Oscars Fug Carpet: Anne Hathaway


“I dreamed a dream in times gone by, when nips were shy, and did my bidding. Then Prada traced my aureolae; I dreamed that blogs would be forgiving.”

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  1. Bella
    +12

    I like this dress, except for the unfortunate nip show. The color and line are beautiful. Why would she and her stylist not attend to such a common and fixable issue?

    • Bottle Ginger
      +5

      I think those were darts, not actual nipples. I’m actually okay with that, the illusion of nipples adds a touch of naughtiness to a gown that’s almost severe.

      I also loved how the gown worked with the honking great big diamond necklace. Huge diamonds put me in a very forgiving mood.

      • GFY Heather
        +9

        They are — we covered that in the slideshow — but something ABOUT the darts lends fear that you can see the actual shape of the REST of her nipples as well.

        • Beka
          +4

          Did you watch any of CNN’s coverage? The whole outline of her breast seemed so much more obvious than what I saw on E’s coverage. It was so full on I had to look away! It almost seemed like they’d done it on purpose to be provocative, it was so intense.

          Then, the way the light hits the end of those darts makes it look not just like nipples but areolas. The very skin toned colour of the dress doesn’t help either.

      • blatanville
        +1

        bingo!

      • ok
        +13

        I’m not so sure it’s ONLY darts. I hate myself for looking so intently, but you can clearly see the underside of her breast pressing through the bodice. Her nipples would be exactly where the darts are. I think the reason everyone thinks it looks like her nipples is because you can see the outline of her breasts, and her nipples are, in fact, exactly where the darts are, and perhaps are even sticking out some.

        • Jen
          +6

          Yeah, I think it’s a really terrible confluence of nipple and dart. But how on earth did no one notice this during fittings, and perhaps mention the novel idea of some kind of undergarment/sticky cover to take care of that problem?

  2. Gine
    +52

    I’m so baffled by this. It’s everything you WOULDN’T want if you knew you were going to win–bland, ill-fitting, unflattering, cheap-looking, just…yuck. She’s worn some great stuff on her I’m Totally Sweeping The Awards This Season tour, why on earth did she drop the ball now?

    • hb
      +20

      Totally agree she is right up there on my worst dressed list. The princess Diana circa 95 hair and awful necklace pairing are not helping. Looks just like Goop’s pale pink fail from back in the day.

      • Jen S 2.0
        +18

        This. Why she went all refried Gwyneth Paltrow is beyond me. This has been done, and it wasn’t good then, either.

        And whether or not those actually are her nipples, under no circumstances should we be wondering WHETHER those are her nipples on display at the Oscars. That’s the crux for me; I care less about what I’m actually seeing, and more about the fact that, nipple or not, it doesn’t look right.

        • Morris
          +8

          90s bridesmaid, but even more bland and boring, if possible. As for the speech, dear lord, what a disingenuous and pretentious prat she is. Now go away for 6 months at least, PLEASE.

    • Mel
      +3

      I was thinking that same thing! She KNEW she was going to win!! Why try to blend in sooo much (and not in a nude but wonderfully tailored dress kind of way). Maybe her PR people told her the annoying factor was going way up and she needed to tone it down…you want to look spectacular the year you win, because not everyone is Meryl and can say “I’ll do better next year!”

    • Jane
      +15

      To put it mildly, I loathe Anne Hathaway’s forced, breathless, inauthentic “theatre kid” persona so I must confess to a bit of schadenfreude that, for the rest of her life, whenever she relives her moment of greatest triumph, she will cringe and think, “Why oh WHY did I choose a shiny pink apron with helpful pointers to my nipples???”

  3. amanda
    +5

    Aw. I actually really loved that dress. I thought she looked elegant and sort of retro-glam.

    • Vandalfan
      +2

      Me, too. The front was nothing special, but the back is stunning.

  4. Squirrel!
    +12

    When I first saw her on the red carpet, I gasped audibly. “Holy Nips Alert, Batman!” said I to myself.

