Oscars red carpet predictions

Since I haven’t seen any of the movies nominated for an Oscar (besides Bridesmaids), it’s safe to say the most exciting part of this year’s award show are going to be the dresses. But really, isn’t it how that always goes?

So in an attempt to make watching the red carpet more fun, I’m casting my predictions for dresses that will appear on the nominated starlets.

Badgley Mischka Ready to Wear Fall 2012

This one just looks like an Oscar. I love the shoulder detail. I can see someone like Jessica Chastain rocking this glittery delight. It would look awesome with her red locks (side note: she makes me miss my days as a red head).

Christian Dior Spring 2012 Couture

A killer pair of legs need to take up residency in this dress. That’s why I’d nominate Bérénice Bejo to wear this one. Didn’t she dance a bunch in The Artist? She could totally pull this off.

Michael Kors Fall 2012 Ready to Wear

Given that Michelle Williams played Marilyn Monroe, I vote she pay homage to that role by wearing a Marilyn-eque dress. This red gown is a stunner and totally fits Michelle’s hip, chic style.

Marchesa Fall 2012 Ready to Wear

This whole Marchesa collection is freaking ridiculous. Metallics, metals, flowy lace and tulle. I think this dress would look fab on Viola Davis…the color, shape, everything.

Eli Saab Spring 2012 Couture

Like a spring daisy basking in a sun-filled prairie, so will Octavia Spencer be in this yellow dream by Eli Saab (Ha!!). Let’s forget I just said that and start imagining this nominee accepting her award for Best Supporting Actress in this lovely dress.

Left and middle: Naeem Khan Fall 2012; Right: J. Mendel Fall 2012

I can only picture Rooney Mara showing up to the Oscars in black — and that’s okay because all three of these gowns are badass and sexy to match the assassin character she’s nominated for playing. I couldn’t pick just one, sorry.

Left: Gucci Fall 2012; Right: Naeem Khan Fall 2012

For Meryl Streep, the queen of the big screen, it’s only fitting she don a gown with a bit of drama. My first choice for her would be the red Gucci but since it’s only been a matter of hours since it hit the runway, I’ve decided to call in backup. But really, the Naeem Khan is hardly a step down. Besides, Meryl has proved to look great in white and emit the confidence to pull off a deep neckline.

Dennis Basso Fall 2012 Ready to Wear

There’s nothing funny about this Dennis Basso gown, but I can see this looking great on Bridesmaids scene-stealer Melissa McCarthy. I love the navy and sparkle detail on the bodice and sleeves. I wouldn’t expect her to wear the fur vest but certainly wouldn’t judge her if she did.

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2012

I have to admit I don’t know much about Janet McTeer. But after some quick red carpet research on the Best Supporting Actress nominee I can conclude she steers toward sleek, chic and simple gowns. And knowing that, I say she can’t go wrong in this Donna Karan dress.

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 Ready to Wear

Glenn Close played a woman disguised as a man in the role in which she’s nominated for Best Actress. And for that I say she play up the girly card on the red carpet this year. After all, she did spend months filming in non-figure friendly trousers and overcoat. Glenn deserves to show off her curves, have pretty bows hang off her shoulders and wear some color that complements her complexion.

And there you have it — my picks for all the ladies nominated this year. And just for kicks, here are some extra dresses I wouldn’t mind seeing on the bods of gals like Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway, Angelina and more…

Lef: Oscar de la Renta; Middle: J. Mendel; Right: Badgley Mischka

Left: Eli Saab; Middle: Marchesa; Right: Versace

All photos via Style.com

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