Effortlessness and Simplicity at the Oscars


The Oscars were fairly predictable this year. Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress; Daniel Day-Lewis took home Best Actor and Argo snagged Best Picture. The only thing we couldn’t predict: Anne Hathaway’s dress choice.
She’s known for her loyalty to Valentino. The designer custom made her wedding dress and she has worn the label to several other award shows. She was originally planning to wear Valentino for Oscar night, but three hours before her arrival she changed her mind and wore a Prada pale pink number.
The reviews of her choice have been mixed. Some bloggers place Hathaway in the line-up for top ten worst dressed, while others put her in the top ten best-dressed category. Personally, I can’t decide. Part of me thinks it looks like an apron. But the other half worships the simplicity. The muted color palette is a huge trend, which I happen to adore. So that is another vote for the side of best dressed.

Julia Roberts at 2013 Oscars

Charlize Theron, another stunner with a pixie cut, was breathtakingly unassuming in white strapless Dior Couture. She wore diamond stud earrings and bracelets by Harry Winston. Her simplicity spoke to her elegance and beauty. She is effortless.
And who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence? She stole the night in Dior Couture, the backwards-facing diamond necklace, and of course, her first Oscar win. As all Best Actress winners do, Lawrence’s dress will go down in history.(We all remember when Julia Roberts won Best Actress for Erin Brockovich in vintage Valentino.) Nominees always have the added pressure of being a showstopper at the Academy Awards and Lawrence did not disappoint.
I can’t help but notice a pattern with these three women pictured below, and others at the Oscars: simplicity. I feel overjoyed. The days of too much make-up, too much jewelry and multi-pattern get-ups has come to an end and I couldn’t be more thankful. Have we returned to the days when less truly is more? If we have, I wholeheartedly support and advocate the change.
Anne Hathaway at 2013 Oscars
Charlize Theron at 2013 OscarsJennifer Lawrance at Oscars 2013
Anne Hathaway in Prada, Charlize Theron in Dior, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior


Allison Conway

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