Sofia Vergara in Marchesa at the Oscars: elegant or fug?

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Presenter Sofia Vergara was one of the poor souls in Marchesa last night, which only one nominee was wearing. She was in this navy overworked strapless gown with a chiffon skirt, satin top and a lot of fussy details like beading and a side drape at the waist. This is just way too complicated and the result is that you don’t know where to look. Plus it’s the same silhouette she always wears. Sofia does get points for wearing her hair back though, as our friends at Socialite Life pointed out on Twitter. Remember how she said that women over 40 shouldn’t wear their hair back? I wonder who convinced her to switch it up.

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Heidi Klum will make every worst dressed list in this terrible one sleeve deep v-neck Marchesa with ombre stripes. She has to be trolling on the red carpet at this point. It’s like she knows that wearing the most fug dress she can find will get her coverage. She’s already done the “show lots of skin” tactic, this is her next phase.

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88th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

Chrissy Teigen was one of the least offensive in Marchesa, although she still looked somewhat questionable in this formfitting nude dress with rose and floral embellishments and a deep v-neck and v-back. There’s just too much going on with this gown. It’s too busy and looks somewhat showgirl. Less is more. Did you see that Teigen made the same “oh no”/disgusted face at the Oscars this year? She was reacting to that bizarre bit with Stacey Dash.

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88th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

Jennifer Jason Leigh wore this kind of cheap-looking Westwood knockoff, which is of course Marchesa. The peach color washes her out, it’s got dippy floral pattern tulle peeking out of the bodice and along the side and it’s just a sad dress. She seemed a bit tipsy on the red carpet and told Ryan Seacrest she’d had some champagne heading over to the Oscars. I don’t blame her.

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88th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

Isla Fisher had the only somewhat pretty Marchesa which I’ve seen on the carpet. She was in this cream off the shoulder gown featuring oversize silver, white and bronze floral embroidery. The cut of this and fit is perfection and I love the little skinny belt. This dress did not need all the floral details, which remind me of a fancy tablecloth. Oh and Sacha Baron Cohen did his Ali G bit as a presenter last night. Ali G was supposed to have retired in 2007. I really didn’t get it.

88th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

88th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

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  1. Lora says:

    I like Chrissys dress, she looks lovely

  2. jeanpierre says:

    I’m laughing out loud at Heidi Klum’s dress. Good trolling indeed.
    Oh and can John Legend stop belly-cupping his wife in every pic, that drives me totally nuts. Love Chrissy’s hairdo. Dress not so much

    • Jib says:

      OH, God, me too!! We know it’s your kid. Stop being so possessive of it already!!!

    • What's inside says:

      One of the worst looks I have ever seen Heidi wear and that is saying something…..

    • Jules says:

      Poor Heidi is probably forced to wear this monstrosity seeing as Harvey is one of the producers on Project Runway – which is also how Georgina got the judge gig on the show. Probably also why Marchesa is a thing – she must be one of the WORST designers ever. That Weinstein money sure opens doors!

  3. Ivy says:

    Sofia’s dress is not that bad, it’s kind of growing on me. Not an awesome look, but not a horrible one either.
    Heidi’s red carpet fashion is beyond words at this point.
    What is going on with Isla’s arm in the picture with her husband. It looks so weird.

    • Snazzy says:

      Yes, I don’t mind Sophia’s dress either. Might be too much on someone else, but I think it suits her actually, and that she looks beautiful. Heidi is a disaster of epic proportions

      • MacScore says:

        I am laughing out loud with disbelief at Heidi’s dress. What a trainwreck. It’s beyond dreadful. One of the worst looks of the century. Too speechless to comment on the other dresses….
        .. except… Jennifer Jason Leigh – how about standing up straight and getting a decent manicure?

    • pinetree13 says:

      I love the dress Sofia wore! I thought it looked soo good in motion and the colour and draping are really pretty. It’s actually one of my favorites! I mean she could have done short and tight and overly sexy but instead she went with this beautiful gown. She’s also definitely the best dressed in this post! That pink dress Jennifer is wearing is a terrible colour on her, ick. Isla’s dress is way too plain.

