Mindy Kaling in mustard Dolce & Gabbana: one of the best looks of the Oscars?

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Mindy Kaling went to the Oscars as a presenter, and she was honestly one of my favorite looks of the night. Y’all know how I feel about yellow/mustard and orange on the red carpet… those are very difficult colors to pull off for most women, but here’s Mindy in a muted mustard Dolce & Gabbana gown and… it worked? The shade was just right for her coloring and the cut was fantastic. The only thing I’ll nitpick about the dress is that it shouldn’t have been one-shouldered. It should have had two cap sleeves, then it would have been perfect for her. But everything was working… great hair, great makeup, and some absolutely incredible Chopard diamonds. That statement necklace, my lord!!! The one other bad thing: BJ Novak was her Oscar date. I love you, Mindy, but this is way too much emotional baggage.

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Mindy Kaling backstage during the live ABC Telecast of The 92nd Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in H...

Kaitlyn Dever in a sustainable Louis Vuitton. I think Dever is so pretty and she clearly wanted to wear something environmentally-friendly, but… was this it? I would have much preferred to see her in something vintage. The bust was so unflattering on this!!

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Beanie Feldstein wore a custom Miu Miu gown and I loved this! I’ve found Beanie’s style so hit-or-miss this awards season, but she totally nailed it here. Glamorous, with a vintage flair, and very flattering.

Beanie Feldstein at arrivals for The 92n...

Beanie Feldstein arrives on the red carpet of The 92nd Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollyw...

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  1. horseandhound says:

    YES.

    • Call_me_al says:

      Mindy was my best dressed. Beanie could have used a red lip, wouldve gone great with her glamorous vintage feel hair and gown. Kaitlyns cat eye was killer.

      • Jane says:

        Mindy’s dress and jewels were gorgeous. Minday’s Insane plastic surgery mouth and overinflated lips were distracting and gross during interviews. It seriously looked like she had been punched and couldn’t speak clearly through the swelling.

      • ChillyWilly says:

        @Jane I don’t get why Mindy is doing this to her face! She is naturally very pretty. She doesn’t need to do this.

      • Jane says:

        Agreed, CW. She’s smart a pretty and clearly fine with not fitting the “norm”, so why on god’s green earth does she do the Kardasian lip thing?? It’s absolutely antithetical to everything I liked about her.

      • Loved Mindy’s dress and she wore it beautifully. But what is going on with her lips? Thought Beanie’s dress was beautifully styled for her.

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        I agree wholeheartedly with Beanie needing a red lip to stand out with that dress. She looked to be going vintage and a red lip would have sealed the deal!
        Mindy looked amazing, from head to toe! The color was perfect on her. As for Kaitlyn dress should have been a different color as this red did not agree with her skin tone. She should have selected a jewel of blues and greens or maybe a deep burgundy.

    • minx says:

      Loved it, loved the color in a sea of black dresses.

    • goofpuff says:

      Agree here! I love love her look the best. I actually like it more one shouldered. Sexy edge :)

    • The Other Katherine says:

      I’m gonna nitpick Mindy’s foundation as being too opaque and a half a shade too light. She has gorgeous skin, and it would look better with a dewier / less powdery finish. The makeup artists on the later seasons of The Office had a great look on lock for her, I wish one of them had been doing her Oscars makeup here.

      Love the dress and necklace! The necklace, OMG.

  2. Scollins says:

    Mindy.s seems a dress we’ve seen many times before.

    • josephine says:

      But the color made it a bit different, and the fit was fantastic. Whether I’ve seen it or not, I thought she looked terrific. One of my very favorites of the evening.

    • Originaltessa says:

      Yeah, she looked good, but that dress is nothing special at all. But she’s rocking it and you can tell she feels great, which adds so much to any look.

    • Lexilla says:

      @SCollins I agree. If Cate Blanchett wore this we’d be hugely disappointed. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before. But major props for wearing a gorgeous color and having a perfect fit. We don’t see either enough!

    • Kk2 says:

      Yea agree! This is a nice dress in a nice color. It fits well. But nowhere near best dressed for me just because there is nothing new or surprising about it. Just a pretty standard dress, well executed.

  3. Gabby says:

    Mindy is one of my best dressed, I gasped out loud when I saw her! Beautiful gown, makeup and hair, just gorgeous.
    Beanie also looks amazing, her gown fits her to perfection.
    I kinda liked Kaitlyn’s dress, different, lovely color.

  4. Léna says:

    I really like Kaitlyn’s dress. Beanie’s not so much

  5. Erinn says:

    I don’t think Beanie nailed it -not fully anyway. It looks like the straps are too tight and she’s hulking forward very uncomfortably. Either she has some of the worst posture out there, or that dress didn’t fit properly. I think the idea of the gown is fantastic – and from the bust down it looks great on her. But that top portion looks like a complete mess. And I say that as someone who’s overweight and who has kind of narrow shoulders which makes things more difficult, so I get that it can be tricky.

    Love Mindy’s look, though. I have always thought she looks fantastic in yellow.

    • Swack says:

      Agree with you about Beanie’s look. To me the top looks frumpy, especially in the first pic. It may just be the way she is standing.

  6. Becks1 says:

    Mindy’s dress was gorgeous. Yes we have seen similar dresses countless times before, but this one fit her perfectly and the color was perfect, and that necklace….just amazing.

