There were many looks to like and not like at the 2010 Academy Awards held last Sunday (March 7) at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, but only a few really stood out from the sea of ruffles, chiffon, and crystals.
In this two-part list are 10 of the most standout dresses – 5 in a positive way in this first part and 5 that are, well, not as successful in the second part.
As much as we want to identify each pair of shoes these ladies wore on the red carpet, unfortunately, long gowns with sweeping hems mostly covered these celebs’ pampered toes. So instead, I’m going to pair the extravagant dresses with equally extravagant shoes that can be worn with each look, all below a not-at-all-extravagant price of just 100 dollars.
Let’s start with the 5 best dressed:
#1 Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana in Givenchy
The “Avatar” star matched the top-grossing movie of all time’s record and also hit it out of the ballpark with this gown from Givenchy Couture. She wore the exact look on the Givenchy runway, down to her t-strap heels. Zoe is a clear frontrunner for Best Dressed at the 2010 Oscars.
#2 Demi Moore
Demi Moore in Versace
Demi Moore’s May-December relationship is doing her good and it shows in this glowing picture of her from the red carpet arrivals. Demi wore a strapless silk organza gown from Atelier Versace and satin platforms also from Versace.
#3 Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez in Giorgio Armani Privé
It’s been a while since we last saw Jennifer Lopez’s dangerous curves and she brought them out for the 2010 Oscars evidently still in top fighting form. Jennifer’s figure-hugging lavender gown is Giorgio Armani Privé, worn with Ferragamo satin pumps.
#4 Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried in Giorgio Armani Privé
Amanda Seyfried, also in Armani Privé, was the belle of the ball. Her pale pastel green gown may have been made of the same material as Jennifer Lopez’s, but the sculpted bustier and full skirt made it a completely different dress.
#5 Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham
And last but not least, Miley Cyrus. Miley is taking the right steps in her red carpet style evolution. Looking elegant while still looking youthful is a challenge for most young Hollywood red carpet walkers, but 17-year old Miley passes that test with flying colors in this sparkly champagne-colored Jenny Packham gown. Miley makes it to this list for achieving that perfect balance.
In part 2, we’re going to cover the 5 worst dressed at the 2010 Oscars. You might be in for a surprise – it’s not always the glaringly obvious who’s the worst dressed!
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