Sandra Bullock vs. Emma Stone: who wore the best/worst Louis Vuitton look?

90th Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

I really do love Sandra Bullock. Out of all the women who get the “America’s Sweetheart” moniker, I’ve always felt like Sandra Bullock is truly the one we root for. She’s not an a–hole to people, she does her work, she’s not a famewhore, she carries herself with grace and she seems like she would genuinely be a cool person to hang out with. But my God, she’s never been good at red carpets, right? Like so many women of her generation, Sandra is sort of stuck in time with her styling – the pin-straight hair with a center part, the nothingburger Louis Vuitton gown, the uncomfortable-looking fillers… it’s a problem for Sandra, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston and more. Anyway, I don’t like this LV gown at all – the neck is too high. But honestly, it’s far from the worst thing she’s worn.

90th Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

90th Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

Also: we got a Practical Magic reunion and I AM HERE FOR IT. I love that movie. They’re very sweet together!

Speaking of Louis Vuitton, Emma Stone wore an LV suit/tuxedo because as last year’s Best Actress winner, she got to present. They shook it up actually – Emma presented Best Director, not best actor. This is a classic “I won last year and I’m presenting this year so I want to be comfortable” ensemble. Do you like it? I hated it on the red carpet shows, but in photos, it’s actually not that bad. I wish the jacket was something other than satin, and I wish the cut had been a lot different on the jacket too. That’s my only real complaint. No, of course not! I have other complaints. Her hair is really bad here. Did she try to straighten out her janky perm?

90th Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

90th Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

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  1. damejudi says:

    I love Emma’s look, but I wish she had the same color crimson/burgundy for the pants. And she could have showcased some showstopper heels with how the pants are cut, but overall, it looks great!

    • Ankhel says:

      This, 100%

    • Tallia says:


    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yeah, I think she looked wonderful. Too bad about that perm, because although she managed to sleeken her hair out again for last night, the perm has done her beautiful and healthy hair some damage. I can’t imagine why she permed it.

    • Trixie says:

      I love Emma’s look because so many people are whining (not here) that she didn’t wear a gown, she wasn’t dressy enough, etc etc.
      Yeah? So what?? I think this may be Emma saying, “Screw those rules you all made up for we women. I will wear exactly what I want!!”
      So I LOVE this!!!

    • TwoPac says:

      I never saw la la land, and never ever will watch a film indicating some white guy invented jazz. Emma’s styling is nearly always “right” and think she’s likable. That’s all I got.

    • justwastingtime says:

      I love both the cut and the color. I seriously love everything but her hair, as it looks fried.

  2. LilLil says:

    Emma looked incredible. I love the outfit, the shoes, the hair, the lack of major jewellery, everything. It is maybe a bit too casual for the Oscars, it looks like an afterparty look, but it is stunning regardless.

    • Astrid says:


    • Carol says:

      I agree. Emma looked amazing and I loved that her jacket and pants were different but complimentary colors.

      I loved Sandra bullock’s dress. Her hair was killing me though. Get a haircut Sandy!

    • Trixie says:

      I like that it is casual. I like to think Emma, who I adore, said, “Screw this!! I will wear what I want and not care what rules you MEN made up for we women over the years!!”
      This is #MeToo black gowns on steroids in my mind.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    I generally don’t like Louis Vuitton, But Sandra’s is nice. I don’t mind the high neck on it either.
    I like Emma’s look, but it seems too casual for the event.

    • Esmom says:

      Agree on both counts. I really like Emma’s but she looks markedly dressed down compared to everyone else.

    • Sunglasses Aready says:

      Its a No from me on the pants suite Emma. Too causal

    • Bros says:

      I might be in the minority but i though sandra was top 5 of the night, if not number 1, with helen mirren and her vying for the top spot. I think the center part sleek hair works perfectly for this dress and i love the degrade sequins, it’s really a beautiful dress.

    • SM says:

      I agree. I usually hate LV, but Sandy’s dress is quite nice, it could really work with different styling. In this case, it is ruined by such a bad styling.

    • citney says:

      Sandra looks so old,I was shocked by the photos. Even overdoing Botox is not helping.

      • WMGDtoo says:

        Her face looks so unreal. I know she is liked by many.. But she has just jacked up her face. It looked scary.

