Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

The Inaugural Balls last night brought out some amazing fashions, a few head-scratchers, and a whole lotta love!


The Good:

Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Was Michelle Obama's Jason Wu (which I've already heard called "bridal" and "toga-like") the gown of our dreams? Maybe not, but she looked stunning. Here, at the Western Ball.


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

How gorgeously festive is Jill Biden at the Commander in Chief's Ball?


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Kerry Washington - at the Creative Coalition Ball at the Harman Center- heats things up a few degrees!


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Love, love, love how much fun Marisa Tomei - at CC - is having with this!


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Speaking of retro! Beyonce was Etta James-glam at the Neighborhood Ball!


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Anne Hathaway (at Creative Coalition)does classic glam like a pro.


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Amy Brenneman (at the Inaugural Purple Ball at the Fairmont Hotel) is a brave woman in 30's-style silk!


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Heather Graham's CC gown is subdued, but undeniably elegant.


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Alfre Woodard (at the Harman) is absolutely pristine.


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

I love the boldness of Susan Sarandon (at CC) doing menswear!


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

At Creative Coalition: Kim Raver rocks the ethereal trend to good affect!


The Bad:

Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Danielle Bisutti's Purple Ball gown is like "Poison" perfume in dress form. If that's what you're going for...!


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Rachael Leigh Cook's CC gown has about ten too many tiers.


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Another ruffly choice: Ashley Judd's PB pick reminds me of the toilet paper gowns I used to make my dolls!


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

Loving Shani Rigsbee's squash-like color choice for the PB, but why so tight?


Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

I like plenty about Kate Walsh's CC dress...but what's with the belt notches?!


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