oh, the oscars!

The Oscars are here!  Although the award ceremony is currently still going on as we write this, the best part of the evening (a.k.a. the red carpet) is over.  The Oscars are the most glamourous of the awards shows when all the actresses really pull out the stops, but they also tend to be the most boring.  The dresses this year was definitely on the tame side, but the ladies looked stunning, nonetheless.  Here are some of Electric sekki's top picks from the evening.  Who was your favourite?

Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive, looking like a real life Jessica Rabbit.  I mean, how perfect is this look?  It's got all the glamour of Old Hollywood without looking too boring or passe.  The hair and make-up is divine.  This is how a a movie star should look!

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu.  Kerry has been wearing lots of Miu Miu recently and we really like the brand on her.  It's feminine to match her classic good looks, with just the right amount of quirk to keep her from looking predictable.

Samantha Banks in a so far uncredited dress.  The Les Miserables star went minimal and sleek with this look and we love its simple modernity amidst the sea of over-the-top pouffy, sugary, sequined gowns.

Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille couture.  Another slightly more daring selection.  The layered white-to-black mermaid hemline feels modern and is smartly juxtaposed against the ruffles on the bust.  Not a huge fan of her footwear choice though...

Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen.  Love this dress on Amanda, but not a huge fan of hair.  It all looks too voluminous on top; something sleeker would have been nice.

Anne Hathaway in Prada.  Though we're not that keen on the dress and we feel like Anne really could have pulled off something terrific here, we appreciate that she took a risk and opted against a predictable ruffled, sequined concoction and chose this simpler look instead.

Jennifer Gardner in Gucci Premier.  Though it was her husband Ben Affleck that was nominated, Jennifer really looked divine in this ruffle-backed column gown.  The purple-y hue perfectly complements her smooth, pale skin.

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture.  Though Jennifer has so far been softly criticized for wearing such a 'simple' gown, we actually love that she went with a pared-down look.  Adding layers of diamonds and crystals would have made her look too princess-y.  We think Jennifer looks fresh-faced and modern here.

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli.  And, on the total opposite side of the spectrum, we have this Cavalli creation, which actually works wonderfully with Jennifer's angular bangs, honey skin and svelte physique.

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive.  Possibly one of the most daring looks of the evening.  Although the masses may have troubles stomaching the asymmetric neckline of this gown, it actually works wonderfully on Naomi's figure and adds an unexpected twist to what could have potentially been an otherwise boring gown.

Jennifer Aniston in Valentino.  Some may think the look is boring.  We think it's classic Jen.  The punchy red colour, the fitted bustier and the strapless neckline are trademark Aniston.  And she looks just as wonderful in the look now as she did circa 1999 on Friends.

Charlize Theron in Dior Couture.  Let's face it: Charlize looks divine.  Real movie star quality.  However, it's a little too reminiscent of Anne Hathaway's Chanel gown from the Golden Globes not too long ago...


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