    • Carol says:

      I actually liked Sofia’s dress but I think her makeup is off. She needs new makeup people.

      Was Heidi high when she selected this dress? Was the designer high when he created it? What a complete disaster. It has ruffles, pom poms, boob slit, 1 sleeve, and a flowy look. WTF?

  4. SKF says:

    I don’t think Sofia’s is that bad. It’s not great but it’s not bad. I like Chrissy’s dress.

  5. fiona says:

    Considering how ugly SO MANY of these dresses are, Sofia looks gorgeous next to them. She knows what shape suits her body and sticks with it. I love the blue and the shape of it.

    I hate 99% of the dresses worn this year at the oscars. I cannot BELIEVE how horrible they all look.

    • zinjojo says:

      I agree! If Sofia’s dress didn’t have the waist draping and boob wrap, but the overall shape and color, it would be a great look. Sofia’s also one of the very few who pulls off the parted down the middle, pulled back hair. I like it on her and hate it on so many more.

    • What's inside says:

      Totally agree. Sofia knows what looks good on her and this is no exception.

  6. ell says:

    lmao, did you put all the horrible dresses together in one post?

    heidi klum never fails to disappoint by wearing something completely hideous. hers was my favourite horrible look of the night.

  7. Lennox says:

    Confession time – I find Sacha Baron Cohen so hot when he’s out of character. I don’t think I’ve even seen any of his comedies, but just as a man in a tux on the red carpet … mm.

  8. tifzlan says:

    I can’t help it…. navy blue is my favorite color and i’ve got the softest spot for anything navy blue… like Sofia’s dress.

  9. SarahUK says:

    I think all of these dresses (with the exception of Heidi’s – but she’s worn worse!) are beautiful. I especially love Sofia’s dress, I liked it as soon as I saw it and have spent quite a bit of time just looking at it since! I also really like Chrissy’s dress, she’s my second favourite.

  10. Sisi says:

    what is happening behind Isla’s back in the second picture? Are those his fingers or hers?

  11. Marianne says:

    I feel like Heidi’s dress wouldn’t have been half bad if it lost the sleeve. I don’t understand why pale white people go for such light pink colours. It does not look good.

  12. Mimz says:

    Sofia looks blah, it’s an OK dress, and at least she didn’t go for all sparkly body-con mess.
    Isla looks good and Heidi is a big WTF. I just cannot deal with the FUGness of that dress. NO.

  13. OSTONE says:

    I liked Sofia’s dress. Lainey said her smutty tingles were pinging about her and her husband not attending…

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      Yeah, Sofia even posted a pic of Joe Manganiellos place at the seating chart next to her. Wonder what happened…

      • Nancy says:

        I didn’t watch the show, but did watch E for a bit. She said Joe was on the way to a job and couldn’t attend.

      • Bridget says:

        That’s BS, unless the job somehow popped up overnight. Because you don’t just decide last minute to attend the Oscars – it’s a hard ticket to get, and it’s the biggest working weekend in Hollywood.

      • What's inside says:

        He’s home watching the flat screen with a six pack and his feet up on the coffee table…..

  14. Lara says:

    Obviously the Ali G bit was in response to the all white oscars… It’s a white person pretending to be black. No it was only me that got that???

    • Diana B says:

      Nope, you weren’t. I thought it was quite obvious…?

    • Tandy says:

      No, I got it and loved that bit.

      I was a big Da Ali G fan back in the day though. I’m sure that character went over a lot of people’s heads last night.

  15. noway says:

    Other than Heidi Klum’s dress which really is ridiculous, this is a very tame Marchesa lot of dresses. Not great not bad, just okay. Even Heidi’s which is bad, isn’t as bad as the usual lot of Marchesas that you see on the red carpet.