  4. Coz says:

    Hummm I’m sorry but this gown is beautiful. The high Collar and the off center waist is what sets it apart from what would have been a pretty basic dress otherwise

    • lannisterforever says:

      I totally agree! One of the best gowns I’ve ever seen Sandra in.

    • ZGB says:

      Thought I was smoking pot or something cause Sandras dress is gorgeous!

    • another kate says:

      I actually like her in this gown, but I just wish it had been styled better. Different hair and jewelry would have made it amazing. The straight hair with center part is really not doing it for me.

    • minx says:

      I loved Sandra’s dress but her hair and makeup…ugh. She’s yet another example of the heavy brow look not working–she needs thinner, softer eyebrows to open up her eyes.

  5. SK says:

    The neck was basically the only part of Sandy’s dress that I liked!! From about nipple-level up I liked it, from there down I was meh.

    She and Nicole are cute together!!

    Emma’s outfit was AWFUL. I am all here for her wearing an amazing suit/tux but not this hideous thing. Some shades of red and pink go beautifully together – these are not them. Burgundy and princess pink?
    Ugh no! Also the cut and fabric were awful too. I just think she tries really hard to be a fashion girl but just doesn’t have good taste.

    • ZGB says:

      Its the pissing me of, how much I dislike Emma Stone’s suit.
      I mran stick to one colour. It would have been better if the pants were the same as the jacket. Then to make it worse, they go and add some out-of-place pink nonsense! SMH

  6. Stacy Dresden says:

    I like both looks. Sandra’s dress is gorgeous I might even say.

  7. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    I think Sandra looks good here. She was never a fashion girl but, when she needs to, she cleans up nicely.

    I do not like anything about Emma’s outfit. She looks out of place in a bad way. Her hair needs to be darker as well.

    • burnsie says:

      I also thought Sandra should have put some dark brown eyeshadow in her part so it didn’t look so severe

  8. laulau says:

    The pants looks like they’re full of static. They are not a good fit at all. LV has generally terrible clothes that photograph cheaply.

  9. Neelyo says:

    Her cheeks really disturb me. I don’t know what procedure does that but it freaks me out. Like something foreign and hard is under her skin.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, last night when she was talking on camera, I felt like her face was kinda frozen. I can’t imagine how fillers feel, yuck.

      • Ankhel says:

        Her cheeks, her nose! She’s more than beginning to look like a mix of Michael Jackson and Cher. Just sad, I wanted better for her.

    • EMc says:

      I noticed this as well. It made me sad for her. However, once Nicole Kidman came up beside her, hers seemed like the more reasonably-filled face!

    • Fleur says:

      I noticed it too. In still photographs you don’t really see the work, but the moment you see the person on video moving and talking, it’s obvious. Kidman’s face looked much more natural by comparison.

      Sandra looked nice though, I liked the hair and makeup and I liked this dress and styling lot more than the dress she won her Oscar with.

  10. Nicole says:

    Emma’s look would’ve been a knockout in another fabric. And I don’t like the burgundy with the pink bow

    • LadyT says:

      It doesn’t even look like a proper outfit to me. It’s not even a pantsuit or tuxedo. Just boring black pants/pumps, a jacket, then tie on a scarf. I could do that out of my closet right now but I wouldn’t consider it an Oscar look.

    • another kate says:

      Yup, this fabric is a nightmare. And I too hate the pink bow. And Emma knows how to rock a formal pant, so this is super disappointing on her.

  11. deets says:

    Love it all. Sandra, yes. Emma, yes.
    Emma’s pants needed to be cut just a touch higher so you could see the exciting part of her shoe, the jewelled cuffs on her ankles

  12. Josephine says:

    I thought Sandra’s look was unflattering and that dress did nothing for her figure. The dress looked almost matronly and she has a great figure. The styling was the worst — the poker straight hair and heavy make-up looked awful in the close-ups.

  13. Darla says:

    I don’t get this meme about Sandra, I really don’t. We demonize JA, but Sandra is the girl next door. The girl next door who married a collector of nazi paraphernalia and kept it in his home office. You know, the home they shared. Can you imagine if this were JA???? I think she did an amazing job of PR’ing that whole thing away. I give her props for that. Masterful. Really.

    • Esmom says:

      Oh wow, I’d completely forgotten about that. Yikes. I guess the PR worked on me, at least!

