And, there you have it, folks. Following months of awards shows, accolades, and red-carpet parades, the Oscars telecast was the final skate (if you will) for Hollywood's A-listers. And, after all that time spent practicing for a killer show? Call us score inflators, but we're giving many of the starlets 10s across the board.
From daredevils with color to iconoclasts with shape, a few actresses took the opportunity to put the same kind of thought and fearlessness into their red-carpet style as they did their roles. So, while we understand that looking glamorous, impossibly tall, and expensively skinny was probably what more than a few attendees were going for, we were also interested in the women who looked like paragons of confidence. So, we rounded up a list of the actresses who managed to master a perfect blend of elegance, fearlessness, and stylish spunk. Ahead, see the leading ladies who really brought something worth talking about to the red carpet.