Anne Hathaway in THAT Oscars dress – Fabulous or Faux Pas?

by Paris B on · 25 comments

in Clothes,Entertainment,Jewelry,Makeup

I don’t usually follow celebrity news and Awards season is usually a bit of a snorefest for me. Never used to be that way. I used to be a huge fan of the Oscars when I actually used to watch movies back in the day. Now that I don’t (and I didn’t watch a single one of the nominated movies this year – sigh!) I don’t usually bother with the Oscars or the red carpet. Not my scene.

But last Monday when the Oscars got underway, I could not help noticing many online references to Anne Hathaway’s dress and her nipples that were purportedly grabbing worldwide attention as she scooped up the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Les Miserables (still haven’t seen it! Gah!)

So I had to go and look it up of course icon biggrin Anne Hathaway in THAT Oscars dress   Fabulous or Faux Pas?

anne hathaway oscars Anne Hathaway in THAT Oscars dress   Fabulous or Faux Pas?

Here is the pale pink Prada dress that had people talking. Well, yes, it is quite an unfortunate design because I see how the darts at the boob area made the front of the dress stick out, and with light and shadow in play, its a bit of an outstanding problem.

Or it could be her perky nips, who really knows icon razz Anne Hathaway in THAT Oscars dress   Fabulous or Faux Pas? But there were 3 things I liked about how she looked (and none of it was the dress).

I liked her necklace. I don’t personally think it went with her dress due to the high neckline of the dress, but I think it would be very pretty on a top with a lower scoop neckline. It looks like daisies, or flowers and I like the whimsical vibe. Definitely something I’d wear. I dug around to see who made it and its a Tiffany & Co piece worth over half a million buckaroos, and she wore it down her back i.e. short in front, long down the back. Not having half a million buckaroos to spend on a bauble, I’m going to have to look for a shorter more affordable substitute – if anyone has ideas on where to find something similar, please let me know! icon smile Anne Hathaway in THAT Oscars dress   Fabulous or Faux Pas?

The second thing I liked was her hair. I’m starting to tire of my short hair. I know. It seems like I’ve just cut it short not too long ago, but I’m already itching to try something new. I wonder if I could pull off her cut. I like how there’s lots of volume at the front, and short back and sides which is something I prefer as opposed to a stark short fringe.

The final thing I liked about her look was her makeup. I liked how simple and fresh it looked. The lined eyes, the rosy pink lipstick, the softly glowing skin. Love! Allure had the scoop on her makeup and here’s what it was:-

  • Skin – Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Its too bad, I can’t wear this one, so I’d probably substitute it with one of my other faves or its low end “dupe” Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. 
  • Cheeks – Pale pink Chanel blush and Make Up For Ever Uplight liquid highlighter. The palest pink Chanel blush I own is Narcisse so I’d have to go with that one.
  • Eyes – Laura Mercier Cake Eyeliner in black and a gray lilac eyeshadow. It so happens that I bought a Laura Mercier Cake eyeliner a while ago, but haven’t quite gotten the hang of it! I’m going to work harder on it now icon smile Anne Hathaway in THAT Oscars dress   Fabulous or Faux Pas?
  • Lips – Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Évanescente toned down with a dab of concealer. I admit I was most taken with the lip colour so I’m going to have to check out this Chanel lippie!

Incidentally, I read that she switched to Prada at the last minute because someone else was wearing a similar looking gown. She was originally supposed to wear Valentino and I do think she would have looked better in one of their lovely elegant gowns.  (Source: Time - yeah, I didn’t think it’d make Time either!) Still, Anne Hathaway will certainly be remembered for her rather unfortunate dress choice, as much as her Oscar win.

Are you interested in what the stars are wearing on the red carpet for the major Awards? Which was your favourite look of this year’s Oscars, if you watched it?

I don’t usually follow or care about what the celebrities wear to Awards. I don’t even follow red carpet news unless they are particularly interesting, like this one. Otherwise, its all a blur to me icon razz Anne Hathaway in THAT Oscars dress   Fabulous or Faux Pas?

Paris B

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Becca March 3, 2013 at 8:45 am

I think she looked gorgeous but there was definitely a nip problem going on. People are saying it’s just the darts and seams but actually, it’s not–they just accentuated the problem. If you look closely, you can clearly see the, er, roundness of the areolas through the material. I loved the makeup, the hair, and the dress but I just wish so badly that she had worn one of those stick-on bras or something! :P


Paris B March 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Hahaha! I didn’t look as closely as you did, Becca ;) But I think it was a whole combination of nips and tucks of the dress. How unfortunate, especially when she was going to receive the Oscar award! I’d have worn a nicer dress :P


Lily March 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

I thought I read something like that, but I didn’t really pay attention. I didn’t watch the Oscars, but I thought she looked really pretty in the photos above. Yes, I love the lip colour too! Can’t wait to read what you think about it after you hunted it down :-)


Paris B March 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

I looked up the colour online and it looks so pale! Still, will see once I get to a Chanel counter… if I ever do!


