Rate the Red Carpet: Oscars 2018


This past Sunday, Americans gathered around their TV screens with ballots in hand and awaited the results to see who would take home a heavy, shiny gold Oscar trophy. The Oscars is the one night a year most of us turn into a self-proclaimed movie critic, then once the clock strikes midnight we retire back to reality. Whether you’re a movie junkie or just there for the red carpet looks, the Oscars is a night for everyone. It is a night of glitz, talent, slip-ups, career gambling monologues, fashion crimes, and iconic trendsetting moments.

Due to my sister pursuing a career in the film industry, Oscars night is treated like a holiday in our household. Every year, we get all of our loved ones together for a soiree and mark our ballots for the annual competition. Unfortunately, since I am away at school I’m not able to physically be there for the party this year, but you bet your booty I emailed in my ballots to my sister.

Every year, I come in close to dead last in the ballots competition, so I’m not much of a movie connoisseur, but I do know fashion. This may come as a shock to many of you who have seen me walking around campus, since my entire school wardrobe consists of the motto “comfort over style”. I’m not trying to ruin my fancy clothes; I’ll save them for my nine to five job. My Oscars night begins at 3pm with “E! Live From the Red Carpet: The 2018 Academy Awards”.

So let’s go back in time and see who caught our eyes to either glisten in the spotlight or burn under the heat of the limelight…

And the Oscars for “Best Dressed” goes to…


Jane Fonda

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Star of Netflix series “Grace and Frankie”, Fonda, strutted out onto the red, plush carpet in a glistening long, white Balmain gown. Christmas may be over, but it was definitely snowing in Los Angeles that night. I just have one question… does that come in my size? (Photo credits: Hollywood Life)

Jennifer Garner

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QUICK, somebody call 911! Ben Affleck’s jaw just cracked from hitting the floor due to looking at the sight of his stunning ex-wife! Draped in Versace from head to toe, Garner owned the night and she did it all IN HEELS. (Photo credits: PopSugar)

Allison Janney

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This bold, red Reem Acra dress will forever be a staple in Janney’s closet. It will be the outfit she wore when she received an Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in “I,Tonya”. Let’s just hope the designer was generous enough to gift it to her for all her hard work. (Photo credits: Allison Janney)

Taraji P. Henson

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In between making misinterpreted comments towards the sexual abuse allegations against Ryan Seacrest, Henson posed for the paparazzi in a custom-made Vera Wang gown that led little to the imagination, but in all the right places. (Photo credits: PopSugar)

Timothee Chalamet

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Chalamet goes from turning heads in a “hunter green” Gucci suit at the Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon, to stealing the show at the Oscars in an all white Berluti tux. For most, this would be the ultimate fashion suicide, but Chalamet is bringing sexy back into wearing white before AND after Labor Day. He certainly knows how to play with colors. (Photo credits: Cosmopolitan)


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Though she did not attend the Oscars, Halsey still made it on the list for best dressed. I will not lie to you, Sprightly readers, I went a little mad over this dress when I saw her photo at the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party. Emily can confirm this. So, with a little digging, MYSTERY SOLVED! I found that she was sporting a beautiful Galia Lahav gown. (WAY out of my price range, which was a bit of a disappointment.) (Photo credits: Celeb Mafia)

The Sprightly Oscar for “Most Glamourous Breathtaking Trendsetting Look of the Evening” goes to…


Coming in (not so) hot for worst dressed are…


Salma Hayek

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I guess Hayek was really inspired by Sia’s hit song “Chandelier”. (Photo credits: mic.com)

Adam Rippon

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Rippon arrived to the Oscars throwing some Fifty Shades vibes out to the public. I wonder what’s in his red room… (Photo credits: Tom + Lorenzo)

Paz Vega

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Can’t decide which pattern of fabric to use to make the dress? Why not both?! (Photo credits: Elle)


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Dare I say it… POOP. No offense to Zendaya, but when I saw this dress I got an instant flashback to the time when brown paper bags were wasted away to pack school lunches. (Photo credits: PopSugar)

St. Vincent

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One wrong turn of the leg and we would be getting a good shot of her “good girl”. Going to the restroom must be easy when your dress is naturally hiked up to your lower back. (Photo credits: PopSugar)

Whoopi Goldberg

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You know, I’m almost positive I saw a pattern like this in a painting at the Louvre museum. I just can’t decide if her dress would look better as drapes or a duvet. Decisions, decisions… (Photo credits: PopSugar)

The Sprightly Razzie for “Worst Dressed” goes to…



It was a night of thrills, victories, and glamour. Some nailed the night right on the head, others missed the target by a long shot. However, that is the beauty of these award ceremonies. Much like their performances in films, their looks are thrown out into the streets to be torn to shreds by the media. Some survive, others get mauled. The world of fashion is a jungle out there. I hope you use a map (like these blogs) to help guide you through it.


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