Top Trends on the Oscars Red Carpet
From retro looks which payed homage to Hollywood’s Golden Age to boisterous bold metallics, this edition of the Oscars had a little bit of everything. While it’d be impossible to cover everything, here are the most interesting trends which ruled the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards.
1. The Color Gold (pale or champagne)
Gold was definitely the most popular color on this year’s red carpet. And while most wore it assertively, Dakota Johnson used it somewhat controversially, seemingly turning herself into a life-sized Oscar statuette… Other golden-clad divas included Emma Stone, Jessica Biel, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman.
Other popular hues included bright red and the ever-in-style white.
Among the easiest-to-spot trends at this year’s Oscars was a heavy use of pronounced V-shaped necklines. Stars like Emma Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Williams and Scarlett Johansson looked super sexy while making their V-shaped fashion statements.
3. Long Sleeves
As a reminder that hot isn’t always spicy, A-listers like Dakota Johnson, Ruth Negga, Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Biel and Ginnifer Goodwin turned long sleeves into their sexiest accessory, and proved that you can look ravishing on the red carpet without being too risque.
The universal appeal of the year’s hottest fabric was in full display, as it draped the curves of beauties like Taraji P.Henson, Busy Philipps and Brie Larson, as well as the muscular frames of some of the manliest men in attendance, such as Dwayne Johnson and Michael Strahan.
5. Sequins and Beads
To be fair, the Oscar’s red carpet has always been home to every possible kind of shiny, glitzy and frilly embellishment. During this 2017 edition, Janelle Monáe, Nicole Kidman, Sofía Boutella, Jessica Biel and Chrissy Teigen were some of the stars who sported lavish ornaments and spectacular embroideries.
Though seldom seen on past red carpets, this time belts were prominently displayed by several big names in attendance, including Scarlett Johanson, Meryl Streep, Janelle Monáe, Chrissy Teigen and Teresa Palmer.
One of the highlights of the evening was watching Ruth Negga suavely stroll by with her rapturous ruby tiara. But equally resplendent in their diadems were Salma Hayek and the extravagantly-attired Janelle Monáe.
One final consideration is that, thankfully, the age of leaving nothing to the imagination seems to have ended. Instead, we witnessed many seductive silhouettes drawn not by Mother Nature, but by skillful designers using scissors and cloth.
So what did we learn? Well, owning at least one metallic dress is now required by law… and if the right occasion presents itself, feel free to experiment with any or all of the aforementioned trends: you’ll never be out of style!
¡Hasta la próxima!