Best Dressed at the Oscars 2013

Here’s the final group of gorgeous girls from last week’s Oscars. Some seriously stunning gowns on this red carpet.

The Wow Factor

Salma Hayek was definitely on point with her fashion forward, Alexander McQueen number. This midnight blue gown was a completely silhouette and figure-enhancing dress made of velvet, but that featured a fully embellished Baroque-style halter neck that finished into a sweetheart neckline on the velvet. Magnificent! Salma oozed sexiness without showing much skin, and teamed the look with smokey eyes and an updo that showed off her hair tiara piece, and a McQueen skull box clutch in snakeskin gold to finish.

Supporting her husband Ben Affleck on his big night, Jennifer Garner teamed up with Gucci to create this custom plum purple dress. From the front the dress was a simply elegant a-line dress, strapless with a slight sweetheart neckline. But from the back it was a show-stopping array of dramatic ruffles, as they began in a vertical bow and ran all the way down to the long train. Her Neil Lane statement silver drop necklace was perfect with this dress, as was her wispy updo and clean make up. Beautiful!

Last year’s Oscar winner for Best Actress in Supporting Role for ‘The Help’, Octavia Spencer wowed in a voluminous Tadeshi Shoji gown. The champagne hue dress featured a slightly asymmetrical tulle, intricate beading on the bodice and simple a-line skirting. Octavia looked so fresh on the red carpet in this very Spring-forward gown, finishing with a marble-finish champagne clutch, chandelier drop earrings and an updo.

Alicia Vikander was one of the only women to wear Elie Saab Couture, and she did it justice. The actress wore a cadet blue and fully embroidered dress, with a straight off-the-shoulder neckline and open back, and teamed it with the gold metal belt. Earrings and a dark nude lipstick complimented her fresh updo and beautiful smile on the red carpet. 

Like Salma Hayek, actress Olivia Munn opted for a Baroque-style gown, wearing Marchesa; a ruby red dress with gold Baroque embroidery on the bodice and an exaggerated folded satin skirt that followed into a train. She kept accessories to a bare minimum, matching gold earrings, a pearl bracelet and red lippy to this stunning look.

Pretty Presenters

The best dressed red carpet live presenter was definitely the petite Kristin Chenoweth. She looked fabulous wearing Tony Ward Haute Couture. The multitalented presenter wore a black tulle gown embroidered with curves of sequins and silicone. It combined crystals and the volume of the tulle which gave Kristin instant star status and really seperated her from the other presenters on the night. Her tight bun updo and smokey eye make up complimented the silver and white in the dress.

Grammy-winning singer Kelly Rowland joined Kristin Chenoweth and interviewing the stars, and matched her colleague in a white and black structred dress. Wearing Donna Karan Atelier, the white silk duchess bodice and black silk gazar skirt had a full train and thigh-high split, with which Kelly showed off her perfect pins à la Angelina . She finished the look with black & nude cross strap peep toe sandals and large black & silver drop earrings, and a full fringed updo.

Giuliana Rancic also opted for a structured dress, but an all-black number by Rafael Cennamo Couture. G’s presenter look was teamed with minimal Forevermark by Steven Webster jewellery, a black box clutch and ditched the extensions for her natural hair, gently tousled with dramatic eye make up, red lippy and her beautiful smile.

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