As Awards Season approaches year after year, some of us predict "Best Actress" or "Best Screenplay." I however anxiously await the red carpet. My vote for "Worst Dressed" is of much more importance to me then who took home the Golden Globe for "Best Original Score."
As a judge of fashion on a daily basis, I was in heaven as I sat curled up in my bed, wine in hand, watching the stars walk down the red carpet. Now, please keep in mind as I move forward that these are MY opinions, and that they in no way reflect any one else's. (Rubs hands together) Let's get started...
The Just Okay:
Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein was somewhat of a fail. It wasn't just her lack of knowledge when trying to describe the color of the dress that upset me, it was the fact that this piece was clinging to her all night. It WAS a gorgeous color, but the fit, or perhaps the material was just not quite right. She did end up taking home a Globe for Zero Dark Thirty, which I plan on seeing, but I would have been much more satisfied had she looked fashionable holding it.
Kate Hudson's Alexander McQueen keyhole gown wasn't bad but it also wasn't good. It almost reminded me of something an older actress would wear which is why it's just okay, not much else to say about it. Better luck next time Kate!
My girl Jennifer Lawrence should have rocked it in Dior Couture, but the bust was a major miss. I hate to say it, but it slightly reminded me of Madonna and her pointy cone bra days. I must back this up by saying I severely dislike Madonna and very much like Jennifer, so it was tough for me not to love her entire look. However, from the bust down, the dress was gorgeous and the color suited her very well.
I give Lena Dunham major props for going out on a limb with this eggplant Zac Posen gown. It's very classy and elegant but I still think she could have done better which is why I placed in the Just Okay section.
Lastly, Kristen Wiig in a Michael Kors gown looked fine but I was mostly focused on her hair. This may have been her plan all along but I was loving the color! I also must say, only she could pull off a dress in this cut, but in the end, it was nothing special.
The Pleasant Surprises:
Despite the retro hair, Julianne Hough shines in Monique Lhuillier, while Taylor Swift looks mature (for once) in a Donna Karan backless Burgundy gown.
Isla Fisher was stunning in a Reem Acra piece and I say I was pleasantly surprised by her as she is known to often take a backseat to husband Sacha Baron Cohen, although he was pretty hilarious during the show. Lastly, a pregnant Kristen Bell was glowing in Jenny Packham. Normally this cut would not do anyone except, well, a pregnant woman, justice and she more than pulls it off.