Fashion Police at the 2012 Oscars: Viola Davis in Vera Wang

Viola Davis in a green Vera Wang dress at the 2012 Oscars

Green dresses happen to one of The Fashion Police’s weaknesses, so we were probably always going to approve of Viola Davis in this green Vera Wang gown, worn with a simple silver cuff and clutch bag.

Whaddya think?

Image: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

10 Comments

  • February 27, 2012

    Anna

    Green is the only thing that sort of works about this gown. The whole vibe is more prom (bedazzled!) than red carpet, the top is unflattering and a bit declassee for such an occasion, the bottom is so desperate to be creative that it has pleats, ruffles, AND a ripped effect. All the while working the asymmetrical cut. Overall fit/cut of the dress is fine but not particularly enhancing Viola’s great assets. Even the stitching isn’t well-executed.
    Probably one of my least favorite dresses of the night, which is sad, because this woman has been WOWing at every single event since The Help came out. Even the orange ‘boob pancake’ dress she wore to the NAACP image awards would have been a better choice.

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    • February 29, 2012

      Katja

      Agree. The bling bling boobs feel more jersey shore prom that Oscars…

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  • February 27, 2012

    Daisy

    Disappointing.

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  • February 27, 2012

    lizvocal

    By far the best boob shelf of the night!

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  • February 28, 2012

    evelyn

    The dress was immodest. We’ve seen way too much of Ms. Davis’s breasts this season.

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  • February 28, 2012

    Olga

    Everything about this dress makes me uncomfortable.

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  • February 29, 2012

    Hannah J.

    LOVELOVELOVE the color, especially paired with her rich skin, and the style of the gown itself, minus the unfortunately predictable top 1/5 (I also tend to hate strapless gowns in general), I find really well-put-together. The flow of the bottom half worked beautifully.
    (But does the fabric look like leather here to anyone else?)

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  • March 2, 2012

    Zoe

    My favorite thing about this look was her natural hair!

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  • March 5, 2012

    Grace

    The dress is beautiful from the waist down (not going to talk about the rest), her hair and makeup look wonderful. Am I the only one who doesn’t like this shade of green on her though? Just seems to be the wrong shade for her undertones, it looks a little weird and jarring. Could just be my computer screen settings though, judging my everyone elses’ reactions.

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  • June 10, 2012

    Katty

    I love the color but everything else about this dress is horrible, it looks like they took a gardening canvas, rolled her in it and then modified it with some scissors. Really not complimenting.

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