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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Rita on

I thought the gown was beautiful but I did not think it was a very figue flattering dress to wear. I thought it made her hips look very wide.

Katie on

The dress was fine, not one of my favorites but not certainly better than some. However, her hair and make-up were terribly unflattering.

Jon on

Reese Whiterspoon’s dress was very nice.

Kate on

I thought she looked wonderful. It’s “a lot” of dress, but there is no overshadowing that smile of hers. Good Choice!

brittany on

hey.. (:
I like Reese.. She is a very good actor..
the dress is cute but i dont like the thing going around her kneck..(i guess its a sorta sash)
but other than that i guess its okay.. (:

janice on

I am all for the new young designers, but the gown did nothing for Reese. It was a distraction from her stunningly beautiful self. When I buy a dress, I a make sure it works for me, not against me. This gown worked against her and didn’t do her any justice.

Sandi on

I was very distracted by the clear plastic bra straps that she was wearing. It looked so tacky that it took away from the dress.

Miran on

I loved the dress it looked great on he but the hair needed work it just looked like it was just put there

Denise on

I loved the colors, just not the straps on the shoulders, could have done without those.

JM on

That is probably the worst dress of the evening! I am very disappointed in Reese this year, usually she does so well!

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