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Oscars 2016 Red Carpet: A Second (Twelfth?) Opinion

Yet another look at the dresses on THE red carpet of the awards season.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

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This dress should be so wrong for so many reasons. I usually hate the flowers pinned to a dress like butterflies. But somehow, something about the color, the shape, the hair, the jewelry, it all works.

Sofia Vergara in Marchesa

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Another dress that could have gone wrong. Especially with so much going on in the boobs, the well-endowed Vergara could've easily looked heavier there than she is, but somehow it really works.

Amy Poehler in Andrew GN

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Amy Poehler is a beautiful woman who has worn a number of fantastic red carpet dresses. I don't know why she ever would have picked this embroidered cross between a couch and a kimono.

Margot Robbie

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Ugh, this pains me cause I have the biggest crush on Robbie. She's normally just so gorgeous, but I hope she'll take the following notes: Tan less. Dye hair more.

Also, do we know if she left early to shed her skin?

Charlotte Rampling in Armani Privé

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There is absolutely a way to do graceful aging, style-wise in Hollywood. This is not it. In fact, this dress looks like an eight-year-old would wear it to their cousin's Bat Mitzvah. The lavender round-toe flats aren't doing it any favors.

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa

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Pregnant Done Right. I don't know about you, but I would wear this dress for everything, pregnant or no. However, can someone teach Teigan about makeup colors other than brown?

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

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Black Lace Done Wrong. Truth time, I am LONG SINCE over the whole J-Law phenomenon. In fact, I was really never under it. But as far as everyone is concerned she can do no wrong. But she did do wrong here, and it's called "not wearing a bra."

Charlotte Riley in Gucci

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Black Lace Done Right. Tom Hardy's wife killed it on the red carpet. And normally I might say she has too much boobs for this neckline (i.e. Olivia Wilde or Kirsten Dunst at the Golden Globes), but she manages to make it work. The styling is severely on point as well.

Alicia Vikander in custom Louis Vuitton

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My jury’s still out on the dress. It's a little offbeat, but she looks gorgeous. However, all I really want is to fix the lump in the middle of her hair.

Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney

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Okay, first of all, Munn needs to put on like 20 lbs. She's starting to look like that Kate Moss gag on Family Guy. Secondly, she needs to NEVER wear this color again. It's such a beautiful dress, but that color, especially with the matchy-matchy makeup, looks dreadful on her.

Rooney Mara in Givenchy

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Someone point me toward Mara's stylist so I can smack them? Look, I get that she has a very specific aesthetic going on, but there's a way to pull off her white goth thing without looking awful. This dress would actually be so close if it didn't have that bizarre huge cut-out in the middle. (Also, the sleeves are too short. Get her a dress that fits!) And just convince her to do something ever so slightly less severe with her hair. She could totally make it work.

Kerry Washington in Atelier Versace

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This dress is so fierce, but I wish it fit her better in the top. Also, her hair isn't really working, and the shoes are blatantly a different black than the leather.

Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad

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This dress looks beautiful on her from the waist down, but that strapless sweetheart neckline just doesn't work on Chopra. It makes her look like she has linebacker shoulders and has crushed her boobs into this dress. It's a lesson in how not dressing for your body type can make even the most beautiful of women look wonky.

Sarah Silverman in custom Zac Posen

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I love me some Zac Posen, but for some reason, the way this black dress photographed makes Silverman look like she's standing behind the middle of that vase/two faces illusion. Not even wearing it, just standing strategically behind it.

Jennifer Jason Leigh in custom Marchesa

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Three beautiful women, three custom gowns. If we did a bit of a swap, everyone would look better. First of all, who the hell styled 21-year-old Ronan like a 50-year-old? This entire outfit would do much better on 57-year-old Moore, who came in this black number I could almost swear we've seen on her before. Ronan would have looked much better in Jason Leigh's pink Marchesa. And Jason Leigh could have worn Moore's black dress, although we probably would just throw that one out entirely and found her something new. Maybe in red.

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