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.

Sometimes 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:

Priyanka Chopra arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Priyanka Chopra (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) 

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.

Actor Jessica Biel attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jessica Biel (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) 

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.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Blanca Blanco attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Blanc Blanco (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) 

A little leg goes a long way: High cut 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.)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Director Miranda July attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Miranda July (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) 

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.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Dakota Johnson attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) 

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.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Cynthia Erivo attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Cynthia Erivo (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) 

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.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Riz Ahmed attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Riz Ahmed (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) 

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.

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