24 Of The Most Iconic Oscars Dresses Of All Time

Maanyata Thu |Feb 14, 2019

The Oscars are all about film and talent and Hollywood, but to some of us they are also about the dresses.

The Oscars are all about film and talent and Hollywood, but to some of us, they are also about the dresses. In this most glamorous event of the year, our favourite stars will always delight us on the Oscars red carpet with their fancy outfits! Let’s take a look at the best Oscars dresses below.

Drew Barrymore: 1998

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One of our most favorite funny girls in Hollywood, Drew Barrymore added a double dose of daisies to her glittering gown at the 1998 Academy Awards.

Gwyneth Paltrow: 1999

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Gwyneth Paltrow's pink Ralph Lauren gown became an instant classic when she wore it to the 71st Academy Awards in 1999. The dress is cited as one of the greatest dresses in the history of the red carpet of the Oscars.

Jennifer Aniston: 2000

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Jennifer Aniston wore this simple deep-v black halterneck dress and simply added a diamante choker for a little pizazz in 2000 Oscar after party.

Julia Roberts: 2001

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Julia Robert arrived in The Academy Red Carpet with her boyfriend, Benjamin Bratt. The actress looked amazing in this romantic but class Valentino dress. That night she won Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich.

Bjork: 2001


This Marjan Pejoski dress, created for the Icelandic singer, went down not just in Oscars history but in the entirety of red carpet dress history.

Halle Berry: 2002


The Elie Saab gown showed off the star’s natural curves and made her a winner of the night even before she walked away with the gold statue.

Cameron Diaz: 2002


The Charlie’s Angles actress stunt in her floral-print Emanuel Ungaro dress paired with a 19th-century Indian necklace from Fred Leighton.

Jennifer Lopez: 2003

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J.Lo looked utterly gorgeous in this mint green Valentino Sari-style dress which she paired her eyeshadow too.

Charlize Theron: 2004


Charlize Theron pull off the golden goddess look in a dress from Gucci

Sienna Miller: 2004

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Sienna's gown might not have been her most fashion-forward dress, but it was definitely inspired. She completed her look with a gold cuff and dainty drop earrings.

Reese Witherspoon: 2006

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Reese Witherspoon wore a perfect vintage Dior gown with rows of silver beads to pick up her first Oscars for Best Actress for her outstanding role in Walk the Line.

Keira Knightley: 2006

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Keira Knightley looked gorgeous in a wine-coloured, one-shoulder gown by Vera Wang. She tied her hair in a loose ponytail and completed her look with the unique necklace with rubies, emeralds, rubies and diamonds from Bulgari.

Michelle Williams: 2006

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The perfect combination of the canary yellow and red lips was just stunning on Michelle Williams.

Nicole Kidman: 2007

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Nicole Kidman looked utterly gorgeous in this red Balenciaga when walking the 2007 Oscars red carpet.

Penelope Cruz: 2007

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Utter princess perfection came in the form of Penelope Cruz's champagne dress designed by Atelier Versace.

Marion Cotillard: 2008

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2008 was definitely Marion's Oscar year. She won not only Best Actress for La Vie en Rose but also the title of Best Dressed in this incredible ivory mermaid-esque gown by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Angelina Jolie: 2012


Angelina Jolie inspired many thigh-high imitators and crazy leg memes when she busted out this now-famous Jolie-ing pose in a black Versace gown at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012.

Meryl Streep: 2012

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Gold seemed to bring the star good luck when she not only took home her third Oscars for best actress for "The Iron Lady" but also garnered tons of praises from fashion critic around the world. The actress walked the red carpet in a golden dress made from eco-certified fabric which makes it a very chic win-win.

Jennifer Lawrence: 2013

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After becoming the face of Dior in 2012, Jennifer walked the Oscars red carpet in one of Raf Simons' designs. This was also a perfect dress to accept her first Oscar, for her co-starring role in Silver Linings Playbook.

Lupita Nyong'o: 2014

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The beautiful sky blue Prada dress was a perfect gown for a crowning winner. Lupita received her first Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave that evening as well as captured hearts of fashion critics all around the world.

Cate Blanchett: 2016


This Armani Prive gown hit just the right for Cate’s ethereal look with its 3D floral touch and old Hollywood feeling.

Lady Gaga: 2016

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Lady Gaga killed the Oscars red carpet in a white suit-dress by a friend and stylist Brandon Maxwell.

Jessica Biel: 2017

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Jessica Biel arrives in Kaufmanfranco on the Oscars red carpet for 89th Oscars.

Margot Robbie: 2018

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Margot arrived at the 2018 Academy Awards in a simple, white gown and the actress really slain it.


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