  5. Lizzy
    +26

    The dress is so bland that all you notice are the nips, which makes you wonder if it’s the darts or the actual nips you’re seeing. Not what you want people thinking about when you achieve the highest award in your profession.

    • Helen
      +10

      I finally decided it’s darts AND nips. I think they’re purposely sewn to accentuate nippage!

  6. malevolent andrea
    +6

    Other than the fact that it’s that satin which always looks wrinkly and usually looks cheap to me, I like it. That color is beautiful on her and I actually love the back. Oh, and for the record, I find her completely insufferable, so my positive feelings about the dress are not due to positive feelings for Ms Hathaway.

  7. Liz985
    +3

    She should have saved the Burberry for last night. The pink is…bad.

  8. Annie S.
    +10

    I am just amazed that she managed to find a dress that is simultaneously matronly and kind of slutty (that multi-strap back is HIDEOUS, as are the pseudo-nips). The necklace looks ridiculous with that high, square neckline. I wish she and Seyfried had stuck with their performance gowns; both were better than the wince-worthy nightmares they pulled out for the red carpet.

  9. Cara
    +6

    And can we talk about the drawstring-looking thing around her midsection? What the heck, Hathaway.

  10. Adriana
    +6

    I’m sad that she peaked at the Globes, with the BAFTAs gown trailing behind. This is well intended, but meh in the end.

    I wanted her to swap dresses with Jennifer Aniston so badly.

    • SugarMagnolia
      +2

      I’m actually wondering if Jennifer Aniston wore the Valentino Anne rejected

      • GFY Heather
        0

        She did not. The press release said Anne’s Valentino was a nude/blush dress with tulle. I bet it was too similar to her wedding dress and/or it didn’t fit.

  11. Birdie
    +11

    If the material were not so wrinkly and the darts so prominent, I think this would have looked very elegant on Anne — from the front. The back is a hot mess. The necklace doesn’t work at all …. would have rather seen some statement earrings. The “bland” color works on her. Also: in live action, you could see her boobs jiggling and they looked mopey. Even small girls deserve some support, n’est pas?

    • pantsonfire
      +10

      Point of fact: Anne Hathaway does not have small girls! She has pretty substantial girls; however, she seems to be in a state of denial on that point, as evidenced by her penchant for garments that fail to provide any kind of support and indeed highlight the free-swinging nature of her bosom. All three of her dress last night were the exact opposite of what looks good on her figure, especially her chest — she has the capacity to knock it out of the park when she dresses in a way that works with her body, instead of against it (her Oscar hosting dresses were amazing!). I am super supportive of an anti-bra stance, but if you’re going to go free and have a bosom like hers, you have to compensate with a dress with support/structure. Otherwise, the result is distracting and aesthetically less than stellar.

      • GFY Heather
        +2

        She actually does have fairly small ones these days. I suspect a reduction beyond the Fantine weight loss.

        • pantsonfire
          +3

          I guess it’s all relative! From a AA/small A perspective, she’s got hefty ones! Haha. But I think the key difference is if you start out with, and always have, very small boobs, they’re usually a certain shape, more or less. She has a super womanly figure, and for a goodly portion of her life had a full chest (guessing maybe a small D?)…losing weight (and possibly even a reduction, though I don’t personally subscribe to that theory) likely won’t morph them into small boob shape. So I guess what I mean to say is that they lost volume, but didn’t magically become what I’d think of as “small boobs.” But hey, she seems to take a lot of joy in the freedom of a smaller chest, so maybe she doesn’t care so much that she’s choosing clothes that aren’t actually that flattering on her.

    • Helen
      +5

      >>Even small girls deserve some support, n’est pas?<<

      Indeed they do, but you can't tell Hathaway that… or, well, you can, but she won't hear it.

