Turning Oscar Style into Reality
It's always amazed me how designers like Allen Schwartz (ABS) turn around knock-off Oscar dresses the day after the show! I LOVE watching how celebs and their stylists interpret fashion, form and accessorizing. Here's a look at a few at a few winning dresses and my humble opinion on how to replicate the glamour.
While I don't love the way the top of this dress fits Sandra, the jeweled belt and black skirt can be workable and very wearable. Here's how: Find a silk blouse and a separate satin or velvet maxi skirt and then go down to the scarf department and find a jeweled silk scarf that you can wrap and tie to the side, mimicking this look.
Glenn Close's unexpected matching blazer instantly gave her a cool and modern look! The gown may not be my first choice, but the blazer was a home run. You can really get mileage out of wearing a black, satin, well-fitted blazer over most any dress, especially a gold, silver, red or royal blue color. H & M, Forever 21 and perhaps Banana Republic's evening line, Monogram may sell black satin blazers that should have flare like Glenn Close's does below- 2 breasted or shawl collar and maybe a roll-up of the sleeve.
Jennifer Lopez looked beautiful as always and I feel very strongly that any woman with any figure can wear a swirly, sparkly pattern at an evening event. While it may be a bit too deep cut for the average lady, the way the waist is drawn in then fanned out by the pattern is very flattering. My thought on how to make this "wearable" is to look for something with a bold, sequined pattern but with less fabric! I would tell Jen the same thing- making this a strapless dress or hemming it to just below the knee would make this a beautiful, glamorous look for a special event.
All images from MSN Wonderwall
What were your favorite wearable looks from the Oscars?