Blue has always been a popular choice for gowns on the red carpet and it was no different at the 2013 Oscars. It's a fairly easy color to pull off, so it is the detailing, cut and tailoring - and of course the accessories and hair - that make the difference. Although some ladies looked stunning in their blue ensembles, others left much to be desired. So who rocked their blue gowns on the red carpet and who failed to impress?
The blonde beauty looked stunning from the neck up, but from the neck down, not so much. She wore a cobalt blue strapless Louis Vuitton gown that had black detailing along the bust line and down the sides. Not only was the dress boring, but it didn't seem to be tailored well at all. The black detailing also made her bust look a bit strange. She's capable of so much more.
The "Dreamgirls" star wore a long sleeve metallic blue Roberto Cavalli gown that sparkled from top-to-bottom. She wore her hair straight down for the event and paired the ensemble with a matching clutch. Although the color was a fabulous choice, the entire look was just okay --- nothing special - and it seemed as if there was something missing from the dress. A little extra touch, like a flared skirt or a belt could have made a big difference. She performed "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" on stage during the Oscars.
The actress walked the red carpet in a strapless powder blue Oscar de la Renta gown that had a fitted bodice and cut multi-layered tulle on the bottom. The gown fit well and was lovely, but the color washed her out and it's a style and color gown we've seen a thousand times before on the red carpet. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, but lost out to Anne Hathaway.
The 49-year-old skipped the big name designers and went with a strapless navy blue H&M frock, which was incredibly wrinkled and looked more like a prom gown than something you would wear to the biggest event in Hollywood. At least the $700,000 worth of jewels she wore were lovely. She, too, lost out to Anne Hathaway in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category.
The youngest Oscar nominee ever looked like a fabulous princess in a gorgeous blue Giorgio Armani dress that she paired with a puppy purse. Her hair was up for the event and she was sporting a radiant smile. The little lady may have lost out to Jennifer Lawrence for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar, but she still has much to be proud of. The 9-year-old just landed the lead role in the newest "Annie" movie.
How beautiful did Robin look at the Oscars? She wore a blue velvet Marc Bouwer halter dress that had a slight keyhole neckline and a train. The blue ring and dangling earrings complemented the gown perfectly and the radiant smile was the ultimate accessory. The "Good Morning America" anchor rocked it on the red carpet during her first week back to work after a long battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).
The stunner strayed away from her standard cleavage bearing gowns and instead went in the complete opposite direction with a dark navy blue velvet Alexander McQueen halter gown that had a gold baroque'esque neckline. The dress looks fabulous on her and it's a nice change of pace from her usual looks. The 46-year-old also opted for a smokey eye rather than her typical neutral color palette, and it certainly worked for her.
Out of all the blue gowns, Salma gets the award for best dressed while Helen lands at the bottom of the list. Who gets your vote for the best and worst blue gowns at the 2013 Oscars?
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