Reese Witherspoon's Oscars Gown: Love It or Hate It?

02/23/2009 at 03:00 AM ET

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Reese Witherspoon has thrilled us with her award show looks over the years, from her vintage Christian Dior to collect her Best Actress Oscar to her sexy yellow Nina Ricci at the Golden Globes the following year. And when the surprise presenter took to the stage at tonight’s Academy Awards, it was no exception. The star chose a daringly fashion-forward Rodarte gown with a billowing ombre skirt and an asymmetrical beaded bodice. We love that Reese is supporting a young American label — Rodarte is designed by two twentysomething sisters in California. Reese is one of our Best Dressed picks, but it is more avant-garde than most. So we want to know: What do you think of Reese’s edgy look? Vote in our poll below!

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elle on

I think she looks stunning. Reese always is a knockout on and off the red carpet. Good for her for taking a risk!

Yily on

Reese Witherspoon looks amazing! Her dress was beautiful. The two young designers for fashion house Rodarte are so talented. Their dresses are so unique and elegant at the same time that a lot of celebrities like Keira Knightley and Jennifer Lopez love their one of a kind design.

The dress on Reese Witherspoon I think is so unique and beautifully crafted. It fits her like a dream. What’s not to like? I think Rodarte is going to be the next big label in 2009!

JG on

I think Reese and Queen Latifah look like they shared a roll of duct tape. Weird!

JC on

I love that blue color but I’m not overly crazy about the black sash. I said love it because I didn’t “hate it”

reesereese on

the dress is ok, but mostly it completely overshadows reese, so you don’t even see her.

i think a dress should be like good make-up. it enhances the wearer and it’s the person you notice, not the dress!

fancypants on

i knew the minute i saw the dress that it was Rodarte. they have a very distinctive style, like Marchesa.

sorry I am mean and honest on

Sorry but reese looked weird.

cara on

reese is a little girl, but this dress manages to make her look heavy. it’s awful.

Jay Morris on

Does it matter what she is wearing? Reese would look great in anything including a burlap bag!

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