Charlize Theron Defends Her Oscar Dress

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Charlize Theron wasn't so chic at Sunday's Academy Awards … according to fashion critics.

Bloggers ripped on her amethyst and lilac bustier gown with rose and draped detail, created specially for her by John Galliano for Dior.

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"Almost every year somebody wears something off-the-wall crazy to the Oscars, and this year the unfortunate honor goes to Charlize Theron," sniped Eonline. "Yep, those are her lady lumps wrapped in lilac rosettes, courtesy of Dior Haute Couture. This one's going down in the history books along with the swan dresses and pirate costumes."

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Added The Orange County Register: "We hated the weird rosebud pasties on her strapless, flowing lavender and mauve gown. All the attention in the wrong place."

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Critics at New Jersey's Star Ledger said the outfit make them "gouge" their eyes out. The Oscar winner "should have taken her bulls-eyes, er, gown and gone home," they wrote.

But Theron, 34, likely won't be offended. Asked on the red carpet about her gown, she told "I just loved this dress!"

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