Gwen Stefani in Yanina at the VF Oscar Party: ridiculous or red hot?

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Gwen Stefani and beau Blake Shelton made quite the impression as they made their red carpet debut at Vanity Fair’s Oscar party last night. Gwen was wearing a very sheer red dress from Yanina Couture, embellished with satin petals. She was carrying a Jimmy Choo clutch and had her hair styled in subtle waves. She was also rocking her trademark red lips, which completely fit in with her ensemble. I love me some Gwen, but I am not nuts about this dress. There’s just too much skin going on here. I think it would have been nicer to fill in all of those petals on the bodice and go with a petal-covered mini dress. Right? Gwen also served as a part of the evening’s entertainment, performing hits old (“Hollaback Girl”) and new (“Make Me Love You”).It’s nice to see Blake wore his “nice jeans” for the event. Oh, Blake, I know you can clean up better than that. I get it, you’re a cowboy, but putting on a nice pair of pants once in a while wouldn’t kill you.

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Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

Scream Queens star Emma Roberts also went with a Yanina gown that covered a lot more. The white diaphanous tulle gown featured a black swirling pattern and a black sash around her waist. She had a cute black clutch and a glam updo and makeup. Not a fan of this dress. First of all, it’s kind of a matronly look for such a young actress. I’d love to see her in something more fun. I love her hair and makeup, but I just can’t with the dress. And, from the minute I first laid eyes on this dress, I could not stop thinking of the gown Ricki Lake wore at the end of Hairspray. Anyone else?

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

Maybe Emma should have traded gowns with Patricia Clarkson. The actress, probably best known for her role on Six Feet Under, wore a white, floral print dress from designer Alberta Ferretti. It definitely seemed like 2016 was the year of the florals, but I just don’t think this is the right look for Patricia. I don’t know what bugs me more, the deeply plunging neckline or the bottom of the dress (short in the front, long in the back). All I know is that I’m just not a fan. I do love her hair – color and style and I think her face looks radiant.

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

Demi Lovato stepped out with boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama in a sheer black sequined gown. Wilmer complemented her look with a black tux with a while polka dotted jacket. Demi wore elegant drop earrings and diamond bracelets and carried a cute clutch. Her hair was slicked back and she opted for a more neutral lip to allow her eyes to pop. I’m not a huge fan of the dress, but the black gown did flatter Demi’s curves. I guess if you’re going to do sheer, this would be the way to go (are you taking notes, Gwen)?

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

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  1. ShinyGrenade says:

    Thats awful.

  2. InvaderTak says:

    HAYLE TO THE NO. It’s sheer. But it’s a half arsed sheer. How do you even do that? All you have to do is arrange the flotsam in a half way attractive pattern and you’re done. Couldn’t even do that!

    Everyone can go home, they all look ridiculous.

  3. grabbyhands says:

    Emma Roberts looks like she’s being attacked by large spiders.

    And the whole “mostly sheer” dress trend needs to stop now. No one looks good in it. If you want to wear a dressy shorts/top combo, wear that. Don’t pin yards of sheer fabric to the lower part and pretend it is a gown.

  4. Esmom says:

    If I were Gwen I would have been pissed about Blake’s getup. Reminds me of the time in high school that a guy picked me up for a date wearing overalls with a plaid shirt and basketball shoes. I was so mortified I pretended to be sick so I wouldn’t have to be seen out with him.

    That said, I like the color and petal elements of her dress but it is way too baring and try hard.

    • Brunswickstoval says:

      They always look like they’re at completely different events.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      I agree completely. Blake’s giddy-up couture is just criminal.

      And Demi and Wilmer look like salt and pepper shakers.

    • Beckysuz says:

      Yes!!! He looks like he just wandered into the event from a barn party! Good lord, put on a pair of dress pants, try a little bit harder! Poor Gwen is dressed to the nines, and he looks silly standing next to her. Also If I see one more ice skater fug sheer dress I’m going to tear my hair out.