  12. Charlotte
    +7

    It looks odd, from the front as well as from the back. Also reminds me of a Prada dress that Gwyneth Paltrow wore for the premiere of Contagion. Except that Gwyneth’s “apron” was tied in the neck and her nipples did not look as much as if they wore hats.

  13. Francesca
    +9

    Best actress in a non-supporting role… oh, wait! It’s a tie! Anne Hathaway’s nipples! Seriously Prada, how hard is it to install a lightly padded lining?

  14. Amanda
    +11

    I actually loved her “OMG CAN I?” when Kristin Chenoweth suggested that she could take home the ruby slippers, because seriously, who does not want some honest-to-God ruby slippers?? She was insufferable the rest of the night, though, and that dress is awful. Even beyond the nip issue, it is just so BLAND on what is supposed to be the biggest night of her career.

    • Annie S.
      +22

      I feel like taking a page out of Michael Bluth’s book and referring to her as “Bland Hathaway” for the foreseeable future.

  15. Chrissy
    +5

    This dress is so dull and disappointing.

  16. sophie
    +4

    Not a good choice. The dress at the Vanity Fair party was even worse though. Looked like maternity clothes. Again.

    I would love her to cut the hair short again and not let it grow out. The shorter hair suited her very well.

  17. Edith
    +14

    The dress is bizarrely forgettable, given how often she’s been hitting it out of the park, and the Valentino must just not have fit, or been a disaster… or she’s very VERY high drama. I CAN imagine having this as a “backup” dress, though, in case the one that wasn’t ready until the last minute just doesn’t work.

    However, “I dreamed the blogs would be forgiving” made my morning. Brava!

  18. K
    +15

    I don’t understand why she didn’t have the dress tailored? The darts should end an inch from the nips, and be brought down by about .5″ – such an easy (and basic) fix that any beginner sewer could do it. Major fail for both her stylist and Prada (for letting her wear the dress that way).

  19. h² fashion
    +7

    Omg, I could not stand this! I don’t know what she was thinking. She may be getting a bit too cocky and comfortable with her fame lately. It’s so horrible but I can’t stop staring at it! Worst dressed for sure!

    http://www.hsquaredfashion.com/

  20. cathy
    +2

    it looks like something that should have been worn under the dress. you know, like those sexy old time-y slips.
    it’s a shame, because she is such a good looking lady and i think that she is talented and fine actress and i want nothing but good things for her

  21. jay
    +9

    Perhaps she called up Jennifer Lawrence beforehand, and this whole bride/bridesmaid thing is an extended visual metaphor?

    • MKKS
      +20

      Agreed. Hathaway was the bridesmaid in Jennifer Lawrence’s wedding.

  22. Chasmosaur
    +6

    I liked the concept of the dress, but the execution is off. I’m wondering if it looked better in person than it did on camera.

    As others have noted, the Burberry she wore to the BAFTA’s was so much better.

    I figure she and Gwyneth can have lunch over their poorly fitting pink Oscar winning dresses and their over emotiveness.

  23. Squirrel!
    +1

    The nipples have their own Twitter account!
    https://twitter.com/HathawayNipple

  24. Minda
    +7

    Oh, come on now. It’s pretty! If a friend of yours came to a party in this dress and with that skin and hair, you would GUSH. Not all dresses can be AMAZING all the time. It’s gotten so that even a pretty girl in a pretty dress looking happy isn’t enough and that’s kind of…well, wrong. (And why the personal attack about her speech, is that what this site is about now?) There are bad, bad, bad clothes out there and the only thing wrong with this, truly, is that it doesn’t surprise you. And, seriously, that’s a hard goal to chase. Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Oscar dress way-back-when was 10x more ill fitting and Pepto-pink than this and people loved it. Timing is everything. And this was pretty. It was.

    • Annie S.
      +21

      Not if my friend looked like she was wearing Madge’s cone bra under her dress. The bodice is distracting, the back is tacky. The color looks good on her, yes – she somehow manages to pull off non-colors when others can’t – but the ’90s-style choker necklace competes with the neckline in front AND the straps behind. It’s a poorly styled, poorly fitted hot mess, and the fact that she paid someone to help her look this bad is very depressing.

