The Best and Worst Dressed of the 86th Academy Awards

Arguably Hollywood’s biggest night and the crown jewel of awards’ season, The Academy Awards never fails to entertain. The red carpet is where it all begins. The only thing more exciting than finding out who will nab a golden Oscar, is finding out what they’re going to wear!

Here are our picks for The 86th Academy Awards’ Best and Worst Dressed:

Best Dressed:


Lupita Nyong’o: This up and coming star can do no wrong when it comes to red carpet fashion! She consistently blows the competition away with striking, yet elegant ensembles. The custom-made Prada gown made her look every inch a Grecian goddess.

Sandra Bullock: A gown fitting an Academy Award winning actress, even if the award wasn’t won this year. The twisted and pleated detail elevates this dress from mediocre to complete celebrity vixen.

Cate Blanchett: Looking radiant in Armani, Cate Blanchett took our breath away. The color of her dress almost matches her skin tone, making her look clothed in nothing but glitter and shine.

Charlize Theron: Her Dior gown cuts a striking hourglass silhouette. The train’s mesh fabric gave it a fashion-forward design while still retaining a classic and timeless feel. An all-black ensemble definitely doesn’t have to be drab!

Kate Hudson: Looking like she stepped out of a Silver Screen classic, Kate Hudson was awe-inspiring in Versace Atelier. We loved the shoulder detail and the contrasting fabric textures.

Honorable Mention: Angelina Jolie

Worst Dressed:


Julia Roberts: Why so somber, Mrs. Roberts? This peplum lace monstrosity aged her considerably. The fabric is bulky and matronly.

Chrissy Teigen: Did you and John Legend come from prom and forgot to change? Contrasted with other chic red carpet looks, this floral gown looks outdated. It stands out in all the wrong ways.

Anna Kendrick: This J. Mendel dress looks good—from afar. Take a closer look and you realize that there are some odd design choices. The pleated tiers look like they were added as an afterthought, and the red rhinestone embellishments seem out of place.

Portia de Rossi: This Naeem Khan dress had us scratching our heads. The pattern looks like a crochet design, and crochet has no place at The Academy Awards!

Sally Hawkins: The Blue Jasmine actress was covered from neck to floor, and shoulder to wrist. The embroidery helped to make it appear even more like a very conservative wedding dress.

Honorable Mention: Jada Pinkett Smith

Do you agree or disagree with our choices? Make sure to let us know in the comments!

One thought on “The Best and Worst Dressed of the 86th Academy Awards

  1. Dobermangirl

    Just wanted to point out, that Julia Roberts was grieving for her sister, and that should explain her choice for the dress.


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