Oscars & Oscars After Party Dress Review

For the Oscars, there were various themes that came up: Peplum, White, Black,and lots of colour.  My favourite dresses were suprisingly not A list celebrities but mostly from TV hosts.  My favourite of the night were dresses from the Vanity Fair’s Oscars after party and Elton John’s Oscars after party.


Some celebrities try to stand out with a unique design, however, when a celebrity chooses a dress that’s over the top and fits wrong, it’s always a disaster.  I have to say, I was drawn to the glitter of dresses this year but Nina Garcia’s simple yet unique design from Jean-Paul Gauliter was my favourite.  I absolutely adored Giuliana’s dress (future wedding dress please?).  The shoulder details were perfect for her.  Leslie Mann just look simple and chic and didn’t overdo the sparkles.  The sequined dresses that Rose Byrne, Anna Faris and other celebrities chose just seemed too disco-esque…a matter of taste.  Nancy O’ Dell looked nice but I think the dress would have looked better on a non-blonde.  However, love the detailing and contrast.

Oscars 2012 Favourite Dresses

Oscars 2012 Favourite Dresses - Nina Garcia in Jean-Paul Gaultier; Leslie Mann in Roberto Cavalli; Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward; Nancy O' Dell in Chagoury Couture (Left to Right).

Vanity Fair After Party 2012

I am in love.  I want Kate Bosworth’s dress ASAP!  I love that the tulle wasn’t layered to make a tutu like dress and I love that the accessories are minimal since the dress is glittery.  Selena looked stunning and the details on the dress were lovely.  One unique dress was Elizabeth Banks, I would not be brave enough to wear that (or pull it off), but it looks great for the blonde and fair skinned Elizabeth Banks.  Love the feathering detail and polka dots.

Vanity Fair Oscar After Party 2012

Vanity Fair Oscar After Party 2012 - Kate Bosworth in Prabal Gurung; Selena Gomez in Dolce & Gabbana; Elizabeth Banks in Chadwick Bell (Left to Right).

Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Oscars After Party 2012

Don’t know why but these two chose glitterific dresses that I loved.  Maggie Grace looked stunning in a dress that seemed to be made of gold leaves wrapped around her body.  She looked stunning with her golden hair. Danica Keller was a bit too prom queen for me but I couldn’t help but admire the way the beading falls in the center and sides.

Elton John's AIDS Foundation After Party 2012

Elton John's AIDS Foundation After Party 2012 - Danica Keller in Alberto Makali; Maggie Grace in Unknown (Left to Right).