The Oscars were last night and there was definitely a trend seen in dresses. That trend? Pretty and feminine. Whether pastel or navy or black, the dresses worn screamed femininity, sometimes balancing out more severe make-up and hair. I, for one, was glad to see the trend and hope it translates into spring styles seen on mainstreet.
My absolute favorite look of the night came from someone who is not even an actress – Matthew McConaughey’s wife, Camila Alves. The blush gown she wore was gorgeous and accent perfectly with simple hair, makeup, and accessories. The trend of minimalist makeup, hair and jewelry was pervasive throughout the night and also demonstrated by Amy Adams in a navy Gucci couture gown.
Another star of the night, who brought amazing hair and face was Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o. Everything about this woman is perfection and she absolutely nailed it all awards season long. Lupita knows what she looks good in and is a stylist individual period. So dressing for these awards shows has probably been fun and natural for her. I love that she keeps her hair cut simple, yet is not afraid to experiment with accessories and growing it out to slightly longer lengths to do puffs.
Now for a dress that I liked, but a haircut I loathe. Jennifer Lawrence! the color and cut of this dress were perfection on her and obviously an ode to the Calvin Klein dress she wore in 2011. Lawrence’s hair is a no no though! Longer hair is definitely more flattering on her, but she could probably pull off a shorter hair cut if there was a softer line. The volume at the top is too severe for someone who already has a pretty severe face.