From the stunning to the boring to the trashy, the red carpet looks at last night's Oscars have the Internet buzzing.
As usual, opinions of the stars' and starlets' dresses run the gamut, but in the blogosphere, there’s one clear consensus: The ladies who were either nominated for top awards or took home the statues for their performances lost in the fashion category.
Take Meryl Streep, who won the coveted Best Actress award for “The Iron Lady:” She wore a metallic draped number by Lanvin. Blogger Ivy Says thinks the actress’ matching dress, shoes, and earrings made her look too much like the golden statue she took home.
Bérénice Bejo, one of the runners-up for the Best Actress award, also failed to wow on the red carpet in a long-sleeved mint gown by Elie Saab. Between the “too-tight braids” and the abundance of sequins, TIME magazine calls her the real loser for "trying way too hard."
Then there’s Viola Davis, also nominated for Best Actress, who strutted the red carpet in an emerald Vera Wang gown. The ladies behind Neon Tommy say “The Help” actress’ dress “seemed more fitting of a high school prom than the Academy Awards.”
Rooney Mara, lead actress from “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” also nominated for Best Actress, seemed to still have been in character. Even though she “swapped her normal black look for white minus the color change,” Celeb Buzz says her Givenchy gown didn’t stun.
Critics dubbed Rooney’s big sis Kate Mara “the girl with the sagging sleeve.” Moviefone says the droopy fabric on the pale blush Elie Saab number “really lets the look down.”
Melissa McCarthy, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the film “Bridesmaids,” also donned a pale blush gown. Despite the custom-made fit, E! News says the Marina Rinaldi gown “just wasn’t fabulous or flattering.”
And even though the following two ladies were only presenters at this year’s ceremony, bloggers, tweeters, pinners, etc. can’t stop talking about their outfits.
Emma Stone, whose film “The Help” snagged four Academy Award noms, stepped out in a red Giambattista Valli gown, which blogger Gina Carbone calls a “Christmas present” because of the giant bow at the neck.
And last, but certainly not least, is Jennifer Lopez. No stranger to skin-baring gowns (think the 2000 Grammys green Versace “jungle dress” that takes the term plunging neckline to a whole different level -- literally), J.Lo wasn’t shy about showing off her curves in a sheer Zuhair Murad dress. The ladies of Neon Tommy disapprove, calling the couture gown “trashy” (perhaps the rumored nip slip doesn’t help). They even go as far as to say “it would be nice to see a little less of J.Lo for once.” Ouch.
What did you think of last night’s fashions? Do you think the critics were a little too hard on the aforementioned ladies?