Oscars 2012 Red Carpet Review

The 84th Annual Academy Awards show for 2012 was tonight and the fashion once again did not disappoint! The red carpet was overwhelmed by the stunning haute couture gowns worn by the alluring female actors of Hollywood. A great quote from Costume Designer Edith Head, “a dress should be tight enough to show you are a woman but loose enough to show you are a lady“. Well let’s see who fell in that category. Let’s get started, here are my top picks for the best red carpet gowns of 2012…

Jennifer Lopez- is wearing an exquisite silver Zuhair Murad gown. Jennifer never disappoints on the red carpet. She knows exactly how to mix sexy and classy. She looks absolutely stunning in this plunging neckline gown with sheer cutouts throughout the gown. She kept her accessories quite simple with dangling diamond earrings and a silver clutch.


Emma Stone- looked like a vision in the Fuchsia Giambattista Valli gown. She said it is fuchsia but I thought it looked a lot like red on t.v., but in this picture it does look like fuchsia. This very flowy yet romantic gown fits her well and compliments her red hair perfectly.

Octavia Spencer- Winner of the Best Supporting Actress Award for her work in ‘The Help’ looks superb in this Tadashi Shoji white gown. She looks great because the dress compliments her body shape really well. The designs helps accentuate and minimize her mid-section and making the dress very flattering. She is said to be very faithful to her designer. The same designer who she wore for the Golden Globes.

Penelope Cruz- is another actress who never disappoints on the red carpet. She is looking ravishing in this gray Armani Prive gown. A gorgeous romantic-styled, feminine, off the shoulder, floor-skimming full skirt gown, fits her impeccably! Again keeping it quite simple in her sparkly diamonds accessories. I love the romantic curled hairstyle. Very classy!

Cameron Diaz- in this nude strapless Gucci gown looks absolutely flawless! This very polished look is complete with shimmery tiered ruffles at the hem. She rocked a sparkly diamond choker necklace, and her effortless blond bob makes her look insanely chic!

Glenn Close- the 64 year old actress looks sensational in this age appropriate green Zac Posen ensemble! She is the epitome of grown and sexy. I love her very fun blond loose curls which made her look very fresh. She is absolutely glowing!


Jessica Chastain- nominee for Best Supporting Actress for ‘The Help‘ was fierce in this strapless gold and black medieval Alexander McQueen gown. The gold brocade scrollwork on this dress is flawless! She completes the style with her $2 million dollar worth of Harry Winston yellow diamonds. Her red hair compliments this look very well.

And these areĀ  my favorite red carpet looks for the Oscars this year. Which one was your favorite?

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