2016 Oscars Red Carpet

It’s the award show we’ve all been waiting for! Pretty in Pastel, #OscarsSoWhite and Midnight Dreams were three trends of the red carpet at the 88th Academy Awards. Our favorite movie stars brought the entire package from flawless beauty to dazzling jewels and true couture fashion. It was a night that mixed old hollywood glamour with new age trends giving us red carpet fan girls a whole lot to say in hashtags and memes across Twitter.

One of the first stars to arrive was a fashion favorite – Alicia Vikander wearing a custom Louis Vuitton that mimicked princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast and it was totally fabulous. A high low tea to floor bubble hem showed off her dazzling metallic sandals and the strapless neckline accentuated her geometric statement earrings. Her Ariana Grande hair worked with this pastel as she floated across the carpet and on stage to accept her Best Supporting Actress award with class and elegance.

Another best dressed icon of the night was Cate Blanchett, who wore a true work of art. In a completely floral embellished Armani Prive gown and drop-dead diamond drop earrings, she seriously stole the show looking absolutely flawless.

Other pastels included Heidi Klum in a messy Marchesa one shoulder gown and Sophie Turner who looked pretty but safe in Galvan. Daisy Ridley wore Chanel Couture and brought the entire package… almost. Her hair, makeup and jewels worked perfectly with the exquisite hand-beaded dress, but her shoes were a bit distracting from it all.

Other favorites that carried the #OscarsSoWhite trend were Lady Gaga in a Brandon Maxwell pant suit, Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad and Rooney Mara in Givenchy. Olivia Wilde was chic and fashion-forward as always, wearing a pearl encrusted choker, but the dress was a bit too boldly revealing for the Oscars. One wrong move and #FreeTheNipple memes would’ve gone viral. The pleated and plunging Valentino Couture would’ve been perfect for the Vanity Fair after party. Not to mention, it totally looked like a backwards version of Alicia Vikander’s Golden Globes stunning Louis Vuitton number. (Still love ya Liv!)

Brie Larson in Gucci looked pretty and comfortable in lapis blue. Her hair was pulled back  with a vintage beret to match the beautiful embellished belt which was the focal point of her entire look. Sophia Vergara was stunning and sexy in Marchesa, Saroise Ronan repped her homeland in a dazzling deep emerald Calvin Klein number and Mindy Kaling gave us business-in-the-front/party-in-the-back in a black and blue Elizabeth Kennedy gown. Naomi Watts won the midnight goddess award (if there were one) in a sequin, fish-scale, strapless, Armani Prive. She gave us a bold red lip and statement necklace, topping off the entire package as the perfect 10. Other midnight dream gowns included Jennifer Lawrence in a plunging, black, lace Dior favorite and Jennifer Garner looking sexy old Hollywood glam in dark Versace.

Check out the gallery below for a complete red carpet visual recap!

(photos c/o of Getty Images)


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