If you were hoping that glamour and style would res-erect it's self at this years Oscar's then you were vastly disappointed. It was such slim pickings on that carpet a hound wouldn't even point. (If you do not understand that reference I suggest you bone up on your Andy Griffith Show re-runs.) I wanted to do a line up of the best and worst dressed, 5 each, but their were so many bad decisions and so little actual style that I had to improvise. So here you go. The best...and worst of the 2012 Oscars...
Cameron Diaz: Worst.
Why: What ever happened to people paying attention to color and fit? This dress completely washes her out. Its like it fades against her skin, its too tight across her middle and distracts the eye. Number one rule of dresses. They MUST flatter at all angles. This sorry excuse for formal wear is better off on a Salvation Army rack. Her hair and make-up look way too every-day for the Oscars. And will sombody please tell these stars that your roots should match the rest of your head or else you look like you forgot to finish your dye job. The skunk look is so heinous.
Meryl Streep: Worst.
Why: As if it needs to be pointed out. She appears to be wearing a drawing room curtain from the Scarlet O'Hara fall collection. Heavy, durable, and sturdy, this dress easily converts to fashionable window treatments when the night is over. Good thing she won or this night would have been a total bust for the stunning (but horribly) dressed star.
Shailene Woodley: Worst.
Why: Priscilla called, She would like her night gown back. This dress is wrong on so many levels. While she picked up points for color (Very nice shade of white for her skin tone and hair) The overall make-up of this is confusing. I mean what is it? Its got so many details you need shovels for eyeballs just to dig into all of them. The cleavage window is just ridiculousness. The buttons down the front would have been nice but not in addition to the rest of what is going on. And again with fit! It looks to small in some places while it drowns her in others. The drastic hair brings to mind the bride of Frankenstein. If Frankenstein was a cradle robber.
Maria Menounos: Best.
Why. While I think this dress is a little over-done style wise the color is beautiful and it actually fits her. It flatters her shape at every angle and the fabric falls in just the right ways. Her hair is up, nicely showing off her shoulders and strap design. The earnings and bracelet complement the outfit as well. When you look at this picture she is the whole package. Everything flows and is easy on the eye.
Jessica Chastain: Best
Why: Let me repeat: This dress fits her. While being a little on the busy side in regards to color, this dress clearly shows off her figure and supports her without strangling her. Her hair isn't too over done and her make-up contributes without over-doing it. Simply put, this outfit has nice lines. I like how she kept her accessories simple. There just wasn't a need for them with so much print.
Milla Jovovich: Very Best.
Why: Perfection. Perfect balance of all the things that make a stunning outfit: Great color, fit, style, flow, and accessories. Her hair and make-up were spot on. She looks like a movie star. Plus she looks like she owns a bar of soap. So often these stars come out all greased up, spray tanned, and dewy faced with stringy hair, clothes that look like that shrunk in the dryer, and a hungover expression. Thank you Ms. Jovovich for taking a bath and bring some much needed beauty and glam to the Oscars...