Tuesday Ten: My Oscars Best-Dressed List

What did you think about the Academy Awards on Sunday? While I love movies, I always find myself most enthralled with what happens on the red carpet: Fashion! Below is my list of the 10 best-dressed ladies at the awards…

1. Kristin Wiig in J. Mendel


2. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford


3. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton


4. Rooney Mara in Givenchy


5. Cameron Diaz in Gucci


6. Bernice Bejo in Elie Saab


7. Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab


8. Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji


9. Kate Mara in Jack Guisso


10. And last but not least, Miss Piggy!


Who do you think was best dressed? I think my favorite is a tie between Kristin Wiig and Michelle Williams…

XO Lauren

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  • Chantal H

    I’ll go for Michelle Williams. But the dress of Octavia Spencer also looks good on her!

  • Leasha Ann

    Milla Jovovich! Simple and stunning <3

  • Sarah Heckle

    Michelle Williams is my favorite – I’m always a fan of tulle!


    Tulle & Trinkets

  • Marine Boussage

    Mila Jovovich, Rooney Mara and B

  • Carolyn Drover
  • Irina Monroy

    I love Mara sisters, specially Rooney, but Milla and Gwyneth looked amazing too!!!!

  • Alba Cuci

    Michelle Williams and Rooney Mara for sure!

  • Melissa mould

    That Kristin Wiig in J. Mendel dress is AMAZING – my favourite.

    I’ve been loving all the dresses, inspired me to wear my dresses more :) I’ve been featuring them on my UK style blog http://www.mediamarmalade.com x

  • Raychill

    I absoutely ah-dore Octavia Spencer’s dress, the beading is simply gorgeous!

  • Ana Castilho

    I loved Kate Mara!


  • Eileen OConnor

    Where’s Jessica Chastain?? Her Alexander McQueen dress was amazing!

  • Lauren Hoffman

    Kristin Wiig, that dress is to die for!

    Check out today’s nail tutorial… it’s out of this world!

    <3 Lauren

  • samantha crowe

    Michelle Williams is definitely my #1!

  • Aparna Bankston

    I’m not a big Cameron Diaz fan, but she looked STUNNING in that Gucci!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    My favorite was Emma Stone (Not pictured)… I loved her clean upsweep w/that huge red bow!! The Fashion Police said Nicole Kidman did it better, but I believe (although Nicole did it first) Emma did it better. I also loved Gwenyth Paltrow & Sandra Bullock. Her dress was very different & I loved the black & white contrast. I also liked Viola Davis’ dazzling green dress. I could NOT stand Mena Suvari’s Bjork knock off, lol.

    From Your picks, my top 3 would be:

    1 Kate Mara in Jack Guisso

    2 Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

    3 Cameron Diaz in Gucci

  • Sarah Phillips

    Michelle Williams! Love the color…. I cant lie though I actually really like Miss Piggys dress haha

  • Alexandra Dadisman

    Love! We have a few of the same lovely ladies on our best dressed lists. Mine is here. Miss Piggy was my favorite too ;o)


    Adventures With Alexandra

  • PSKawaii

    Amazing dresses. :)

  • Melissa Panici

    I would have to say Kristin Wiig is best dressed! Great pics Lauren!

  • Claire Corbett

    Jessica Chastain was BEAUTIFUL in McQueen!!!! I also loved Viola Davis.. the green was stunning.

  • slyh

    I acutally think you missed a few good dresses.

    (1) Penelope Cruz. The color was demure, the dress had flow and she look great! http://ldnfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/penelope-cruz-oscars.jpg

    (2) Natalie Portman. I thought the cut of the dress was flattering and the print was subtle yet a nice surprise when the camera zoomed in.


    Of the ones you posted, I think Michelle Williams was the best dressed!

  • ana mantovani

    I love Milla Jovovich and Kristin Wiig dresses they were to die for!

  • Donna Hup

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Williams!

