We still have a few weeks left until the 2013 Academy Awards, and I bet it would again be hard for us to predict who will stand out. One thing for sure, though, is that many female celebrities will wear the most stunning gowns and dresses. While we await that day, let’s first have a look at some of the interesting dresses worn by the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees during the 85th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, February 4. Who knows? Maybe their dresses at the luncheon could give us a hint as to what they will wear at the awards ceremony.
Naomi Watts and Anne Hathaway were both in black, while Jennifer Lawrence opted to wear white. Quvenzhane Wallis and Amy Adams opted for purple. Jessica Chastain was in a floral dress, while Sally Field and Helen Hunt went for ivory/pewter. Jacki Weaver was the only Best Supporting Actress nominee who dared to wear bright orange.
Let’s get into details now, shall we?
1. Anne Hathaway in The Row Resort 2013
Anne Hathaway has an eclectic style. Sometimes she dresses edgy or girly; most of the time she favors classic and elegant looks. At the luncheon, she opted for the latter with the “Dorning” dress from The Row’s Resort 2013 collection. It’s a black cotton-blend sleeveless dress that is simple and classic overall but is also interesting particularly because of the peplum detail at the back. The 30-year-old actress truly knows effortless elegance.
Anne Hathaway in The Row
2. Naomi Watts in Valentino Resort 2013
The 44-year-old actress was effortlessly stylish in a black cotton lace-embroidered Valentino dress with a boat neckline and a flared skirt. Naomi Watts is the type who wears timeless pieces, so this one is not surprising.
Naomi Watts in Valentino
3. Jennifer Lawrence in Chloe Spring 2013
Jennifer Lawrence has had a lot of fashion hits and misses, but her diverse fashion style has always interested me. She amazes me, yes, but there are also times when she leaves me dumbfounded with her outfit choices. Take, for example, the Valentino dress that made her look sloppy at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. At the luncheon for Academy Awards nominees, she again showed up in a dress that didn’t really flatter her figure. The seams, the ruched top, the ruffled hemline, and the entire silhouette of her dress seem off, which somehow reflected the awkward way she carried it. Her awkward poses seem to suggest that she was not even comfortable in this Chloe spring 2013 piece. Even her black Casadei pumps did nothing to save the entire look.
Jennifer Lawrence in Chloe
4. Jessica Chastain in Erdem Resort 2013
Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain went ladylike in a midnight navy dress, which she got from Erdem’s Resort 2013 collection. The silhouette of this knee-length dress is simple and classic, but the floral design (combining blue and pink) looks charming and dreamy. The sheer three-fourth sleeves also make it more feminine.
Jessica Chastain in Erdem
5. Amy Adams in J. Mendel Spring 2013
I’m not really sure if I like Amy Adams’ J. Mendel dress, but she definitely managed to catch attention. Her previous red carpet outfits wowed me, particularly her Marchesa fishtail gown at the Golden Globe Awards 2013 and her Vionnet dress at the 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. This J. Mendel creation, on the other hand, is a so-so. She screamed girly in this long-sleeved floral-print dress in purple, and I’m happy that she pulled it off. The dress looks conservative, but it actually teases with a cutout on the back (not seen in the photos).
Amy Adams in J. Mendel
6. Quvenzhane Wallis in David Meister
Nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis has been dressing up in David Meister recently, and if I’m not mistaken, this was her third. Also, she’s been carrying different puppy purses, which is cute for her age. Her purple dress, which features gems on the neckline, looks good on her. I wonder what color she will wear next.
Quvenzhane Wallis in David Meister
7. Sally Field in Alberta Ferretti Spring 2013
Lincoln actress Sally Field was luncheon-appropriate. Her Alberta Ferretti ivory dress looks comfy as it features chiffon with seamed lace detailing as well as a ruffled hem. I wonder, though, why the sleeves on her dress looked plain because originally (as seen on the runway), the dress had ruffled lace cap sleeves.
Sally Field in Alberta Ferretti
8. Helen Hunt in Dolce & Gabbana
Helen Hunt, who was nominated for her performance in The Sessions, chose a very simple pewter knee-length dress by Dolce & Gabbana. It’s a classic, and it features a square neckline and a ruched effect. I love the mix of simplicity and sophistication in this dress. The actress also wore minimal makeup and accessories to finish her look.
Helen Hunt in Dolce & Gabbana
9. Jacki Weaver in a Bright Orange Cocktail Dress
Jackie Weaver was indeed the only nominee who wore a cocktail knee-length dress in bright orange. She even wore red-orange dangling earrings and matching nail polish.
Jacki Weaver in a bright orange dress
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