PHOTOS: The 5 Big Trends On The Red Carpet At The Oscars
Admittedly, the bevy of expensive gowns at this year’s Oscars wasn’t the most exciting we’ve ever seen, but that didn’t stop a few looks from standing out. And among the ones that did, there were some pretty clear cut trends. Take a look at the colors and ideas that dominated the night and let us know if you see any trends you’ll be taking off the red carpet.
This year's gowns weren't the most exciting dresses we've ever seen, but the jewels made up for it. We just wish the costume-y pieces were actually
Clockwise from top left: Marisa Tomei's Van Cleef and Arpels earrings, Natalie Portman's Tiffany earrings, Gwenyth Paltrow's Louis Vuitton earrings, Amy Adams' Cartier necklace, Scarlett Johannson's Anna Hu ring and Marisa Tomei's Van Cleef and Arpels bracelet.
2.Suits Of Armor
The Oscars were far from a fight, but lots of ladies would have been equipped for a throw down. With high collars, strong shoulders or fabrics that looked like metal, dresses never looked so battle-ready.
From left to right, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture, Celine Dion in Giorgio Armani Prive, Annette Bening in Naeem Khan, Melissa Leo in Marc Bouwer and Gwyneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein.
3.Sparkling Like Champagne
Why wait until after the awards to have a glass of champagne? These actresses looked as bubbly and sparkly as a flute of the finest Krug.
From left to right, Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier, Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa, Halle Berry in Marchesa and Florence Welch in Valentino Couture.
4.The Color Purple
Who said purple was a fall color? From deepest aubergine to delicate lilac, these actresses proved that purple is pretty any time of year.
From left to right, Scarlett Johannson in Dolce & Gabbana, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture, Natalie Portman in Rodarte and Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Haute Couture.
We're generally against red on the red carpet, but it doesn't take a fashion expert to see that sometimes, it's the best option.
From left to right, Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang, Anne Hathaway in Valentino, Jennifer Hudson in Atelier Versace, Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein Collection and Penelope Cruz in L'Wren Scott.
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