The 2000’s were a funny time for fashion, and the Oscars red carpet was no exception. From a seemingly covered in foil Nicole Kidman to a bare-bellied Tara Reid, choosing the best 2000s Oscars dress was not an easy task. That is, until I landed upon a picture of a young Charlize Theron in an orange halter gown at the annual festivities.
While most of the crowd at the 2000s Oscars carted around tulle shawls and adorned sequins aplenty, Charlize Theron’s burnt orange Vera Wang gown seemed ahead of its time with its understated elegance. While Theron’s gown definitely made a statement, it was orange after all, it was the fit of the gown that won me over. Unlike most evening gowns, Theron’s Vera Wang halter was seamed down the front to accentuate her statuesque frame, and then, to make matters even better, it was backless. While I have to admit, I am a sucker for a backless dress, this might be the backless dress of all backless dresses. Yes, I do believe it trumps Hilary Swank's 2005 Oscars gown. Not only is it low cut like Swank's gown, but just after the dress begins again, it extends into an elegant train, need I say more?
Theron has been known for many a great red carpet moments, but I have to say this might just be my favorite look of hers ever. Not only does the dress fit her perfectly, but the color compliments her gorgeous green eyes just as well. If you love her dress just as much as me, scroll down to get a better look at what is arguably the best dress of the 2000’s Oscars.
From the front, Theron's dress is a simple halter gown that reveals a little bit of décolletage. In truth, the most notable thing about this dress at first glance is its beautiful burnt orange color. However, the back of the dress is much more sexy. The super low scoop back ends in ruched cascading train that gives just enough drama to be an Oscar worthy dress.
To finish off her gorgeous outfit, Theron opted for a peach pout and structured brows. To top off this beauty look she styled her golden locks in '20s inspired pin curls.
While it is hard to go wrong with a Vera Wang gown, Theron didn't just go right, she hit it out of the park with this sexy number. But then again, when doesn't she? Theron might be one of my favorite celebs to watch on the red carpet because she isn't afraid to take a risk — she is always down for a deep plunge or high slit. While she has quite a few memorable dresses that top my list, I have to say this Vera Wang dress is my all time favorite.
Here's to Theron for keeping the 2000s cool.
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