Jess March 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm

The first thing that caught my eyes was her lips & hair! I gotta check out that lipstick colour too!! Hvent been following celebrity gossip for quite some time!


Paris B March 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I haven’t either and most of the time, I don’t even recognise celebrities! LOL! The only reason I noticed this piece of news was because everyone was talking about it on Twitter :D


sooyin March 3, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Pity about her gown…I thought it wasn’t the best choice, some other website also highlighted that it was a tad bit too shiny and the creases were very apparent (Jennifer Lawrence’s gown looked amazing though). But…I totally love her hair, so gorgeous!


Paris B March 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I thought her gown looked cheap. Not impressive at all. Jennifer Lawrence did look lovely in her Dior :) Haha I now want Anne’s hair. I’m not sure I can take it, but I want it!


sooyin March 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm

You’ll never know till you try! =) Growing it out is a b*tch tho…I’m close to giving up and it’s only been 4 months.


Paris B March 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm

I can’t imagine the day when I decide to grow mine out. It might be never! :P


Deepa March 4, 2013 at 12:56 am

She looks a wee bit like the Late Lady Diana Spencer…


Paris B March 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Hmm that is rather interesting!


Rose March 4, 2013 at 8:45 am

I think the problem is that her chest doesn’t fill out the dress properly. If it was altered to her chest, the darts wouldn’t look so prominent. I think the dress is lovely, but not a good choice on her fit-wise. LOVE the necklace, but I agree with you that it doesn’t look like the dress/jewelry was meant to be together.


Paris B March 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

They should have tailored the dress to fit her but if it was a last minute change as they say, then perhaps its no wonder that it did not fill out as well as it should have. Still, whether or not her other dress looked similar to someone else’s I do think she ought to have worn it. After all, she was the one going up to receive the award and not someone else! As for the necklace, don’t you wish you too had half a million buckaroos lying around? ;)


Dee March 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Something right up your alley~ :)


Paris B March 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Thanks Dee!


Issa March 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Ooohh, I love her hair and that is a very nice lip colour! :)


Paris B March 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Glad you agree! :D Its such a sweet pink


Victoria March 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I love the Oscars and have been following it religiously every year for the past 20 years. LOL. I just love the whole package – movies, oscar speeches, best & worse dresses, witty dialogue, etc. I think Anne just picked the wrong dress because she should have picked one that would have fitted her body better like the one she wore at the BAFTAs. Having said that, a large majority of the actresses made good choices with their clothing style. A few memorable ones that I could recall were Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Sandra Bullock.


Paris B March 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

LOL You remind me of erm… me many years ago when I was religiously following the Oscars. I loved it when Billy Crystal used to host – so funny! After he stopped hosting, I stopped watching and it was about the time that I wasn’t up to date with new movies anymore. I don’t recall what the others wore, but Jennifer Lawrence stood out to me because I liked the slightly unusual design of her dress. Its lots of fun watching the red carpet though, isn’t it? Especially some of the dresses that appear. I sometimes wonder if they are taking the mickey out of the whole shebang :D


plue March 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm

i like her makeup and her hair, those caught my attention. i never really look at the dress until I read your post.

but i think she looked …. tired and haggard? especially the picture on the right.


Paris B March 10, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Maybe she is tired. After all, she must have been up preparing her thank you speech hehe


Mirifique Beauty March 8, 2013 at 8:57 am

She looked fabulous as ever. I have also written a piece on this which i will publish next week. She looked great at the Golden Globes too and i complimented her Makeup Artist on the Chanel makeup she used on her then too. Lots of jealous nasty people out there but i’m sure Anne will not mind as the publicity it gave her was priceless. Carry on being brilliant Anne and that will shut all of them up


Janessa March 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

I don’t like the neckline or the fabric, which looks like it belongs on a luxurious sleeping mask. The cut is far from flattering but I still adore her. Thanks for replying to all our comments, Paris!


Paris B March 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Hey, all you lovelies took the time to comment, its only fair I reply them as best I can :D I honestly think Anne Hathaway could have gone with a much prettier dress. Sigh… Oscar night too!


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