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The Styled Side goes to the Oscars




Singer Lady Gaga attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016.
Singer Lady Gaga attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016.
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#OscarsSoWhite overshadowed much of yesterday's Academy Awards.

But there was also a campaign on the red carpet to ask women questions other than, "Who are you wearing?" called #AskHerMore.

"It's about urging red carpet reporters to ask meatier questions than just those about fashion," says Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily

"I understand what the celebs are saying. They're saying, 'There's a lot more to this movie,'" says Tyree, but she points out that most of those reporters are from media outlets dedicated to fashion. "Their publications would be incredibly angry if they didn't ask this because that's what they're on the red carpet to do."

Beyond that campaign, Tyree says there are a couple of noteworthy trends on the red carpet.

Watch for white

"We saw a lot of white this year, and particularly white gowns that were heavily embroidered," she says.

Lady Gaga stunned people in her white Brandon Maxwell strapless “twofer,” as Tyree dubs it; it's a hybrid gown and jumpsuit.

"I think we're going to start seeing these repeated with a lot of retailers," she predicts, "but done in a little bit more wearable way."

She expects locally-based ABS by Allen Schwartz will be a great store to start with, as well as Halston.

2016: year of the sternum?

Tyree was taken by Charlize Theron, whose dressed showcased a very deep V-neck line.

She expects that it will start a trend among designers, but in a much more modest way.

"Manufacturers and designers are going to bring it up a bit so it's not quite as sternum-showing as we've seen," says Tyree.

Actress Charlize Theron attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
Actress Charlize Theron attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Pouty lips without the permanence 

Tyree reports that there are a couple new body treatment trends that stars are now using when it comes to awards season.

"I tried something they call 'Cinderella Lips,'" explains Tyree. "It's very temporary saline lip enhancer that only lasts 2 days. Stars use it for award shows or films and it give your lips a slight, nice plump."

A more expensive treatment she ran across, especially for those high-slit looks, is the “Cankles Be Gone” treatment.

"It’s a $500 treatment that uses a fat emulsifier to contour that stubborn problem of thick ankles unofficially known as 'cankles,'" she says. "Now that you have all these skin-baring looks, you've got to come up with ways to make sure everything looks perfect."