Saoirse Ronan's Gucci Oscars dress is dividing fashion critics 1 month ago

Saoirse Ronan's Gucci Oscars dress is dividing fashion critics

She's played a seriously strong style game all awards season, and Saoirse Ronan's Oscars dress makes a BIG fashion statement.

From the second that the 25-year-old actor stepped out of her car and onto the red carpet critics were divided.

The Gucci dress features a black satin top with a deep V reaching to the waist, where it flares into a dramatic peplum lined with cream silk. Beneath that sits a brushed satin skirt with a textured finish in a clashing lilac shade. The pastel skirt was lined underneath in black, billowing out into a massive train.

The lilac colour was echoed in Saoirse's eyeshadow. She kept her hair swept back, secured by Gucci clips, to show off her new short fringe.

Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on E! News, the Little Women star said that it was a real honour to play a role as iconic as Jo March. She also said that she had grabbed the chance to be part of strong female ensemble.

E! News also revealed that the top of Saoirse's dress was made from the same roll of fabric as her BAFTAs dress, which was a nod to sustainability devised by the Irish star and her stylist.

The reaction to Saoirse's look was mixed, with some critics hailing it as her best ever look and others saying that it was a fashion miss.

For most, it appeared that it was a game of two halves – with people loving the sleek top of the dress but not being as enamoured by the rough skirt and clashing colours.

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