Oscars 2014: Best and worst dressed

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Jared Leto, Kristen Bell, Pharrell Williams and Lupita Nyong'o at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Photos / AP
Jared Leto, Kristen Bell, Pharrell Williams and Lupita Nyong'o at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Photos / AP

For some, the Oscars are less about who takes home a gold statuette, and more about what they wore. Life & Style Editor Nicky Park has dissected the red carpet and offers her score card on the best and worst dressed.

Best: It was hard to handpick just a few winners this year, but these top four most certainly made our A-class.

Worst: We don't like naming and shaming, but our hands were tied (and come on, everyone loves a worst dressed list). So, herewith those that didn't make the grade.

Check out a full gallery from the red carpet here.

Jury's Out: Only one man in the world could pull off a tuxedo short, and that's the skinny, inked up pins owned by Pharrell. This is a controversial choice for a formal event like the Oscars, but we think that the musician is working it. Be warned gents, this does not mean you should cut off your suit pants and expose your hairy legs in the office.

Pharrell Williams, left, and his wife Helen Lasichanh arrive on the Oscars red carpet. Photo / AP
Pharrell Williams, left, and his wife Helen Lasichanh arrive on the Oscars red carpet. Photo / AP

Watch: Fashion winners at the Oscars


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Nicky Park

Editor of Life & Style.

Nicky lives to wine, dine and thrive. As Life & Style Editor at the New Zealand Herald online, she feels lucky she can call this work. Nicky crafted her writing skills as a cadet for an Australian news wire. Amongst the coverage of sport, news, finance and courts she found a favourite in features. A stint as a foreign correspondent sent this chipper Aussie across the Tasman, covering the big issues of the Pacific Islands. Every single day Nicky relishes the opportunities she has to mix and mingle with interesting people, feast on delicious food, visit new places and write all about it. Nicky wants everyone to make the most of their minutes, learn lots and live their best life.

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