Reese Witherspoon's Oscars Gown: Love It or Hate It?

02/23/2009 at 03:00 AM ET

Gary Hershorn /Landov

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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Nicole on

I think it would be okay…

…if she had worn a (better) bra.

Jim on

That dress and makeup have to be the worst in recent Academy Awards history. It looks like a home economics project in high school or a reject from Project Runway that was put together in a shortened time period. Very disappointing from normally very stylish celeb.

ladyneny on

reese witherspoon looked great on the dress. i love it.always good to try something new and daring without always thinking of what people would far as you really feel good and comfy wearing it.

robscott2007 on

Love it – she can carry it off – not many could!

Sherihan on

One word came out of my mouth when i saw that pic, WOW!!! she looks stunning in that dress and i am really impressed that its desighned by such young ladies, WELL DONE!!!
plus reese looks always amazing :D:D

wonderwoman on

love it. she can do no wrong. color is stunning.

Jonathan on

Clear bra straps?!?! FAIL.

elizadeath on

Oh dear. She looks beautiful. Something about the fit just doesn’t sit right with me. Regardless, I commend her for a bold choice.

Bailey on

SHe looks super cute. but would be even cuter if it was shorter like a little above the knee not, a mini

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