Oscar’s Golden Girls

A majority of the last decade’s Oscar nominees were dressed for success on the night they won an Academy Award. Most of us aren’t dressing up in evening gowns for our big moments, there are still times we need to be our most confident. Feeling like a winner doesn’t mean you necessarily have to dress up, wear a gold gown or sky-high heels, you just have to put your best outfit forward. You may find yourself acting particularly confident in your favorite t-shirt, or that great pair of jeans that fit ‘just right.’ Embrace your body and style when you’re choosing important outfits. Dazzling ball gowns may not be the best choice right now in Athens, Ohio, but we can take a cue from the past ten years of Best Actress and Supporting Actress’s Oscar dresses for our inspiration. These women may have been onto something here. On the night of their big win they were all dressed in clean-cut silhouettes, shimmery gold and white colors and intricate beading. So take these ladies as your inspiration- when you feel and look good, fantastic things can happen.

Marion Cotillard in John Paul Gaultier. via thesun.co.uk

Helen Mirren in Christian Lacroix. via teamsugar.com

CHarlize Theron in Gucci. via 4.pictures.stylebistro.com

Melissa Leo in Marc Bouwer. via thefashionpolice.net

Reese Witherspoon in Vintage Dior. via nickverrreos.blogspot.com

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli. via 3.bp.blogspot.com

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa. via elle.com

Marc by Marc Jacob Earhard hooded down coat. via net-a-porter.com

Balmain Spring RTW 2012. via style.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors Embellished crepe straight-leg pants. via net-a-porter.com

Robert Rodriguez Zip Trim Sequin Dress. via nordstrom.com

TORY BURCH Katie embellished ribbed knitted cardigan. via net-a-porter.com

STELLA MCCARTNEY Lace top. via net-a-porter.com

Try incorporating the structure and color of Oscar winner’s gowns into your best outfits. The winners seemed to resembled the silhouette of the Oscar statue, and to emulate that, turn to different coat styles.They are a great way to add a structual element to your everyday wardrobes. Look for a shimmery color to add elegance, whether for a great night out, or a way to spice up plain black paints.  Try wearing a simple silhouette with a blast of glittery glamour, to exude ‘Oscar Inspiration.’ Put your most confident self out there- shimmer, shine and smile.

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