yes, Helen is unbelievable and definitely an inspiration :)

      Melissa Leo was memorable but I really felt like it aged her more than anything. I *wanted* to like it badly when I saw her from the bust up but when I saw the full length effect, it was an immediate “no” for me.

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