Kelly Ripa's Hunt for the Perfect Oscars Dress Is Quite the Adventure (VIDEO)

KElly RipaAhhhh, the hard life of an A-list celebrity when the Oscars roll around. Having dozens of designer dresses and stellar stilettos at your beck and call has to be SUCH a drag. Syke! I'd kill for a spot at the Academy Awards. Hell, I'd kill just to get pampered like some of Hollywood's elite leading up to the big event.

Thanks to Kelly Ripa, we're able to get a sneak peek of what goes into selecting the perfect red carpet gown. Joined by her hubba hubby Mark Consuelos, Kelly tried on a whole slew of gorgeous gowns gearing up for Sunday's big shebang. 

Lucky for Kel, her pint-sized frame looks amazing in all of the bazillion dresses she's trying on. Besides, anyone who's watched a slew of awards shows (nevertheless attended one!) can tell you what does and doesn't work on the red carpet, right? Kelly -- this should be a cinch!

All she needs to do is follow these 3 big rules for picking the right dress:


Stick with something comfortable: If a celeb picks a dress that they can't walk in, then obviously they aren't going to photograph well in it. Take Bjork's infamous swan dress. That COULDN'T have been comfortable!

Pick something true to your personality: Sure, I adore the Jessica Rabbit style wow gowns that Sofia Vergara wears on the red carpet. That's her type of gown, though. If, say, Lauren Conrad wore the same dress -- it just wouldn't look right. Dress to fit your personality, and you'll feel better flashing a big grin in front of the cameras.

Wear colors you know well: Sure, we love those hot colored gowns on the red carpet. But if you've never tried wearing red before, save the jawdropping jewel-colored dress for another time. You'll surely be regretting opting for a bold look if you don't know how it's gonna look on camera.

Of course, these rules can be applied to you and me when it comes to a fancy schmancy night on the town, too. And let me tell you -- I think Kelly Ripa has a good head on her shoulders to follow 'em. See what Kelly factors into her big Oscar dress decision, here:

What rules do you stick to when buying a special occasion dress? Which one of Kelly's dresses did you like the best?


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