  • fashionsontop

    Milla Jovovich looks amazing!


  • soupforthegirlysoul
  • jane H.

    I think gwyneth paltrow. i love the dress!!!!

  • Hannah Kinney

    Omg.. Cameron Diaz: gorgeous head to toe. Her hair was spicy and her makeup was beautiful. She looked super beach babe. And that dress… absolutely stunning. Honestly, I could get married in that dress. She wins best dressed for me.

    I also loved Emma Stone. She looked beautiful, and I didn’t mind the bow. However, some people thought the whole thing was way too Nicole Kidman. Sandra’s dress wasn’t AS bad once I saw it from the back, but still eh…

    Loved the shoulder pad in Milla Jovovich’s gown, and Octavia looked beautiful as well.

    I was watching the red carpet parade on E! and although not an actress, Giuliana Rancic looked SUPER glamorous. (Girl needs to eat a cheeseburger though… just throwing that out there.)

  • Tabetha Little

    I love love loved Kristin Wiig’s dress! Gorgeous, love J. Mendel!

  • Giulia De Luca

    I really like Rooney Mara’s one!

  • Tori Carlton

    LOVED Tina Fey’s dress! She looked soooo good!

  • Samantha Ng

    They all looked lovely but I would have to say Kristin Wiig! Beautiful.

  • Kelly McIver

    Gwyneth!! I loved her dress and she always looks so pretty. She’s just so classy. I liked Cameron Diaz’s dress too. I also liked Giuliana Rancic from E.

    J Lo needed to do something about her peep show and Angelina’s leg was really annoying. They both have their own twitter accounts now. Hysterical!

  • Jennifer Morgan

    I think the milla dress is the best. I think kate mara is a lot like what Jessica Alba wore to the golden globes

  • Ashton Haines

    I’m in love with Kristen Wig and Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress. They are so beautiful.

  • Maryel martinez

    Cameron Diaz !!!! stunning

  • Miranda Worsley

    Kristin Wiig was STUNNING. She’s hilarious AND beautiful-proof that pretty girls can be funny! I thought Meryl Streep and Viola Davis looked amazing, and Emma Stone’s gown has really been growing on me!

  • Melissa Doane

    Michelle Williams’ dress was my fav! But So many gorgeous dresses! (and some sharp suits/tuxes too;) )

  • Shannon Vesik

    That red on Michelle Williams is just amazing.. and that accent bow on the side. If only red carpet dress was required on a daily basis :)

  • Sare

    I love the dress that Kristin Wiig wore, would be my absolute favourite. I am a massive fan of tulle and I love the colour. Reminds me of my 21st dress with the colour and the tulle.

    My second favourite is Cameron Diaz’s dress, amazing and so flattering on her body, the train and skirt of the dress is sensational with the layers of fabric


  • Molly Maine

    milla jovovich. flawless. octavia looked fantastic too, so happy for her win!

  • Kimberly Soda

    Kristin Wiig in J. Mendel and Emma Stone…!

  • Kelby Peachey

    I loved Natalie Portman’s dress! It was so daring, yet she pulled it off beautifully. I too liked Michelle Williams dress!!

  • Heather Henderson

    I thought Octavia looked stunning! Cameron Diaz looked amazing as always too, but there were a lot of dresses that I really didn’t care for on the red carpet this year.

    And what about Angelina and that stupid pose that she was doing the whole night!? Not a fan of that at all.


  • Amanda Kretchmer

    I loved Michelle Williams dress. The diamond bow was such an amazing accent to the dress.

  • Susanna Hall

    Kristen Wiig and Natalie Portman got my vote for best dressed. I also really liked Michelle Williams’ dress~

  • Tiffani Stuart

    Oh, I forgot about Guliana Rancic!! Her dress was exquisite!!

  • Alexandra Viau

    I think Emma Stone looked so chic and elegant!

  • Thelma Arevalo

    Gwyneth Paltrow had a beautiful silhouette. Love it!

