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

02/23/2009 at 03:00 AM ET

Gary Hershorn /Landov

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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cissie on

I think her dress was very pretty but someone should have made sure it was all laying properly before she entered onto the stage…by not adjusting the flow of the dress made it look awful and it shouldnt have…if the folds were all in the right places and even, it would have been lovely.

s peterson on

When Reese walked out I thought she must be pregnant. The dress made her look heavy.

Nadia on

I literally gasped out loud when she came on stage – that dress is gorgeous. The colors compliment each other so well and the dress looks so comfortable and elegant. Great job!

Trish on

Reese could be in a paperbag and come off looking as cute as the paperbag princess. It is a little unusual, but that can be good. I like it. I don’t love it, and I don’t hate it. Not the best I’ve seen her in, but kind of cool.

Lindsay on

I liked everything about this dress except for the clear plastic straps that went over her shoulders. These straps were not hidden under the sash, but stood out separately like plastic bra straps. They aren’t clear in pictures, but on an HDTV, they were extremely visible during her closeups, and took away from how polished she looked. It was a little tacky. Otherwise, I think the dress is beautiful.

All Man on

Reese is a knock-out. The ladies who dont like it are probably the dogs that would look horrible in it. They’re just jealous! I love how they can rip a person with their comments–shheessh I’d love to see how they would look in anything.

Heather on

I like the blue shades and black but the style is a bit weird and kind of “heavy” on top (the strap seems kind of harsh, can’t think of the word).
She looks heavy around the hips and tummy area.
The hair is too dark and severe.

Rebecca on

It’s Reese… how can you not love it?

jaci p on

i dont HATE it, but its not the best on her. id like it better if the black on top was the brighter blue like the bottom — a more flattering color for her, and it would help balance it out. the dress itself is such a statement, she almost gets lost in it…. ultimately, reese looks good in pretty much everything…

jaci p on

to all the critics on her wieght:
she’s MAYBE a size 6, or (God forbid)an 8… what kind of a message are you sending to anyone reading who may have unhealthy obsessions over THEIR wieght??

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