Best and Worst Dressed Oscars 2011: What Were They Thinking?


Once the Oscar winners have been picked and the speeches have been made, we’re all left talking about one thing: fashion. Because in a relatively unsurprising awards show, the Red Carpet dresses were all we had to debate about.

Here are our 5 favorite and least favorite looks from the Oscars 2011:

Worst Dressed Oscars 2011:

While we love when celebs wear vintage designs, this Charles James dress was simply unflattering on the gorgeous Marisa Tomei.

At least Melissa Leo won something last night (she walked away as an Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress) because she most certainly won’t win any fashion awards for her interesting doily-looking dress choice. And a popped collar? Really?

Penelope Cruz’s head-turning dress screamed Vegas. Or maybe we’re just jealous that she has a one-month-old baby at home.

Although Nicole Kidman’s vintage Fred Leighton necklace was stunning, we think she looked a bit washed out in this white Dior dress. And we aren’t loving the awkward hip panels on her statuesque frame or those orange-looking pumps.

Will Helen Bonham Carter ever make a Best Dressed list? Black velvet is always a no-go.

Best Dressed Oscars 2011:

Natalie Portman — a big Oscar winner of the night — might be the most glamorous pregnant woman to walk the Red Carpet.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s shimmering Calvin Klein dress was modern and simple in a sea of updos and fussy trains.

But of course there’s the breath-taking Halle Berry wearing Marchesa.

While there’s some debate about Jennifer Hudson’s Oscar 2011 look, we think the tangerine-colored Versace dress was lovely. Show off that weight loss!

And Mila Kunis looked stunning in her lavender Elie Saa gown.

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