      • Minda
        +5

        I do think that people are looking at this in a 2013 bubble. G back and look at some of the amazing dresses of the 1950′s and no one wants those to come back. But every remembers Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Holiday win dress. And that picture gets shown over and over. A choker is no more 90′s than it was in the 90′s. maybe 1890′s. I bet you anything she was looking for a dress that would be a classic style 40 years from now, not one that would shock and amaze people right this second. The fit isn’t perfect, but the style is classic and that has a purpose.

    • cathy
      +5

      @minda: you may be right. this isn’t that horrible and offensive, but i know that she is capable of finding really gorgeous dresses and she had her pick of the best designers and tailors, so i hold her to a higher standards than this

    • D
      +17

      No, I actually think this is a bad dress and would be sad if my friend wore it. She is a pretty girl, this is not a pretty dress. Everyone in the room I was in groaned when they saw it. She *is* pretty, and that’s why it’s such a sad waste for her to have picked this. It’s very very apron-like. It’s not a good cut or fit, and the faux nipple darts were supper distracting and unflattering. There’s nothing I find nice about this dress.

    • Lily
      +1

      Why are you picking on poor Goop and her “Pepto”-pink dress? Is that what YOUR about now? Shame.

      • Minda
        +2

        I have now heard it called that. I don’t think that’s the color. I’m sorry if that wasn’t clear. My point is that that dress was no more awful or better than this one but was loved at the time. My point was perspective makes a difference,

  25. gin_in_teacups
    +11

    Terrible. Is this really the dress you wanted to wear Anne, knowing you would win?Is it Anne?!?!? I don’t think it’s Audrey Hepburn retro, I think it is the parts of the 90s we all wish we could forget. Even if the darts weren’t…that, and it fit better and it was in a better color it would still be so boring. The best this dress would ever be is “meh”, and why would you go meh on your big Oscar winning night?

  26. ErinE
    +10

    I went to prom in Ohio in the late 90s, and I’m pretty sure 1/3 of the girls there wore this exact dress and choker. not the look you want to go for when accepting an Oscare in 2013.
    HORRIBLE.

    And the nips problem – almost worse if it was darts because that makes it intentional.

    • Amy
      +9

      The whole thing is just SO 90s – the high, square neckline combined with the necklace is dated and unflattering.

      • ChristieLea
        +10

        It’s straight out of 1997. All she needs is some enormous Spice Girl platforms and a hefty slathering of body glitter.

  27. Dazie
    +3

    It’s… nice? And she’s… nice? It just all seems very nice. Nice for like a garden wedding, in England, in June. Nice. Have some tea, perhaps a crumpet.

  28. Gigi
    +9

    Best line on Facebook: “The Association for the Blind would like to thank Miss Hathaway for inspiring so many to learn braille.”

  29. Siouxi
    +2

    I don’t know how I feel about this dress. It’s a different shape which is interesting but I don’t understand the jeweled choker/necklace and the nippy darts could have been fixed.

    I like her performance dress so much more.

  30. D
    +7

    Yeah, this was one of the worst of the night for me – and she must have had a lot of dresses to choose from. This was not flattering. The color – blah, the fit – eh, the nipples – no, the ties – no. The Valentino had to have been better than this.

  31. TaraMisu
    0

    Pretty dress, unfortunate darts :D It needs to be fitted better too…. I don’t hate it, she falls somewhere in the middle of my best – worst dressed list.

  32. greatwhitenorthchick
    +4

    I can’t seem to be impartial about Hathaway. The whole false modesty, golly gee shtick. She could be the best-dressed…and she’d still rub me the wrong way. OK, straight up though, I don’t think I’d like this dress on anyone.