  • Gigi

    Bernice Bejo and Gwyneth Paltrow , there were Fab !!

  • Maggie Fair

    Kristen Wiig and Cameron Diaz are my favorites on your list! Kristen Wiig looked gorgeous!

  • natalia maslyak

    Milla Jovovich looked so beautiful.and I love Miss Piggy!!! haha

  • Victoria Mather

    I loved Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress but princess Charlene’s dress was my fav.

  • Sara Sawasaki

    I agree with Lauren, Kristin Wiig and Michelle Williams both looked amazing. Although… Milla Jovovich looked incredible also!!

  • Tiffani Stuart

    I do love Penelope Cruz’s dress, as well! I’m so happy that class is leading and trash is leaving!! Also Jessica Chastain was so modern victorian!! Very “”Queen Elizabeth of 2012! Loved it! I think there needed to be more color on the red carpet from what I saw…

  • Karen Acevedo

    i agree with most of your list but eeeek im not sure why people like what gweneth paltrow was wearing?! its a weird pointy cape…

  • Amy Breckenridge

    my 3 faves are kristin wiig, michelle williams and kate mara. i love feminine, romantic dresses! :)


  • Christine Rosko

    I loved the fashion from the Oscars. My absolute favorite was Maria Menunos but I had so many others hat I loved too. Please check out my Oscar faves when you get a chance!


  • kate mair

    Kristin Wiig wins my vote out of this top 10. I also thought that Melissa McCarthy looked absolutely beautiful. Jessica Chastain complete look was so unique and breathtaking!!!

    Love getting email with your tuesday top 10, you favourite things from the week on friday and all the cool tips you give us through out the week thanks Lauren!

  • tinamarie

    michelle williams. that color is amazing. and it fits her soo well. i WANT kristin wiigs dress. love love love the silhouette. the bottom is mind blowing!

  • Amelia Sims

    I know she’s just the E! News correspondent, but Giuliana Rancic looked gorgeous in Tom Ford Couture.

  • Krista Gray

    I was all about Angelina Jolie, but thought Kristen Wiig was STUNNING in J Mendel. Here are the rest of my favorite Oscar picks!: http://www.skinnyscoop.com/list/citychic/my-academy-award-picks

  • Anna Gorbacheva

    Gwyneth looks amazing!!! as always ;)

  • agustina villan

    i liked very much L.C list..

    almost every woman and man looked sharp and cute at the same time.. i loved the dresses of rooney and her sister kate..

    and amelia sims it’s true giuliana was beautifuly dressed.

  • Susann D

    my favs are Octavia Spencer, Milla Jovovich, Cameron Diaz and of course Gwyneth Paltrow

  • Micaela Luis

    Angelina Jolie. She was stunning!

  • jill s

    loved Cameron Diaz and Octavias dresses!

  • Zoe g. Bullard

    Such great choices – I loved Kristin Wiig, Octavia Spencer, and Milla Jovavich! I did a little Oscar’s best dressed recap, too!


  • Melissa Morgan

    Love all your picks! Believe it or not, the Fashion Police on E! voted Bernice Bejo Worst Dressed! I’m glad you gave her props because I thought she looked great too. Milla Jovovich was my fave. She looked amaaazing :]

  • Karen Vega

    My Favorite would have to be Kristin Wiig hands down no doubt about it! the moment i saw her dress i fell in love with it!

  • melissa cowie

    my favourite has to be miss piggy ;)

  • Hagit Wong

    Hahahahahaha I definetely looove miss piggy!

  • Emma Fox

    My favourite is Natalie Portman but check out who I thought was best dressed on my list…

    http://foxtrotbravo.blogspot.com/2012/02/who-i-thought-was-best-dressed-at.html – my blog on the Oscar fashion.

