Fashion Expert Explains Why Carey Mulligan's Oscar Dress Is An Unexpected Nod

Carey Mulligan is up for Best Actress for her role in "Promising Young Woman" at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony. She showed up to the event at Los Angeles' Union Station with her rock star husband Marcus Mumford on her arm. She looked ready to accept the coveted golden statue in her two-piece gold sequin Valentino Haute Couture gown and Sophia Webster heels, People reported.

The dress was a daring look for an event as formal as the Oscars because the dress featured a bandeau crop top with a full billowy skirt. Mumford kept it simple in a black tuxedo. The two rarely step out on the red carpet together despite having been married for nearly a decade, as People noted.

Yet, while Mulligan is competing for Best Actress against Viola Davis, Andra Day, Vaness Kirby, and Frances McDormand, she came to the show looking like the coveted statue herself. Fashion expert and TV personality Cindy Conroy spoke with Nicki Swift about Mulligan's Oscar look.

Carey Mulligan's look was perfect for the times we live in

Cindy Conroy, a fashion expert and TV personality who dishes on red carpet fashion for a number of nationally syndicated shows, spoke with Nicki Swift to explore the intricacies of Carey Mulligan's Oscars look. (She also appears in a number of magazines with her fashion commentary and style tips including, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, InStyle, and WWD, according to her website, so she knows a thing or two about these things!)

Conroy had a great take on Carey Mulligan's Oscars style, saying, "During a time when we hardly dress up, let alone leave our homes, Carey Mulligan's crop top extravaganza is the eternal inspiration we all need for our summer wardrobes as the world hopefully opens up come smoldering temps."

Conroy further praised Mulligan's golden Oscar look, saying, "Complemented by gold earrings and a defined waist, Carey Mulligan's Oscar pick is casual and just plain cool — which is a nod to the pandemic fashion we've fully immersed ourselves in. Comfort is king, but do it in a way that makes you feel beautiful."