Maybe you’ve seen the Oscars Best Dressed lists. But have you considered which stars were best Dressing their Truth that night?
Take a look at our top Oscars 2012 picks for stars who really listened to their beauty sixth sense and dressed true to their Type in my Beauty Profiling system…
Bright, Animated Type 1 Stars
We chose Cameron Diaz’s after-party dress as our Type 1 winner. Her pop of color and the simple lines in her dress make her shine. Her cute, blonde bob captures her youthful, happy facial characteristics. Doesn’t she just look fun?
Meryl Streep just glowed at the Oscars in her bright gold ensemble—true to her Type 1 nature. Although I don’t love the “fit” of her dress, she still pulls it off with bright, shiny gold earrings, shoes, a sparkly clutch, and her light and wispy updo.
Subtle, Soft Type 2 Stars
Lara Spencer looked simply beautiful in a classic gray Type 2 piece. The shoulder strap, ruching in front, and the flowy drape behind all created S-curves. Her great choice of jewelry featured brushed silver teardrop earrings. And her subtle makeup and cool vanilla hair with a soft, flowy bang finished off her elegant look.
As a Type 2, Viola Davis didn’t dress her truth at the Oscars—although the dress was beautiful! Even though it featured some flow in the front, the green popped like a Type 1. So we’re going to look back at the Golden Globes where she was dressing her Type 2 truth to a tee! Take a look at her beautiful, soft red gown with gauzy material, and elegant makeup in a soft berry. Some silver jewelry and different shoes would have taken it to the top, but overall, she gets 5 stars!
Rich, Dynamic Type 3 Stars
Not a lot of Type 3 looks to choose from at the Oscars! So although Maya Rudolph isn’t completely Dressing her Truth, she comes in 2nd place in her rich, purple dress. Textured accents add flair and punch. And even though her hair’s a little soft in the curl, the warm auburn color and asymmetry created by being swept to one side create an angular movement that lights up her face.
Glenn Close looks dynamic and strong in her vibrant green dress. Naturally textured fabric adds to the asymmetrical form. Her hair was edgy and wild and her eye makeup captivating. Although some bronze jewelry would have really put the icing on the cake, she did a fabulous job Dressing her Truth!
Bold, Striking Type 4 Stars
Rooney Mara. WOW! She captures her stunning beauty in this breath-taking white dress. The straps create symmetry and parallel lines, and the flare at the bottom is a bold accent. The gown’s airy fabric contrasts highly with her solid hairstyle. She tops it all off with a bold burgundy lip! Notice she isn’t wearing jewelry—and she doesn’t need to! Her dress and bold bangs create just the right amount of movement.
People were split on Gwyneth Paltrow’s “cape,” but I think it’s perfectly stunning. It takes a Type 4 to push the norm! The tailored fit creates a still movement and the cape adds parallel lines. Her sleek hair is the perfect cool shade of blonde and she accented her eyes with deep black. Instead of wearing a necklace or earring, she draws the eye to her wrist with a bold bangle and large rings. Stunning!
What do you think of our Oscars Best Dressing Your Truth list? Any others you would add? Share a comment!