Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oscar Night: Cinderella Who?

I'm not positive, but I can say with relative certainty that none other than Cinderella made several appearances on the red carpet on Sunday.

So, when you look at the following dresses, try to keep this in mind for comparison.

Ready? Okay, good. Here we go.

Our first Cinderella wannabe? Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta.

I pretty much never have nice things to say about Cameron's fashion choices. I usually think she looks like she rolled out of bed, threw on the first bizarre dress that was hanging in her closet, and forgot to brush her hair. All of that aside... She looked amazing at the Oscars. The dress was perfect, event-appropriate, glitzy enough without looking completely bedazzled, and she looked incredible in it. Her hair was healthy and full of body, it looked totally glam and the makeup looked flawless. I'm officially impressed, Cameron.

Cinderella number two was a starlet who, for the second year in a row, makes me wonder what in the world she's doing at the Oscars.

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham.

Hmmm... I'm a little torn. It's a little ballerina mixed in with the Cinderella... But I really like the color. And I like most of the silhouette. The top is clearly too small. She's tiny, for goodness sake, how hard can it be to put an extra inch of fabric up there? She also has the worst posture known to man, but to be fair, maybe she's worried that her boobs will pop right out of the underwear-as-outwear-bustier-top if she stands up straight? Okay, so, aside from the sizing and posture issues, I find that section in the middle a little bizarre. Why are there two waists? Either make it a natural waist or a drop waist, not both.

I know that's a lot of downsides to this dress, but I can't lie, I kind of like it anyway. What do you guys think? Thumbs up or down?

Next, we have an up-and-coming Starlet versus a bona fide Diva in a battle of the Armani Prive Cinderellas.

Contender #1: Amanda Seyfried

I hate to say it, but I think this is just too much dress for her. It just seems to swallow her up. And I hate the neckline. I don't think it's flattering at all. It makes her looks broad-shouldered and flat-chested. Neither is a good thing. Better luck next time.

Contender #2: Jennifer Lopez

I suppose if anyone can rock this look, J.Lo can... But I'm just not really a fan. I don't like that it looks like two completely different dresses from two angles. Ball gown or figure-hugger - pick one. I like the neckline better, though. And you've got to admit - her butt looks fantastic.

I think this might be a case of choosing the lesser of two evils so...

I officially declare J.Lo the Armani Prive Cinderella winner. But I'm giving the Cinderella-of-the-Night award to Cameron.

What do you think? Did you like that Cinderella was in the house?