Fashion

The Best Oscars 2014 Red Carpet Looks Are...

The 86th Academy Awards are finally here, and as much as we're excited for the awards themselves, we can't wait to see the fashion hits and misses on this year's 2014 Oscars red carpet. Not only are this year's nominees talented, but they happen to have a killer sense of style as well.

Follow along with us as we cover the best and worst of this year's Oscar red carpet fashion. Here's hoping Jennifer Lawrence rocks another unforgettable Dior, Amy Adams continues to channel her American Hustle character's bold style, and Lupita Nyong'o shows up in a gown so stunning it tops all of the other gorgeous looks she's worn this awards season.

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada

We waited with bated breath to see what she would wear — and damn, did she deliver. In an icy blue Prada dress with a plunging neckline, Nyong’o looked as if she was floating as she walked the carpet.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Amy Adams in Gucci

Is this the sexiest, classiest instantiation of a peplum ever? (Spolier alert: Yes.) Leave it up to Adams to pull it off.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Olivia Wilde in Valentino

Pregnancy style, absolutely nailed. Wilde glows — and proves how classic black can look in this Valentino gown.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

And Lawrence sticks the landing! It appears that the American Hustle actress has recovered from the questionable white Dior gown that launched a thousand Twitter debates at the Golden Globes. The actress’s brilliant red peplum gown is, in a word, stunning.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Kristin Chenoweth in Roberto Cavalli

In an Art Deco-inspired gown designed by Roberto Cavalli, Chenoweth lit up the red carpet. If you’re doing a double-take to separate her from the Oscars silhouette behind her, you’re not alone.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Guiliana Rancic in Paolo Sebastian

The E! Red Carpet correspondent dazzled in her embellished, ballerina-inspired Paolo Sebastian gown.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Viola Davis in Escada

Davis exuded confidence in a streamlined emerald Escada number.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel

Presenter Kendrick chose J. Mendel to dress her for the red carpet. The combination of the sweeping fabric breaking up the illusion neckline and the beading across the peek-a-boo waist provides the perfect balance of sexy and high-fashion. And the back? To die for.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Chrissy Teigen in Monique Lhuillier

She may be comfortable in next to nothing, but Teigen went for a more demure silhouette for the red carpet in this strapless A-line dress by Monique Lhuillier with a striking train.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Portia de Rossi in Naeem Khan

De Rossi’s body-hugging Naeem Khan gown is a bold choice for the red carpet. But the streamlined silhouette is perfect for her easy, elegant style.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein

This embroidered Calvin Klein dress Watts chose for the 2014 Oscars reminds us that we’re still in the thick of the winter white trend — and just how good it looks.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Kerry Washington in Jason Wu

We thought pregnancy style didn’t get better than Olivia Wilde’s curve-hugging Valentino number, but Kerry Washington took an entirely different — and equally alluring — approach to maternity dressing in this romantic, lavender Jason Wu column.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Kristen Bell in Roberto Cavalli

Hello, Best Dressed List! Bell had a fairytale moment in her corseted, pastel Cavalli gown. The actress explained that her gown choice was inspired by her role in Frozen.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Cate Blanchett in Armani

Typically we’d balk at a gown so close to the skin tone of the actress wearing it, but Blanchett’s Armani gown somehow gives the star herself the elegant illusion of being adorned with sparkling beaded accents.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Anne Hathaway in Gucci

It seems that Hathaway is finally out of hiding, and in a gleaming, embellished black Gucci gown to boot. The blingy bodice may be nearly blinding, but we like this new, edgy style for Anne.

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Charlize Theron in Dior

This may be Theron’s best dress yet. Nearly invisible straps hold up this plunging black gown with a tiered train, turning Theron into perhaps the chicest mermaid ever.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mischka

The red carpet commentator channeled ’60s style in a white column Badgley Mischka dress with delicate gold overlay. And might we say, the ensemble perfectly fits her modern vintage aesthetic.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Julia Roberts in Givenchy

This lace-embellished black gown looks a million miles away from Roberts’ questionable Dolce and Gabbana shirting-dress she wore to the Golden Globes. Whatever the inspiration behind her Oscars gown, we approve wholeheartedly.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Jessica Biel in Chanel

Biel went for her usual, body-skimming silhouette, but the delicate sparkle of her Chanel gown made it stand out from the crowd.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab

Perhaps not Jolie’s best red carpet look, the acress decided to go glitzy and glamorous for the Oscars

Michael Buckner/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen

We’re accustomed to seeing her in more daring silhouettes and prints, but Bullock’s draped, navy Alexander McQueen gown is a lesson in classic elegance.

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Kate Hudson in Versace

Hudson was glittering and gorgeous in an Old Hollywood-inspired Versace gown, and we’d expect nothing less from the stylish actress.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

Holy hair color change! Robbie’s new, darker ‘do complemented her embellished black gown perfectly.

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Robin Roberts in Dennis Basso

At 53, Roberts couldn’t look better in this lavender satin gown with beaded bodice. The trumpet silhouette on her figure? Perfection.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Penelope Cruz in Giambattista Valli

It may not be quite the dramatic statement that we’re accustomed to from Cruz, but this petal pink, draped gown is a soft, sweet choice for the actress.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Emma Watson in Vera Wang

Watson may have gone understated in her Vera Wang top and skirt, but she still looks effortlessly chic. Still, next time we’re expecting hoping for something a bit more formal from the actress.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Laura Dern in Alberta Ferretti

Tiers are a tough trend to pull off, but Dern absolutely rocks them on the Oscars red carpet.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Cristin Milioti in Reem Acra

No matronly fashion here: How I Met Your Mother’s Cristin Milioti radiated modern femininity in a chiffon Reem Acra gown.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta

Garner looked her usual, radiant self in a flapper-ish Oscar de la Renta gown.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Gabourey Sidibe in Theia

In an arresting magenta, Sidibe commands attention in this textured Theia gown. The neckline and sleeves do her figure all the justice in the world.

Michael Buckner/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Sarah Paulson in Elie Saab

Paulson glittered in a nude Elie Saab gown.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
131