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Oscars Fashion – How The Beautiful & Rich Can Look Bad.

Oscars Fashion – How The Beautiful & Rich Can Look Bad.

When someone has the professional help of stylists, dressers, make up artists and hair dressers you would think it would be impossible to turn up at the Oscars with a look that doesn’t flatter you. Unfortunately for countless celebrities that attend award ceremonies it seems that is very much possible. 
Often people out-right dislike an outfit but are unable to really describe why. We can like the colour, the material, the embellishment and even sometimes the cut but still think it looks awful on a certain celebrity. Considering these are some of the fittest and precisely groomed people in the world it can feel disheartening and mind numbing when they don’t look as good as they could.

A lot of us have the experience of reassuring someone they look good in something they are adamant in wearing, whether it be a family member , a customer or a friend we have all found ourselves not knowing how to react and how honest to be when giving our opinion on an outfit someone else loves. I imagine this is especially hard when you are being paid hundreds or thousands of pounds for a service. I cant imagine that after a stylist has chosen an outfit that a hair dresser or make up artist would chime in with their true opinion also , as although they are helping create an overall look they are not stylists and aren’t being paid as one ether.

Below is a detailed breakdown of two outfits on two gorgeous woman who in my opinion don’t look as gorgeous as they should.




Here are some basic alternatives I have picked quickly from Net A Porter which I have attempted to Photoshop over the actual choices ( excuse my Photoshop skills , I need some practise) , the fact that this took me less than ten minuets while considering colour, shapes and material and in my opinion looks much better, just proves that stylists need to start thinking more about giving a bespoke service to their clients.

Let me know what you think of my choices.

Felicity JonesEmilio Pucci – Pleated silk halter neck gown.

Teresa Palmer –  Roland Mouret – Lely stretch-crepe gown


It is also important to consider popular culture at the time of choosing your Oscar outfit. A good example of why this matters is Leslie Mann’s recent Zac Posen Oscar dress, which in my opinion is a beautiful dress but not a beautiful choice. A few years ago it would have been a good decision but as we grow closer to the ever anticipated remake of Disney classic Beauty & The Best , Leslie’s dress Is far too similar to images of the yellow princess dresses that are saturating the media to be classed as a successful outfit choice. There is a huge difference between glamour and costume.


In conclusion when dressing for a big occasion, celebrity or not, take into consideration the times – what images mean what at the time of the event, your skin and hair colour – an outfit is supposed to flatter you, not over or underwhelm you, your body type and what parts of your body you want to flaunt or minimise and texture – does the texture look rough? soft ? does it crease easily? does it move and flow in the correct way for the theme of the event?

This article isn’t to make people feel bad but to make people appreciate how important details are in the bigger picture, to make all of us look and feel better in the future.

Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts, please comment below.






  1. March 1, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Felicity Jones normally looks great. I was also surprised how awful she looked in that dress as she could almost carry anything off well.

    • March 1, 2017 / 6:18 pm

      I know she’s gorgeous. It’s strange how some magazines put this look in the best dressed list x

  2. March 1, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    Oh I love this post. I have to admit that I always have a look at the red carpet outfits to get inspired by those actress who look like goddesses in their dresses but it also is a releaf to see that even if the are followed by make up artists, stylists, dressers etc, they sometimes simply choose the wrong outfit like each one of us.


    • March 1, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks, I do the same too . It’s kinda sad when it goes wrong though x

  3. March 1, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    You have great points! If I hadn’t seen your post I wouldn’t have any idea how their outfits went wrong.

    • March 1, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      Thanks so much. I think a lot of people feel that way x

  4. March 1, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    This post got so many good points in it! Felicia Jones is so pretty & that dress didn’t give her justice. In my opinion, that dress was a bit dull.

    • March 1, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      I know ! It’s such a shame for such a iconic event as the oscars x

  5. helenevlacho
    March 1, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    I like the way Felicia Jones looks always glamour in red carpet but never thought of giving a second look and catch all these details. Great points!

  6. March 1, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Very good points and brilliant highlights! Attention to detail is key

  7. March 2, 2017 / 12:15 am

    I actually loved Felicity’s gown but I think she definitely needs to be a bit taller to make the look perfect. I like your green dress though x

  8. guilbertmargot
    March 2, 2017 / 7:36 am

    She is not in your selection but I loved Emma Roberts’ look because she was wearing a vintage Armani Privé gown #sustainablefashion 🙂 hihi
    bisous; margot

    • guilbertmargot
      March 2, 2017 / 7:38 am

      ps: I had the same thought about Felicity Jones dress… not fitted at all! seriously what happened?

      • March 2, 2017 / 10:15 pm

        No idea, again some fashion magazines put her in the best dressed list whilst others in the worst. I don’t think it’s matter of opinion – she didn’t look good but she is everywhere at the moment x

  9. March 2, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Proving that even the rich and famous can get is so wrong! This makes me feel a lot better 🙂

    • March 2, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Haha even more so is that even the trained professionals can get it wrong x

  10. Sophie Whiffen
    March 2, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    Brilliant post – I love the way you break down each dress!

    • March 2, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks Sophie
      I can’t wait to do more x

  11. March 2, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    I looked at first and thought they looked great, after taking a closer look and seeing the things you pointed out I agree with your points x

  12. ChelseaMamma
    March 2, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    I often think stylists get it wrong but then it generates headlines which is what they want

    • March 2, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      I dont know , they would make headlines in an amazing outfit and I’m sure they wouldn’t get hired again by the same celeb if it kept happening x

  13. wha2wear
    March 3, 2017 / 10:22 am

    hahah you did a great job on this post! I absolutely agree with your critics and suggestions, well done x

  14. March 3, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    Nice post! I totally agree with you! And you suggestions are far better choices for these beautiful ladies!

  15. Thomas
    March 3, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Amazing post! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. March 3, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I don’t think that dishwater gray would look good on most anyone, especially not on someone as pale as Felicity Jones. Good call!

    • March 5, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks . That’s a good way to describe that werid colour x

  17. michelle
    March 4, 2017 / 8:31 am

    To be honest I’d love a dress just like Belles

    • March 5, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      I’d love a dress like belles but would never wear it to the oscars , again it would be like wearing a costume xx

  18. March 4, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    How did these celebrities get the dress choice so wrong? I really like how you’ve analysed the dresses

    • March 5, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Thankyou so much. I want to go into detail and no just say that it’s horrible . There is so much more to fashion than that x

    • March 5, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks ! If only I could be there stylist haha x

  19. March 5, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I do love Felicity Jones’ dress, but I do agree with you on the other two. I really love the alternative choices you came up with though!

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium

  20. RaisieBay
    March 5, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    REally interesting post, I love how you broke everything down. I’m glad I’m in good company for fashion disasters 🙂

  21. March 6, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Fashion faux pas are terrible but it such a good way to learn and not them ever again 🙂

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