Oscars 2019 Style File: Constance Wu Goes for Drama in Atelier Versace

Posted on February 26, 2019

For her first Oscars, Miss Constance went for a little light drama and quirkiness in her style, which is always a nice thing to see, as far as we’re concerned. Do we have quibbles? Darlings, what are bitchy bloggers even for if they don’t have quibbles. Come with us on a journey of nitpicking, won’t you?

 

 

We really don’t have many quibbles. This color looked only so-so on television but we have to admit, it comes alive in photographs. We love the delicately pretty way the the sleeves are handled. That sort of design, where the bust and the sleeves kind of melt into each other, usually looks pretty unflattering, but the sheer yellow with all that fine pleating is a really lovely detail. And while we normally get harrumphy about folks over-posing on the red carpet (finger guns, curtsies and twirls are big NOs), we can’t deny her clear love of this gown is doing a lot to sell it.

 

 

Again: Don’t overpose, dear. We can see you’ve got a train. You don’t have to hold it up. Yes, we’re bitches.

Anyway, the dress looks like it was poured onto her. It would be a perfectly glam Hollywood Party-appropriate look without the feathers or the train, which is why we kind of hate them. Way too distracting on a design that really works best when it’s kept simple.

 

 

 

Style Credits:
First Look: Atelier Versace Marigold Yellow Silk Off-the-shoulder Gown with Swarovski-embellished V Neckline and Draped Tulle Bodice | Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry | Neil J. Rodgers Shoes
Second Look: Atelier Versace Silver Lamé One-shoulder Draped Gown Gown with Black Ostrich Feathers| Robert Coin Jewelry | Aldo Pearia Platform Sandals

Styled by Micaela Erlanger | Hair by Derek Yuen | Makeup by Molly Greenwald | Nails by Christina Aviles Aude

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, ABC/Rick Rowell]

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