At 53, Kelly Ripa’s black gown on Oscars red carpet ignites reactions from fans

It was a predictably eventful evening in LA this past Sunday at the 96th Academy Awards, hosted at the Dolby Theater.

Among the stand-out moments were John Cena’s naked walk across the stage to present the award for Best Costume Design and Al Pacino’s decision to skip over the nominations for Best Film altogether, instead going straight to announcing the winner.

There were also plenty of talking points to be gleaned from the red carpet, not least relating to the plethora of eye-catching outfits on show. As per reports, actress Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos were among those to steal the show, with the former causing a particular stir on social media.

Celebrities dominating headlines for their choice of garment for any particular awards ceremony is nothing new.

Yet in the age of social media, where live photos from the red carpet can be shared around the world at the click of a button, it’s become arguably more popular than ever to discuss and debate outfits in real time.

As such, it’s only natural to expect that an event of the magnitude of the Oscars, and those fortunate enough to be in attendance, is always going to be heavily scrutinized.

Among those who found their fashion choices dissected online this year was Kelly Ripa, who uploaded her outfit – a dazzling black, see-through gown – to Instagram along with the caption: “Mom and dad storming the red carpet.”

There, it was met with a wave of appreciation from her legion of fans.

“You both look amazing. BUT that dress is stunning ❤❤❤,” one person wrote.

“Beautiful gown. Beautiful couple,” another added.

“Kelly, your hair, the dress… you look gorgeous,” a third said.

Of course, it wasn’t all compliments. There were those who questioned Ripa’s decision to don the dress.

“I love you Kelly but not this dress,” one detractor wrote.

Another added: “Unlike Mark not to have a perfectly tailored suit or tux on. His clothes are usually impeccable.“

A third wrote: “Kelly wear some bike shorts. You are lowering your self in the see through dress. You’re better than that!“

“She doesn’t even look like the same person anymore 🤷‍♀️” a fourth opined.

I don’t know about you, but I think Kelly and Mark looked fantastic at the Oscars! Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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