Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Worst Dressed Nicole Kidman Scarlett Johansson

None of the Red Carpet looks at yesterday’s 2011 Oscars were that awful. As I said before, no one other than Cate Blanchett really attempted to make a fashion statement. The advantage of that, I suppose, is that no one had a total fiasco as well. Some were boring, some were too plain, and others simply tacky. I noticed that people liked Jennifer Lawrence’s red Calvin Klein. While I thought she looked good, the dress looked too casual and bore strong resemblance to a Baywatch bathing suit. Natalie Portman was another disappointment. I always look forward to seeing what contemporary designer’s look she’ll wear, but this time, even though it was Rodarte, the dress could have been anyone’s. It was under-designed and quite bland.

Check out our 2011 Oscars Worst Dressed list below and be sure to stop by our 2011 Oscars Best Dressed list as well.

Halle Berry wore a nude Marchesa gown with a long tulle trail. She needs to try a different silhouette, this one made her appear boxy and unoriginal.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Halle Berry Wears Marchesa

After Michelle Williams‘ depressing 2011 Golden Globes look, I was hoping to see an improvement. Wearing a pearl embellished Chanel dress should have made a difference. But no, she still ended up looking dowdy. Williams is withering before our eyes. She needs an intervention.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Michelle Williams Wears Chanel

Shaun Robinson wore this blue Christiane King number. Just … no.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Shaun Robinson Wears Christiane King

Considering the fact that Anne Hathaway was the hosting the event, I expected her step it up and wear something more daring as her first look for the evening. But no such luck. She wore a rather boring and plain vintage Valentino gown that didn’t have any of the sylish-ness of Sandra Bullock’s red Vera Wang gown.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Anne Hathaway Vintage Valentino

Helena Bonham Carter probably doesn’t care. And good for her, I wouldn’t too. But she’ll end up in this list anyway. Carter an odd velvet number by a costume designer Colleen Atwood.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Helena Bonham Carter Wears Colleen Atwood

Penelope Cruz wore a wine-red L’Wren Scott gown. The heavy and sparkling embroidery made it look quite tacky and didn’t seem like a good Red Carpet fit at all.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Penelope Cruz Wears L'Wren Scott

Natalie Portman, rather unsurprisingly, wore a purple chiffon Rodarte gown. What did surprise me was that it was a completely plain and ordinary gown, lacking in design and style – the two things you always expect to find in a Rodarte look.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Natalie Portman Wears Rodarte

Jennifer Lawrence wore a red Calvin Klein Collection gown. While I usually love Calvin Klein’s sharp and minimalistic charm, I’m afraid on Lawrence it ended up looking like a Baywatch top style dress.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Jennifer Lawrence Calvin Klein Collection

Scarlett Johansson wore a berry colored lace Dolce & Gabbana dress. Not really sure what happened there but it looked tacky and unimpressive.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Scarlett Johansson Wears Dolce & Gabbana

I really wish I could put Nicole Kidman and her Dior Haute Couture gown on the Best Dressed list in support of John Galliano. But I can’t. The dress just wasn’t right. It ended up looking like a quilted embroidered blanket.

Oscars 2011 Red Carpet Nicole Kidman Dior