      • Lauren II says:

        This is the best i have ever seen Blake. He is clean cut, and his boots are manure-free. Gwen has a great figure for someone whom has had 3 children.
        After the bitter end of Gwen’s marriage, I am trying to be optimistic for her. How can this relationship be fake? They look hot & happy to me.

      • Deedee says:

        @ beckysuz and Lauren II—I laughed so hard out loud reading your comments!

  5. Darlene says:

    Emma Roberts looks like she’s covered in spiders!!!!! NAGL

  6. QQ says:

    i’m sorry but I laughed so loud as the pic loaded, SO LOUD, not only cause it’s a hose dress but also cause of his Blousy Jeans to a freaking industry event

    everyone else looks really aight: Not great, aight

  7. Tifygodess24 says:

    There is just something that annoys me about Gwen and since she started dating Blake it’s even worse. I can’t explain it but when I see her I’m like blah, next.

    • Mimz says:

      same here. And eyerolling. I eyeroll so hard.

    • Dhavynia says:

      I think Gwen wants us to think she’s never found love and happiness until she got with Blake, it’s like her marriage never happened. It’s OK to be happy but don’t shove it down my throat especially when I’m counting the days for when it’s over because, you know, it will be spectacular

      • Andrea says:

        He certainly isn’t dressing for these events…I’d have been so embarrassed. This isn’t the country music awards!

    • CL says:

      Perhaps because even though Gavin was a giant a$$hole, they looked good together? He is an attractive man, and his fashion was usually complimentary to hers.
      With Blake, the look screams “I gots my love blinders on, y’all!”
      I am only referring to fashions choices here.

    • Kate says:

      Same. I can’t put my finger on why though

  8. TwistBarbie says:

    Gwen’s hair looks so greasy and terrible. I couldn’t walk around like that, I’d be itching to go home and shower.

  9. ReineDidon says:

    Gwen missed the note. It is not the MTV awards hun. Show some class.

    And I’m right there with you, whenever I see her I eyeroll so hard 😒

  10. Sea Dragon says:

    Gwen’s stripper’s sensibility makes me wonder why I even pay attention to her anymore. As well, I get why she and her (contract?) boyfriend Blake, who chose his best pair of distressed jeans, make sense as a couple.

    • Susan says:

      Agreed. Somewhere, some time in the not so distant past, my one time girl crush Gwen jumped the shark and went from cool but relatable rock goddess to…..a try hard. Ugh.

  11. Lola says:

    Demi Lovato looked really good, she is a beautiful young woman.

  12. islandwalker says:

    Tacky, the whole lot of them. Lovato’s is tolerable but not flattering.

  13. magnolia says:

    Isn’t that just like Beyonce’s sheer Met Gala dress? Except this time it’s red.

  14. Cindy says:

    GS’s dress looks like like a hunger games pre arena prep rally gown. Emma Roberts looks pissed off and Demi levato and her boyfriend look like fraternal twins.

  15. tracking says:

    Well, she’s the anti-Jennifer Garner, that’s for sure.

  16. eo says:

    You’re probably mixing up Patricia Clarkson with Frances Conroy, although Patricia was in a half dozen episodes of Six Feet Under as well.

  17. NeoCleo says:

    I just want the sheer trend OVER! She looks sleazy in that red sheer getup.

  18. Jayna says:

    Gwen is a popstar. Different strokes. She’s fine. Rock those legs while you can, Gwen.

  19. kerry says:


  20. drnotknowitall says:

    I don’t get the love for Yanina. She is a terrible designer. Her clothes are terribly made and terribly executed. Gwen looks like a blood clot. Emma looks like she is being attacked by rabid spiders. And Blake, well, I kind of like the casual look. He is being himself.

  21. GreenieWeenie says:

    all I see when I look at Gwen is her lip injections. Whoever does them does like two puffy bumps on either side of her top lip. I hate them.

    • briargal says:

      And that bright red lipstick is soooo unflattering especially on blondes! She is trying too hard to make people think she is so in love! Like her hair–all fake!!!

