Style: Monique’s 2015 Oscar Fashion Picks


The best and worst of the Oscars 2015 fashion.

Saving the best till last, as always my awards season fashion wrap ups end for 2015 with a personal favourite. The 87th Academy Awards, more affectionately known as the Oscars, was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday 22nd February 2015 (LA/USA time). You can find a full list of winners here. The Oscars is my favourite of the red carpets as it’s normally when the attendees step it up in the fashion stakes. I really enjoyed the looks on the red carpet this year and it was a bit of a struggle picking the ones I didn’t like as much (and they were more due to elements of the looks rather than the entire ensemble). There wasn’t a whole lot of WOW, but there was lots of gorgeous.


1. Rosamund Pike


Even though I can’t look at her the same way after Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike is looking fierce! I do love me a red gown and this form-fitting Givenchy numbers suits her perfectly. I love the scalloped neckline, the embroidered detail and the way it hugs her waist. With a dress this dramatic, Rosamund teamed it perfectly with subtle hair and makeup. Well done!

2. Cate Blanchett


Looked at separately, this is a fairly unremarkable dress. But Cate Blanchett in this Martin Margiela Couture gown, designed my John Galliano, teamed with the bold turquoise Tiffany & Co. necklace which brings out the colour in her eyes hits the mark. Her subtle makeup and softly swept hair completes the look.

3. Dakota Johnson


This look isn’t getting a whole lot of praise with some people calling it boring, but I think Dakota Johnson looks gorgeous in this red column Saint Laurent gown. I love me a one-shoulder gown and some embellishment making this sophisticated gown a winner in my eyes. With a chic ponytail, red lipstick and eyes that pop, Dakota looked fantastic.

4. America Ferrera


This shade of green isn’t one that you often see on a red carpet, but America Ferrara took my breath away in this Jenny Packham gown. The plunging but tasteful neckline in the gorgeous chiffon fabric suited her perfectly. Her old Hollywood waves, long dangling earrings and cherry clutch were the right accessories.

5. Emma Stone


Another gorgeous green gown on the red carpet with Emma Stone in this glittering Elie Saab Couture gown. The colour of the dress compliments her milky skin tone and red hair nicely. The sparkle, the open back and the thigh-high slit were the right choices for Emma. While I’m not often a fan of matchy-matchy, I love that her shoes match her dress. Emma has been a winner this whole awards season.

Honourable mentions: Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez (just bring that plunging neck line in a bit), Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Aniston, Anna Faris, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rita Ora, Felicity Jones, Margot Robbie and Julianne Moore.

Didn’t Love

1. Marion Cotillard


The front of this Christian Dior gown is actually fairly flattering, but unfortunately Marion Cotillard’s gorgeous face, polished hair, shimmering makeup and glittering jewels do not make up for the back of the dress. The randomly placed black band and the excess material draping down from her shoulders to the band at thigh level is just…odd. Maybe it’s just me but I don’t “get” it. What do you think?

2. Lady Gaga


I want to start this by saying that Lady Gaga’s tribute to The Sound of Music during the ceremony was fantastic, there’s no denying the woman can sing! However this custom Alaia gown wasn’t my favourite look of the night. If you removed the large gaping sleeves and the red gloves which make it look like she’s about to do the washing up, I would actually really like this outfit. It fits well with Lady Gaga’s personal style, but I didn’t love it.

3. Keira Knightley


I hate having to put Keira Knightley on this list again and I do want to say that I know she’s pregnant and she’s not on this list because of her currently pregnant figure. I actually really like the silhouette and fabric of this Valentino Spring 2015 Couture gown, but what I don’t like is the embroidery on it. Her bohemian wavy hair and makeup were beautifully done, but this unfortunately was a bit of a miss for me.

I also wasn’t the greatest fan of Lorelai Linklater, Chrissy Teigen and Chloe Grace Moretz but the same as the above, it more came down to personal preference.

I’d love to hear what you all thought of the fashion choices on the red carpet! Who were your favourites? Which fashion picks do you think missed the mark? 

I also want to recommend checking out the looks from the Vanity Fair after party, some really gorgeous gowns.

Just a kind reminder: no nastiness please. Celebrities are still people so you can critique their fashion choices, but don’t be nasty about it.

Images from Red Carpet Fashion Awards and Hollywood Reporter

  • Tamsin Howse

    I actually don’t like Rosmund Pike’s dress due to the split in it and I HATE the back of that down on Marion Cottilard. Who, of course, still looks stunning because she was blessed with amazing genes.

    I LOVED Emma Stone’s look, although I think that was more her hair and makeup than the dress. Rachael Harris looked incredible with a perfectly hugging dress that made me want to buy it. Jennifer Hudson looked stunning in an absolutely perfect colour choice.

    Nicole Kidman’s hair was INCREDIBLE and I want that hair cut, but the dress was a bit boring. I loved Reese Witherspoon’s dress although I think her hair should have been worn up.

    Didn’t love Lupita’s dress, which is a rarity and thought Chloe Grace Moretz looked like she was drowning in all that fabric. I also thought Solange Knowles was wearing a terrible dress and was disappointed by Scarlett Johansson’s necklace and dress combo.

    • Monique Fischle

      A few people have mentioned the split but I think it works alright. And Marion Cottilard is still stunning but that back of that dress is just bizarre.

      Emma Stone’s hair and makeup definitely helped to make the outfit. Agreed with Rachael Harris and Jennifer Hudson. I too liked Nicole Kidman’s hair but I didn’t like her dress. Reese could have worn her hair up but I think hair out worked well.

      I LOVED the back of Lupita’s dress but the front was just not good. There was far too much fabric on Chloe. I didn’t mind Solange but didn’t love it. And if you removed Scarlett’s necklace, I would have really liked it.

  • Sophia Russell

    America’s dress looks okay on the model but on her it’s STUNNING.

    • Tamsin Howse

      So often the case! Models are the coat hangers, but when it’s on someone who glows it’s very different.

    • Monique Fischle

      I agree. It’s a bit ‘meh’ on the model but it just suits America perfectly.