Usually not one to make a fuss, Sandra Bullock stood out on the red carpet at the 2012 Oscars, held in Hollywood this evening.

The Oscar winning actress chose a Marchesa gown for Hollywood’s biggest night.

Her black-and-white silk crepe gown with gold embroidered detail around the waist lacks the typical Marchesa girliness and sparkle, but an elegantly draped back is a classic detail of the red carpet favourites.

While it’s impossible to deny the beauty of any Marchesa gown, this severe look is a bit too aging for the actress, and ultimately looks a bit ill-fitted.

A sleek ponytail and flawless makeup finish the look.

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