We didn't see much color on the red carpet at the 2011 Academy Awards but what we did see looked great! The hands down favorite for best dressed goes to Mila Kunis in lavender Elie Saab. She looked ridiculously gorgeous and probably made Jessica Biel sorry she didn't attend the ceremony with Justin Timberlake!
Pregnant Natalie Portman looked pretty in plum Rodarte as did Scarlett Johansson in a similar shade of Dolce & Gabbana. This dress was not well received by most but I kind of liked it and thought she looked very pretty.
Both Michelle Williams and Cate Blanchett make short blonde hair look amazingly chic! Michelle was wearing Chanel Haute Couture and Cate was in a very fashion forward Givenchy frock. It was also not well liked but if anyone can pull off that type of dress, it's Cate Blanchett!
I still can't decide if I really like Gwyneth Paltrow's custom Calvin Klein dress and Louis Vuitton jewelry but shimmering pale shades were popular this year. I thought Celine Dion looked amazing in her Giorgio Armani Prive gown with long sleeves. I really hope sleeves make a come back.
Mandy Moore looked like a movie star in nude illusion Monique Lhuillier and 14 year old Haille Steinfeld looked like a princess in Marchesa.
Halle Berry also looked magnificent in Marchesa while Hillary Swank looked gorgeous in metallic and feathered Gucci.
Hostess Anne Hathaway chose vintage Valentino in a stunning shade of red. I hope Jesse James was regretting his decision to ever cheat on Sandra Bullock after seeing how beautiful she looked in her red Vera Wang gown.
Orangey red was the choice of two Jennifers. Versace made Jennifer Hudson's gown that was gorgeous. I would have liked it even more if they had used a little more fabric on top. While 20 year old Jennifer Lawrence looked age appropriate in a simple Calvin Klein sheath.
Reese Witherspoon was channeling the 1960's with her swingy ponytail and Giorgio Armani dress that was a huge hit. I'm a little undecided about Amy Adams L'Wren Scott dress. I love the dark blue color but the cap sleeves were a bit unflattering and the necklace was a bit high. It's too bad they hadn't made it with more of a t-shirt type top. But all in all, I think all the ladies looked great as did most of the men. Who was your favorite this year?