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In photos: The five worst Oscar dresses of 2013

The Globe's fashion experts pick their least favourite gowns of the night

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Jennifer Garner’s plum Gucci looked nice enough on top, until she turned around, revealing a mass of misguided plumage-like ruffles. Two words: fashion mullet. And one more: no.

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Early social-media polls ranked her as one of the evening’s best dressed, but we found Jennifer Lawrence’s textured white Dior Couture dress ill-fitting and, worst of all, just plain dull.

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A girl usually can’t go wrong in Alexander McQueen, but Amanda Seyfried’s textured, high-necked AM gown washes her out and makes her look like an extra in, oh, say, a period piece.

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Halle Berry told an interviewer on the carpet she wanted to look like a Bond girl in her custom Versace. Too bad the over-the-top, sharply angled result was more like Star Trek: The Musical.

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Dabbling in one of the evening’s biggest trends, metallics, the charming Jennifer Hudson unfortunately landed closer to the showgirl side of the spectrum in her spangly blue Roberto Cavalli.

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