, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The dust has settled. The scandals have (sort of) subsided (did Ben get redemption by winning Best Picture?). And the winners have likely found a beautiful mantel to showcase their shiny golden Oscars.

One topic that’s still on everyone’s minds? THE FASHION. While the Academy Award winners will forever be remembered for their superb talent, the Best Dressed winners will forever be idolized by the fashion gods – an equally important accolade if you ask me.

Here are the ladies who received top honors in my eyes.

Oscars 2013 Best Dressed

Here’s why…

Charlize Theron: Fresh, structured and impeccable. Even the hair looks perfect.

Jennifer Lawrence: I love the fitted bodice and dramatic skirt. It feels like a modern fairytale and it fit her amazingly well.

Naomi Watts: So unique and very avant garde. I love the neckline and the gunmetal shimmer felt just shiny enough.

Amy Adams: The muted color felt so different and the detailing on the skirt is exquisite. I might be biased on this one because it looks ever-so-similar to my Vera Wang wedding dress, but I think Amy looks fantastic. oscarsphoto(5)

Jane Fonda: This one might come as a surprise, but the bright lemon color made such a bold statement on a carpet of mostly-dark hues, and the golden corseting shaped her figure perfectly. All in all, drop-dead gorgeous for a 75 year old (or a 25 year old for that matter!).

And, sadly, the ones who just didn’t get it right.

Oscars 2013 Worst Dressed

Here’s why…

Helen Hunt: I admire that you’re trying to make a statement for affordable fashion, but those wrinkles are just inexcusable.

Anne Hathaway: Terribly-exaggerated darts had everyone talking about your nipples rather than your winning performance. That neckline and necklace do not mix. The back looks sloppy. The whole look seems like an after-thought (which it kind of was since you had planned on Valentino up until a few hours before the show) but it’s still no excuse for a Best Supporting Actress winner.

Salma Hayek: I normally LOVE anything McQueen, and I might have liked this dress on its own, but the hair kills it. That up-do feels dated and cheesy.

Reese Witherspoon: The retro-style bra cups just look awkward and unflattering, and the dress is pulling at the hips.

What did you think of the Oscars red carpet? Do you agree with my picks?