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Oscars 2014: our picks of the best and worst dressed

  |  March 3, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture oozed old Hollywood glamour - topped off with an artful red peplum. Although, please, can somebody teach the poor girl how to walk
MIKE BLAKE
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture oozed old Hollywood glamour - topped off with an artful red peplum. Although, please, can somebody teach the poor girl how to walk

This year, All Dressed Up, was awake at 4am to watch the red carpet arrivals live from Abu Dhabi- here are some of our picks of the best and worst dressed from the red carpet watching event of the season.

Someone needs to give Cate Blanchett an Oscar for knowing how to dress for the Oscars. The Blue Jasmine star outdid herself once again in a glittering beige gown with applique flowers from Giorgio Armani

Kerry Washington in Jason Wu. This is exactly how a pregnant woman is meant to dress. Artfully draped and perfectly respectable - although the taupe satin could have done with a steam

Everyone would have been wanting to dress Lupita Nyong'o, but Prada won the race with this powder blue gown. She fell nothing short of perfect as she picked up her very important Oscar. If we have anything to say it is that there was perhaps too much fabric for her slight frame and the headband was an odd choice to say the least

Meryl Streep's cream and black Lanvin dress was the perfect combination of sultry and feminine, while remaining age-appropriate.

Olivia Wilde in Valentino was yet another great example of how to dress for the red carpet with a baby bump. FiancÚ Jason Sudeikis complimented Wilde perfectly in an impeccably-tailored Prada ensemble

Emma Watson looks elegant in shimmering Vera Wang - although we couldn't help but notice the need for a better bra

 

Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen. What a perfect colour choice - the midnight blue dress with a sweetheart neckline had regal appeal on the red carpet. Also, superb choice of hair for a strapless gown as it lengthens the neck

Charlize Theron does the usual in a sweeping black gown by Christian Dior- although, we are unsure of the straps that were neither here nor there. The whole thing left us a little dry

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace. The gown has an extremely risky cut, that we initially thought may distract - but the impeccable beading and interesting draping made for a unique look, and a move away from tradition

We wanted to love Julia Roberts in black lace Givenchy, but fear it is too busy with the lace insert and tuxedo neckline

Anne Hathaway in Gucci - this is much too old a style of dress for someone of her age and too similar in shape to last years choice. Plus, there is a distinct feeling of mirror ball madness about the whole thing

There is something a little 1970s casino about Ellen Degeneres in a white tux and trainers. In fact white tuxedos in general need to be reconsidered. Take note Matthew McConaughey

Kristen Chenoweth looks like a crazed sweet wrapper in her metallic Roberto Cavalli gown

Giuliana Rancic is the perfect example of too much at once in Paolo Sebastian

Naomi Watts in another boring non starter for the star. There is something about this offering from Calvin Klein that reminds us of an old pair of curtains with a necklace stuck on as an after thought

Despite our love for Pharrell Williams, we can't understand why he would choose to wear this Lanvin short-suit to the Oscars. His guest, Helen Lasichanh, was yet another white tuxedo-clad attendee

It's all there for Amy Adams - superb tailoring, beautiful neckline, elegant colour. Although this Gucci number probably won't go down in Oscar dress history