On the big night, Miss Charlize stuck to her go-tos, for the most part. We admit we were a little surprised by her choice for ceremony but she followed it up with exactly the kind of look we figured she’d wear. And we have to say, we’re not really in love with either of them.
Charlize Theron in Dior Couture at the Oscars
Sure, this is… fine. That’s kind of the point. Unlike, say Margot Robbie’s choice, this doesn’t so much feel like an “It’s an honor to be nominated” non-winner’s dress. It feels like a true attempt at low-key Sexy Glam. She loves herself a “My dress is falling off” dress. She loves herself a high slit. And she only rarely opts for color. All of this is very much in line with her preferences. Obviously, we can’t say she looks bad in any of this. It’s sophisticated and elegant. But to us, it’s just a little too underplayed. Kudos on the necklace, though. That’s a stunner.
Charlize Theron in Dior Couture at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Shimmering gold metallics are located directly in the center of her style sweet spot. In a lot of ways, this dress is a no-brainer for her. But we can understand why she didn’t opt for it for the main event. It’s hard to say she looks bad in this, but we’re really not all that crazy about the design. We’ve never been fans of fringe and the shape here is kind of underwhelming. She looks good, but we’d never placed either of these among her best of all time, which is something a Best Actress nominee should shoot for.
First Look: Christian Dior Couture Gown | Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
Second Look: Christian Dior Fringed One-shoulder Dress from the Spring 2020 Couture Collection | Jimmy Choo Clutch and Shoes
Styled by Leslie Fremar | Hair by Adir Abergel | Makeup by Sabrina Bedrani
[Photo Credit: ABC/RICK ROWELL, David Gabber/PRPhotos.com, Niviere David/ABACA USA/INSTARimages.com, RobinLori/INSTARimages.com, dior.com]
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