Best Dressed Oscars 2017

Okay first off, this seasons Oscars dresses were stunning! They did not disappoint. Most years there are a few dresses that stand out to me, but tonight almost every dress that was on the red carpet caught my eye! There were only a few that I didn't love, and even then they weren't really that bad, just not my taste!

Here are six of my absolute favorites.

Golden Gowns

Shimmering long sleeves stole the show!

Jessica Biel - Kaufman Franco   /   Dakota Johnson - Gucci

These long sleeve golden gowns stole the show for me. When Jessica Biel stepped out onto the carpet with husband Justin Timberlake, she was glowing. I love that the gown is shimmery and bold, and the jewelry she is wearing around her neck is just as bold. Overall it was my favorite look. Even as others were being interviewed, I could see her in the background shining and making a statement. Her glowing, peachy makeup and beaded clutch were the perfect additions to a stunning look. Dakota's sleek and silky long sleeve gown was show stopping in different ways. It was a very elegant look, paired with her vintage Cartier necklace, but hugged her body flawlessly. She almost looked like a modern version of Belle from Beauty & the Beast. I loved both these looks!

Shimmer & Shine

And show a little leg too!

Naomi Harris - Calvin Klein & Buglari jewelry   /   Chrissy Teigan - Zuhair Murad

I like that the stars on the red carpet this year kept their looks very classy and timeless. I think it was a bolder move for Naomi Harris to show a little skin, compared to most of the women who were covered up and chose longer gowns. I think this Calvin Klein knee length gown, with a train, is a fun way to recreate an elegant look. Her mix-matched shoes were adorable! I love that she was more creative with her look; the long dangling Buglari jewelry and pink eyeshadow were unexpected and added great contrast to her otherwise simple dress. And who doesn't love Chrissy Teigan?! Not only is she clever & cute, she is always stunning in anything she wears. And can we talk about her after baby bod? Absolutely gorgeous. Both women are wearing really simpleand sleek hair, with glowing makeup, and these dresses fit both of them perfectly! Two totally different looks that I think express unique personalities and styles beautifully.

 

Over The Top Overlay

Show stopping designs!

Hailee Steinfeld - Ralph & Russo   /   Janelle Monae - Elie Saab Couture & Forevermark jewelry

Oh my word. Talk about over the top Oscar style! This is what I love! First off, I think the overlay on both of these dresses is brilliant. I like that Hailee's dress is super soft and fluid. It flowed behind her whenever she walked; showing a little bit of leg through the opaque layers of the dress. It is a super elegant and feminine look, but still really fresh & young! Janelle's look is a bit more edgy and fierce. Her hairpiece was my favorite part! I think the mixing of silver and gold is really unique, as well as adding a pretty simple black belt to a very over the top look. It somehow works! I also love how this year we saw a lot of softer lip colors mixed with a bolder eye. Both women have a sort of glittery smokey eye, but the rest of their makeup is subtle and natural.