    I really liked Melissa McCarthy, thought she looked great. Fug goes out to Selma Hayek, who looked like she was being choked by her own dress. Also loved Charlize Theron – wow!

  33. fritanga
    +6

    Ha! The Audrey Hepburn comparisons go down in flames, the Liza Minnelli ones rise like a phoenix. Hepburn would never be caught DEAD baring her nips to the world, but Liza did it often.

    At least now Hathaway has owned up to her true muse and idol, and she looked terrible in the process.

  34. Trace
    0

    I saw her interviewed at the Vanity Fair party and although you could only see her from collarbones up she was wearing a different dress – one that had a sort of metallic grey halter. I wonder if that was what she planned to wear originally? The neckline of that wouldn’t have been suitable for the necklace either though.

  35. Fletcher
    +1

    Brilliant comments all!

  36. JillC
    +7

    When I saw this dress on the red carpet , my first thought was I couldn’t wait to see the Fug carpet post about it. Everything about this dress was just awful….the neckline, the fabric, the nipple darts. It looked very chintzy. And another phony speech to boot.

  37. kayla
    +4

    The homeless Armani dress at least looks a little more hip and interesting, if not a big improvement. And she had the fabulous Hugh on stage with her and he makes everything look better. T

  38. Jen from cincy
    +10

    Evils of Satin, incarnate.

  39. Ellen
    0

    My theory: Valentino didn’t fit. For unspecified reasons, of course…

  40. Halo
    +4

    It’s like she was thinking back to Gwyneth’s terrible pink dress from the Shakes in Love win and figured she could one-up. Yuck.

  41. Stefanie
    +5

    This is so bad. SO SO BAD. I cant even really think of anything more to say that hasnt been covered already.

  42. Esme
    +15

    Just horrifying. And I hated the way she whispered to the statue–I mean, come on, really? Ha, ha, ha.

  43. Mongerel
    +3

    Heather, I liked your poem.

    I have no words for this…garment.

  44. Helen
    0

    While it’s too bad the jewelry ensemble wasn’t with a different dress, I did love the classic Tiffany diamonds on her. I think they suit her very well.

  45. Chrystie
    +6

    Thank you for calling her out on the sheer horror that is this ensemble. The Audrey Hepburn comparisons were making my stomach churn — She and her omnipresent nipples know nothing of class!

  46. Daktari
    +1

    Doesn’t she have a handler for Pete’s sake? Couldn’t they hand her a pair of band-aids? This dress has no character to begin with. I swear, those are two strips of ribbon from Hobby Lobby holding that slab of pink granite over her chest anyway. I’d be more outraged if this dress hadn’t lulled me into a 3-hour nap. I missed the whole show. Who won?

  47. MollyD
    0

    EARWORM!!!

    I love you guys so much.

  48. Pazzy
    +12

    When I saw her in the dress i turned to my hubby and said :Why is she wearing a giant ballet pointe shoe?”
    Which of course was reciprocated with a confused look.
    but seriously, doesn’t that dress look like a ballet pointe slipper/shoe?

  49. M. Jonker
    +1

    Aie, the problems resulting from poorly stitched or poorly placed seams. Too bad. I cannot however dislike the dress nor Anne.

  50. Kit
    +2

    I dunno about this nipplegate stuff. When I was watching it last night, I was all “Holy sh*t, the nips!”; but then when I looked more closely (more closely than I felt comfortable with to be truthful lol) I determined that it was just a case of unfortuantely precise darting.

    That said – the dress is pretty blandorama – and if – what she said was true that she picked it out 3 hours before the ceremony – than that’s pure laziness on a lot of people’s parts.

    Her hair was super cute though.

  51. Sara
    +1

    This is bad because it’s just so mediocre. She knew she’d win and this is what she came up with? The nipple darts are a whole other thing – this is like the pink version of Michelle Dockery’s sideboob dress at the SAGs.

    I thought her BAFTA dress was awesome. She looks so great in black or something a little more sassy to match her hair.

