Dressing like a Celebrity: Oscar Top Ten

It’s time for the obligatory Oscar style post.

I mostly watch the Oscars for the clothing (but I think I watched most of the movies nominated this year! I’m addicted to the movies) and I think this year was the best dressed Oscars in a long time! Most years I can’t really relate to the dresses out there, they’re too revealing (or just plain wacky) but this year was different! There were dresses I could actually see myself wearing (if I could afford them and/or sew them myself). Here’s my top ten:


Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with her Oscar!

So stunning!

Guys, this was my all time favorite outfit, I just loved it, the color, the embroidery/applique, her shoes (oh I just love Sharmeen’s shoes). I’d probably do without the jewels on the arms and add sleeves but I just went ga-ga over this. I want it (and I don’t know who the designer is).


Sandra Bullock in Marchesa, courtesy of StyleBistro.com

I love the semi-cowl neck and cap sleeves on this dress, such easy elegance! I’ve never really liked the dropped waist look on myself so I’d probably want the bodice to sit higher at the natural waist.


Louise Roe in Black Halo, courtesy of StyleBistro.com

I really really love this little suit-skirt outfit, it has a very 1940’s feel to it, the belt and matching clutch finish it off so nicely. I’ve got to sew something like this one day!


Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab, courtesy of StyleBistro.com

I have to admit, I didn’t really think much of this dress on Oscar night, but when I saw it in the pictures the next morning I was blown away. It’s such a modern gown with just a touch of  the 1930’s silhouette.


Shailene Woodley in Valentino Couture, courtesy of StyleBistro.com

Ooooh maxi dress! I love it, it’s like a futuristic tribute to the 1970’s (make sense? doesn’t matter, maxi dresses always win).


Melissa McCarthy in Marina Rinaldi, courtesy of StyleBistro.com

So very Grecian! I just love this dress and the floaty pink chiffon colour is so dreamy, imagine walking around in that all day. I think I’d shorten the sleeves just a bit though.


Maya Rudolph in Johanna Johnson, courtesy of StyleBistro.com

I LOVE the color and the cap sleeves. The embellished back bodice would be such a pretty sari blouse.


Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, courtesy of StyleBistro.com

I can’t really see myself in this but Michelle Williams looked so elegant that I just had to include her in this post. I love everything this woman wears.


Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji, courtesy of StyleBistro.com

Octavia Spencer looked stunning, I just loved everything about her outfit. The dress is so flattering and her accessories were so balanced. She was the best dressed celebrity!


Meryl Streep in Lanvin, courtesy of StyleBistro.com

This dress I loved, not so much for the color but for the style. Why?

Because I have a similar sewing pattern in my collection! It’s a  Retro Butterick (B5152) reproduction of an original pattern from 1948, see?!

Who knew?! Meryl and I have similar tastes!