The 7 Oscar fashion trends we hope to never see again – The Mercury News
Fashion missteps were on display in all their failed attempts at glory during Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
SometimesÂ actors and actresses are lauded for their bold or edgy choices, but more often they are panned for stepping off the cliff at the Oscars. And year after year, Hollywood’s biggest stars make the same mistakes.
So, here we present the seven fashion trends we hope won’t return in 2018:
Geometric is too severe: We’ve seen plenty of geometric prints on gowns. This year, Priyanka Chopra went one worse, with a square neckline on her Ralph & Russo gown that literally boxed her in.
Gold has got to go: Jessica Biel’s form-fitting KaufmanFranco was the shining example of how metallic gold has become too stark. She paired it with a Tiffany and Co. necklace that made the look even more jarring. Gold should be regal but it’s starting to feel cheap.
A little leg goes a long way:Â High cutÂ dresses are no longer daring, they are what make television censors sweat. At one point on the red carpet, Blanca Blanco’s upper thigh-high slit resulted in her gown slipping enough to reveal what she wasn’t wearing underneath, giving meaning to far too revealing. (And for good measure, let’s lose puffed up sleeves that reach up to one’s earlobes.)
Where’s the mystery?: Speaking of too revealing, sheer gowns leave little to the imagination, and too often, we wish we could just imagine what’s underneath. Director Miranda July chose sheer black lace over a nude slip that wasn’t nude enough to avoid being highly visible and distracting.
Leave off the wrappings: Bows in the front of a gown are not just distracting, sometimes they are the entire focal point. For Dakota Johnson, the large bow looks like an oversized apron.
Gardens are not Oscar-worthy: Floral prints are bold and hardly beautiful. Instead, they often look like the fabric used on Grandma’s sofa or drapes, as was the case with Cynthia Erivo’s gown.
Color can misfire: The same old black tux can be boring on the red carpet, so we applaud actors who mix it up. However, we draw the line at looks that resemble cruise entertainers. The shiny lapel and matching bow tie ruin this ensemble for Riz Ahmed.
Click here to see a photo gallery of the worst dressed from the 2017 Oscars.