Rachel Weisz in orange plastic Givenchy at the Oscars: hideous & disappointing?

91st Academy Awards - Arrivals

Rachel Weisz was an Oscar nominee for The Favourite, and we have high fashion expectations for our Oscar nominees, especially when they’re famous for being fashionable. Years ago, I would have said that Rachel could wear anything and she would look stunning. That was before Givenchy gave her an orange PVC raincoat and reworked it into some kind of tragic gown. Honestly, I will feel the sting of this disappointment for a long time. To add insult to injury, that diamond headband is completely nonsensical with this dress.

91st Academy Awards - Arrivals

Amy Adams lost again! Ugh. It felt like Glenn Close was going to be the example for Amy, that eventually Amy would win an Oscar for her career’s work when she gets older. But no, Amy can’t even have that. Amy knew she wasn’t going to win too, that’s why she chose this boring Versace. Again, it’s not a bad dress and it flatters her figure and it’s even a tad “racy” for wholesome Amy. But it’s mostly just there, kind of bland and inoffensive. The necklace is bad though.

91st Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

91st Academy Awards (Oscars) - Arrivals

Kiki Layne has been killing it throughout the awards season, so I actually had high hopes for her Oscar look. I was underwhelmed by this Versace though. I like that it’s not a total body-con column, but the fabric roll business at the back is just… a bad design trick.

The  Annual Academy Awards  Arrivals

The  Annual Academy Awards  Arrivals

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  1. chloe says:

    That headband and hairstyle gave her a school girl look which was weird, and the dress was hideous, I’ve not been a fan of Rachel’s red carpet choices this year. I actually liked Amy’s dress and the fact that she did the red carpet with her Mom and sisters, I bet they had a blast.

    • josephine says:

      I agree, she’s been off all year. I think she gained like 2 pounds from having that kid and it’s thrown her off completely. She is such a beauty, all of these women are really. I think less would have been better for her. The side view is particularly distressing — she looks pregnant in the side view.

      • Kerfuffle says:

        So, do we know for sure that she had a kid? She hasn’t mentioned a single thing about a baby, and while she’s fairly private she’s not normally secret squirrel about this kind of stuff.

      • TheOtherSam says:

        @Kerfluffle Rachel had a baby girl several months ago, she’s been papped out with the new bub. It was Amy Adams who was only rumored to be pregnant a while ago, but that turned out to be tabloid speculation, she didn’t have a baby recently.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      I physically recoiled when I saw Rachel Weisz. That is hideous.

      I agree, I also liked Amy Adams. The dress moved better than it photographs. She looked gorgeous.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I don’t follow Weisz much but has she had a lot of face surgery? I cannot get over that that is the same woman who was in the Mummy. I know it was 20 years ago, but she looks different, not just older.

    • Erinn says:

      She looks like a demented doll. Like a creepy haunted doll a creepy kid would drag around in a horror movie. The dress is bad enough, but that headband is embarrassing. It’s like she’s TRYING to look like a little girl.

  2. Vexa says:

    I honestly didn’t completely hate Rachel’s dress on its own, but her styling was appalling – that headband gave me hives.

  3. Becks1 says:

    Rachel’s dress was tragic. Like, was that plastic? that was just so bad. And the color was not flattering on her.

    I thought Amy looked lovely, but I agree that she knew she wasnt going to win. It’s got to be weird to just be constantly nominated but never win.

    • Deedee says:

      My daughter said that Rachel’s dress was a fruit rollup on top, and now I can’t unsee it.

      • lucy2 says:

        That’s what I thought too! Awful. Combined with the headband, it’s a weird “little girl” look. She’s a beautiful woman, but that whole look was a mess.

        I really like Amy’s, and Kiki’s from the front (not the back).

  4. Yup, Me says:

    Kiki Lane looks gorgeous. That detailing over her right shoulder to her chest and how her skin glowing contributes to the subtlety of the pink- I like it.

    Rachel- I had a college dance teacher who would create these obscure random dances but when you knew the back story, they made all kinds of crazy sense. I would like to imagine that there is some crazy modern dance-like back story to Rachel’s dress.

    • Esmom says:

      I think Kiki looks stunning, too.

      Lol about the dress back story. Even if there wasn’t one I could see the designer making up one on the fly if she happened to be disappointed, just to appease her.

      As for Amy, I just love her hairstyle these days. It’s perfect.

  5. minx says:

    Hoo boy, Rachel looks bad. That prim headband and then that orange….thing.

  6. cherry says:

    Maybe the plastic dress was supposed the draw attention away from her plastic face? Seriously, what the botox is going on there?