  • Gabriela Ramos

    I think Angelina Jolie was the best dressed. I loved the black dresswith the neckline of the leg VERSACE

  • Lenae Souza

    I didn’t watch Fashion Police’s Oscar version yet, but if what Melissa Morgan says is true, I just can’t agree with that. Bernice Bejo’s dress didn’t stand out to me like Cameron or Kristin’s did, but I thought it was very pretty and I love the top of it. Definitely not worst dressed! And I’d also like to add that Glen Close’s dress and jacket combo was fun and she really dressed “”for her age.”” I loved it.

  • Lily Asawapornmongkol

    Miss piggy! always classy.

  • Megan Vickers

    Penelope Cruz wins for best dressed for me. Everything about her look was perfect. From her hair and make up to the jewelry she wore with that dress. Stunning.

  • Agata Kalinowska

    My struggle is between Maria Menounos, Bingbing Li (whoever this lady is, sorry) and Gwyneth. I also liked Kristin Wiig, Penelope Cruz and Angelina. And I must admit that Kristin’s dress was also very stylish and simple at the same time.

  • Juliette Peguet

    Love Berenice Bejo !! mayyybe because she’s french ! haha

  • Cristina Picozzi

    Definitely love Michelle Williams dress. I feel like it wouldn’t be a night without Miss Piggy! <3

  • semra kavak

    gwyneth paltrow looks great in Tom Ford

  • heidi kokborg

    I love Sandra Bullock

  • Binderiya Enkh-Amgalan

    and Miss Peggy was in Zac Posen

  • Julia Renkert

    Bernice Bejo looked great! It’s nice to see long-sleeved dresses make a comeback. They’re so classy!

    Cup of Tea

  • mrsellieroop

    Octavia Spencer looked absolutely gorgeous!

  • Emily Wells

    Penelope and Gwen were my faves!

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    I loved Octavia Spencer’s dress! She looked fabulous!


    Check out this cute Disney Proposal! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1YLAjty-U&lr=1

  • soupforthegirlysoul
  • Shellz

    Im not a fan of Rooney Mara’s dress but i love Gwyneth and Stacey Kiebler’s dress!!


  • AnselSf

    My favorite was Miss Piggy all the way! Haha, but my second favorite was Michelle Williams’ Louis Vuitton! #JustSoFab!

  • Gemma

    I’m a huge fan of Elie Saab dresses, so my favourite would have to be Milla Jovovich plus i’m a sucker for one shouldered dresses!!

  • Leanne

    Kate Mara looked incredible. Loved her look

    Love from South Africa


  • gina pensavalle

    what about Claire Danes!!!!!!! She looked absolutely stuning!

  • Kara Strickland

    I love Kate Mara’s Dress! Her look is so romantic and elegant.

  • Sophia

    I love Milla’s dress. Gorgeous!

  • Patti Graveley

    milla and roomer were my favorites!

  • Kelly Thorne

    Kristin Wigg followed closely by Octavia Spencer – beautiful dress for a lady with curves!

  • Dana Gallaty

    Angelina Jolie was my favorite by far! Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Lopez, Milla Jovovich, and Michelle Williams looked beautiful as well. I would say Gwyneth Paltrow but her hair just looked half done.

  • Grace Kim

    Gwyneth Paltrow’s dress is my favourite, hands down :)

  • Corinna S.

    I think Penelope Cruz looked stunning! And I also loved Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams – you can’t go wrong with red. :-)

  • Janice Campbell

    Michelle Williams is my favorite! It’s bright & pretty for spring, yet it’s simple and elegant at the same time :)

  • Stacy H.Costello

    Cameron Diaz is my top favorite from this list!! Her dress is elegant and not too sparkly! It’s amazing

  • Kim Leow

    Gwyneth and Michelle Williams! :)


  • Betty Siller

    Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford – Beautiful and neat !!

  • Sophia Coldren

    Deffies a tie between Kristin Wiig in J. Mendel and Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton. Both stellar choices

  • Amanda Spero

    Kate Mara!

