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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Alicia on

Reese can pull ANYTHING off

Mo on

Too bad all of the money and attention spent on the celebrities and gowns couldn’t help those out of work, out of money or down on their luck. Is this the right time to focus on all of this ostentation? Where is all of this change that we are supposed to be seeing – or are all of these celebrities exempt from the economic tragedy going on in our country and world right now? Do they really care – show us!

Candy on

It made her look wide

Lisa on

Reese looks so stunning; love this look.

Peaches on

I’m stunned. This dress is horrific. I like Reese a lot, and I know it’s hard to be critical of this charming and talented star, but her gown does not work. It isn’t “fashion-forward”…it’s an overwhelming, convoluted mess. Better luck next time.

That's me on

Didn’t Queen Latifah have on the same dress? It looked better on Queen.

Mpisha on

She looks gorgeous,she never disappoints her fans.Glad she rocked the Oscars.

debi on

Awesome, thats what she is. a doll. her persona supercedes anything else.

Julie on

I don’t like it so much…I doesn’t seem to fit her as well as previous gowns. Check out my Oscar coverage (and Fashion Week) at!

Julie on

I don’t like it so much…It doesn’t seem to fit her as well as previous gowns. Check out my Oscar coverage (and Fashion Week) at!

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