If you were keeping an eye on the red carpet at last night's Oscars, you may have noted something missing: necklaces. Jewels were still present in droves, though; stars from Kerry Washington to Chloë Grace Moretz to Marion Cotillard opted for drama on their earlobes instead. And, we definitely understand why. A statement earring (massive on the spring runways, by the way) is the simplest way to instantly elevate your look and make any dress — even your most basic LBD — look formal. Scroll below to scope out the top earring trends from the red carpet (including art deco diamonds, gem chandeliers, and sparkly ear cuffs), along with similar styles to shop. You'll want to add these to your jewelry box, stat.
Olivia Pope cleans up better than anyone else. And, while Kerry Washington's Miu Miu column gown was a sight to see, it was her knockout Fred Leighton pendant earrings that stole the spotlight (and the photographer's flash).
Marion Cotillard is the definition of class. She looked absolutely stunning in a white Dior Haute Couture gown (and made us wish we had paid more attention in high school French class, so we could correctly pronounce "Cotillard" and "haute couture"). While the French actress stays loyal to classic European brands — hence the Dior dress and Chopard jewels — her chosen earrings put a modern twist on a classic hoop.
Chloë Grace Moretz hasn't even graduated high school yet (she's 18!), but she's secured both Most Likely To Succeed and Most Likely To Make Us Want An Ear Cuff Now, in our book. The actress' behind-the-ear hair tuck revealed a stunning Forevermark piece, which added some edge to the elegant florals on her Miu Miu gown.