The Academy Awards are tomorrow in Los Angeles, and to be honest, I don't pay much attention to the actual awards ceremony. However, everyone is always buzzing about who wore what, what looked awful, what looked amazing. So, I thought I'd get in on the action! Here are my (ehem, 24) choices for head-turning dresses if I was a stylist to one of the attending starlets.
Bibhu Mohapatra: The dark-to-light effect and movement at the bottom are strikingly beautiful.
Oscar de la Renta: The bow sleeve details and rich blue would make this a smart choice.
Prabal Gurung: This is fun but glamorous, and the color would work on so many skin tones.
Elie Saab: Delicately beautiful.
Blumarine: Hey there, hot stuff.
Jason Wu: Neon has been a trend for a couple seasons now, and I love transforming a classic gown with a poppy color.
Haider Ackermann: No one would be missed in this. To avoid a wardrobe malfunction, fabric could be sewn in to cover the chest and back.
Giambattista Valli: Love the berry shade, and the cut and drape feels seventies-chic.
Zac Posen: Easy choice, and on the right actress, with great jewelry, this would definitely be on the best dressed lists.
Jonathan Saunders: Saunders is relatively new, but quickly making a name for himself, and I'd love to see one of his designs on the carpet.
Zac Posen: Structured on top, flouncy on bottom.
Bibhu Mohapatra: This evokes easygoing glamour, but the construction on top is amazing.
Carolina Herrera: A little art deco glitz goes a long way.
Christian Dior: Classic, forties and fifties Dior.
Jason Wu: The color combination is perfect, and the Asian influence would be unexpected.
Victoria Beckham: Celebrities have been loving Victoria Beckham's collection, and this pretty-meets-sporty frock would feel fresh.
Salvatore Ferragamo: Luxurious.
Badgley Mischka: Love this - it feels so now, and super feminine.
Ralph Lauren: Look at that pleating! Then move down, and it's like liquid gold.
Marchesa: This is the one people would see and gasp at its beauty.
Versace: Perfect for the sexpot, not so good for the girls who like to play it safe.
Alexis Mabille: Okay, put one finger over the long bow thing (things can be altered, ya know), another over the green face and crazy headpiece, and you have a great, bold Oscars gown.
Carlos Miele: Cut-out shoulders are trendy right now, and this hue looks similar to 2012's "tangerine tango," but there's no lack in sophistication.
Theyskens' Theory: Definitely not a little black dress. This gown is begging for diamonds.
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