OSCAR RED CARPET 2012 - MODEST DRESSES ~ Thread Ethic | Modest Fashion

Monday, February 27, 2012


 Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
 Shailene Woodley in Valentino Couture
 Maya Rudolph in Johanna Johnson
 Louise Roe in Black Halo
Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mischka

Gwyneth Paltrow definitely stole the red carpet in our opinion last night at the Oscars. Cream seemed to be the color of the night. We liked this quote from the fashion blogging world... "Amongst a sea of heavily embellished dresses that spanned the rainbow of colors, the always stunning Paltrow opted for the simplicity of TOM FORD." According to Isabel Wilkinson of The Daily Beast, Tom Ford deemed this gown his favorite of the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection because it is “dead simple.” And this is exactly why we too loved it so much. The simplicity, yet sharp lines looked so refreshing on the red carpet. And didn't Octavia Spencer look so sweet in her Tadashi Shoji gown? How could you not love her refreshing attitude on the red carpet. The Valentino Couture worn by Shailene Woodley was definitely daring in it's simplicity as well. We figured we'd show you the almost fully covered dress and see your take on it. Also, although Kelly Osbourne's hair is obviously a bit difficult to get past, we saw this dress on the fall 2012 Badgley Mischka runway and thought the sleeves were nice. We really liked Guiliana Rancic's Tony Ward gown with gorgeous cap sleeves, but thought it just a wee low cut in front so we didn't post it (but you can check it out here). All in all, the gowns were definitely more understated this year. What are your thoughts on them?


  1. So glad you posted Maya Rudolph's!  Thought she looked gorgeous, and Meg and I both commented on how wearable that dress is.  All in all a great year for sleeves.  Yay!  

  2. Girls, you missed the best dress of them all (I'm a little bias) worn by my dear friend Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy who won an Oscar for her documentary "Saving Faces" - she looked gorgeous.

  3. My favorites are Octavia and Kelly's dresses.  So pretty!

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