  22. dq says:

    Aside from looking like a store mannequin, Gwen’s dress is very nice. Sheer, but still kind of classy. Everyone else’s dresses are better though.

  23. Amanda G says:

    Ugh, he can’t even put on a pair of nice pants?

    I don’t like the back of Gwen’s dress, but she looks lovely.

  24. Andrea says:

    She comes off as trying too hard after the Gavin split. It makes me feel sorry for her. We all know Gavin was the love of her life and she is trying sooo hard for Blake to replace that; it has rebound written all over it and screams, please love me. I find it very, very sad for a mother of three at 46 years old. I don’t think she has to take time for herself (although some self esteem building would probably help) but the constant in your face with this couple screams desperation. It is like that couple on facebook that post all those loved up pictures and then you know one of them is cheating or mean to the other etc and next thing you know it implodes on facebook.

  25. Barbara says:

    That red sort of dress is awful.

  26. MinnFinn says:

    Gwen’s costume is the Jolly Orange Giant. She’s got a fantastic body in peak condition though. Blake either doesn’t want to be at the event or doesn’t want to be with Gwen. His body language rats him out. And Blake is 7 years younger! Does he like his booze too much?

    • mee says:

      yes. he looks embarrassed to be with her. her dress is SO horribly tacky even mr. jeansbilly looks like, oh no…

  27. Tallia says:

    I like Gwen’s dress. I don’t like the work on her face. I adore Demi and think her dress belongs on Nonna at an Italian Wedding.

    • Janie says:

      @Tallia…. I love the dress! My only thought is it looked a little big. If I had that body @46, I’d show it off too! I love Blake, but get real… Put on appropriate clothing. This isn’t a barn dance. These two are so sweet together.

  28. Liesl says:

    Ugh. Gwen looks like Ariel goes to prom in a Sebastian original. Emma looks like Wednesday Addams goes to prom. Patricia looks like she took her old prom dress and took a pair of scissors to it. And Demi appears to be mourning the prom she never had.

  29. Naddie says:

    “I’m so hot at my age, see guys???”

  30. Malificent says:

    I don’t have any problem with some well-placed, sexy sheer, but I am so tired of the hoochie-mama Frederick’s of Hollywood look being passed off as couture.

  31. Elise says:

    Ewwww. All I see on that dress is a white tablecloth covered in spiders.

  32. What's inside says:

    Gwen looks great in just about everything except that dress. Please let this illusion nonsense go away — it does not suit these ladies at all. Emma Roberts’ dress is a disaster as is Patricia’s Clarkson’s dress. No, do not let them swap, just let them go home and throw those rags away.

  33. Twinkle says:

    Gwen is painful to look at. She’s so stretched, bleached, pulled. Her look is so vulgar and garish. Emma and Gwen are butter faces.

  34. Anare says:

    If I were Gwen I would have suggested to Blake that a nice suit would be appropriate. WTF? Dave Grohl can show up in ratty jeans and it’s fine. But Blake is about as much a cowboy as I am! Sorry Tex, now get dressed! Gwen’s gown is fug and over done. Emma Roberts dress is giving me the willys. All I can see are spiders crawling all over her. 😁

  35. Sammy_dog says:

    Gwen looks amazing, hot, gorgeous.

  36. Blackbetty says:

    I love Gwens red dress.

  37. Nancy H says:

    WTF? I thought Gwen looked gorgeous, VERY Marilyn Monroe, covered in rose petals, she has the body to pull this off, why not? I loved it in the pics I saw, but I appear to be the minority for sure….I posted this on my FB page and said i Love love loved it! And like 2 people ‘liked” it. Wow…..that really surprised me, I thought she looked stunning! However in the video of her singing, the dress looked a bit cheap….but the pics I saw I thought were beautiful.

    • crab says:

      Nope your not! I love her look!! It’s the other one, Patricia Clarkson’s look is just horrid! I think the dress is just a little too young for her!

  38. Tredd says:

    Just like the made-up relationship between her and Blake Shelton.
    And if it IS ‘legit’, talk about a rebound!
    *blech blech, cough cough*