The Hottest Cocktail Frocks And Finery You NEED For The Oscars

Let’s be honest: Our favorite Academy Awards activities are not red-carpet star-gazing, or even listening to those heartfelt speeches — although both can be wildly entertaining. Truth? Our one true love, when it comes to the whirlwind awards season, is the non-stop party-hopping that comes with it (can you blame us?). And when it comes to the upcoming evening of Oscar, every seasoned vet knows that it’s all about bringing your A+ game — and being ridiculously over-prepared.
So, to alleviate some of the pressure (and confusion) that may come with a "cocktail attire"-specified soirée, we’ve rounded up 20 of the sleekest party picks. Trust us, the last thing you want is to trot into a fête looking slap-dashed and underdressed. From sky-high Charlotte Olympias to a dazzling Lanvin pantsuit, see the unique items that will transform you into the belle of the Oscars-themed ball.
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ASOS Swing Dress, $89.53, available at ASOS.

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Mary Kantrantzou Multicolor Print Silk Dress, $1,435, available at StyleBop.

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Sonia By Sonia Rykiel Corset-Style Silk-Crepe Jumpsuit, $210, available at The Outnet.

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Boutique 9 Linya T-Strap Wedge Sandals, $140, available at Shopbop.

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Lanvin Stretch-Silk Halterneck Jumpsuit, $763, available at The Outnet.

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French Connection Shelly Sequins and Beads Dress, $498, available at Bloomingdale's.

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Velvet Angels Rainbow Room D'Orsay Pump $117.98, available at Amazon.

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Zara Strass Collar Dress, $79.90, available at Zara.

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House of Harlow 1960 Val Clutch, $195, available at Singer22.

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Elizabeth and James Tilda Silk-Crepe Dress, $445, available at Net-A-Porter.

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Charlotte Olympia Dolly Contrast Platform Velvet Pump, $875, available at Nordstrom.

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Rachel Gilbert Candice Cutout Raw-Silk Dress, $330, available at The Outnet.

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Glint Oval Stone Box Clutch, $62, available at Nordstrom.

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Lover Serpent Lace Dress, $1,025, available at Shopbop.

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Jamaica Curve Heel Glitz Shoes, $110, available at Topshop.

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BCBG Max Azria Python Box Clutch, $71.99, available at 6pm.

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Valentino Velvet Ankle-Wrap Strap, $695, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Christopher Kane Alexa Sequined Tulle Dress, $6,720, available at Net-A-Porter.

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Alexander McQueen Swarovski Crystal-Studded Skull Leather Knuckle Box Clutch, $2,480, available at Net-A-Porter.

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BCBG Max Azria Olesya Draped Cutout Gown, $298, available at Shopbop.

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