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Oscars Dresses: The 8 Best of All Time

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The Oscars is a black-tie event where men are usually adorned in suits and tuxedos as women waltz in their ball-gowns and evening gowns.

The Oscars red carpet, just like any other award ceremony is filled with the glitz and glamour of the famous faces in entertainment. It is where designers also showcase their work through the various clothes worn by celebrities.

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Here are the best Oscar dresses of all time.


Lupita Nyong’o

Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o stepped on to the 2014 Oscars red carpet adorned in a powder blue Prada dress. The dress won the hearts of many. This was when she was nominated for 12 Years a Slave.

The dress had a signature plunging neckline and felt like it fell straight from a cinderella story. She paired it with a matching mint mani.

That was not the first stunner Lupita wore to the Oscars. In 2018, the Kenyan actress adorned a Versace dress that had the feel of the Roman empire days.

It cupped her figure at the top and flowed at the bottom. It was not without a peek of her legs from the thigh-high slit which complimented her perfectly.

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Halle Berry

Phenomenal actress Halle Berry has set style trends on the Oscars red carpet for many years. Her 2003 golden Elie Saab gown was definitely one for the books.

The $20,000 dress glittered and had a semi-transparent bottom part. She paired the one-handed dress with a golden clutch. She also wowed the red carpet in another great gown by Lebanese designer Elie Saab the year before.

This one had a deep red bottom and a sheer top embroidered with flowers.


Charlize Theron

Actress Charlize Theron took home the Best Actress award for her role in a monster adorned in a beautiful Gucci gown in 2004.

The shimmery dress was simple yet elegant, which has always been her style. It had a plunging back with a long train.

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One thing that musical sensation Beyonce keeps constant in her red carpet looks is the accentuation of her curves and impeccable style sense.

Beyoncé’s luxurious black velvet Atelier Versace gown at the 2005 Oscar Awards was one of her simplest but most stunning looks to date.  She paired the simple look with a glittering clutch bag and statement earrings.


Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez’ 2015 Elie Saab gown is one of the best ones she has ever worn. She looked like a real-life princess with the train and everything. “You can’t party in this dress, not even me,” revealed JLo. The gown was embellished with pearls, stones, and sequins. She also dazzled the crowd with a stunning Tom Ford disco ball themed dress at the 2019 Oscars.


Kiera Knightley

Kiera Knightley 2006 Vera Wang dress was one for the books. The iconic plum dress in full-length taffeta had a single shoulder strap and a fishtail skirt. The British actress donated it to charity after the event.


Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence’s is a style icon on the red carpet and her looks are truly iconic. One Oscar dress that fans truly can’t get enough to date is her 2013 Dior couture dress.

While she looked like a dream in the dress, the star revealed that getting ready was quite chaotic.

“I just woke up and tried on the dress, and it fit, thank God!” she said matter-of-factly. “Then I took a shower – that’s what I did. And I got my hair and make-up done. And then I came to the Oscars. The process this morning was so stressful, I felt like Steve Martin in Father of the Bride, watching my house just be torn apart, my whole family was there getting ready, my friends stopped by, it was kind of fun but mostly chaotic,” she said.


Lady Gaga

Singer Lady Gaga has always exuded an edgy and eclectic fashion sense. While not all her looks have been voted worthy, her 2016 Brandon Maxwell jumpsuit was bold and beautiful. She also wowed the 2019 Oscar red carpet in her custom made Alexander McQueen.


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