Visual Therapy’s Academy Awards Style Picks

So much beauty, so much style at the Academy Awards last night! But the ones that truly ruled the red carpet clearly stayed true to their color and style types, as per our books Life in Color and Nothing to Wear. Here are our picks for the best dressed of the 2011 Oscars.

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture

Style and Color Type: Avant-Garde/Moon

An avant-garde star known for pushing the fashion envelope, Cate Blanchett maintained her femininity in this Givenchy dress. She looked like a moving portrait. – Sarah

In a sea of boring dresses, Cate Blanchett made a statement and, as always, true to her style type. – Lisa Marie

Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein Collection

Style and Color Type: Chic/Moon

Gwyneth Paltrow looked liquid gorgeous, sleek and modern. – Lisa Marie

Her body is so rockin’ right now! Total celestial goddess in this Calvin number. – Sarah

Natalie Portman in Rodarte

Style and Color Type: Chic/Earth

Wearing one of her best colors, Natalie Portman exuded magical motherly glow. – Jesse

Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Couture

Style and Color Type: Whimsical-Chic/Earth

Mila Kunis walked the carpet looking romantic and fresh, tastefully sexy. – Lisa Marie

The silhouette of this dress and soft and romantic, but also shows sharp lines that come together in an effortless way. The lavender color is luminiscent on Mila and that pulls together her timeless look. – Kristi

Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa

Style and Color Type: Whimsical/Earth

The playful styling of this one of a kind Marchesa dress is pure perfection; the inspiration came from Hailee herself. With its soft color and crystal accents, the dress brought our her true radiance on the red carpet. – Kristi

Hailee Steinfeld looked age appropriate and glowing in Marchesa. With a nod to ballerinas, this is how a beautiful teenager plays a dress up. – Michael

Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein Collection

Style and Color Type: Chic/Sun

The flawless newcomer, Jennifer Lawrence looked “wow” in a simple and tasteful way; perfect hair, make-up and dress. – Jesse

Halle Berry in Marchesa

Style and Color Type: Chic/Sun

The airiness of the tulle on the dress is beautiful and makes the look effortless. The warm colors in Halle Berry’s skin tone really compliment the natural almost nude color of the dress – truly breathtaking! – Kristi

Celine Dion in Armani Privé

Style and Color Type: Chic/Earth

Two words: statuesque and magical. Celine Dion’s image, identity and talent all came together. – Jesse

Hilary Swank in Gucci Premiere

Style and Color Type: Chic/Earth

Hilary Swank gave us the gray swan. She took it over the top in this breathtaking Gucci Premiere gown. – Joe

Camila Alves in Kaufman Franco

Style and Color Type: Chic/Star

Camila Alves looked sexy and glamorous in a plunging voluminous Kaufman Franco black satin dress with flawless hair and makeup to boot. If you do black, it needs to be this good. – Sarah

Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang

Style and Color Type: Chic/Earth

Sandra Bullock’s classic chic style is personified in this bow back gown. Her upswept hair made her look like a woman from a classic painting. – Michael

Photo credits: Steve Granitz / WireImage, Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images, Jason Merritt / Getty Images, Frazer Harrison / Getty Images, Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic.