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Unlike years past, Oscar fashion reactions have been pleasant

Unlike years past, Oscar fashion reactions have been pleasant
Among the best-dressed men was Jared Leto, who made the grade thanks to hiscustom Gucci evening suit with red contrast piping. (Paul Buck / EPA, left; Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times, center; Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times, right)

Sure, the morning after the Academy Awards is the perfect time to dissect the fashion more than the movies that won the major awards. (And in case you don't know, "Spotlight" won best picture.)

Sunday's red-carpet moments were overly dramatic. There weren't any serious gaffes (OK, maybe that Heidi Klum look. We're still wondering, "What was she thinking?")

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However, there was no swan dress (a la Björk) and there wasn't a wardrobe malfunction (a la Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl years ago). And there wasn't a dramatic fall in a gown (a la Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence).

So what did we get? We got pretty looks and a few bold moves: Oscar winner Jared Leto's Gucci look and "Scandal" star Kerry Washington's in a black-and-white stunner from Versace.

As the "Today" show put it: "The Oscars' red carpet was full of plunging necklines, flower appliques and all the glitz and glamour you've come to expect." And here are a couple of fashion reactions but nothing that wasn't already expected.

The one trend we missed mentioning Sunday night? Lady glasses. Several presenters and speakers weren't shy about putting on glasses (as if celebrities don't wear glasses like the rest of us) before hitting the stage at the Dolby Theatre.

Well, that sounds pretty normal, not overly Hollywood. The list of those wearing glasses included Oscar winners Kate Winslet and Patricia Arquette and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. So after hours of preparation and makeup and dress selection, the one true style standout is glasses?

That could be the greatest fashion lesson of all: As some of our favorite stars get older and their vision changes, perhaps they (or their fashion and beauty teams) are getting wiser when it comes to clothes and accessories. There's nothing wrong with going as you are for all of the world to see.

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