82nd Academy Award Dresses

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards were last Sunday, yet another reason for Actresses to spend days and weeks planning their perfect (or not so perfect) look.

To me to the actresses who were most successful in pulling off their looks were the ones who knew their own bodies and how best to flatter them.  I think that some actresses get so excited about wearing a big name designer’s dress that they overlook the fact that It might not look right on their figure.

Take Mo’Nique’s dress for example. She is dressing with intelligence and awareness of her own body. She knows she has a voluptuous figure, so she consistently chooses dresses which accentuate her curves and trim her waistline. Asymmetric draping is the perfect slenderizing strategy!

Mo'Nique Academy Award Dress

Mo'Nique Academy Awards 2010

Some people commented that Sandra Bullock ignored the fashion trends for this season, and I say that’s OKAY because she looked great.  Bullock wore a silver metallic, fitted gown adorned with embroidered flowers. She commented to Women’s Wear Daily that her stepdaughter had helped her choose her dress only the day before! Somehow while others were hemming and hawing for weeks, and reserving entire collections in their name so that there would be no double dress mishaps, Sandra finds a dress in the last minute that is both elegant, and flattering to her figure!

Sandra Bullock's Academy Award Dress

Sandra Bullock Academy Awards 2010

I wasn’t entirely certain what to think about Zoe Saldana’s dress. On one hand the bottom is fun and unique; on the other hand, that’s a lot of look. In the end though, it seems to me this is a case of someone being too in love with the dress to notice that it didn’t really do anything for her.

Zoe Saldana Academy Award dress

Zoe Saldana Academy Awards 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker was another one who was the talk of the town.  I’ve seen her on both the best and worst dressed lists so far. To me again it’s a question of knowing what looks good. Sure Channel Haute Couture sound fabulous, but not really if it’s shapeless and gives you no figure.

Sarah Jessica Parker Academy Award Chanel Dress

Sarah Jessica Parker Academy Awards 2010

I’ll end with my favorite dress of the night, Rachel McAdams.  This dress looked like it was made for her and her alone. Not only was it perfect for her figure, but it also did a beautiful job of giving a nod towards the spring fabric trends for this season with its brushed and water color inspired fabric effects.

Rachel McAdams Academy Award Dress

Rachel McAdams Academy Awards 2010