Make room, J. Law and Cate Blanchett, because Brie Larson has a Best Actress Oscar Nomination for her work in Room. You may have been unfamiliar with Larson until recently, but the actor has quite the resume. She's worked on blockbuster films like Trainwreck and The Spectacular Now, but her role as Ma in Room is the first one to gain her critical acclaim and a nomination for the highly coveted award. Considering the trailer alone would give any viewer the chills, Larson's portrayal as the mother forced to raise her son within the confines of one single room could just earn her the trophy come Feb. 28. I'll be sitting on the edge of my seat until the winner is announced, but, until then, there is one question we can: what will Larson wear to the 2016 Oscars?
She may be new to the awards show scene, but she's certainly a pro when it comes to stunning red carpet looks. Typically sticking to classic silhouettes with unique elements, Larson will likely chose something that not only looks fabulous on her, but also makes a style statement. Since this will be the first Oscars ceremony she has ever attended, the pressure will be high. But considering her amazing style, there's no doubt Larson will look drop-dead-gorgeous, no matter what she chooses to wear.
And I have evidence to back that. Larson is a style pro. A perfect example is the sparkling, architectural halter gown she wore to the Golden Globes earlier this week. The gown basically screamed "Best Dressed List" with metallic embroidery, a keyhole bustier, and a perfect fit around her waist featuring alluring cut-outs. She won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in A Motion Picture Drama for Room that night, so maybe metallic halter gowns are a good luck charm?
Larson looks just as gorgeous in simple gowns as well. Exhibit A is this stunning, dark green satin midi dress she wore to the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards. With the strappy, high neckline and the fitted silhouette, Larson looked like a true movie star. Perhaps she'll go with something streamlined for the Oscars?
At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 7th Annual Governors Awards last November, Larson turned up the drama with an elegant, crimson halter gown. Keeping her makeup and hair simple, Larson looked fabulous in this gown making it my personal favorite. I wouldn't mind if she went for a similar look for the upcoming Oscars event.
But I also wouldn't mind if she went an unexpected choice, like this black and purple number she wore to the HFPA/InStyle's Annual TIFF Celebration in Toronto, Canada last fall. While this look may be a little too casual for the Oscars, it certainly shows off Larson's vampy side.
There are many style avenue's Larson could go down. From the trends I see above, my hypothesis is that she'll rock a sleek gown with breathtaking details. While waiting for the day of the Oscars, though, here are some options I bet Larson would look gorgeous in.
The off-white tone of this Carolina Herrera gown from SS 2016 would look gorgeous against Larson's skin. This crop top silhouette gives off a similar vibe to her Golden Globes gown.
She could easily choose a more classic silhouette, like this halter dress with a flouncy skirt. Capturing the girly nature of Larson's style, this Michael Kors dress would be great for the Oscars.
Larson's casual style revolves around fun prints in fun colors, so I think this Ralph Lauren dress would be a great formal interpretation.
If she wanted to opt for another metallic dress like her Golden Globes ensemble, she could go with this Marchesa gown. With sheer details and sparkling embroidery, this would surely land Larson on my best dressed list.
This Vera Wang dress, though! Imagine Larson rocking this on the Oscars red carpet? It may be unconventional, but you can't deny she'd rock it!
This architectural black Zac Posen gown is wow.
A bright green Monique Lhuillier dress would not only bring out Larson's great smile, but would also fit her unique feminine style beautifully.
8. Black & White
I could also see Larson rocking something more out-of-the-box, like this gorgeous Rodarte gown. With dreamy detailing and skillfully placed fabric, this gown would certainly be one of the most unique.
Larson's Oscars look will probably be so good it'll deserve an award of its own.