  16. cannibell says:

    Heidi’s dress looks like fancy shower curtains. Which work really well on shower hooks, and not so well on people.

  17. Nancy says:

    Imagine the attention Sofia would get if she didn’t wear the same dress in different colors at every single event. I don’t know why Heidi Klum walks the carpet at every event, she’s not a performer, singer, actress…..I guess she’s just an official carpet walker that wears ugly dresses. On the positive side, Chrissy looked beautiful as usual.

  18. Lucy2 says:

    Heidi’s is one of the worst dresses I’ve ever seen.
    Overworked is a great description for Sofia’s, with some simplification it could’ve been pretty.
    JJL’s doesn’t seem well suited to her, but I think it would be very pretty on a young starlet like Daisy Ridley.

  19. missmerry says:

    oh i love the one on Isla! the top is so soft and elegant!

  20. Crumpet says:

    Good catch on Sofia’s hair – that was the first thing I thought too.

    Someone should clue Jennifer Jason to facercise. If she activated her forehead muscles (in a good way) it would really open up her face.

  21. serena says:

    Well, it might have been too busy but I really liked Sofia Vergara’s dress. All the others though… nope.
    JJL style was terrible though.. what is it with those 90s highlights? And that colour totally washed her out.

  22. Josefina says:

    For Marchesa, I’d say these girls are actually not that bad. I genuinely like Chrissy’s and Isla’s looks. Sofia’s is overdone but it’s not that awful. JJL is blah.

    Now Heidi’s dress left me speechless (in all the worst ways). I. can’t even come up with a joke. Just. Wow. WOW.

  23. Diana B says:

    Ugh! Klum was such a mess. I just don’t get it.

  24. Vizia says:

    JJL needs to HOICK!

  25. Bridget says:

    LOL at Chrissy’s face. You and me both, lady!

    • pinetree13 says:

      Yeah, can someone explain what that Stacey Dash bit was supposed to be about? It confused the heck out of me! Since when does she care about racial discrimination miss Faux-news anti-feminist pro-old-white-male?

      • Josefina says:

        That was the whole point. That the person in charge of inclusion was just another exclusion ally.

  26. kimbers says:

    Bad prom looks for everyone

  27. toby says:

    this site is constantly making comments about kate winslet’s face, which i honestly think is not even messed with, and never says anything about sofia’s face, which is clearly puffed and smoothed. ugh she made herself worse than if she just let herself have a few wrinkles.

  28. Dre dog says:

    Always get isla fisher and amy adams confused

  29. Tara says:

    Love Sophia’s dress and don’t understand how the details seem fussy; to me they look tasteful and well-placed. Loved Isla’s dress. As someone who typically doesn’t like patterned fabric, I thought it was beautiful and perfectly rendered — fit and length was also perfect. One of the best of the night.

  30. Jana says:

    Sophia has worn that same strapless, mermaid style dress to every awards show for the past 5 years. The only thing that changes is the color. Boring.

  31. Snowflake says:

    Chrissy’s pregnancy style is what Kim kardashian was shooting for, but missed by a mile.

  32. What's inside says:

    I loved the Marchesa that Sandra Bulloch wore when she won. I have not seen another one that good since.

  33. Twinkle says:

    I wonder if Sofia tells her stylists: “Think big boobs, big hair, tacky.” There goes Heidi attending another award show she will never win and in another tacky dress.

  34. Anare says:

    Sophia Vergara was drop dead gorgeous in that dress. I loved her whole look. Not too many women could wear that much dress and look that stunning. 😍

  35. Tredd says:

    Beautiful. And classy (for a change).

  36. Thisfacebelievesyou says:

    Isla Fisher’s dress looks like a poorly done copy of a dress Princess Victoria of Sweden wore to her brother’s wedding. When I saw pictures of Victoria I went hunting for the designer because I thought it was amazing. You know what I learned… that dress was from H&M and is even part of their sustainability line. So not only is the H&M version much more attractive, its also eco-friendly. H&M > Marchesa. That has got to hurt.