    • Neelyo says:

      Co-sign! I was saying the same thing to my partner last night. I still side her for that whole thing. She came out smelling like a rose, she has great PR game, I’ll give her that.

    • Jessica says:

      Collecting historical artifacts doesn’t make you an awful person even though I do think JJ is a terrible person on his own merit. Why should Sandra be punished for her husband being a liar and cheater? Should Angelina be punished for her ex being an alcoholic and also collecting German military WWII era bikes. Should Keanu Reeves and Shaquille ONeal be punished for being friends with Jesse James? Should Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks be punished for having German WWII military guns?

      The fact that people still bring up her ex husband from almost a decade ago means that it’ll never go away.

      • Darla says:

        I see a lot of diversion but the fact remains she was living in a house with nazi memorabilia, and I wouldn’t. If you would and you don’t think it says anything about a person, good for you. Don’t tell me what to think of nazis.

      • Jessica says:


        Again that information is from National Enquirer so we aren’t even sure if that’s accurate.

        You can think what you want and certainly don’t have to like Sandra but I think people need some perspective. Nowhere in my comment did I tell you what to think of Nazis.

        I think in this era people need to stop painting everything and everyone with a brush but if you are then be consistent. Jesse James made customs guns for Angelina and Brad in like 2015 and he promoted it on his website. I thought it was extremely odd they would tie themselves to him after everything that happened in 2010 but no one seems to talk about that.

      • Darla says:

        Why do you keep bringing up Jolie? Is that supposed to trigger me? Do you have me confused with someone?

      • Jessica says:


        It’s just an example of someone who I don’t think is racist but has ties to this man. JJ was popular in Hwood making bikes and being a celebrity bodyguard for years. Apparently Robert Downey Jr is one of his best friends; I find that concerning now but before 2010 he had a lot of celebrity friends.

        You also brought up Jennifer which I thought was odd but I wanted to point out biases.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I don’t blame her for him. Some people collect WW2 paraphernalia. I just can’t imagine her being diabolical enough to adopt a black child and be sympathetic to the Nazi cause or be married to one.

      She and JA have very different profiles. Sandra doesn’t rely on PR for her career and has done some solid movies and has had success plus an Oscar. She keeps her private life very private, and you never see her on constant pap strolls. I think she has more charm and self-deprecating humor.
      JA would have been fine if she had not done the PR manipulations that drove at least me a little crazy. Her career has been ok, but she hasn’t really connected with her films. She’s not on the same career level as Sandra. I don’t dislike her, but I haven’t liked anything she has been in, and that includes Friends.

      • Jessica says:

        Thank you. I think it’s really awful and disgustingly cynical that people believe a woman who had no history of racist behavior would secretly hide being a Nazi for her entire life and then adopt black children to cover for it. Like come on. No one who knew Sandra from middle school, high school, college, her early career, or currently have said that she’s racist. I think the odd man out here is JJ and I think he’s the liar (he has a history of lying so…).

        I can’t speak about Jennifer but I don’t think she should be trashed for the actions of her exes either. Angelina shouldn’t be trashed for the actions of Brad who was investigated for child abuse.

      • Darla says:

        I think he’s a neo-nazi. I wouldn’t marry someone like that, or even date them. I do think it says something about a person, man or woman, who would.

      • Jessica says:


        I think he’s a neo-nazi but I think he lied about it (this is important) and tried to play himself off as a WWII historical collector and expert. This is why I’m not into people who are obsessed with WWII and the Civil War but there are a lot of people who are. People have to be careful and as a black woman I’m always hyper-aware of race in a way that white Christians aren’t.

        Sandra is doing better because she’s already taught her kids about racism so they’ll be more on guard.

      • Darla says:

        I am not into those people either, so we can agree that 100%.

      • Jessica says:


        Certainly, you kind of insinuated that I was interested in that. My point was that some people study and collect WWII artifacts and it wouldn’t be odd to marry someone who did but that’s not my scene. I’m not a history buff. Sandra apparently likes history and renovating old homes so I’m guessing they had slightly similar interests but I don’t think she’s a Nazi sympathizer who adopted black children to save her career, absolutely not. I’m not that cynical.

      • Bridget says:

        Darla – because you would have magically known that he was hiding this?

