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2013 Oscars: The best and worst dressed

The Oscars had its go at handing out awards; now it’s our turn. This is our roundup of the best and the worst dressed at this year’s Academy Awards.


Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence

Oh, hello there! Lawrence took a risk with this Dior Haute Couture gown; it’s a big one. Oftentimes this calibre of dress creates a cupcake effect or drowns the wearer in fabric, but Lawrence is really holding her own here. The colour is great, the fit is fantastic, and it makes a statement. The fact that Jennifer went with little makeup and minimal jewellery pulls it all together. She may have fallen on her way to pick up that Oscar, but this dress is still a winner.

Jennifer Aniston at the 2013 Oscars

Jennifer Aniston

She’s like a super-tan treat of romance. The Valentino gown is so simple in design, but the red complements Aniston wonderfully. The full skirt adds a bit of grandeur to the ensemble, and the actress’s minimal maquillage keeps the focus on the dress. Stunning!

Stacy Keibler at the 2013 Oscars

Stacy Keibler

There’s a reason this woman is with George Clooney. The fit of this Naeem Khan dress alone makes us want to chew off our arm just so we have something to throw at Stacy in utter jealousy. The patterning, the flattering neckline… It’s a thing of beauty!

Jessica Chastain at the 2013 OScars

Jessica Chastain

She’s so beautiful, it physically hurts us. The gold-bronze brassiness of this Giorgio Armani dress design (subtly echoing her hair colour), the perfect fit, the class, the minimal makeup… We’re simultaneously crying tears of envy and awe! It’s a wonderful homage to old-school Hollywood glamour, and Chastain executed the look with an inhuman amount of grace.

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Anne Hathaway at the 2013 Oscars

Anne Hathaway

Anne, no! So the actress’s makeup and hair is flawless. The fit of the dress is also great. The colour, on the other hand, does nothing for her on the night she picks up her first Oscar. That’s not right! The fabric of the dress and the unfortunate darting of said fabric bring a lot of unwanted attention to her chest, thus creating a bit of a nippular situation. Also, the neckline is really high, so why did Anne feel the need to plaster a necklace on top of that?

Kristen Stewart Oscars

Kristen Stewart

This girl’s got a look to her, and it usually it works. But wearing a messy head of what appears to be greasy hair is not cool, Kristen. The Reem Acra dress is not half bad in parts. The fit could be better, especially at the chest and through the hips. The explosion of chiffon in the skirt is not our favourite — looks like numerous hidden tissue compartments. This could have been so much better, so why wasn’t it?

Nicole Kidman at the 2013 Oscars

Nicole Kidman

We love Nicole to death, but why did this happen? The fit is fantastic, but the sheen of the sequins just makes her look like a wet sea lion with gold accessories. The random placement of the gilded details, especially the Greek-like swirls at the bottom, is too much on an all-sequin dress! Her hair looks great, though.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

OK, the colour looks great on Zoe. The fit, in theory, should also give her bonus points, but that’s where it ends. We’ve got shredded paper detailing up top, a completely redundant belt at the waist and what appears to be a tri-shade, gradient-like layering of the skirt — too much ambition for a single article of clothing. Chuck the origami swans from the neckline, burn the belt, and maybe it will work.

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