What The Oscars Starlets Might Sport On Sunday (& What They Should Wear)

For every Champagne-colored strapless gown that somehow ends up on the red carpet again, there's a dazzling dress that's been burned into our collective memory. That Michelle Williams Vera Wang confection — who could forget that? Or, what about that Cate Blanchett Givenchy moment? Us, too. The right frock can launch a starlet from actress to icon, and this Sunday's Oscars telecast is chock-full of both newbies and veterans who play the fashion game the way it's meant to be: fearlessly.
So, imagining what the starlets will wear on the red carpet becomes a pretty fun game to play. But, rules are rules (and contracts are contracts). And, though there's little chance that indie designers will get picked over legendary couturiers, we can dream a little, can't we? Ahead, we chose some of our favorite nominees from this Sunday's lineup, making a guess about which dresses we think they'll wear and the ones we'd want them to rock. Place your bets now, people.

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