    To bring all gossip full circle, I think Jessica Mulroney helped style her, she has a pic on IG of her helping Mindy into her shoes.

    • carmen says:

      Yes, she talked about JM being her stylist when she was interviewed on the red carpet.

      • Jane says:

        She talked so much about JM that it was pretty clear there was some sort of payola going on.

      • carmen says:

        I don’t know Jane, I’m on the fence here – on her IG she’s pretty good at disclosing paid endorsements (e.g. Johnnie Walker (!!!?)). & in her “stories’ she is plugging Jessica’s new show on CTV, urging people to tune in. Pretty loyal friend – or maybe a case of tit for tat (styling in exchange for promo’ing on insta)?

  7. STRIPE says:

    Mindy looks lovely! I recently started following her on Instagram and she has great style I think.

    Her and BJs relationship is so odd. But it seems to work for them? I hope it’s not one-sided love holding out hope all these years.

    • Layla Beans says:

      It is odd. I think he thought he was going to get ahead of her career-wise, and didn’t. Now she’s the successful one and he is the hanger-on looking for relevance. And using her feelings to do it. Gross. She could do soooo much better.

    • Hope says:

      Is she using BJ to hide her actual private life and doesn’t mind that this makes her look like she’s pining for him?

  8. CuriousCole says:

    Mindy is giving me life with this look!! It’s perfection from head to toe and she is wearing that color fabulously. 🤩

  9. lana86 says:

    Mindy is sooo cool <3
    “Beanie nailed it” – eeeh what?? She looks Lena Dunham.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      “She looks like Lena Dunham.”
      Oof. Have a heart Lana, don’t put that on the poor girl!
      I think Beanie looks nice. If it were Lena, she would have tried to make herself look “off” in some way, so that she could get the negative comments she weirdly craves.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    Mindy’s look is perfection- and I like the one shoulder.
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Kaitlyn dressed up, I didn’t recognize her. The dress is OK, but she looks nice.
    I like the pattern of Beanie’s.

  11. Bella Mama says:

    Not fug, but not best dressed. Needs better tailoring

  12. Lisa says:

    Mindy killed it and looked great in both of her dresses for the red carpet and after party.

  13. Florence says:

    Poor Beanie looks uncomfortable.

  14. boobra says:

    Ah! Work it Mindy!! Rocking it for all the dark skinned girls! love the look to bits🌹

  15. Evil Owl says:

    I love Mindy and she looks beautiful here. The dress, however, is nothing exceptional and the diamonds don’t really work with the dress.

  16. bobafelty says:

    Beanie’s dress makes her boobs look lopsided?

  17. Goldengirlslover34 says:

    This is why I’m all about classic gowns and lines. Mindy looked gorgeous and I loved the one shoulder. Sometimes cap sleeves can come across as matronly to me so this was refreshing and still young. Meanwhile people are trying to be so cutting edge and walking around like a box of used Kleenex. Some of the gowns last night were … ugh.

  18. pineapple says:

    MINDY’S NECKLACE!!!!!!!!! I swooned. So, so insane.

  19. Jess says:

    Loved Beanie’s dress and Mindy’s dress looked fabulous on the TV last night. It’s less gorgeous in photos.

  20. TheOriginalMia says:

    The color looks amazing on her. Well done, Mindy!

  21. I'm that person says:

    If only it weren’t D&G… :(

    • Starkille says:

      Yes, it sort of shocks me how many people still wear D&G with seemingly no compunctions (including Keanu last night, UGH!).

  22. Other Renee says:

    Mindy’s look was absolutely lovely, one is the best of the night. Beanie looks nice, love her hair. My other fave of the night was Rebel Wilson. I hope you’ll post her pic.

  23. Sass says:

    Mindy was my favorite BY FAR.

    Have you read her books btw? She fckin hates cap sleeves. I think two sleeves would have made this look too matronly tbh.

  24. Sue M says:

    All three ladies are gorgeous. I especially loved Mindy’s outfit. That yellow was awesome with here golden undertone skin. The jewellery, while completely gorgeous, was too white to me for this dress and her warm skin. I would have loved to have seen some kind of necklace full of topaz or citrine, or some kind of orange like fire opals. But the dress was perfect for her. Beanie’s was perfect for her. Lady in red’s dress didn’t fit well, and that red was far too saturated for her delicate colour. But OMG, her makeup was stellar. I should be so lucky as to be half a lovely as any one of them, though!

  25. Grant says:

    They all looks varying levels of great. Mindy killed it. That color is breathtaking on her and those jewels! WOW! Kaitlyn’s dress kind of sucks but I love that beautiful color. Beanie looks great too,

  26. Naddie says:

    Mindy really got it right with the color, it suits her very well.
    The lady in red looks great and would be perfect if wasn’t for the upper part…

  27. L4frimaire says:

    Mindy has been looking good on the red carpet lately. The dress is gorgeous but disappointed it’s Dolce and Gabbana because they are such unpleasant people. Talent and virtue can be mutually exclusive.

  28. Onnit says:

    So beautiful!

  29. Flying fish says:

    Yes, Mindy, yessssss.

  30. khaveman says:

    MK is a gorgeous and talented woman. She looks great. Those diamonds! She is slaying.

  31. Bread and Circuses says:

    The dress was great, Mindy looked amazing, but honestly those diamonds were what made the outfit.

  32. Bella says:

    Mindy, Brie, Scarlett, Rene and Charlize! Best dressed