  52. mary
    +5

    Let’s please don’t lambast Seth MacFarlane for We Saw Your Boobs while you devote this much air space to Anne Hathaway’s… So it’s okay because you’re a woman and this is fashion?

    • annie
      +11

      I’m sorry, but are you saying that you legitimately can’t tell the difference between a man singing about boobs like a 5 year-old (not to mention that several of the scenes he mentioned were rape scenes) and a rational discussion about how a dress fits? Say you liked the song/McFarlane’s performance but don’t try to make the point with such a clearly specious argument.

      • mary
        +3

        no, annie, you are absolutely right. your brand of objectification is much more righteous. my bad.

    • ChristieLea
      +12

      Um…YES. This is a fashion blog, dedicated to fashion and nothing more. So if a woman’s dress makes her boobs look bad, it’s cause for discussion.

      The Oscars, on the other hand, are meant to celebrate Hollywood and its stars. MacFarlane reduced some of the greatest performances by several stars to “It was awesome because BOOBIES! Tee hee!”

      Context matters.

    • Sandra
      +1

      Who’s talking about Seth MacFarlane? I’m not being snottty; I just hadn’t seen his name mentioned in this thread until now.

  53. Cynthia
    +2

    I am surprised I haven’t seen others mention this, but changing dresses at the last minute (possibly due to fit issues) does seem to lend a lot of credibility to the preggo rumors! Which also might explain why this one fit so terribly.

  54. Cat
    0

    The darts are too long and drawing too much attention to her nipples (which I’m pretty sure we can’t actually see, it just appears that way). I’m feeling generous this morning, so the apron idea is kind of cool and the color isn’t terrible (though I wish it was different) but I hate the satin, it doesn’t look like it fits well— not a fan.

  55. Kate
    +14

    AND YOU DIDN”T EVEN ADDRESS THE WRINKLES!

    1: the neckline of that dress doesn’t work with a necklace. Period.
    2. That color washes her out. She can go white, but she’s best in jewel tones, and the pale pale pink does VERY few people any favors. (I think tan blondes. Maybe.)
    3. Unfortunate darting
    4. No structure. No pizzazz.
    5. THE WRINKLES. Not so bad on the red carpet, but by the time she accepted the award she was a hot mess.

    • Sally
      0

      YES!!!! When she walked on stage, 3 of us said “Wrinkles!” (and there were only 4 of us in the room.)

  56. Kate
    +4

    Those are darts. A poorly excited design and the stylist should be roundly chastised. But it couldn’t have happened to a more annoyingly Taylor -Swiftish -this -is -all -for -me? person.

    • Tiffany
      +2

      Darts are placed so that they peak on the nip. That is BOTH nip and dart. Many women have darts in their dresses that lead to the bust…but no one else is facing nipgate this moring.

  57. Molly
    0

    Does she still work with Rachel Zoe? I hope her dress drama is on this season.

    • chickadee
      0

      I hope not. This does not look like something Rachel would have signed off on.

  58. ringthing
    +5

    I totally agree with everyone about the dress, dopey necklace placement and high insufferability quotient. It’s the Beaver Cleaver hair that I noticed first.

  59. Lori
    +7

    I hated that dress. The chest darts felt like a mistake made by a first-time seamstress, and I swear that dress was worn to someone’s prom in the 90s.

  60. Sue
    +3

    Why, why, why??? Any of the other dressess she wore this season would have been better than this. Just don’t get it, biggest night of your professional life and she chooses an apron. If THIS replaced a Valentino it must have been realllllly bad.

  61. Tiffany
    +1

    This is so boring to me. Nips seem like an obvious attention grabber to make up for such a boring dress. One of the worst of the night, IMO. (I don’t think that she was unaware that her nips were showing, totally planned. Yawn).

  62. Mena
    +1

    I actually liked the dress she wore to sing, better. It looked very French. HATED this Prada thing, which just seems poorly made.

