The Oscar Fashion Rundown: 11 Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks

Who got it right, and who got it so very, very wrong.

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My assistant editor and I chatted about the Oscars fashion this morning over coffee. Our main takeaway from this awards season? One big fat yawn.

There was nothing truly remarkable that stood out at the Oscars. Sure, the massive pink cloud Rihanna wore to the Grammys was divisive, but it was, at the very least, a look. This year, the Oscars were very nude, very tight and very boring. No one really knocked it out of the park, and no one failed tremendously. (Also, where were the rest of the movie stars? Clooney? Jennifer Lawrence? Angelina?) Still, there were some small standouts in an otherwise lackluster field.

1. Best Under-the-Sink Item Used as Accessory: Lady Gaga
Those red gloves.

Image via @ladygaga Instagram

Image via @ladygaga Instagram

2. Best Texture/Best Dressed: Lupita Nyong’o
There are 6,000 pearls on her custom Calvin Klein dress. She was one of our top looks of the night.

Images via @lupitanyongo, @noeliabonilla91, and @maasaicolour

Images via @lupitanyongo, @noeliabonilla91, and @maasaicolour

3. Best Comeback: Rosamund Pike
She was arguably the worst-dressed star at the Golden Globes (she should never, ever speak to Vera Wang again), but her turn in this Givenchy Haute Couture gown make us almost forget those boob atrocities.

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4. Best Deployment of a Very Bad Color: Emma Stone
Some have called it wasabi green, others have deemed it chartreuse. Whatever you call it, you can’t deny that Emma is the only person — thanks to her deep auburn hair and porcelain-pale skin — who can pull off this Elie Saab gown.

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Images via @eliesaabworld, @tiffanyandco and Sasha Breuer.

5. Best Fashion History Moment: Sienna Miller
Miller is the first to wear a dress from Peter Copping’s debut collection for Oscar de la Renta. (The designer took over creative direction for the fashion house after Oscar’s death.) The streamlined black-and-navy dress was elegant perfection. (Also, those cheekbones!)

6. Best Menswear: Eddie Redmayne
He’s pretty much the most dapper boy-next-door ever. This bright navy Alexander McQueen tux is smashing on him.

Images via @mama_geordie, @carlottavilloresi and @quecbecca

Images via @mama_geordie, @carlottavilloresi and @quecbecca

7. Most Promtastic: Anna Kendrick This is a very nice dress to wear to your senior prom. For the Oscars? Come on, honey. You can do better than this. 8. Most Fugly: Felicity Jones Severe neckline, gathering in the wrong places, depressing dishwater color, about 50 percent too much fabric. 9. Most Obvious: Chrissy Teigen We get it. You’re gorgeous. Now put it away.

Images via @1maryphillips Instagram.

Images via @1maryphillips Instagram.

10. Most Snooze-worthy (three-way tie!): Jennifer  Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Kerry Washington. Isn’t nude over?

Images via @kerrywashington, @camileaquino and @butterflytmf

Images via @kerrywashington, @camileaquino and @butterflytmf

11. Best Back View: Marion Cotillard
Finally, a new silhouette on the red carpet! You probably need to be French to pull this billowy Dior off, but she is and she does. Our second favorite of the night.

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Images via @Dior.