Continuing our yearly tradition of studying the style efforts of the actress nominees (Florence Pugh got the treatment here), Miss Saoirse now steps into the assessing circle to hear our judgment. And it’s the same as it always is: you never can tell which way this one’s going to go.
Saoirse Ronan in Emilia Wickstead at the Governors Awards
Will she show up at the Oscars in a gingham Gumby jumpsuit? Not likely – but then again, it wasn’t likely she’d have shown up anywhere in one and yet here she is.
Saoirse Ronan in Gucci at the “Little Women” New York Premiere
Will she serve us Sexy Alien Nun realness on the Oscars red carpet? We’d never put our reputations on the line by saying she wouldn’t.
Saoirse Ronan in Galvan at the “Little Women” Paris Premiere
One thing we can predict? It’ll probably be a little goofy and offbeat.
Saoirse Ronan in Giambattista Valli at the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party
She definitely loves to play with her fashion and pick styles, shapes or finishes you wouldn’t have predicted for her. She doesn’t want to be generic.
Saoirse Ronan in Celine at the Golden Globes
Except for when she does want to. In the midst of all the drama and wackiness of an Oscars poledance, she’s been known to step out in something extremely classic and simple.
Saoirse Ronan in Erdem at the Critics’ Choice Awards
So really, the question here comes down to this: Will Saoirse Ronan go the wacky route on Oscar night? Will she pick wild shapes and textiles to make a memorable impression?
Saoirse Ronan in Gucci at the BAFTA Awards
Or will she project a quiet, serene, minimalist confidence as a nominee? We summon up our years of experience in discussing these matters to respond with WHO THE HELL KNOWS?
Styled by Elizabeth Saltzman
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]