Sandra Bullock In Marchesa – 2012 Oscars

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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31 Responses to Sandra Bullock In Marchesa – 2012 Oscars

  1. Bailey October 25, 2014 at 01:21 #

    Even with the open back its too boring for me. I do like that she wore her hair up and in a sleek ponytail to show off the back atleast

  2. shima69 March 3, 2012 at 14:26 #

    i love this look its elegant and simple i loved it barvoooo sandra and she looks gorgeous i really like simple look so she wear the most beautiful dress

  3. Parvati February 29, 2012 at 23:34 #

    I actually really like this look. I haven’t always been a fan of Sandra’s style, because I used to find the dresses she wore rather unflattering for her, but this isn’t the case. This dress is simple, elegant and the embroidered detail at the waist is beautiful. I think this is one of her best looks!

  4. Camille February 27, 2012 at 14:29 #

    I sort of liked this. It looked comfortable and elegant. However, I wish the fabric for the top had been more fluid, had a little more drape to it and the fit could definitely have been improved. I think with a little more ‘slink’ to the top and a slimmer fit this would have been a knockout.

    • EmmaWoodhouse February 27, 2012 at 18:15 #

      Agree 100% it had a lot of potential.

  5. SandTony February 27, 2012 at 14:14 #

    I love Sandra, but this dress really isn’t very good :/

  6. dee February 27, 2012 at 14:12 #

    The top is ill-fitted but other than that I really like this gown.

  7. gabis February 27, 2012 at 12:22 #

    She had better red carpet moments, that’s true. But I still like this one. She looks pretty. I love Sandra so much. She’s one of my favs in Hollywood.

  8. pam February 27, 2012 at 11:17 #

    its a drop waist dress. thats how its meant to fit. and the way it catches her bum behind is perfection 🙂

  9. mandy February 27, 2012 at 09:21 #

    Simplicity at its best. Sandra is not the one who dressed (hard) to impress. This is how she should look and boy she does look good !

  10. D February 27, 2012 at 09:01 #

    this is a dress angelina jolie should have picked if she is sticking with black and white, not that ugly black dress she got…..

  11. Andreea February 27, 2012 at 08:22 #

    The back of the dress saves the look,because i really don’t like the way the dress fits her in front..

  12. bee7 February 27, 2012 at 08:19 #

    i think this is stunning, love the details around the hips.

  13. Aline February 27, 2012 at 06:06 #

    I definitely agree, it’s very ill fitting. And the ponytail doesn’t help making it look better.

  14. Niki February 27, 2012 at 05:08 #

    I feel like I should love this dress, but I don’t. The monochromatic black and white and the embellishment are beautiful. You are definately right about the ill-fitting thing, and it really does age her.

  15. ash February 27, 2012 at 04:11 #

    i love the dress, not on her though, the fit on the top is too loose, and the dress makesher look short.. This is a look I would like to see Tilda Swinton in.

  16. pipsqueak February 27, 2012 at 03:50 #

    The gown looked fine to me. Didn’t really stand out but pretty enough. It was Sandra’s face that surprised me. It looked so tight on TV that her face looked like a cat face. And the sleek ponytail made it worse.

  17. noo February 27, 2012 at 03:50 #

    not my favorite look from sandra :S

  18. Jessica February 27, 2012 at 03:42 #

    I may be in the minority but I actually really like this. I am glad she took a risk

  19. Raquel February 27, 2012 at 03:34 #

    Gorgeous dress, but what she did to her face??

    • lara February 27, 2012 at 05:24 #

      +1. She looked like she had been frozen and couldn’t move her face.

    • Carolina Roq February 27, 2012 at 13:53 #

      Agreed. OMG what happened to her face? She definetely had a nose job.

    • Alina February 28, 2012 at 13:58 #

      I agree. She doesn’t look like herself.

  20. mm February 27, 2012 at 03:29 #

    Sandra is so pretty. I dont like the fit either. I saw an interview on CNN with georgina chapman where she says they do countless personalized fittings for the oscars. So they okay’d this fit.

  21. doc February 27, 2012 at 03:29 #

    Loved this look. I think the white part could have been a little less baggy in the front ’cause it makes her look like she has a tum-tum. But other than that, probably my favorite of the night.

  22. gurlygurl February 27, 2012 at 03:28 #

    I like the colors of this dress, the back is lovely but I must agree, it’s aging. The draped front / drop waist gives her no waist or definition. It strikes me as a hard dress to wear. What a shame, she’s a beautiful woman with a great figure!

  23. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) February 27, 2012 at 03:23 #

    Agreed FC. I found this a bit matronly.

  24. Jones19 February 27, 2012 at 03:21 #

    I love this gown on her. She looks fantastic.

  25. adriana February 27, 2012 at 03:20 #

    i dont think it ages her at all, she is approaching 50 soon. i think she looks stunning! however i do agree about it being too big from teh top.

    • Jess2 February 27, 2012 at 04:39 #

      +1 she looks gorgeous

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