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how is it the ALL the women from this movie were worst-dressed at the Oscars?


It's like they made some kind of pact to exhibit zero sartorial taste!


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Oh come on, they looked better than Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph!

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Tina Fey at least looked passable. But yeah, I agree about the other two, especially Rudolph. It was as if she set out to look as ugly as possible.

But these three from The Favourite... seriously. And two of them are rather beautiful women!

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I liked Olivia's frock. It was dignified, a pretty dark green not often seen, and age appropriate. Liked the long veil/cape. I would have lost the bow.

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I'm a huge fan of dark green, having red hair and pasty skin... but no. The drapey thing clashed and looked amateurishly tacked on.

Still, she looked better than the beautiful Weisz, who seemed to be wearing a beautician's drape.

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I'm a huge Weisz fan, but the top of that dress looked like part of a child's rain slicker worn backward and chopped off.

I like for women who may not have toned arms to wear long sleeves, which Olivia did with the mesh. One could tell that she was a bit uncomfortable and allowed the 'drapey thing' to wear her.

Maya, Tina, and Amy appear to be on the Krispy Kreme diet.

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I'm not going to criticize anyone for wanting to eat some food! Just for not knowing how to dress for the figure they actually have, and IMHO Maya Rudolph could use some help on that front.

Although considering what they gave Ms. Colman, I don't think the top designers are the right place to go to find something that looks good on someone who doesn't have a model's figure. Those SOBs design strictly for models, not real people.

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I will not belabor this further, but Tina, Amy, and Maya are frequently whinging and moaning about how they are expected to maintain a certain silhouette imposed upon them by the biz. Maybe they should stop complaining and show some discipline.

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Oh dear, I don't think you and I are going to agree on that one, particularly if anyone uses the word "healthy" to describe staying camera-thin. Sure, an actress might find that her weight affects the kind of job offers she gets or doesn't get, but IMHO these ladies are old enough to be the best judges of how to balance the needs of their careers, their bodies, and their quality of life.


As for the designers, it's the dressmaker's job to flatter the client as they are, not to demand that the client look more like a model! Honestly, some of them are forgetting what their job is really about.

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No dear, it is the 45 year old actress's job to look in the mirror and say to the designer, "What the hell is this supposed to be? It's vile and ugly and doesn't suit my figure."

"IMHO these ladies are old enough to be the best judges of how to balance the needs of their careers, their bodies, and their quality of life." See...you said so yourself.

I mentioned the weight gain of the SNL women because it is an incessant and tedious piece of their schtick to complain that men have an easier go of it concerning their appearance. Cut out the bon bons and show some discipline.

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I said the ladies are the best judges of what's best for their bodies, not that the Hollywood powers that be or the fashion designers are! Those people think it's normal and natural for women to live on coffee, cigarettes, and Adderall instead of food, what the hell do they know.

So yes, actresses have a right to complain about that. It's a toxic and unhealthy work environment.

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Age-appropriate? She looked dowdy and matronly, and the color is entirely inappropriate for a festive occasion.

As for her age: she is actually younger than Rachel Weisz, she just looks 55+. I actually don't think that dress is age-appropriate for 45 at all.

Well, I just think it's hideous in general. Compare her dress to Helen Mirren's, for example.


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extera wrote: "the color is entirely inappropriate for a festive occasion"

https://hollywoodlife.com/2015/02/22/scarlett-johanssons-hot-post-baby-body-at-the-2015-oscars/

It certainly was appropriate for Scarlett Johansson and many more who have worn it well.

Helen Mirren has had a "strip and go naked" body since the onset of her career so many styles flatter her well maintained body. Olivia Colman, while being my choice for Oscar, simply isn't built the same.


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The shade of Scarlett's dress is cooler (leaning emerald), Olivia Colman's was a warmer (or should I say muddier) shade, and just so, so dowdy.

I mean, this one in the pic is a dress!


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I wanted to share this with you and others. It is quite illuminating.

https://www.bustle.com/p/olivia-colmans-oscars-2019-dress-had-pockets-this-may-be-the-reason-why-16051724

Okay, off to my Party Frock Anonymous Meeting ;D

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I usually don't care about this kind of thing but I just went through some shots of at least 20 of the most notable women (from all the films) from Oscar night and I really didn't see hardly anyone that didn't look hideous and was flattering to anyone..
Not sure what most of them were thinking when they looked in the mirror
I think Charlize Theron and Amy Adams were the only ones I saw that came away unscathed.

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Really? I thought Charlize Theron was looked like some 19th century schoolmarm!


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I thought she looked like a Disney villainess.

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To be fair, I thought all the dresses looked more like costumes ..some just more than others.

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Yeah, there were a couple that actually made me laugh out loud.

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I get tired of seeing dresses that either don't fit, the color looks terrible on them, they show as much skin as possible, or only a trashy hooker would wear it to a rich pimp's formal costume ball (adults only).

One of my least favorite dress designs is where the woman wears no bra, and has the neckline go all the way down to her belly button. A really boring dress design involves a very bland look, like with a round neckline, long sleeves, and the dress falls to the floor. Excessively boring. Or they have a "boob window" somewhere. Yuck!

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Well, the problem is, when left to their own devices, actors have very different personal fashion sense than their characters. It's great when an awesome costume designer can give them fantastic outfits to wear on film, but frankly, there's nobody to give them fashion pointers unless they pay a personal designer to help them out, and many actors want to do their own thing. Once in a while you'll see some famous female star wear an amazing dress to some awards ceremony, but many often have no clue about what looks good on them, and do not consult a designer first, hence why many end up with really trashy, or badly-chosen formal-wear at the actual ceremony.

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And, you mean, they don't have any taste or identity of their own?

I don't understand how the characters they play come into it.

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They all have identities of their own, and some do have good taste in fashion, but many do not.

I'm trying to say that people make assumptions about actors because of their characters, and this isn't a very good way to judge an actor at all, particularly if you think they're a jerk just because they play jerks, or they're a sweet angel because they play lovable characters. Many of them go by the quote "Actors are not their characters." This also relates to the fashions they wear at awards ceremonies, where they think the actor or actress will dress as good as their characters did, and find out otherwise.

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Oh, I don't make any assumptions about the actors based on their characters, but I do think that people with those kind of money and connections could dress better to the Oscars.


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Actually, a lot of bad fashion choices are explained by the fact that so many of these actresses are paid by the fashion houses to model their stuff on the red carpet. If a gorgeous young actress shows up on the red carpet in a hideous yellow-orange thing that doesn't suit her coloring or her figure, it's probably not because she doesn't know how to dress, but because some designer wants to sell yellow-orange stuff this year and is using red carpet photos to convince the public that all the cool kids are wearing yellow-orange things from that designer. And the actress knows she could have worn something more flattering, but she's not going to turn down easy money.

However, this doesn't explain Olivia Colman's gown.

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Hey, weren't you defending her choice earlier?..


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No, I said the drapey thing looked amateurishly tacked on. The only thing I like is that part of it is dark green, one of my favorite colors.

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Well, there is a right way and a wrong way to do dark green at the Oscars, I suppose, like in this photo someone posted above:

https://hollywoodlife.com/2015/02/22/scarlett-johanssons-hot-post-baby-body-at-the-2015-oscars/

The shade of Colman's dress is just so muddy.


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