    • Naddie says:

      I’ve been seeing it for a long time; she used to be so beautiful, and every time I see her it’s like, what happened.

      • Bumble says:

        So I said this to a friend, not know she was good friends with Rachel – she gave me a hard time for saying it and said it was due to ‘baby face,’ when your hormones make your face swell. I, of course, felt like an awful troll. But the thing is I don’t know if I really believe it. It’s just too different.

      • BorderMollie says:

        There was definitely something odd going on with her facial movements in The Favorite. She was still great and looked lovely in the movie, but it was distracting at times.

    • Hikaru says:

      Her face has all these gummy lumps and bumps when it moves.

  7. SarSte says:

    I was holding out on googling what Weisz wore, awaiting your post, hoping there would be something to save us from this underwhelming gown year… but girl looks like a fruit roll up!! Thank god for Billy Porter, he was enough to make up for everyone.

  8. Incognito says:

    I personally think Rachel’s dress is practical. Just think of how easy it is to clean food you’ve dropped on yourself. I have spilled salsa on my shirt twice this week. I should have worn this dress!

    • Pandy says:

      LOLLL – perfect! Her hair and dress are really bad. I quite like Kiki’s dress – the pink is so delicate! And the fit around the bust on Amy’s dress is fantastic – that was the first thing I noticed.

  9. Enn says:

    How was she not sweating like crazy??? I’m claustrophobic thinking about it.

  10. broodytrudy says:

    We’ve definitely seen a form of Rachel’s dress before, right? It looks really familiar. And bad. She is so pretty and deserves better.

    Thank god Amy didn’t dress matronly. She looks gorgeous.

  11. Paulanie says:

    Thought Amy looked stunning. Best I’ve seen her, loved the dress, hair and makeup. And it wasn’t too try hard. Easily one of the best looks of the night. I got a similar vibe from Regina King. They both looked great

  12. Helen says:

    i think i would’ve liked rachel’s dress if i understood the reasoning behind it, ex: if it was explained. it could have been an interesting look, but as it is, poorly executed.

  13. Lizzie says:

    so i loved rachel’s dress. if she would have worn this to the catholic themed met gala we would be eating it up. she looks like a depraved nun and i mean that as a high compliment. i would have put her in severe low bun.

  14. Onemoretime says:

    I think Kiki looked very pretty, she’s a young actress and I think the dress was fun and age appropriate. She’s a natural beauty!

  15. Veronica S. says:

    I don’t mind Rachel’s dress – love the bold color choice, that’s for certain. It’s the hair that’s completely wrong for it. Why the schoolgirl look? Do a fancy updo! Get rid of the hairpiece – the dress has enough drama. Really, it makes me wonder if that was the back up outfit and her look was intended for something else.

  16. Avamae says:

    It is a cut off Rain Cape.
    Quite sensible styling.
    A Woman never knows when it will start raining and with this, at least part of her might stay dry.

    The second dress looks ok but the necklace looks horribly ugly 80ies.

    The third dress is not bad, nothing that two dozen safety pins could not make better.
    A little pin here, a little pin there et voila, the dress would be good.

  17. FHMom says:

    I thought Amy looked great. The dress was safe, but she wore it beautifully. Kiki is just so pretty. I think she looked great, also.

  18. Kerfuffle says:

    I wouldn’t describe Amy as particularly wholesome, though she seems like a lovely woman. She’s done a lot of very complex work and isn’t just Giselle come to life (I mean, The Fighter?).

  19. KeishaMarie says:

    Amy is like the girl in the office who always look presentable, but you rarely remember what she wears, more known for her personality (and all this is not a bad thing.). Rachel, getting more angular and harder in the face now – shame why they ruin their faces with botox , and that dress is a no. Kiki Layne is lovely, looks great.

  20. Case says:

    You can tell there’s a lovely gown underneath the thing draped across Rachel’s shoulders. Ugh. She’s one of the most beautiful actresses around, she can do much better.

  21. Themummy says:

    Rachel looked…well…I guess it’s all been said. So. Bad. (Honestly, I know it’s the dress, but she legit looks seven months pregnant.)

    I think I’m the only person who finds Amy Adams so plain looking. I’m aware that she’s considered a beauty, but I just don’t find her even a little bit attractive or at all striking. That said, I think this is the best I’ve ever seen her look. Her look works–good fit on the dress, good styling..

  22. Naddie says:

    Amy and Kiki are so damn stunning.

  23. Anare says:

    Rachel Weisz’s gown looks very pretty. Why on earth would the designer put a hideous little plastic crop top over it? When faced with such foolery at what point can the wearer refuse part of the look? Did Rachel have that option?