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Monday, March 3, 2014

#Oscars2014: What They SHOULD Have Worn: Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, and Penelope Cruz

I was so underwhelmed by last night's Oscar fashion and I couldn't help but be disappointed by the choices the women selected. So, I took it upon myself to become their woulda-coulda-shoulda stylist and I prescribed three dresses that each nominee SHOULD have worn.

Viola Davis

What she wore: Escada Emerald Green Gown
Why it didn't work: No woman in her age category should be walking around in a dress that looks this bridesmaid-y. She is swimming in it! Viola has so much more to offer than this and I was so disappointed to see her crash and burn like this.
What she should have worn: If it was color she wanted, the Elie Saab dress below would have looked killer on Viola's curves. As for a green a-line dress that would have been truly beautiful and nothing close to bridesmaid territory would have been the Zuhair Murad dream below. And if she wanted to go the simple and unassuming route, the blue Monique Lhullier gown would have been a solid choice.

Elie Saab

Zuhair Murad

Monique Lhullier


Kerry Washington

What she wore:Jason Wu Dusty Lavender Gown
Why it didn't work:This actually did work, it just wasn't my favorite gown from a woman who has been so hot and so haute all season.
What she should have worn: Kerry was not nominated for anything so I would have really liked to have seen her play around with fashion a bit here. The Valentino gown below is so exotic and would have fit over her baby bump just perfectly. The empire waiste Zuhair Murad gown would have been elegant, chic and totally on trend with the evening. Last, I think the Badgley Mischka gown, which Kelly Osbourne actually wore would have been her moment. That dress should have been Kerry's and she wold have OWNED it with that gold capelet gracefully grazing that beautiful baby bump.


Zuhair Murad

Badgley Mischka


Penelope Cruz

What she wore: Pink Giambattista Valli
Why it didn't work:Way to take a sexy woman and make her so completely dull. This woman has so much more to work with than what this dress did to her.
What she should have worn:The L'wren Scott and Badgley Mischka gowns below have such spice and Penelope would have destroyed it in these gowns. Since Penelope was clearly trying to go the more ladylike route, I chose something from Zuhair Murad that definitely would have had all eyes on her.

L'wren Scott

Zuhair Murad

Badgley Mischka

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