Why Reese Witherspoon's Outfit At The Oscars Left Fans Divided

Reese Witherspoon, who is attending the Oscars this evening for the first time in five years, per InStyle, generated some buzz on Twitter when she glided onto the red carpet. The "Little Fires Everywhere" star wore a floor-length, deep red and maroon Christian Dior gown with a twisted halter-neck top. Nothing seemed out of place, though several viewers had thoughts on Witherspoon's style and gossiped on Twitter.

As reported by People, Witherspoon shared her "Oscars prep" on her Instagram stories, showing her followers close-ups of the accessories that would ultimately become a part of her completed look. Witherspoon and her styling team selected dangling diamond earrings and chunky rings from Bulgari and Stalvey, along with a thin, black Christian Dior belt featuring a gold CD buckle. One Twitter user was quick to comment on the belt, writing, "Not sure what that dangling thing on Reese Witherspoon's dress is. Maybe it's a rip cord for a parachute so she can jettison out of this show."

Twitter was divided over Reese Witherspoon's Oscars look

Several Reese Witherspoon fans had quite a few negative thoughts about the "Wild" actor's 2021 Oscar dress. "Reese Witherspoon always looks amazing, but she had A YEAR to pick out a dress and I was expecting more Reese," one user tweeted. "I just don't get the belt," another replied. Even more tweets flooded in. "I love her too but GIRL this looks like a bridesmaid dress from 2006 and the belt. I cannot," another person wrote.

Still, many Witherspoon fans had nothing but love for the "Big Little Lies" star. Witherspoon's Instagram followers added heart-eye emojis and words of praise under her latest post, in which she showed off the Christian Dior dress and belt. "This dress, this hair, this is everything!" pastry chef Candace Nelson commented. Witherspoon's daughter, Ava Philippe, even showed her support, writing, "Red hot!" Whether the majority of viewers disliked Witherspoon's dress or not, the star seemed very happy with her look and completely unbothered.