      • Goldie says:

        I like Sandra and I don’t necessarily believe that she’s racist, but I’m confused as to why people always bring up the fact that she adopted black children as proof that she couldn’t be racist. People seem to forget that Jesse James nearly adopted Louis with Sandra. Sandra finalized the adoption as a single parent after she filed for divorce, but she and Jesse had already brought baby Louis home and were planning on raising him together before she discovered his affairs. So my point is that if a Nazi like Jesse was willing to adopt a black child, Sandra raising black children isn’t proof that she wasn’t aware of Jesse’s racist beliefs.
        Again, I’m not saying that she is racist.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I hate Neo-Nazis and they hate me. I don’t like sympathizers or people who won’t rebuke them, denounce them or are complicit. I have no tolerance for them. It is why I purposely go to Swifty threads here from time to time to make sure it is remembered that she wouldn’t denounce the alt-right. Her fans make a million excuses that have no base in reality but in this day and age, I refuse to sweep it under the rug when a few sentences in a press release would be simple.
        So if I thought she knew I would have no time for her either. I am not related to her nor is she a friend or someone directly affecting my life so it wouldn’t be difficult to not support anything connected to her. His beliefs shocked a lot of people in the entertainment industry because he hid it so well.
        I just think he was a user and a cheater. There has never been anything else to support that she would marry a racist.

      • magnoliarose says:

        My point is she would have to be very twisted to adopt a black baby with someone she knows is a white supremacist. Who would subject a child to someone who hates the color of the baby’s skin? So I don’t think she knew.

        She didn’t try to defend him or even herself much but she divorced him and laid low for a long time. Something a lot of other celebs should learn to do.

    • Bridget says:

      We never got confirmation on the extent of the “Nazi artifacts” at home beyond the Enquirer. That is a HUGE leap to insinuate that Sandra is herself a neo Nazi when there hasn’t been a whisper about her outside of her ex husband – who she dropped IMMEDIATELY after this stuff came out. In absolutely no picture or example was Sandra present or knowledgeable, and James did a lot of stuff that he was clearly hiding from her (unless you want to assert that she knew the whole time that he was having sex with other women in his office while she was at the garage?).

      I’m tired of blaming women for shitty men.

    • HelenaTroy says:

      Of course, you are correct. Besides, she’s never been a sweetheart, to begin with. She is another product of one of the best known PRs in Hollywood, aka The Dragon(ess). SB has had her share of less than good natured moments and was indeed married to a nazy supporter. No, there is no way she did not know. To top it all, she’s levels beyond and above fillers and has been morphing into Michael Jackson for years. No, SB is not my kind of gal.

  14. Eliza says:

    Emma looks great but it’s inappropriate for a black tie event. Put a cami under it and i would wear it to the office.

    • minx says:

      Yes, I like it a lot, but not for the Oscars. It’s the one night you can go all out, why not take advantage of that?

  15. Wisca says:

    As the Wolof in Senegal would say: Déedéet!

  16. Menlisa says:

    Emma is cancelled for me after she kept her agent who sexually assaulted Terry Crews.

    • Ceire says:

      First of all, I’m deeply suspicious of anyone who immediately “cancels” (ugh that phrase is ridiculous) a young woman, and apparently only a young woman, for dealing with a pervert. You don’t know what that relationship is like, it may be abusive.

      Secondly, I’m deeply suspicious of anyone who cancels someone without a quick google to check their facts. It seems she’s no longer repped by him, but by Sharon Jackson and Michelle Bohan at WME.

      And this is just in general to everyone: If you want to support victims and survivors, then do it. Make a donation, send an email, believe their accounts. Cancelling someone for being associated with a pervert or abuser does not accomplish anything.

      • jenna says:

        Yes to this. Too many people post this stuff and declare it as fact when a simple Google will reveal that they are completely incorrect. This is why the internet is toxic.

    • starkiller says:

      I’d also like to know why everyone seems to have forgotten, or just not care, that she worked with Woody Allen, twice, post-2014. That never seems to be brought up; it’s like she’s untouchable for some reason.

  17. psl says:

    I hated Sandra’s makeup. And the center parted long hair ages so many women. Let the long hair go after a certain age ladies, you look like a Real Housewife.

  18. marianne says:

    I love Sandra’s dress, but I think here eye make-up is too dark. I would have loved Emma’s look if it had just been a red satin suit. But I dont think the pink belt/sash and the black pants all go together.

