Despite my opinions I had to take a quick peek at the line-up (I wouldn't wish to be without conversation with my fellow womankind for the next week) and was pleasantly surprised to find a look which I think works perfectly for a young, hot actress.
Judy Greer in Monique Lhuillier is sporty, luxurious, and on-trend, with simple yet effective details (I love the full-length exposed zip and racer-style shoulders). It's a dress that translates well to reality, too: shorten the hemline or swap the sequins for metallic fabric for the perfect party dress.
I would have loved to see her fash this look up a little with a slicked-back ponytail and dark, smudgy eye but maybe this would be a touch risky for the Academy Awards. I am in no way biased as I hadn't heard of Greer before and haven't knowingly seen her act in anything; I just wanted to give to kudos for trying out an edgy dress on traditionally stuffy red carpet.
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