Chrissy Teigen in Talbot Runhof at the VF Oscar party: Morticia or marvelous?

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - B

Chrissy Teigen was one of the celebrities who went to the “dark side” at Vanity Fair’s post-Oscars party on Sunday night. After literally being sewn into the floral Marchesa gown she wore on the red carpet and at the ceremony, she changed into a stunning sequined black gown by Talbot Runhof. The curve-hugging gown also featured bell sleeves and a low back. Pregnancy is no excuse not to show a little skin, right? Chrissy opted to keep the additional bling to a minimum, adding stud earrings and a few rings. Of the two dresses Chrissy wore, I definitely like this one better. It’s simple, but really glamorous and she and John Legend, looking dapper in his tux, make a good looking couple. Bravo, Chrissy.

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - B

Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016

Kelly Ripa looked elegant in a spaghetti strap, beaded gown from designer Dennis Basso. The talk show hostess, who jokingly gave Leonardo DiCaprio a stuffed bear (get it?), opted for a classic updo and minimal jewelry, letting the gown do the talking. Makeup-wise, she showed off a muted palette with a nude lip and rocked a dark manicure. This is another look I really like. You can rarely go wrong with black, like they say, it’s really flattering. The dress is also a nice complement to husband Mark Consuelos’ navy tuxedo.

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - B

2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - B

Vanessa Hudgens wore my favorite black gown, a simple, yet elegant satin number from H&M Conscious Exclusive – the affordable fashion chain’s line of sustainable clothing. The sleeveless gown featured a plunging front, an open back and silver beaded embellishments on the front. She complemented the look with dangling earrings, open-toed sandals and a sparkly clutch. The actress evoked old school Hollywood starlets with her hair in retro waves. Instead of a more traditional red lip, she went with a more nude shade, which complemented her smoke eye makeup. Vanessa’s boyfriend, Austin Butler, got dolled up in a classic satin-lapeled tuxedo.

And then there’s Juliette Lewis. The actress (and occasional rock singer) known for taking chances on the red carpet showed up in a black gown from Vivienne Westwood. The off-the-shoulder gown itself was a little too poufy for my taste, but it works for Juliette. One advantage to the front of the dress being shorter than the back is that she can show off those strappy sandals. I envy anyone who can wear those. My calves look like hams tied up for Easter dinner in those lace-up shoes. I do wish that she either put all of her hair up or down. The “miscellaneous hanging strands of hair” look does nothing for me. I’m kind of sad she didn’t go with something more edgy, but there’s always next year.

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  1. CidySmiley says:

    I don’t understand how people wear tight clothes while pregnant. I lived in sweats because I was always uncomfortable! But to each their own. Ripa’s dress was my fav.

    • als says:

      These people are the kind that practice their poses in the mirror and look at their pics with a magnifying glass. They would wear and do anything to look good because image is their job and their obsession. No one outside of their business should compare themselves to them.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      This dress looks like it might have some give in it/be vaguely comfortable to me, it’s not Kardashian levels of pregnant corsetry anyway!

      • LadyMTL says:

        This is what I was going to say, it looks like it was made to acomodate the baby belly, and not that she’s stuffing herself into a dress that was made for a non-pregnant woman (à la KK). I think she looks great and I think I prefer this dress to her frou-frou Oscars gown, by a mile.

  2. detritus says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Juliette Lewis with good hair. It’s always fried and unclean looking.
    Chrissy and Vanessa’s dresses are the best out of this round.

  3. Mimz says:

    Chrissy looks lovely. I just don’t like the hairstyle, but at least it’s not a center part.
    I only dislike Juliette Lewis’ dress, the other ones are OK.

  4. Addison DeWitt says:

    How about Morticia fabulous? 🙂

    • lucy says:

      I agree! Morticia IS marvelous! No diff between the two.

      Teigen’s gown is lovely and apropos.

  5. Lindy79 says:

    I liked both Chrissy’s dresses. I also loved her practically shoving John Legend out to get her some girl scout cookies and then opening the box immediately in the second video doing the rounds yesterday, I’d have been exactly the same. He just hands the box straight to her.
    The whole thing made me genuinely laugh

  6. lower-case deb says:

    probably better if it were in some other color? reminds me of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden’s sparkly purple Nobel 2011 dress! which she wore when she was pregnant with Estelle. i saw Chrissy’s dress and suddenly reminded that a sibling is coming Sweden’s way.

  7. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I prefer this to her red carpet dress, it looks more comfortable and elegant/easeful for a heavily pregnant lady.

    Kelly Rippa’s dress looks a bit “lady on a fancy cruise” to me, I don’t love it. Vanessa’s is pretty nice, not super waist enhancing though.

    Juliette, aw. I can’t not love her but that hair is a hot mess, is the braid tacked on to her head? It doesn’t look real. The dress almost works though I’m never a fan of a high low hem.

  8. TheOtherMaria says:

    This dress >>>>>> Oscar dress

  9. lucy2 says:

    Chrissy did well with both dresses. I don’t mind Kelly’s, but the rest, eh.

  10. Rade says:

    Chrissy always looks so sleepy! Love her, though. Her expressions and reactions are always fun.

  11. Miss M says:

    She is lovely. I preferred this dress over the Oscar’s.

    • Farhi says:

      Me too. I think this dress is fabulous.
      I didn’t like the flesh colored Oscar’s dress.

  12. Sarah01 says:

    There were so many randoms at the oscars, why was kelly there?
    Oscars are for movies but there were was a mish mash of people, didn’t make sense.
    It was weird that you got all the diversity going in the presenters but not where it counts.

  13. K says:

    Christy looked lovely all night. I like this dress a bit more then her Oscar on but she looked stunning on the carpet.

  14. Lucy says:

    I’m pleasantly surprised to say that I really like all of this black gowns. Different women, different styles. I also want to add that I’m glad Vanessa seems to be doing relatively well after her loss.

  15. Tredd says:

    Why do you have to LOOK crazy to be in scientology?

  16. kri says:

    I thought Kelly Ripa was Julianne Hough for a sec. CT looks gorgeous in that black gown.

  17. SpareRib says:

    These two would turn up to the opening of a letter.

  18. adriana S says:

    Chrissy’s cheeks are fake right? they look like half domes