Argent de Poche
Strangely, pockets were a mini-theme this year… both Amy Adams and Sandra Bullock wore blossomy dresses with pockets, and both looked utterly relaxed. I guess a beautiful gown with pockets just makes you feel less stressed, like you’re just hanging out.
Amy Adams’s striped Carolina Herrera was gorgeous and elegant
Sandra chats calmly during the red carpet mixing
Pales in Comparison
It’s official, I will never like pale colors on the red carpet. Color, people, color!!
Naomi Watts was radiant as always, but that washed-out Givenchy did not do it for me… I actually liked the gauzy messiness of it all, but I just can’t stand that pale color on her!!
I had a really bad run-in with King Kong before the show
Naomi’s b.f. Nicole Kidman was similarly milk-toast in her ivory column.
Ice princess Nicole
Even Reese Witherspoon and Uma Thurman chose the pale look.
Reese paled it up as well
Uma… where’s Oprah?
Going just one shade beyond pale were the gowns ranging from gold to goldenrod. Jessica Alba was radiant with beautiful hair and jewelry, even if her gown did make her look a titch naked at first glance. Michelle Williams’s mustardy dress wasn’t my favorite, especially with those cool, dark colors in her antique-y necklace.
Golden princess Jessica
Mustard princess Michelle
Even radiant Jennifer Garner chose an icy barely-gold sequined number.
Stunt princess Jennifer
And Bahar Soomekh of Crash is so beautiful, I was sorry she spent the night in yellow chiffon, even if it is Calvin Klein.
Persian princess Bahar
But it wasn’t just the young kids in shades of gold… Jane Seymour wore a pale gold gown that showed off her figure (perhaps a smidge too well).
I’m hoping to sub for Dolly Parton if possible
Back in Black
Of course, not everyone was brave enough to go for ivory or pale gold. Some had to get really brave and go with… black. Jennifer Anniston, Felicity Huffman, and Rachel Weisz all opted for black. Although Felicity’s Zac Posen look was a bit more daring than the other ladies.
I’m hoping to stand out as little as possible
Just in case you had any doubts from Transamerica
I think my pregnant belly leaves no doubt at all…
Charlize Theron also chose a blackish green gown whose puffy sleeve was almost matched by her hair-helmet hairstyle.
Well, I have a pillow to use if the telecast gets too boring
Color, although Not Very Much
The most colorful dress of the evening was Salma Hayek by far — in a radiant