Hollywood Trend Alert: Strapless Dresses Win At Oscars

The Oscars is the most glamorous night of the Hollywood calendar, setting the trend for maxi dresses for the rest of the year, so I had my eyes glued to the red carpet as the stars arrived at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. And it was easy to spot one thing – the stars are getting their shoulders out this season. Above the sporty Cameron Diaz, nominee Michelle Williams and the gorgeous Angelina Jolie worked the look in the classic colours of white, red and black. However, it’s cool how the ever provocative Angelina made the look more sensual by showing off some leg.

Oscar nominee Viola Davis and pro-wrestler and George Clooney’s girlfriend Stacey Keibler added some colour to the strapless look in emerald green and metallic gold respectively. Viola is rightly proud of her cleavage so she draws attention to it with a slash and sequin detail on the bust area. Stacey’s got a lovely hourglass figure so she shows it off with a gathered flower detail on her hip to make us all notice the proportions between her small waist and curvier hips. Wow!

So those were the winners when it came to dresses, showing we need to look for strapless or bandeau dresses if we want to dress like the Hollywood stars at a super special occasion. The movie award winners at the 2012 Academy Award awards are:

Best Picture: The Artist

Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Short Film (Animated): The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Short Film (Documentary): Saving Face

Short Film (Live Action): The Shore

Writing (Original Screenplay): Midnight In Paris

Writing  (Adapted Screenplay): The Descendants

Music (Original Song): “Man Or Muppet,” The Muppets

Music (Original Score): The Artist

Visual Effects: Hugo

Animated Feature: Rango

Documentary Feature: Undefeated

Sound Mixing: Hugo

Sound Editing: Hugo

Film Editing: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Makeup: The Iron Lady

Costume Design: The Artist, Mark Bridges

Art Direction: Hugo

Cinematography: Hugo

27th February 2012
Written by Zoe Griffin