Love It or Hate It? Amy Adams' Purple Floral Dress at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon

Amy Adams donned a purple floral dress from J. Mendel at the Oscar nominee luncheon yesterday. What do you think? Love it or hate it?

Love It or Hate It? Amy Adams’ Purple Floral Dress at the Oscar Nominee Luncheon

Amy Adams donned a purple floral dress from J. Mendel at the Oscar nominee luncheon yesterday. What do you think? Love it or hate it?

-Lucia Peters

Amy Adams Oscar nominee luncheon

The 85th Academy Awards Nomination Luncheon (or the Oscar nominee luncheon, for the less hoity-toity of us) was held yesterday, and you know what that means: Oscar luncheon fashion! Though the red carpet looks are less formal than they’ll be at the actual awards show, there’s still plenty to gawk at.

Case in point: Amy Adams donned a purple silk dress in an abstract floral print for the event. The dress, which is from J. Mendel’s Spring 2013 collection, featured contoured piping detail at the bodice and patch pockets at the front of her hips. She paired the dress with ivory Casadei pumps and finished off her look with Armapali earrings, a coral lip, and a romantic low ponytail. What do you think, Bettys? Love it or leave it?

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I love Amy Adams, so it kind of pains me to say this, but I’m not wild about the look. I think it might be the long sleeves combined with the neckline; either might be fine on their own, but together (and with a floral print at that), they make the whole thing look a little granny-ish. That said, though, I love the color. It looks great on her, and I think if the dress were cut differently, it would have been a fun, fresh look instead of a heavy, drinking-tea-while-sitting-on-a-couch-adorned-with-lace-doilies one.

For the curious, here’s what it looked like on the runway:

J Mendel spring 2013

And for those of you who DO love the look, you can get something similar with this little ensemble:

Amy Adams lookalike

Mimi Chica sleeveless floral print surplice dress ($44, shop.nordstrom.com), ALLYY-L pump ($129.95, on sale for $44.99, stevemadden.com), Origins liquid lip color in Cognac ($16, beauty.com).

Tell us: Do you love Amy’s look or hate it?

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.

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