2013 Oscars Fashion Recap & Poll: Best Dressed, Worst Dressed, & Everything in Between

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Finally, the Oscars -- THE award show of awards show season -- came and went, and with mixed reviews. Though it seemed like the same movies along with the same actors were nominated for every single category, the 85th Academy Awards show was actually quite entertaining. I'm not sure if I loved the A-listers acting as the entertainment for the evening, dancing and singing in their own wild numbers, but it is a show for them and their craft, so why not?

But let's get to the most important aspect of the night: what they were wearing and who wore it best, worst, and everything in between.

I think Naomi Watts had my favorite dress of the night, but Halle Berry came in a close second. Charlize Theron looked ravishing, even if she does have my husband's haircut, she's pulling it off splendidly and made my "utterly amazing" list as well as the two above. Anne Hathaway, on the other hand, was less than spectacular, and not pulling off that boy cut so well. The darts in her dress, along with the pale color, made it appear like she was "freezing cold" all night long, and unfortunately read on camera as a plain bridesmaid's dress. I think if it were in a deep emerald green, it would have been stunning.

Though there were tons of gold gowns, long sleeves, retro-styled bustier bodices, and sequins, and mostly everyone looked beautiful, I thought I'd switch it up this time. We've already gone through some 2013 awards season trends a few times with my Grammy looks by style, and Golden Globes looks by style, so for the Oscars, I've simply created three easy categories each has fallen into: Best Dressed, Just Okay, and Worst Dressed. Flip through this slideshow below to see who made the lists.

Best Dressed: Hands-Down Favorite!


Naomi Watts wearing Armani Privé on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Charlize Theron

Best Dressed: Hands-Down Favorite!


Charlize Theron wearing Christian Dior Couture on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © AMPAS/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Halle Berry

Best Dressed: Hands-Down Favorite!


Halle Berry wearing Versace on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Jennifer Aniston

Best Dressed: Hands-Down Favorite!


Jennifer Aniston wearing Valentino on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Queen Latifah

Best Dressed


Queen Latifah wearing Badgley Mischka on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Sally Field

Best Dressed


Sally Field wearing Valentino on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Dressed


Jennifer Lawrence wearing Christian Dior Couture dress on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Jennifer Hudson

Best Dressed (but I am over that leg slit thing)


Jennifer Hudson wearing Roberto Cavalli on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Jessica Chastain

Best Dressed (only because I'm betting this gown looked better in person)


Jessica Chastain wearing custom Armani Prive on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars.. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Octavia Spencer

Best Dressed


Octavia Spencer wearing Tadashi Shoji on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Salma Hayek

Just OK


Salma Hayek wearing Alexander McQueen on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Kerry Washington

Just OK


Kerry Washington wearing Miu Miu on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Reese Witherspoon

Just OK


Reese Witherspoon wearing Louis Vuitton on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Jane Fonda

Just OK


Jane Fonda wearing Versace on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Amanda Seyfried

Just OK (but LOVED the red gown she changed into mid-show)


Amanda Seyfried wearing Alexander McQueen on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Nicole Kidman

Just OK


Nicole Kidman wearing L'Wren Scott on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © AMPAS/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Amy Adams

Just OK (because it's just SO MUCH DRESS)


Amy Adams wearing Oscar de la Renta on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Just OK (it's pretty, she looked gorgeous, I just think the dress wasn't very flattering on her)


Catherine Zeta-Jones wearing Zuhair Murad on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Melissa McCarthy

Just OK (because this dress is just not flattering, I've seen her look better and I'm confused by her wind-blown Texas hair)


Melissa McCarthy wearing David Meister on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Jennifer Garner

Just OK


Jennifer Garner wearing Gucci on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Kristen Stewart

Worst Dressed


I feel like I should give her a break because her dress was actually gorgeous, her being inside of it just ruined it. AND I feel like I should give her yet another break because she was probably on painkillers due to her broken leg situation, but this is kind of what we always see with KStew. So no breaks. Worst of the worst

Kristen Stewart wearing Reem Acra on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Anne Hathaway

Worst Dressed


Anne Hathaway wearing Prada on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Helena Bonham Carter

Worst Dressed


Helena Bonham Carter wearing Vivienne Westwood on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Renee Zellweger

Worst Dressed


Renee Zellweger wearing Carolina Herrera on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Olivia Munn

Worst Dressed


Olivia Munn wearing Marchesa on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Because of all the insanely gorgeous Marchesa gowns she could have gone with, she chose this one.

NEXT PHOTO: Jacki Weaver

Worst Dressed


Jacki Weaver wearing Rana Salam on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register/ZUMAPRESS.com)

I mean, I feel bad, but this is a NO.

NEXT PHOTO: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Hot Couples


Channing Tatum with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars. (Image: © Lisa O'Conner/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Hot and preggo and looking gorgeous together!

NEXT PHOTO: George Clooney and Stacy Keibler

Hot Couples


George Clooney and Stacy Keibler on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars.(Image: © Future-Image/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Clooney: always smokin' hot, even with that beard

NEXT PHOTO: Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Hot Couples


Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars.(Image: © Future-Image/ZUMAPRESS.com)

NEXT PHOTO: Take the Oscar Fashion poll now!

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Who was best dressed at the 2013 Oscars?

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