It seems I had a full-blooded love affair with full-skirted gowns last night, given my favoured red carpet gowns worn at 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.  In true personal style, Jennifer Aniston looked radiant in a classic red, strapless Valentino gown—truly glamorous, yet perfectly true to herself.

Jennifer Aniston Oscar 2013

Jennifer Aniston: Valentino.

Jennifer Lawrence scooped the Best Actress award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook and looked picture-book perfect wearing a white Dior Haute Couture gown.  If winning an Oscar wasn’t enough to talk about, a slip on-stage certainly made up for conversation—or answering ridiculous questions. Fortunately, Miss Lawrence has a sense of humour…

Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2013

Jennifer Lawrence: Dior Haute Couture.

Fan Bingbing, doubled up on full-skirted flair last night, wearing a Marchesa gown in vibrant fuchsia pink, adorned with a Roger Vivier clutch and Chopard jewels—to the award ceremony. Followed later that night, as she stepped out in a black and white striped Oscar de la Renta full-skirted strapless gown to the Vanity Fair after-party. Love them both! Not forgetting Amy Adams, in a gown that was light, angelic and feathery-like, a key trend for Fall 2013, also wearing Oscar de la Renta.

Fan Bingbing Oscars 2013

Fan Bingbing:  Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta.

Amy Adams Oscars 2013

Amy Adams: Oscar de la Renta.

South African beauty Charlize Theron donned Dior Haute Couture—Hollywood glamour worn at its most regal, a true Hollywood celebrity in goddess style. Dior must be revelling in her radiance.

Charlize Theron Oscar 2013

Charlize Theron: Dior Haute Couture.

Anne Hathaway who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Les Miserables, must be mortified today with a new Twitter account created in her honour: HathawayNipple and a slew of Hathaway haters already hashtagging away: #LesNipperables.  While a nipple issue, is pointedly a significant style faux pas, (what was her stylist thinking), I personally couldn’t get over the necklace! I loved the soft pink satin gown by Prada, but in my rulebook, never mix a high neckline with a necklace, it’s one or the other, never both—less is more, would’ve been the best style scenario. The necklace by Tiffany & Co. looked too confused with the crossed back straps with no room to shine—a glittering shame.

In fact, all of the beauties featured here, are all wearing strapless gowns and necklace free (exception: subtle chain on Miss Lawrence, but perfectly understated), let beauty speak for itself.