  • Kvrismar Gonzalez

    Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab ♥.♥

  • Reitz Liz

    i love the dress from octavia spencer :) its so chic and sexy ! and a girl always has to be elegant, smart but sexy :)

  • Jennifer Shirley

    I thought Milla Jovovich was definitely the best dressed of the night!

  • Jacqueline Chan

    I personally loved Jessica Chastain in Alexander Mcqueen. Glamorous, romantic, timeless, and chic with a little edge to it.

  • Ocean C.

    Gwyneth Paltrow takes it all!

  • Heather Nicole

    I love all of these looks — but I also think that Emma Stone was incredibly beautiful. Her hair was so chic and the color was so wonderful on her … http://www.hollywoodbackwash.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/emma-stone-oscars-2012-418×628.jpg

    I did a Tuesday Ten today as well — my top 10 favorite nail colors:


  • Liesl

    Kristen Wiig; It’s simple and elegant. Octavia Spencer also looked amazing!

    Liesl xxx


  • Maggie Morgan

    I have to say Gwyenth Paltrow is my favorite then Milia. Another amazing dress was Jennifer Lopez after party dress. Also, (im amazed to ever say this) but Miley Cyrus impressed me on how amazing and mature she looked.

  • Kaitlyn W.

    I am a huge Sandra Bullock fan, and I always feel that her dresses are so very beautiful. I like how this years dress was the light and the dark together.

    My fave one of hers was the one she wore when she won the Oscar a few years back!!

  • Sol Rodriguez Brusco

    Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab !! astonishing!!

  • Annette Falt

    I think Kristin Wiig really did it, she has always very simple style “”Norwegian”” style. Her parents are from Norway *proud to be Norwegian*

  • Briony Skerjance

    Kristin Wiig in J. Mendel was my favorite. I thought she looked absolutely gorgeous. Kate Mara in Jack Guisso was a close second…I am really into the soft nude colors and pale pinks currently so these two dresses were the ones that caught my eye.

  • Katie N

    I love Kristin Wiig’s look! I did the E! best dressed bracket and I had her as like 2nd best dressed out of everyone but then I looked at the overall results and she was way towards the bottom! I couldn’t believe more people didn’t vote for her. I’m glad we’re on the same page :)

  • Shivangi Patel

    I love Milla J’s Dress. Simple, yet classy.

  • Lizzie

    I don’t know why she isn’t getting credit, but for me Jessica Chastain was best dressed! She took a risk and she looked amazing, head to toe!

  • Kelly Burt

    My favorites from Oscar night definitely include Kristin Wiig and Michelle Williams. I love the color that Michelle chose! I also love Milla Jovovich. Her dress is absolutely stunning.

  • Suzy Zhang

    i LOVE kristin wiig’s dress! that was my number one! :D


  • Daniela Ellero

    one you didnt mention that was also my favorite was Penolope Cruz

  • Melissa Riollano

    my top two favs were Octavia Spencer and Penelope Cruz. both beautiful and tailored so well. fabulous doesn’t have to be a size zero

  • Shelby Olson

    Jessica Chastain was gorgeous, I think that she was the best dressed!

  • Alessia Grisoglio

    My list is:

    1) Milla Jovovich

    2) Bernice Bejo (but here in Italy fashion expert don’t like it )

    3) Gwyneth Paltrow

    4) Penelope Cruz

    Instead I really don’t like Rooney Mara…

  • Kelsie Jacob

    Michelle Williams! When I saw her come onto the red carpet I got emotional. Her dress was beautiful.

  • Lisa Berry

    Miss Piggy looks the best. haha just kidding I love Bernice Bejo’s look!! xx

  • Rebecca Lawson

    OMG! Tie between Kristin Wiig and Milla Jovovich! Stunning!! I LOVE those dresses!!!

  • Christina von Claparede-Crola

    Milla Jovovich looks amazing. Absolutely stunning dress. GORGEOUS!

  • Linh Ly

    Michelle Williams was my favorite! I love her choice in style of dress and color. She looks gorge!



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