The Ultimate Fashion Guide To The Oscars Red Carpet

If the Grammys were a water break in the 26.2-mile marathon that is award season, the Oscars are the final sprint. Only the best of the best are still going strong, wishing and hoping that all their hard work thus far will result in one of the trophies waiting at the finish line. And if you’re planning on winning an Oscar, there’s really no choice but to show up like a real movie star. 

Tonight’s event is expected to be a fashionable one, with rumors already starting to spread about what some of our favorite nominated attendees are going to walk the red carpet wearing. Will Timothée Chalamet, who will be presenting, show up in a corset like Twitter predicted? A girl can only dream. What about the rest of his Little Women cast? Sequins for Florence? Chain-link for Saoirse? And what couture frock will Cynthia Erivo choose for the final award show of her Harriet tour?


Find out the answers to all your burning questions of the night by clicking through our best-dressed picks from tonight’s Oscars red carpet.

Charlize Theron in Dior

Black is always a popular color during the Oscars, but Charlize Theron’s two-piece Dior gown stood out, with a sky-high slit and a sexy droop shoulder. 

Timothée Chalamet in Prada

Nobody seems to be able to pinpoint who exactly Timothée Chalamet's Oscars look reminds them of. Is it Rory Gilmore's best ex, Jess Mariano? Christian Bale in Ford V. Ferrari? A West Hollywood valet? Whoever it is, no one can deny that everyone's favorite stylist-free actor can pull off a brooch, a vintage Cartier design from 1955

Margaret Qualley in Chanel

It’s hard to imagine that Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood actress Margaret Qualley could ever one-up her past Chanel looks, and yet again, she's done it, this time in a feathered LBD.

Rebel Wilson in Custom Jason Wu

Rebel Wilson is channeling all of Old Hollywood from Oscars’ past in this sparkling gold off-the-shoulder gown designed just for her by Jason Wu.

Regina King in Versace

If Beale Street Could Talk, it’d give Regina King one hell of a compliment for this form-fitting Versace gown.

Lucy Boynton in Chanel

From the Peter Pan collar and tuxedo bib to the mini black bows and pearl hair accessories, Lucy Boynton's Oscars look is checking off all of our boxes.

Margot Robbie in Chanel

Are armbands making a comeback? According to Margot Robbie's vintage Chanel dress, they most definitely should.

Renée Zellweger in Armani Privé

The Judy star was as much a shining ray of light as the character she portrayed in this white, one-shoulder Armani Privé dress.

Rooney Mara in Alexander McQueen

Between the cut-outs and hand-slashed lace, Rooney Mara's Alexander McQueen gown was moody yet lovely, and totally set Mara apart from the rest of the attendees.

Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images.

Brie Larson in Celine by Hedi Slimane

The Captain Marvel star gave her superhero costume a fancy-pants upgrade courtesy of this sequined, blush-pink gown-and-cape combo designed by Hedi Slimane for Celine.

Cynthia Erivo in Custom Versace

The Harriet star has had quite the red carpet run this season, shining in everything from custom Thom Browne to Valentino haute couture. This white and silver gown, though, which includes everything from a thigh-high slit to a voluminous petticoat, is her most dramatic one yet.

Kristen Wiig

Dressing like everyone's favorite one-pan pasta dish is a surefire way to elicit double-takes the red carpet. Leave it to comedian Kristen Wiig to end up looking like a little more than just a snack.

Scarlett Johansson in Oscar de la Renta

ScarJo chose one of this season's hottest runway trends to bring to the red carpet: corsets. This peek-a-boo silver number is designed by Oscar de la Renta. 

Saoirse Ronan in Gucci

Saoirse Ronan received her first nomination when she was 13 for her role in Atonement. Out of all her Oscars looks, though, this lilac and black Gucci gown with a jellyfish peplum is her best one yet. Even better, it's partially recycled: The black portion was taken from the BAFTAs gown she wore just last week. 


Maya Rudolph in Valentino

Cut us a slice of this Maya Rudolph dazzling pumpkin pie-hued Valentino gown!

Natalie Portman in Custom Dior

For the 2020 Oscars, the Black Swan actress paired a custom Dior gown with a cape adorned with the names of three female directors who were snubbed by the Academy. 
Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.

Penelope Cruz in Chanel

This high-low Chanel LBD, which was inspired by a vintage 1995 gown from the same house, is as classic as the iconic actress wearing it.
Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.

Sandra Oh in Elie Saab

Remember when Carrie Bradshaw got stood up by Aleksandr Petrovsky in Paris. But like Bradshaw, Sandra Oh's night — and her epic Elie Saab gown — is only just beginning.
Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images.

Olivia Coleman in Stella McCartney

The Crown and The Favourite star Olivia Coleman looks as regal as the monarchs she portrays in this velvet, long-sleeved Stella McCartney gown.

Billy Porter in Giles Deacon

You know what they say: Dress for the award you want, which is exactly what the golden Pose star Billy Porter is doing tonight.

Julia Butters in Christian Siriano

Even bigger than her dreams of making it to the Oscars was Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood actress Julia Butters' lifelong goal of wearing Christian Siriano. And tonight, both dreams came true.

Laura Dern in Armani

We're getting "really good loving energy" from this pink and black Armani gown, glazed with black drip-drops on Marriage Story actress Laura Dern.

Kaitlyn Dever in Louis Vuitton

Booksmart actress Kaitlyn Dever got a head start on her Valentine's Day look with this red Louis Vuitton strapless gown made of sustainable Tencel.

Beanie Feldstein in Custom Miu Miu

Beanie Feldstein is an absolute vision in this square-neck custom Miu Miu gown *chefs kiss*.

Billie Eilish in Chanel

When she won the top prize at the Grammy’s last month, Billie Eilish wore a slime-green rendition of a leisure suit from Gucci. She continued that theme for the Oscars with a Chanel boucle two-piece that’d freak out the other ladies at the country club.

Janelle Monae in Ralph Lauren

Janelle Monae never slacks on the red carpet, and this rhinestone-encrusted hooded Ralph Lauren gown just raised the dramatic bar for everyone else. 

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