How can I put this delicately... I was very underwhelmed by the fashions at this year's Academy Awards show. Simply put, I don't think that the women dressed to the occasion, which bestows Hollywood's highest honor in an iconic evening event. Above is my one and only best dressed of the night- Stacey Kiebler who was pure perfection head-to-toe in Marchesa.
When dressing for any event for which pictures will be saved for a lifetime, whether it be an awards ceremony, wedding, or your senior prom, it's important to keep in mind timeless standards of elegance and beauty. It's better to go with a classic, elegant look that will stand the test of time, than to indulge in the whacky straight-off-the runway trends of the moment (e.g. peplum skirts.) For example, you can never go wrong with a gorgeous, body-hugging gown with one standout detail (in this case, the stunning, shimmering gold fabric that perfectly complements Stacey's golden skin and hair.) When dressing for a really big event where you will be photographed for posterity, keep it elegant, keep it simple, and keep it timeless- take a note from Hollywood sirens of the past whose photos still look gorgeous and stylish today! Here are some more examples of timelessly beautiful DO's from year's past: