Everyone was clucking at the Oscars that Reese Witherspoon and Tina Fey were wearing the same shade of deep purple, which I didn’t really get. During the E! Oscars fashion lead-up, Brad Goreski said that jewel tones were going to be one of the big trends this year, which I appreciate as those colors really pop on the carpet. When we have two women in the same red or blue color it’s no big deal, this is just a color we’re not used to seeing. Plus the cut of these two dresses is much different, it’s not like they’re wearing variations of the same dress.
So Reese was in this rather fug Oscar de la Renta strapless gown which would be a typical red carpet dress if it wasn’t for the bizarre bunched up boob shelf with a black bra thing peeping out and the mini bustle at the back. We’ve seen Reese in such amazing, spot on red carpet dresses and it’s like she’s lost her footing. Her usual style is a classic, clean look and this is definitely an ill thought out departure.
Tina Fey, on the other hand, pretty much slayed in Versace. This is how you work a bright color, with a clean dress which has some thoughtful, understated details. I absolutely love the draping in this gown and the way the fabric is gathered to the side to fabric trailing slightly at the waist. This type of draping was popular a few years ago and I like that it’s making a comeback. This is an amazing dress. Check out her necklace. Perfect styling too.
I’m including Tina’s buddy here, Amy Poehler, whom I just feel sorry for. She was in Andrew GN, in a giant black dress with bell sleeves and very large embroidered bugs and greenery. Giant bug embroidery is a thing. The obvious joke here involves squashing.
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