The Best Gowns at the Academy Awards 2012 Red Carpet

Octavia Spencer in a silver Tadashi Shoji gown
Octavia Spencer in a silver Tadashi Shoji gown

Octavia Spencer

So we know who won for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and so forth at the 84th Academy Awards 2012, but this hub is about the actresses and the beautiful gowns they wore. Without a doubt, Octavia Spencer from the movie, The Help, looked the most stunning in her silver dress. Not only is she the winner for Best Supporting Actress, but she showed that a big girl can look fabulous on the red carpet. The Tadashi Shoji gown she wore showed off her curvaceous figure, and the simple diamond drop earrings completed her elegant look.

Natalie Portman in a vintage 1954 Christian Dior
Natalie Portman in a vintage 1954 Christian Dior

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman looked bold, classic, and gorgeous in a vintage 1954 Christian Dior red polka dot gown. Of course the incredible stunning diamond necklace showed off her slim neck to advantage. I'm guessing that is a Harry Winston necklace. What I really admire about Natalie is that she wears a classic style but manages to make it look updated and modern.

Bo Derek
Bo Derek

Bo Derek

I didn't expect to see her, but Bo Derek wore this simple but beautiful purple gown while she was accompanying actor, John Corbett. Bo is still a beautiful woman and has gracefully aged; she shows that the older woman can still have style and outshone many of the younger women at the red carpet. The simple lines are perfect for showing off her curvaceous figure. Women who are top heavy should take note: a well designed and fitted dress means that you don't have to look overblown.

Emma Stone in a red Giambattista Valii couture gown
Emma Stone in a red Giambattista Valii couture gown

Emma Stone

Another actress who decided to wear the bold red color was Emma Stone in this beautiful flowing dress designed by Giambattista Valli. Some people would say that the red bow was too much but I actually think it was a nice accessory to her gamine style. She's so slim and her hair is cut so short that the red bow finished the look. It made her look feminine and quirky.

Gwynneth Paltrow in a caped Tom Ford white dress
Gwynneth Paltrow in a caped Tom Ford white dress

Gwynneth Paltrow

Gwynneth likes to wear white, simple gowns without any accessories. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't work, she looks boring and washed out and flat chested. At the red carpet, her caped, white gown designed by Tom Ford caused a sensation. Her off the shoulder neckline and fitted waist showed off her slim figure while the open cape and the chunky bangle that she wore made her look cosmopolitan and sophisticated.

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Stevennix2001 4 years ago

Pretty well put together hub. I think out of all gowns, I like the one on Natalie Portman the best. Although, I think she's the type of the girl that almost anything would look good on her. :)


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Flightkeeper 4 years ago from The East Coast Author

I agree Steven, Natalie always looks good.


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jacqui2011 4 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

I thought that Gwyneth Paltrow looked stunning in the dress she wore. It was a very simple design, but she looked so glamorous and stunning. With her looks, she would look good wearing a sack. Great hub. Voted up and awesome.


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Flightkeeper 4 years ago from The East Coast Author

Hi jacqui2011, I agree, Gwyneth's gown was amazing.


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Anath 4 years ago

Bo Derek looks fantastic, I would wear that dress anyday.


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Flightkeeper 4 years ago from The East Coast Author

I know, Bo must be at least what 50? And she still looks so good. Wonder if she's gotten any work done.


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Anath 4 years ago

I think she is about 55 now and looking better every day! It is a shame that she hasn't done any more films her latest work has all been on TV


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Flightkeeper 4 years ago from The East Coast Author

55! I want to look that good when I'm 55. She should write some kind of book about how she stayed and still looks so good.


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DarylnCochrane 4 years ago from New York, NY

They all look great, but I'll have to say that Natalie Portman's is the best to me. Gwynneth Paltrow looked very nice and super classy as well. Bo Derek's was plain, but she looks good.

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