2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Dresses Were As Good As (If Not Better Than) As The Regular Red Carpet

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Recording artist Lady Gaga attends the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Even though the 2015 Academy Awards wrapped around midnight, the partying and revelry continued long after. The 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party is always the post-Oscars event, thanks to the gowns the celebs don. Many of the stars swap out their red carpet frocks in favor of something else for the VF afterparty. Why wear one fabulous gown when you can wear two?

The major VF party dress trends were black and white shades, as well as gowns with long sleeves. Showing skin in unique and unusual ways, mostly through sheer fabric, was also a trend.

Click through to see all the very best Vanity Fair Oscar party dresses.

Nina Dobrev

The actress wore a red-hot, short sleeved Reem Acra gown that showed just a little bit of midriff. The color was the perfect match for her skin and hair.

Rita Ora... From The Side

The platinum blonde bombshell singer donned a sheer black Donna Karan grown that showed a lot of sidebum! 

Rita Ora... From The Front

This DK dress was nothing if not unique, with one sheer long sleeve. 

Lady Gaga

Mother Monster wore custom Alaia on the red carpet and a silvery-white frock while performing her tribute to The Sound of Music. She went goth for the afterparty, with this black frock that clung to her figure and had a massive, lovely train, along with those blood-stained lips.

Christina Aguilera

Usually, Xtina lets it all hang out, showing off her legs, her cleavage, and her curves. She covered up in a lace-like, cracked earth-looking dress, but it was hardly like grandma’s parlor. The high-collar frock by Marc Bouwer was so pretty on her. 

Beyonce

The Queen Bey donned winter white, a popular hue at this fete, by Stella McCartney. She also rocked a bob and some serious bling. Anyone else loving that side action?

Selena Gomez

Sel Go was wrapped in a clingy, slinky, striped, black and gold Luis Vuitton with long sleeves. Again, black, white, and long sleeves were the trends at this partay and Gomez fell in line.

Lily Collins

Black, sheer, and long-sleeved! Lily Collins hit three of the night’s big trends with a single dress. 

Molly Sims

Sims was about to pop, literally! She is nine months pregnant, yet she still sparked in a bold sapphire gown with long sleeves that clung to her baby bump. 

Chanel Iman

The model’s champagne gown certainly displayed all of her curves. So, so pretty… save for those visible granny panties (we can't all be perfect all the time).

Jessica Chastain

One of my fave gingers swapped out her red carpet gown in favor of a looser, glamsual H&M Conscious Collection (yep, really!) dress in a champagne hue. 

Marion Cotillard

The Best Actress nominee changed out of her red carpet gown for this interesting, intricate, and ultimately busy gown that certainly inspires a love or hate reaction. That’s the sign of a good dress. 

Suki Waterhouse

The model’s tomato red gown with a full skirt was so princess-like. Bradley Cooper’s main squeeze was like a modern day scarlet lady… with class.

Hailee Steinfeld

The actress was draped in a colorful print Andrew GN dress that felt incredibly youthful.

Gigi Hadid

As noted previously, skin-showing and black were two trends of the VF event, and Gigi Hadid’s gown hit on those, obviously. I love how the top looked like artful-yet-strategically placed swirls. 

Karlie Kloss

Remember what I said about black? And flashes of skin? And sheerness? Yep, that’s what Karlie Kloss rocked.

Zoe Saldana

The new mom of twins hit on two trends — black and white — with her strapless and belted Prabal Gurung gown.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez’s red carpet gown was troublesome since she could barely walk in it. She ditched it for the VF party, but she was equally as sexy in a sparkly, dangerously daring Zuhair Murad Couture dress.

Miranda Kerr

The model rocked her custom Emilio Pucci gown, with its golden lining, cream hue, and cutouts.

Olivia Munn

The actress wore a dusty blue, halter neck gown with pleating by Zac Posen. Her best accessory was her arm candy BF, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Yes, I am jealous.