At Sunday evening’s Oscars ceremony, most of the awards did not surprise, but the fashion stood as an altogether different story.
Several ladies brought their A game and set the bar higher than their Golden Globes ensembles. Naturally, the fashion was much more formal than the Grammys, but some stars managed to be adventurous while satisfying the super-fancy vibe of this red carpet. So, let’s judge away with impunity. It’s fun and entirely superficial.
Here are the best and worst dresses from the Oscars:
Best – Kerry Washington
This risky Versace gown combined black-and-white leather with a tight bodice, visible leg, and a slight train. Washington let the dress do the talking and kept accessories to a minimum, opting for diamond earrings and a ring for extra shine.
Best – Lady Gaga
Although Gaga delivered the musical goods, she also delivered on the fashion. This white pantsuit-dress combo by Brandon Maxwell was red carpet ready.
Worst – Rooney Mara
This “sheer,” haute-couture dress from Givenchy didn’t win rave reviews, and Mara’s glum expression didn’t help matters. Her severe hairstyle also contributed to the gloomy mood of this ensemble.
Best – Olivia Wilde
This Valentino gown bordered on toga-esque and certainly revved up stock for double-sided tape. The dress could have looked even better in a jewel tone with loose, tousled hair to add casual contrast.
Worst – Jared Leto
Once again, Leto tried too hard to look hipster. He’s wearing Gucci, which is probably what his Joker would wear too.
Best – Common
Kept it smooth and clean. Arrives on the Oscars red carpet for the 88th Academy Awards. On point.