The Precious 2012 Oscars Red Carpet Dresses

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So: we’ve seen pretty much every major dress moment from the 2012 Oscars Red Carpet. What main trend did we notice when we drew the fashion line and made the style count? Precious! Precious dresses reigned supreme on the Oscars Red Carpet this year! Having doubts? Stay with me, I’ll take you trough a very precious journey, then!

Sequins and beads, precious embroidery and metallic dresses, it was all meant to steal the eye and charm the glam fashion hearts of whoever watched the event this year. We talked about Meryl Streep’s dress, Stacy Keibler’s tin foil gown, white sequined Elie Saab worn by Milla Jovovich; we even mentioned the power pale couple: Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz and we were amazed by Jessica Chastain’s McQueen dress or Octavia Spencer’s lucky charm designer, Tadashi Shoji. Let’s take it further, after the jump! (or jump to see the gallery here)

2012 Oscars Red Carpet trend Precious dresses

One of my favorite dresses tonight was, undoubtedly, Sandra Bullock’s Marchesa. Black and white with precious embroidery, it was the very sum of all 2012 Oscars dresses trends: black, white, sequins, embroidery and waist – showing! Truly a show stopper, that one!

Sandra Bullock black and white Marchesa dress 2012 Oscars

Next was Ellie Kemper’s copper sequined Armani Prive dress. Matching your dress and your hair color is not only charming and truly courageous, but also a hit this time! (don’t try it at home, though!) All – sequins dresses were also seen on: Anna Faris (Diane von Furstenberg black sequined dress), Rose Byrne (Vivienne Westwood black sequined dress), Melissa Leo (black and gold Reem Acra dress).

2012 Oscars dresses Ellie Kemper Rose Byrne Anna Faris Melissa Leo

Sequins and beads precious embroideries were seen on dresses worn by Kate Mara (Jack Guisso soft beige dress), Berenice Bejo (soft mint Elie Saab dress), Wendi McLendon – Covey (soft peach dress).

2012 Oscars soft dresses Melissa McCarthy Berenice Bejo Kate Mara

Judy Greer’s Monique Lhuillier beaded dress was a mix of precious and metallic, in an trompe l’oeuil effect, tres a la mode (oh lala! Wink). Have you seen Viola Davis’ precious cleavage? Her emerald green Vera Wang’s gown was all kinds of breathtaking! And Lara Spencer’s soft gray metallic dress? Pretty strange, huh? (but trend effective nonetheless)

2012 Oscars Red Carpet sequined dresses Judy Grier Jane Seymour Leslie Mann

Now let’s talk about the sequined details: Jane Seymour (she was amazing in a red showstopper dress), Leslie Mann’s statuesque deep blue Roberto Cavalli dress was really beautiful. Sequins also decorated Melanie Griffith’s black dress.

2012 Oscars dresses Maya Rudolph Nancy O Dell Viola Davis

Further preciousness on: Penelope Ann Miller’s soft beige sequined Badgley Mischka dress, Nancy O’Dell’s bright yellow dress with embroidered bodice, Maya Rudolph Johanna Johanson’s purple dress, Melissa McCarthy’ soft peachy dress and Kelly Osbourne’s black dress.

Any precious doubts? (oh, and if lace counts as precious, then can we enter Rooney Mara’s white Givenchy dress here?)

Milla Jovovich white dress 2012 Oscars Red Carpet

Lara Spencer 2012 Oscars Red Carpet metallic dress

Melanie Griffith Antonio Banders 2012 Oscars Red Carpet

Kelly Osbourne 2012 Oscars dress

Kate Mara Jack Guisso 2012 Oscars pale dress

Berenice Bejo Oscars Red Carpet dress

Wendi McLendon Covey 2012 Oscars Red Carpet dress

Sandra Bullock hair 2012 Oscars

Sandra Bullock 2012 Oscars Red Carpet dress

Rooney Mara 2012 Oscars Red Carpet hair and makeup

Penelope Ann Miller 2012 Oscars Red Carpet dress

Rooney Mara in white Givenchy dress 2012 Oscars Red Carpet


#1 Ellington on 02.27.12 at 12:53 pm

I loved the dresses of Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Sandra Bullock, Glen Close, Judy Greer, Milla Jovovich,Viola Davis, and the deep black of Angelina Jolie’s dress.
Those are my favourites.
I was hoping to see Tilda Swinton, and Cate Blanchett but I do not think they went to the Oscars, they always make amazing choices that no one else would or could wear.
As for the rest of the dresses that I saw in the photos I was not overly thrilled by them. Most of them for me were suitable for the occasion Tina Fey, to rather meh Kelly Rippa and just awful Kelly Osborne and Sherri Shepard.

#2 Ellington on 02.27.12 at 12:58 pm

Oh and Angelina Jolie’s right leg gets an honourable mention along with Jim Rash’s right leg!!
(I was happy to hear that he won an Oscar! He is GREAT on Community as the nutty dean!)
And his acceptance pose was THE BEST! : )

#3 keiKo on 02.28.12 at 12:49 am

Octavia Spencer, Gwyneth Paltrow & Penelope Cruz where my favs. Otherwise I thought it was all a bit lackluster. Also I luv Melissa McCarthy – she can do no wrong IMO!

#4 Riana on 02.28.12 at 7:16 am

OK, although I’m tired of the Oscar fuzz my list too in no particular order: Jessica Chastain, Gwyneth Paltrow, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Williams (as lovely as the yellow dress she wore once), Viola Davis, Sandra Bullock (her frozen face is ruined alas but the dress is great) and Bérénice Bejo in mint (mostly because she was one of the loveliest women to look at the whole night!).

Cutest men of the night: Christian Bale (swoons), Christopher Plummer (WOW!) Julius Tennon (Viola’s hubby – too cute) and Jean Dujardin (simply irresistible and lols they failed to ‘bleep’ his joyful French).

And please not again Billy Crystal with that bloated filler face and laughing all the time about the jokes they wrote for him. Got the impression Chris Rock said his own lines.

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