2014 Oscars Best Dressed

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved the fashion on this year’s 2014 Academy Awards red carpet.  I’ve always been a huge fan of the red carpet looks, interviews, and close-ups, and this year did not disappoint.  But my standout favorites struck me right away …

Oscars Academy Awards 2014 Best Dressed

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace: When Kate walked down the red carpet her look was truly the definition of a show-stopper.  That plunging neckline (that only Kate pulls off quite that well), the stunning shimmering satin fabric, the delicate caped shoulders – gorgeous.

Emma Watson in Vera Wang:  Emma Watson, as she has done at nearly red carpet event in recent history, really took my breath away in a silvery black Vera Wang dress.  The look, cut, and color of the dress is modern and edgy and absolutely perfect for her age.  Hello, muscle tee!  Also, I would wear this dress in a heartbeat.  (By the way, negative points for her bizarre messy side ponytail).

Lupita Nyong’o in Prada:  Lupita has fully (and successfully) leaped into the world of Hollywood’s red carpets.  Her pale blue Prada (known as “duck egg blue”) is delicate and stunning; I love that she is bringing back the headband, and embracing the spiked ear cuff trend.  It’s Cinderella-meets-punk and I love love love it.

Oscars Academy Awards 2014 Red Carpet Best Dressed - Runners Up

And my runners up …

Amy Adams in Gucci:  The look was understated and lovely, and the more I took in the deep blue Gucci dress, simple sleek updo, and red drop earrings, the more I loved her ensemble, as a whole.

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein Collection:  The white beading over a soft white dress, elegant short sleeves, and that stunning Bulgari collar necklace was so Naomi, and so perfect.

Olivia Wilde in Valentino with Jason Sudeikis in Prada:  Is Olivia not the most fashion-forward pregnant woman ever?  Her high-necked black Valentino gown with bold white stripe down the back is beautiful, well-tailored, and bold.

Honorable mention goes to …

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Haute Couture:  I also really loved the way Charlize Theron looked, but I wasn’t completely taken with her dress (though admittedly, it was perfect for her.)

*These happen to be my favorites from the night, but I would love to hear who made your best dressed list!

Images via E Online



  1. Wow! These actresses are looking just perfect. Emma Watson’s dress is just fabulous.

    • Lexi

      Completely agree – loved Emma’s dress!

  2. I completely agree, I thought so many of the looks were amazing this year! Lupita was hands-down a favorite for me, but I also loved Camila pastel pink gown, I thought it was stunning!

    • Lexi

      Yes – Lupita – so gorgeous!!

  3. Kristina

    Olivia Wilde was definitely my fav, she looked stunning!! I thought everyone looked fab last night, barely any looks I didn’t like.

    Kristina does the Internets

    • Lexi

      I absolutely agree – so many great dresses this year!

  4. totally agree! there were so many beautiful dresses last night, but i think lupita wins for me! that pale blue…sigh. i also thought jennifer lawrence looked absolutely stunning <3

  5. Jen

    I agree, just about everyone brought their A game last night. My favorites are on my blog today, Kate & Cate. I also loved Lupita and Naomi Watts. Olivia Wilde gets the best bump award, again! I loved how she said “We are wearing Valentino” – too cute.

    xx, Jen

    • Lexi

      Totally agree – her dress was stunning!

  6. Kathy

    I agree, and love your recap! In my opinion, really, Kate Hudson can do no wrong. LOVE her, and she has amazing taste in gowns.

    • Lexi

      Yes! She always looks so beautiful at these shows!

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