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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Jessica on

I think the blue eyeshadow was the part of the outfit that didn’t work. The dress was interesting and I think she pulled it off. The blue eyeshadow was terrible!

Debra Besthof on

Spectacular! One of the prettiest gowns on the red carpet. Enough already with all the “basic” black gowns. Right on Reese!

Sharon on

I did like the dress, but the black sash around the collar kind of ruined it for me. Strapless would have been the way to go.

Debra B. on

Having said the above, she does look pregnant??

Oscar Notes « Kanlaon on

[...] Cruz’s gown.  She thought that, for the first time in her long history of Oscar appearances, Reese did not look well.  Ben Stiller did a pretty convincing impersonation of a certain crazy ex-actor [...]

Amber on

Reese could rock a paper bag. She’s adorable.

LRS on

she’s beautiful but the dress isn’t.

Lots of ugly dresses on this year’s oscars.. you know, these people have so much money you’d think they’d always look great, i dont understand how they could end up wearing ugly dresses!

Valerie on

I kinda like it. She always looks beautiful.

Judy on

The dress was o k but the hair and make up were bad. I was surprised at her look and thought that she might be pregnant or ill.

Aspen French on

This dress is overwhelming for Reese’s petit frame. NOT a good choice!

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