The grandest night in celeb fashion comes to a TV screen near you tonight. Giddy with anticipation, we wonder if this year's Oscar night glitter will make us gasp in delight or gag on our Girl Scout cookies. (Yep, still eating those.)
Last year's Academy Awards fashion left us wanting. Thank goodness the carpet was red, because the majority of gowns were devoid of color. Hard to find much inspiration in Miley's mermaid scales, Jessica's misplaced fabric swath or Beyonce's '80s-tastic gold lame flowers.
Predictions for this year's big event run the gamut. Some stylists expect dark and moody colors, while others foresee a punchier palette of fuchsias, hot pinks and oranges. Statement jewelry and sleeves are in. One-shoulder dresses are on the way out.
A chorus of fashionistas are yearning for more experimentation and fashion-forward looks. (Think Tilda Swinton's drapey oatmeal-on-black frock.)
My wish list is simpler. I hope the celebs leave their hooker heels at home. I pray they put class before cleavage. I'd prefer Grace Kelly glamor over Lady Gaga gauche.
Of course, then we'd have less to snark about on the Deal Divas blog during our live chat tonight. And what fun would that be?! We'd love for you to come dish with us about all things red carpet at blogs. tampabay.com/deals. Colleen Jenkins, Times staff writer