Before I show you my favorite dresses from the Oscars, I feel impressed to post a disclaimer.
Billy Crystal said it best in one of my favorite quotes of the night in his opening monologue: "We're here at the beautiful Chapter 11 Theater to celebrate a holiday tradition that not only creates memories for the ages, but breeds resentments that last a long time...Nothing takes the sting out of a recession like watching millionaires present each other with gold statues."
I realize we watch movies to escape reality for a moment, and live in the magical world on the big screen before us.
Much in the same way, we escape the Sunday night reality to live for a few hours in the magical designer dresses and jewels, and witty banter on the screen before us.
The older I get, the more I realize I prefer my reality. Oh don't get me wrong...I'd love to be able to pay off my home mortgage, and not to get a knot in my stomach when paying bills each month. Sometimes I'd love to have a stylist, and a trainer, and a personal assistant, and a maid. But, I'm guessing the magical moments and magical designer dresses on the television screen aren't all they're cracked up to be, either.
I have a strong suspicion those skinny actresses in their lovely designer dresses weren't munching on pizza and chips Sunday night, like my girlfriends and I were. Probably many of those girls ate a stick of celery, and were wearing a whole lot of spandex. Me? I was wearing sweat pants. In fact, my reality is a lot like those navy sweatpants I was wearing: Laid back and little bit slouchy, but completely comfortable and relaxed.
Oh, but don't think I'm on a soapbox here. Because guess where I was Sunday night? Sitting in front of the t.v.--watching the Oscars. And loving every moment of it. Feeling swept away by the creative montages, the hilarious jokes, the genius of Billy Crystal, and of course--the beautiful dresses!
So, let's get on with it! Here are some of my favorite dresses of the night...
Top pick, hands down:
And in no particular order, some of my other favorites...
And, now, for MY OWN, very special Oscar Awards...
*drum roll, please*
Actress's waistline most likely to resemble my wrist...
(except my wrist may be a little pudgier)
Actress most likely to slip out of her dress...
(and not in a good way)
Actress most likely to play a super hero
(But, looked simply lovely when she removed her cape)
Actress whose hair weighed more than her dress
(Which, by the way, is stunning)
Actress's leg most likely to get chilly
Actress most likely showing off her right leg in every photo of the night
To be honest...I didn't even get to watch all of The Oscars this year. So, goodbye witty banter and beautiful dresses... Goodbye sweatshirt wearing friends hanging out, and goodbye pepperoni pizza. Back to reality... The reality that I'd promised to help my daughter type a paper and study for a grammar test.
A little escaping and a little magic is fun for a while.
But, reality is always there waiting for my safe return.
Did you escape reality last night?
Who were some of your Oscar Night favorites?