Oscars 2015: White Gowns Flood The Red Carpet

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Julianne Moore in Chanel Haute Couture

The red carpet at last night’s Academy Awards resembled a march down the matrimonial aisle. Many of the stars chose to wear white gowns, immediately igniting it as the No. 1 trend of the evening. Pale champagne colours was a close runner-up.

While white traditionally is not a popular choice for evening – the fear of nasty food and wine stains is probably one reason it’s to be avoided – but as red carpet attire, it looked fresh and modern.

But the key to making white for night looking just right is to keep it streamlined in silhouette – like Reese Witherspoon’s column gown. Embellishment should glitter for some glamour like Julianne Moore’s heavily embellished Chanel gown. Also bands of strategic contrasting colour can add interest – and take it away from veering too closely to bridal wear – like Nicole Kidman’s red belt.

We round up some of the best that looked right in white at the Academy Awards


Naomi Watts in Armani

Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture

Anna Wintour

Kerry Washington Miu Miu

Lady Gaga in Alaia

Jennifer Aniston in Atelier Versace

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

Gwyneth Paltrow Ralph & Russo Couture