Sequins, Boning, and Brocade. . . Oh My. Below is a list of what oooh'd and what ewww'd on Sunday's red carpet:
Best Dress for Body Shape Nominees
Each bead of Octavia Spencer's cocoon-like bodice is dedicated to contouring and corseting her Middle Figure. Metamorphosis ensues as her soft, delicious center is further contracted by the contrasting width of shawl sleeve and a-line skirt. The resulting butterfly emerges as a curvy, proportionate silhouette.
Halle Berry's strategically lined gown dominated like chess against checkers. Her Hourglass silhouette was amplified as sequins cut into her already narrow waist then bowed over both upper and lower fronts. Angular shoulders and linear lines were also enlisted to stretch and stand in rigid contrast to the curves undulating across the frame.
Jennifer Lawrence's narrow waist and prominent Lower Figure are showcased in a trimly fitted bodice. While the unexpected bell at her thighs (as opposed to her much narrower knees) maintains relative proportion with her generous hip line.
Worst Dress for Body Shape Nominees
It was difficult to choose a category to nominate this frock for. It failed in color and signature style but possibly the worst effect was on her figure. Drawing parallel lines down Kristen Stewart's Linear shape mades her trim figure appear boxy and awkward.
If the hip centered gather of Melissa McCarthy's gown could have migrated 8-10 inches north directly below her bust, her Middle Figure might have been rescued. Unfortunately, folds united at one of her broadest points leaving her shape the primary casualty.
Reese Witherspoon's gown was beautifully fitted to her darling Lower Figure with middle considerations, but the black panels which visually erased inches from her waistline existed at the expense of her already larger, lower half.
Who do you think was the best or worst dressed at the Oscars this year?
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