Hollywood's biggest night is less than 24 hours away and the stars are getting ready to twinkle on the red carpet. And like every year, in the run-up to the Oscars night, there is as much speculation about the awards as the celebs' sartorial choices. Over the years, many talented actors have struck gold when it came to making a lasting impression on the crimson rug. In anticipation of this year's headturners, hitlist picks some memorable fashion statements from the last few years of the Academy Awards...
What: Known for her minimalist style on the red carpet, the actress stunned us in a frothy, full-skirted silver-blue ensemble. The actress brought in some much needed high-octane drama to the red carpet that year.
What: Her fashion risks have always paid her off. In a full-sleeved Elli Saab gown, the redhead created a flutter as she sauntered down the red carpet. Everything about the look was beyond perfect — the colour, the make, the minute sequined detailing and that orange lip.
What: Hathaway left the world just a little stunned when she walked into the event in a jewel encrusted, simple yet striking Armani number. Timeless is one word that perfectly fits this ensemble.
What: In a gown that screamed old vintage glamour, Julia Roberts took home the Oscar trophy (for her role in Erin Brockovich) and earned herself an undeniable spot in the coveted iconic Oscar dresses list as well. That hairdo is absolutely swoon-worthy.
What: The harbinger of understated style, Paltrow had us impressed in her 1999 Oscar dress, which was a strapped pink Ralph Lauren. Who knew the actress would make it to this list over and over again with one striking look after another. In our books, this white classy Tom Ford number with a cape takes the cake.
What: Watts has had some sort of a volatile love affair with the red carpet. She shone in a flesh hued Versace gown. Though understated, it didn't lack in impact.
What: This dress gained footage, after Anne Hathaway allegedly threw a fit on learning that Seyfried was wearing a dress similar to hers. We, however, like the gown for other reasons, primarily because everything about it, right from
the colour to that neck to the embroidery was such a treat for sore eyes.
What: The true mark of successful styling, perhaps is retaining a bit of yourself in the overall look. Wearing a magnificent floor-length, backless Gucci gown, Theron looked every bit an old-school movie star with loose vintage curls as her main accessory.
What: The thing with this gown is that it grows on you slowly, but when it does, you can't forget it. The high neck with a risqué low back ended up looking classy in a thoroughly sexy kind of way.
What: She managed to turn heads at her first ever Oscar outing as she opted for a sky blue pleated Grecian gown and a similar mani. In this striking number, she not only gave envious bystanders something to talk about, but also became a red carpet darling instantly.
While going all the way back to one of the original pioneers in Hollywood fashion, it’s just not possible to not make a mention of Audrey Hepburn.
Winner of the Best Actress award for The Roman Holiday in 1954, Hepburn stepped out in a look that became exclusive to her. In a detailed floral-embossed dress, she kept the look minimalistic yet arresting.
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