Of all the stars who walked the red carpet at tonight’s Oscars, two in particular stood out to InStyle editor-at-large Hal Rubenstein: Reese Witherspoon and Helen Hunt. And while Witherspoon is wearing a navy gown (and jewelry) by high fashion designer Louis Vuitton and Hunt is in a dress by mass retailer H&M, their styles share a common bond. “To show off a woman’s form with great simplicity is such a great way for a woman to dress,” Rubenstein said of the two looks. When Rubenstein saw Witherspoon on the carpet, he noted: “This has such a clean, simple elegance. This dress shows that you don’t need a lot of flash. It fits perfectly. No big jewelry. Nothing in the way.” Less really is more!
Plus, see all the Oscars 2013 red carpet looks!