Oscars 2015 - Best & Worst Style List

The finale night to crown all nights of the awards season - today's 2015 Academy Awards was spectacularly aglow with glamorous gowns galore on Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Our founder / editor-in-chief Dawn Yang comments on her favorites and misses, fresh off the red carpet!


Emma Stone in Elie Saab

"Elie Saab gowns are a red carpet favorite - for good reason. Emma knocks it out of the park with this gorgeous sequined number. The fresh and striking chartreuse color plays off her auburn hair and alabaster skin to perfection. Her side-swept wavy bun is reminiscent of that vintage Gatsby era, yet remaining chic and modern."

Jamie Chung in Yanina Couture

"Asian pride! I've always been a fan of Jamie's style, and she's definitely a glittery firework in this fantastic dress. I just wish she put on a bit more bling on her hands to complete the look."

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

"She was my favorite to win Best Actress for her killer role in Gone Girl. Although she didn't take home the Oscar in the end, she definitely wins in the style stakes. Rosamund kills in this red hot dress that shows off her killer hour-glass shape to dangerous perfection. The amazing petal texture of the dress is to-die-for. I love that she went with simple strappy stilettos and pared down makeup, otherwise it would be overkill. All in all, it's a bloody good look. (Sorry I couldn't help throwing in all the murderous puns, haha!)"

Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab

"What did I say earlier? It's hard to go wrong with Elie Saab! J.Lo is a vision in this fairytale dream of a dress. It's so ethereal and pretty. I love that the only pop of color is on her lips, and she keeps the look from being overly princessy with a sleek, high pony tail."

Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa

"It's hard for supermodels to look bad in anything, but Karolina really is absolutely stunning here. Clean, classy and minimalistic. The dress fits her body to perfection and the exaggerated ruffled detailing behind adds a special romantic touch."

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

"She did it in 2013 with the same designer, and she does it again! Naomi never disappoints with her cool, metallic gowns that are at once elegant and edgy. Check out her black nails too. Very stylish."

Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein

"Oh. My. Gawd. The custom-made gown features cascading strands of 6,000 pearls and was paired with Chopard jewels. Jaw-droppingly gorgeous."

Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent

"Wait, she's in red, not some shade of grey? Doesn't matter, Dakota is a picture of sartorial elegance in this column dress with a unique shoulder. I like how she owned this dress by giving it her own sexy, devil-may-care, rocker chick touch. Thumbs up."

Jennifer Aniston in Versace

"Jennifer plays up to her America's Sweetheart title here. Some might criticize this look as too.. vanilla... BUT, I'm personally partial to lovely pale nude colors... a curvaceous silhouette... and such beautiful shimmery beading. Together with her signature 'Rachel from Friends' blowout, this is one of her best red carpet looks in a while."

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

"This classic black & white dress is effortlessly elegant and minimalistic chic. The black panels accentuate the right spots. The diamonds add just the right amount of sparkle. It reminds me of something that Audrey Hepburn might wear. Reese looks impeccable."


Scarlett Johansson in Versace

"Awful hair, awful necklace. She looks like a butch at the top and then there's this... weird Green Lantern thing going on below. I'm honestly quite speechless."

Lady Gaga in Azzedine Alaia

"I know she's known for her outrageous fashion. I profess I never quite got it. If she really wanted to wear the gloves as a statement, in my opinion they'd be nicer cut off at the wrist. At least this outfit is an improvement from the egg and meat costumes."

Gina Rodriguez in Manon Gabard

"The 'Jane the Virgin' star wore an eco-friendly piece from the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign. As much as I'd like to support their cause, they could have done better than this blah and boring dress."

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo

"I'm very sorry Gwyneth, but you already had your winning baby pink gown moment. Back in 1999. (She took home Best Actress for 'Shakespeare in Love' in a pretty Ralph Lauren gown). Don't tarnish our wonderful memory of that with this... monstrous shoulder. I reckon she ought to either a) lose half the ruffles, or b) change the color of the dress to black or navy." 

Lorelai Linklater in Gabriela Cadena

"Chinatown waitress gone disastrously wrong. If she had her hair swept back in a polished ponytail instead and went easy on the makeup, there may be a slight chance she could have saved this look. She's only 20, she needs to be styled in something more age appropriate."

Do you agree with Dawn's picks? Who were your favorites? Let us know!