  63. Aria
    +2

    Really disliked this whole look. And her hair… i know growing it out can be a pain, but this is starting to look a lot like my friends and i call “the frat-boy swoop.” I can forgive the hair, not so much the dress.

    • Annie S.
      0

      Down south, these are known as “‘Bama bangs,” per my good friend from GA.

  64. Jeannine
    +1

    Can we please talk about the hair, please? Combined with that horrible dress, this look is about 15 years too old for her.

  65. Sylvia
    +1

    That song is why I keep coming back to this site every time. Just, holy boob dart Anne. I want to like this dress, but it’s just kind of “meh.” I was waiting to be wowed all night and I don’t think I was.

    Will she more or less insufferable now that she has an Oscar?

  66. ydm
    +5

    There’s a faint whiff of hello kitty hanging around that bodice.

  67. Camille
    +3

    Wow, this dress brought back some serious high school nostalgia. I swear everyone was wearing this shape dress to proms and homecomings when I was in high school in the late 90′s.

    • ChristieLea
      +2

      Full disclosure: my own prom dress (from, yes, 1997) had almost the exact same bodice. Except mine did NOT have unfortunate nipple darts. And if my off-the-rack dress didn’t have that problem, what’s Prada’s excuse here?

      (The bodice was also covered in midnight blue sequins and was VERY VERY SHINY and I actually still love that dress. Perhaps my dislike of Anne’s dress is just me saying OMG THE THINGS I WORE IN HIGH SCHOOL CAN’T BE BACK IN FASHION YET! I’M STILL YOUNG!…RIGHT?)

  68. Lauren
    +4

    Maybe it is me, but if I was nominated for an oscar, I wouldn’t have chosen my dress 3 hours before the red carpet. I was very surprised when she told Ryan Secrest that. Maybe the darts on the dress would have looked less nipple-like if it had been chosen earlier and fitted properly.

  69. MR
    +1

    The dress made me go back to look at everything she wore when she hosted the Oscars 2 years ago, and, yes, absolutely every outfit would have been better than this one. Even the tuxedo.

    I assumed it was the darts when I saw the dress, but I couldn’t believe that not one person who styled her was able to warn her off this dress–preferably even before it became the backup.

    If, as some have suspected, the other dress had fit problems because she’s a teeny bit pregnant, pale pink satin is hardly the best choice to hide that fact. If I’d been faced with that issue, I’d make sure that at least my back-up dress was better able to hide it. And shouldn’t there have been a final fitting just a couple of days before? Makes me thing the switch was less for fit problems and more last minute doubts about the #1. But this one should not have been the #2 when you could have almost any dress in the world.

    • St. Hubbins
      0

      Part of me thinks that drawing attention to the fact that it was a last-minute dress and wearing something that even at backup status fueled pregnancy rumours was all intentional speculation-baiting.

  70. judy
    +4

    I thought her dress was terrible, too! Especially the darts showing through. Also,
    the color was not good for her. She actually looked much prettier when she wore
    that beautiful black dress in the movie, The Devil wears Prada! With her coloring, she should wear red or black or black & white!

    She needs to have a someone with better tast pick out her clothes for her as she
    has had so many mishaps, including her privates showing up just recently at the
    Les Miserables preview show, too.

    How can someone who is so successful in acting, be so stupid!!!

  71. Sajorina
    +4

    Well, I love Anne and find her delightful! She deserves the Oscar and I’m so glad she won it! I like this dress, it’s pretty, feminine and elegant! Her hair and makeup are nice! And that necklace is gorgeous! Color is fine, not great, but she looked very comfortable in it! FAB!

    It’s better for her to wear something that she’s comfortable in and enjoys her night, than wear something someone else imposed on her and be uncomfortable in it all night (see: Lena Dunham at the Globes)!

  72. St. Hubbins
    +2

    Hair by Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins.

