A long time comin’…

While being in a foreign country, I may be up on all the happenings with the Pope (or lackthereof), but I am not with the current American culture (I’m not complaining…) So forgive me that this post is so late, but here are some of my favorites from the most recent Oscars. I was very impressed with all the great looks–keep them up, ladies!

Kelly Osbourne in Tony Ward Couture

This dress is so awesome!

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Naomi Watts in Armani

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Stacey Keibler in Naeem Kahn

Khloe and Kim Kardashian attend 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

Khloe Kardashian in Kaufman Franco at an Academy Awards Viewing Party

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli

Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab

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Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen

Sally Field in Valentino

My favorite:

Alicia Vikander in Elie Saab

And a little more current, a friend just sent me this link, “Worst Dressed at the Conclave.” Classic.

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To do or not to do: The Strapless Dress

I am all about wearing skirts and dresses to Mass on Sundays when possible. However, the jury is still out in many Catholic circles about the modesty of a strapless dress. I have lots of friends who have no qualms about wearing a strapless dress, even for a wedding, and I have many friends who wouldn’t wear a strapless dress in front of their husband (okay maybe an exaggeration but you get the picture). Until this past semester I would have definitely said I am not a proponent of the strapless dress, however I am now open to considering it.

The final project for my tailoring class was to make a strapless dress–this way we would learn the skills to produce the inner structure of a garment that would keep a strapless dress up. And I must say, one of my biggest problems with strapless dresses is that they are so often not flattering–they just don’t fit. But seeing this strapless dress on me, made for me and fitted perfectly, it is much more flattering and covers a lot more than I initially thought.

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I can’t foresee me wearing a strapless dress anytime soon, so I have come up with a couple ways I would wear this dress. Whether you have inherited a strapless dress and you are against them, or you are fine with wearing a strapless dress but want to keep warm this winter–check out these styling options.

Blazer and Costume Jewelry

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Cardigan and Belt

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Oversized Scarf

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What are your thoughts on the strapless dress?

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