  19. Ginger says:

    Forget the dress…Sandra jacked her face! Look at her cheeks.

  20. Carmen says:

    Sandra for the win.

  21. Cee says:

    The pink bow ruins it for me. Her Vanity Fair Party look was bad, too.
    Although I’m sure she is making $$$ with the LV endorsement deal, her fashion is suffering for it.

  22. Jayna says:

    Sandra’s gown is matronly on her.

  23. Michelle says:

    Sandra really needs to lose the center parted, black hair and the heavy make up. She is 53 years old and this made her look really try-hard and even older looking! She looks so much fresher and younger when her hair is naturally free and wavy. I get that she wants to cover those grays and its harder with dark hair, but damn, lets not go for the Pentecostal preacher’s wife jet black #3 color. Try a shape of deep brown for goodness sake. While she was being interviewed, I could not help but notice her neck. If she is supposedly getting fillers done to her face, she needs to hit below the chin while she’s at it. That’s enough of my pettiness for the day…

    • Gisele says:

      As the spouse of someone who does this for a living I can tell you that Botox and fillers will not fix Sandra’s neck. Threading techniques for jawline and neck also produce only mediocre results. The neck area (neck lift) requires plastic surgery preferably by someone who specialized in head and neck plastic surgery. It is quite invasive and many people are staying away from the inherent risks of going under general anesthetics for a procedure that is not required for health but is elective.

  24. Token5151 says:

    I liked Sandra’s gown, but my eyes were drawn to her seriously overdone makeup. When I saw her on the red carpet, I thought it might have been the sunlight, but then when she presented inside, it was just as gaudy.

  25. Amelie says:

    I often disagree with the writers on this site about the fashion and sometimes do wonder what they are smoking sometimes. Sandra looks fantastic in my opinion. The most memorable jaw dropping gown she’s ever worn? Perhaps not, but she looks stunning–that is not a “nothingburger dress.” I also have a penchant for black and gold because they were my sorority’s colors.

    I like the idea of Emma’s outfit but it would have looked more sharp with a black blazer/better tailoring maybe

  26. holly hobby says:

    I did not like Sandy’s Oscar look. The middle part and ironed straight hair – ugh are we back in the 70’s. It’s all very severe looking. She also can’t move her face? Like what happened to her natural smile? She used to smile in all her pictures in the past. Now it looks like if she tries, her face will break 🙁

    Emma looks like an office lady going to after work cocktails. I don’t love that look either.

  27. Ozogirl says:

    Bad hair for Sandra and not a great dress, but I think she has aged extremely well. She looks great!

  28. SMDH says:

    Damn this site is getting ageist. Snarking after anonymous Oscar voted for nearing 60….and now the sandy bullock shade for being of a certain age ? (“Like so many women of her generation she is stuck in styling “)

    Check yourself Celebitchy.

    The first rule of any diversity & inclusion education is to approach everyone as a unique individual and to drop the stereotypes. Something we should all try to do.

    Btw…..I didn’t think this was Bullocks best look and the eyebrows were OTT.

  29. ike says:

    I thought the older ladies, that were closer to Oscar’s age stole the show with their beautiful untouched faces and dress style. Even Jane Fonda looked much more natural than Sandra Bullock. I really noticed her and Nicole the most with the mannequin faces.

    • magnoliarose says:

      It is a shame when women do so much work to their faces. My father commented on it the next day. A light touch goes a long way. The sexiest mature women don’t look tweaked to death. Jane Fonda’s work settled and didn’t seem as tight as it did before. Helen looks fabulous.
      A woman can be beautiful and sensuous with some wrinkles and gray. Directors don’t like working with actors that have messed too much with their face because they are frozen. Frances M should prove that. Meryl has done a little, but it looks so much better.

      • WMGDtoo says:

        Helen looked stunning. I want to be like that when I get to her age. And Eva Marie Saint lookd great. Her faced looked better than women far younger. Aging like a QUEEN.. Beautiful.

  30. serena says:

    I totally agree with you on the retro-styling of some ladies like Bullock, Kidman and Aniston (among more), especially their hair. I don’t mind Bullock’s dress, it’s nothing extraordinary but not bad either.

    Emma Stone looks very nice in that pantsuit, usually she looks like then kinds of hell, so this is a major win for her.