So last year marked my very first critique of best and worst dressed for the Oscars. Since then I have decided to make this a new tradition on M. Renee's Closet that I like to call The Best and Not So Best Looks of the Oscars. I really want to steer clear from using the term "Worst", because after all haven't we all at one point left our homes in something that probably should have remained in our closets or in some cases the store all together? My belief is that there is always room for improvement when it comes to our wardrobe selections good or questionable. And now without further adieu, my selections for this years Best and not so Best Looks of the Oscars 2016!!!
Not only does she have an impeccable voice, but also impeccable style as she is seen here channeling Old Hollywood glamour in this Safiyaa creation.
To me Jared's sense of style is a mixture of classic sophistication and a bit of rebelness rolled into one which is hot! In addition to the sharp contrasting red piping on both th blazer and pants, he also decides to break away from the traditional bow tie in favor of a matching carnation. Very clever Mr. Leto!!!
Ok, so last year I marked Patricia's choice of looks as a bit dowdy and not well put together. This year she's really kicked things up a notch with a curve hugging, off-the-shoulder number by Marina Rinaldi. By the way, did you see her hair? Yeah, I did too. MUCH better Patricia!!!
Reese was another one that I gave low marks on last year, but not by much. The hair, makeup and bodice of her dress aged her a bit, however this year she managed to return to her classically beautiful self. One of my many favorite designers, Oscar de la Renta (God rest his soul), has and always will be known for beautiful silhouettes that blends Old Hollywood gaiety with a modern flair. This off-the-shoulder number complements her hourglass figure well, and the royal purple color does wonders for her lovely skin tone.
I seriously cannot recall a red carpet moment where Charlize looked anything but radiant, and this year was no exception. I like to call this look "Lady in Red Redefined" with this sultry red, curve hugging gown by Dior Haute Couture and plunging neckline.
So last night I learned something important. There are certain outfit combinations that simply do not work, and boardroom mixed with evening wear is one of them. Had this particular dress not been a maxi, then I would've felt differently about it.
I love Kate and I love Ralph Lauren. However this look...not so much. It looked to me like it was constructed from several Hefty bags and vinyl that may have been rather noisy when she moved.
My girl Heidi can usually pull off any look,except for this one. As with Charlotte Rampling's dress, Heidi's was a mixture of ethereal, sex appeal and a bit of edge that culminated into a disaster.
Again with yet another combination that failed with me in the form of this Versace creation that Kerry Washington wore last night. For me it was a mixture of goddess and dominatrix.
What do you get when you strip your grandmother's couch of all its fabric, sew it into a baggy frock then dress it on a woman with a small frame? You get Amy Poehler in this Andres GN nightmare. Sorry Amy, but it was a huge miss.
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