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If you weren't there with us at our W Oscar party last night to hash out the looks from the red carpet live, then we'd like you to take this opportunity to revisit our favorite looks from the evening. While most played it safe, there were some stand-out frocks that nearly made us more giddy than Colin Firth's speech. From sexy lace stunners to more metallics than you could shake a stick at, here were our favorite 2011 Oscars dresses, and why we loved them.
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