Charlize Theron in black Dior at the Oscars: boringly chic or not that notable?

Oscars 2020 Arrivals

Charlize Theron wore Dior for the Oscars, big surprise. Maybe it’s because I was recently looking through an Oscar-fashion retrospective on Charlize’s looks throughout the years, but sometimes it does feel like Charlize phones it in. She chooses the right years to phone it in, to be fair. Charlize was nominated for Bombshell but she knew she wasn’t going to win, and the dress reflects her “Oscar loser” status. It’s “big” enough for a nominee, but it’s also kind of a snooze overall.

Oscars 2020 Arrivals

Charlize Theron at arrivals for The 92nd...

Greta Gerwig in custom Dior. First off, the necklace is outstanding. The necklace is great and it works beautifully with her face, her haircut, her coloring. The problem is that there’s a tonal-green problem between the emeralds and the dress. The dress is too olive/muddy and so the emeralds kind of look “off.” Still, I like what she was trying to do. The ensemble probably would have worked had the dress been black or white.

Oscars 2020 Arrivals

Oscars 2020 Arrivals

I feel like Blac Chyna just turned up at the Oscars uninvited and she dared people to throw her out. I still don’t know why she was there, but here she is in a Dona Matoshi robe-dress and little else. Seriously, as I was looking through the photos of Chyna, I swear I saw EVERYTHING from certain angles. Also: she’s gotten some new face work, right?

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  1. naomipaige99 says:

    I think Charlize is flawless!

  2. Lucy says:

    I hate to say this but Chyna’s face looks crazy.

    • Mac says:

      She looks like she is made of plastic. Her OG face was so pretty. I don’t know why she did this to herself.

  3. Jekelly says:

    My jaw dropped when I saw Blac China for so many different reasons.

  4. Originaltessa says:

    Charlize is in the rare position of having so many show-stopping looks in her past, that a beautiful gown like this can seem meh. It’s gorgeous, she looks gorgeous, but it’s not as memorable as things she’s done in the past.

  5. minx says:

    I just don’t like the one shoulder up, one shoulder down effect on Charlize.

  6. GuestOne says:

    Probably one of the best looks which shows how dull this years oscar fashion was

  7. Eliza_ says:

    You can buy tickets to the show if you spend the $$. But I bet she dared them not to let her walk the “celebrity” carpet instead of the regular entrance.

  8. Case says:

    The mismatched greens on Greta looks super weird. But I have to say I loved whenever they showed her in the audience – she looked so truly happy for everyone who won. It was cute.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t know how anyone could have paired that necklace to that dress. I like both pieces, but not together at all. Her hair and makeup look great though.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Yes. How could that combination not be seen as jarringly off?!? Her stylist needs to go.

        But I loved watching her happy takes for each win, and the camera loved her, too.

        Why does Baumbach look so miserable? She’s so sunny and sweet, and he’s like a dark cloud.

  9. Bella Mama says:

    Don’t like thy one shoulder droopy look

    Black Chyna’s face is jacked up but her dress is interesting

    That moss green is horrific

  10. Estelle says:

    Yup the olive green dress isn’t a winning color and the fabric seems so heavy – it looks like drapes. The necklace is stunning.

    Charlize Theron’s look reminds me too much of another who had a leg out dress years ago – not a fan of that slit/leg thing.

    Blac Chyna is a pass for me – it looks like her body and the dress are at war, her body definitely wins.

  11. Esmom says:

    Gerwig’s dress may be my favorite, I just love it. A ruby necklace would have probably looked amazing with it.

    • (TheOG)jan90067 says:

      Fire opals would have a better cast with the dress. Not a fan of olive for a ball gown though.

  12. SJR says:

    Blac China looks ridiculous.

    Does Charlize ever smile?

  13. Valiantly Varnished says:

    This looks like a “Ive stopped caring” look to me. Charlize knew she wasn’t winning and said “just give me a black dress”

    I love how much green Greta has worn – it’s my favorite color. But yes, they should have given her TOPAZ to wear with the olive green. Not emeralds. It looks off. The yellow/ruddy tones of topaz would have looked amazing with that dress.

  14. Whatnow says:

    Chyna has veered off into official cat lady territory — like she is having an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

  15. Snowslow says:

    Why does Baumbach always looks so MISERABLE? He seems to be shrinking next to Greta’s Mamma Gorgeousness.

  16. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m not a fan of anyone here lol. I can’t handle Theron’s full-of-herselfness. Or Blac’s either. And Blac looks like a fish out of water. In fact, there’s no H2o in sight, quick, somebody grab a glass.

  17. shells_bells says:

    I really hate this trend of the “straps falling off the shoulder” look. I’m seeing a lot while shopping for a wedding dress and it makes me CRAZY!! Otherwise, I think Charlize looks pretty great.
    I don’t care for the olive shade of Greta’s dress… just doesn’t feel like a formal color.

  18. Sass says:

    I loved Charlize’s look! I’m a sucker for classic black though. It’s got just the right touch of modernity too.

    First time I’ve seen Greta Gerwig and not wanted to set her outfit on fire. I agree though she still missed the mark tonal wise.


    PS Noah is a hottie, I’ve been holding that in for days

  19. Normades says:

    I think the dress is wonderful! Charlize always kills it imo.

    Also why does Noah B always look so miserable?

  20. Raya says:

    Lmaoooooo Blac Chyna at the oscars. Reminds me of when that youtuber James Charles was at the MET Gala.

    Soooooo low rent, you can feel the relevancy slipping before your very eyes 😆

  21. tealily says:

    I like the tonal greens. I don’t like the curtain fringe along the hem.

  22. Le4Frimaire says:

    The dress silhouette is good but tired of seeing icy washed out blondes in severe black. The dress would have been gorgeous is a lighter or more vibrant color.

  23. Bella says:

    I love Charlize’s dress and she looks amazing. Greta’s is not my favorite as I think the fabric and color are not that great. Blac Chyna’s gown is gorgeous, but I don’t want to be mean. She looks like she has had way to many fillers or even fillers and a face lift! Isn’t she in her late twenties!