George Clooney's main squeeze, Stacy Keibler, seemed to think wearing a gown in the color scheme of an Oscar would increase chances for her beaus to win. Alas, all it did was wash her out and make what would be a pretty dress, look costume-like. Anna Farris wears a long sleeved sequined, shimmery gown that unfortunately looks more like a fitted trash bag. Thank goodness for Meryl Streep's classy golden gown, or metallic would have struck out this year.
Netural Colors were a popular choice for the red carpet with Kristen Wiig, Maria Menounos, Maya Rudolph and several others. I am personally not a fan of neutrals because I feel they are a "safe" choice, but Maria Menounos and Cameron Diaz were able to make it interesting with their silhouette choices.
One of my favorite looks of the night came from Giuliana Rancic in a 30s inspired gown. The silhouette suited her and the embellishment was just enough for an event such as the Oscars. I also enjoyed Emma Stones red neck tie dress. It was modest yet flirty and modern.