  73. Kate
    +2

    I contend that that necklace, backwards or not, still does not work with the dress. It’s getting in the way of the straps. The whole thing is just boring. I can’t wait to see her in Fug Maddness this year because she’s been suffering from fashion schizophrenia. To think that she would go from THE black garbage bag dress to this within months is almost beyond the capacity of my brain!

  74. Amy
    0

    I liked the dress she had one when she was onstage singing. THAT was a hit, but this is a big miss.

  75. Jane
    0

    E! is reporting that she switched dresses at the last minute because the Valentino was too similar to the McQueen Amanda Seyfried chose. Pictures of both at this link: http://ca.eonline.com/news/391846/anne-hathaway-s-spontaneous-oscar-gown-swap-prada-over-valentino

  76. Bambi Anne Dear
    0

    Not keen on the neckline. Is it an apron? I don’t think it suited those amazing jewels at all.

  77. LouLou
    +1

    Oh honey, no. What on earth was wrong with the Valentino that you thought THIS was better? The nip issue has been pretty well addressed already here, but leaving that aside, the dress itself is just not good. It looks cheap and flimsy and wrinkled and dated. So many of her other red carpet looks were so great; I cannot believe this is how she closes the season. We don’t expect them to knock it out of the park every single time, they are allowed an off-night. But the last night, the big night, the freakin’ Oscars, is not the night to do it.

  78. Elizabeth Fallon
    0

    I think that regardless of the nipple/darts controversy this dress sucks, on a non-white person (or even a less white white person like, perhaps Jennifer Aniston) it would be ok but I just find it so 90s and like something a first year fashion student would make. Like even the heaviness of the fabric makes it so stiff.

  79. Val
    0

    My taste doesn’t coincide with Ms. Hathaway’s so no wonder I didn’t care for this garment. Still, with that disclaimer, this dress hit the top of my list of “worst dresses worn by someone who coulda and shoulda picked something better.”

  80. Soapstef
    +4

    I’m really mad that there seens to be all this crazy backlash on Anne these days. I have no idea when it all started, but it’s too much and I really hope it doesn’t reach Katherine Heigl levels!

    Anne is a fabulous actress and she usually hits it out of the park with me in the style department. This dress however actually reminds me of Molly Ringwald’s Pretty In Pink dress! It was fab for the prom, but not the Oscars! I also think she should have worn black with that fabulous haircut.

  81. Big Noise
    0

    Some twee gay fashion man from Elle named The Hath and that hot mess as one of his top 5 best-dressed — #4, to be exact, AHEAD of Charlize Theron (yeah, right) and behind Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Stacy Keibler.

  82. Yasemin
    0

    She wore much, much more prettier “OSCAR-worthy”dresses to earlier awards events she went to and she comes up with this for the big night? Quite disappointing. In the post it’s mentioned the dress looks like an apron, to me it looks like high quality overpriced sheets.

    Oh and I understand that she might have cut her hair off for Le Miserables but I don’t think she should sport the short haircut any longer.

    P.s. I had to laugh so much at the post description ‘I dreamed a dream’. Too funny.

  83. Ericajeanine
    0

    I’m watching Good Morning America and there is a report the reason she changed from Valatenio to Prada was that the Valatino dress looked too much like Amanda Seyfried’s dress. ( I know I have crazy misspellings in this post. Sorry.)

  84. anonymoose
    0

    Looks like Best Actress award went to Justin Beiber in a pink apron.

  85. Becky
    0

    It never ceases to amaze me the crap that people with unlimited budgets can manage to think looks good when they know the entire world will be watching them. Helen Hunt is onto something. On any random day, I see better-looking dresses than this disaster in the bridal-shop window at my local strip mall. Everyone is so focused on the totally distracting nip issue that it makes you overlook how poorly fitting the rest of the dress is–at least from the front. Necklace completely conflicts with neck shape of dress, back is too busy, speech was insufferable.

  86. una
    0

    Darts perfectly placed over your nipple+no bra=giant nipples=tasteless

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