This was the first year I've watched the Oscars in as long as I can remember. I don't usually watch many movies during the year, but I was pretty happy to drink some tea on the couch and watch the biggest fashion parade of the year. While I loved many of the dresses, I couldn't really picture myself in any of them. Thankfully, there's lots of lingerie out there that can make you look just as glamorous and lovely. In fact, there are even lots of direct translations of these looks out there by lingerie designers. If you're like me and are more inclined to invest in glamorous underwear than outerwear, this guide is definitely for you.
Several women wore Elie Saab dresses on the red carpet, but I thought Milla's was the best. This one shoulder dress looks great on her, and the material is girly and pretty without entering the overly fussy category. Her classic Hollywood hairstyle and bright red lips are just icing on the cake (without making her look like she was doing a bad imitation of one). She also doesn't look like she's late for her own wedding, which is easy to do when you're wearing a formal all-white dress.
If you're coveting this easy feminine all white look, this Aida Lace Robe by Sonata Lingerie is for you. The soft white lace falls into that feminine yet not fussy category, and the neckline looks lovely on everyone. If you're trying to channel old Hollywood glamour, the sleeves on this robe are the perfect way to start.
I loved this Vivienne Westwood dress, which made me a little nervous because Rose Byrne is known for wearing some really strange things. However, I think this sparkly black dress is perfect on her. I love dresses with that column shape, and again the one shoulder detail makes her look tall rather than lopsided. The fabric is sparkly enough to make a strong impression instead of making you wonder whether she's put on a very comfortable trash bag for the evening.
To replicate this great dress, try the Lola Haze Signature Whisper Slip in Black. The metallic mesh underlayer will provide plenty of sparkle, and the scoop neckline works beautifully solo or under your favorite dress.
Jessica Chastain can do no wrong in my book, and seems to be everywhere these days. She's talented, she's pretty, and she's been ruling the red carpet lately. This dress by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen is another great look for her. It could easily look like something out of a pirate movie if done wrong, but instead she looks classy and put together.
Emulate her easy elegance in this Diva bra and knicker set by Sonata Lingerie, which blends the best elements of this dress and transforms it into a sexy and elegant lingerie set.
Continuing on with our well-dressed tour of The Help cast, we arrive at Emma Stone. It takes guts to wear a bright red dress with a giant bow beside your head as a redhead, but she pulled it off superbly. This awards season has been a little hit or miss for her, so it was nice to see her looking so happy and put together at this event.
This Pati.Olie Barcelona Corset is the perfect companion piece to Emma's Giambattista Valli dress. It's bright red, full of drama, and completely fun and unexpected. If you pair it with a long skirt for your next formal event you'll have a look that is equally red carpet worthy.
Thank you, Penelope Cruz, for wearing blue. I love blue, and she looks great in this dress that is an absolute classic. The dress has volume without overwhelming her, and her jewelry is understated while still adding enough sparkle to the look.
If you too are a fan of blue, this Fair Verona Bellini Romper is a great take on this dress. It's sheer and sexy, but also fit for a princess.
by Holly ( Blog Contributor for Bella Bella Boutique)
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