I may have fallen asleep for all but 15 minutes of the actual Oscars last night, but I made it a point to watch the red carpet before! I love seeing all the gorgeous (and not so gorgeous!) dresses! While the majority of us don't get the chance to wear these types of gowns regularly, or ever, I picked some down to earth pieces, inspired by my favorite looks from last night!I always think Naomi Watts looks beautiful and last night was no exception. I love the detail of her Armani Prive gown, without it being over the top wild. This dress is still a bit pricier, but perfect for an event. I love that it has the halter and cutouts, while still being modest. But how fun is this one for a party?! Then there's this super casual one that has a lot of the same elements, but would be perfect for the beach!
I love Emma Stone's Elie Saab dress, but I think my favorite part of it is the color. It's so gorgeous! I found this maxi dress (for $41!) that is the same pretty color. If you're feeling really bold, I think this dress is amazing, but I'm about 100% sure I would have nowhere to wear it!
Gweneth Paltrow looked so pretty and girly in Ralph & Russo Couture. I think this dress got mixed reviews, but I'm a big fan! You can totally get this look for a summer wedding with this dress, or even more simple (for $14!) with this one.
Sienna Miller took this Oscar de la Renta right off the NYFW runway. This is part of his fall 2015 line and is simply gorgeous. There is so much going on, from the jacquard bodice, to the bows and lace, but it all works together perfectly. I love the different textures joined in this dress and it would be very versatile. This one, picking up more of the navy from Sienna's dress, is modest while still being a statement.
While I love this side view of Jennifer Lopez's Elie Saab gown, the deep V front didn't do much for me. She is very princess-like, which I love! There are dresses inspired by hers that are totally wearable for a setting more casual than the Oscars, like this one and this one. But what about a swimsuit cover up? I love this one, with its beige color and pop of beading.
I think we all know who the real best dressed of the night is, though. That would be Adam Levine in a tuxedo. The end.
Here are a lot of the dresses linked above, as well as some fab event looks under $200!