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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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