Oscar Gowns: The Best, The Worst & The What Were They Thinking? An Insta-Review!

What's with the wedding cakes? Clearly Michelle Obama's inaugural night confection by Jason Wu set Hollywood stars into envious copycat mode. White, frothy, tiered and layered full-length poofs have been the biggest trend and misstep of the night. That is except for Brad and Angelina snubbing both Tim Gunn and Ryan Seacrest in the Oscars pre-show coverage. Now they're known as Snobalinga!


Here's my list of biggest bridal girls:


Miley Cyrus: Prom Queen bride in a multi-layered petaled gown by Zuhair Murad edged in sequins.

Penelope Cruz: Best supporting actress and vintage Balmain bride.

Sarah Jessica "Cinderella" Parker: Sarah's Dior crinoline couture would have been Carrie's dream dress.


White: the biggest color of the night but these stars sidestepped marital moments and looked amazing!


Anne Hathaway: Stunning in a sparkly paillette column by Armani Prive.

Evan Rachel Wood: Classy in Elie Saab.

Taraji Henson: Not only does her body conscious sheath with trailing train make her look inches taller, it's completely soft, pretty and flattering. Thank you Roberto Cavalli.

Marisa Tomei: Ok, apparently she's actually in pearl grey but it looks white to me and it's fantastic! Slim through the body, then a pure Hollywood flared train by Versace Atelier.


Tina Fey: Liz Lemon hides the fact that Tina's figure rocks and she finally lets us see that in her crystal-beaded full-length formfitter by I -don't- have-a-clue right now.

Jen Aniston: Did someone leak to her that Angelina would wear black? Best thing about her head-to-toe in general: she looked 15 years younger than 40! Best golden hair highlights of the night!


They came and conquered!!


Freida Pinto: What a first time appearance. Absolutely stunning in blue lacy curvacious John Galliano. Kept her makeup natural-looking. Hair dressed up but not too tight.

Kate Winslet: The silver and black lace YSL Atelier gown was an elegant original though Kate it would have been even more amazing if you just let your hair down.

Marion Cotillard: So risky with its fitted top with a crazy full-on black ballgown that it was kind of like Robert Downey Jr.'s role in Tropic Thunder: verging on insane, but genius.

Natalie Portman: An Oscar float in the best sense. So pretty in she could appear in Wikipedia under the entry, "ethereal."


In no way risky or headline-making but you can't criticize them for going purely classy:


Angelina Jolie: Not her most memorable red carpet ever but Angie still looked sexy (can she help it?) and soft in Elie Saab especially with a cascade of black curls down her back. Octo-mom eat your heart out!

Diane Lane: Can't beat a slim number like that that shows off your perfect form



Vanessa Hudgens: She's my teen queen. Totally carried her Marchesa tight column with a Wild Westian saloon flounce and some front feathers with confidence. Fun, and the black set off her dark hair and pretty light makeup. High school girls across America will rightly continue to worship her.

Leslie Mann: Pure Jean Harlowesque full length fluid sequins from Pamella Roland for the funny girl and it worked.



Beyonce: Matador-in-training?

Heidi Klum: Why was such a nice woman in such a space age gown?

Jessica Biel: You forgot to untuck your dinner napkin from your dress.

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Red carpet photos: Getty; Show photos: AP