Feb 22, 2012

30 Best Oscar Dresses

For those of you who know me, you know I love awards season. And if you really know me, you know I really love the Oscars. That's right. Come Sunday eve I'll be sitting in front of the telly, oogling over the dresses, crossing my fingers for Gary Oldman and Meryl Streep, laughing at Billly Crystal, and silently preparing my acceptance speech for future use.

The Academy Awards have always been something to get excited over. I can vividly remember watching the Oscars when I was eight, because it was my birthday that day. My eight-year-old reasoning had me convinced that because the Oscars fell on my birthday, it was a sign I would one day be hoisting the golden statue in the air, thanking my parents and choking back tears. As you can imagine, I was a somewhat dramatic child...

Anyways, even back in the day I knew the Oscars were fabulous. I can remember wearing my favorite dress -- a mint and white gingham frock with daisies on it -- watching Helen Hunt accept her award, and Titanic taking home the biggest honor. That was also the night I first fell in love with Drew Barrymore, because - HELLO - she had DAISIES in her HAIR.

This being a fashion blog and all, I thought I'd present a post dedicated to the beautiful gowns that stick out in my mind from 1998-2011. Spoiler alert: No, I didn't include Halle Berry's famous sheer Elie Saab gown; it's an iconic dress for sure, just not one of my favorites.

What did I learn on my quest for the best?
  • The late 90's where a dark time for Oscar dresses
  • Sometimes accessories really make a dress. *see Angelina Jolie
  • 2006 was the BEST year in Oscar fashion ever, EVER.
  • I have a thing for red dresses
  • And glittery ones

Okay that's all, here's the countdown to the number one Oscar dress of all time!

30. Marion Cotillard in John Paul Gaultier at the 2008 Oscars

29. Kirsten Dunst wearing lacy Chanel in 2005
28. Reese Witherspoon in Vintage Chanel in 2006

27. Jennifer Aniston at the 2000 Oscars

26. Cate Blanchett - Givenchy in 2011

25. Catherine Zeta Jones in Versace at the 1999 Oscars

24. Julia Roberts in 2001 wearing Valentino

23. Hilary Swank wearing Guy Laroche in 2005

22. Jessica Alba in 2006 in Versace

21. Heidi Klum wearing John Galliano in 2008

20. Angelina Jolie - 2009 Elie Saab

19. Jessica Biel wearing Oscar de la Renta in 2007

18. Julianne Moore in 2003 wearing Tom Ford

17. Gwyneth Paltrow - Ralph Lauren 1999

16. Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive in 2009

15. Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino in 2003

14. Nicole Kidman, 2006 Balenciaga

13. Mila Kunis in Elie Saab, 2011

12. Emily Blunt wearing Calvin Klein in 2007

11. Jennifer Lawrence wearing Calvin Klein in 2011

10. Naomi Watts in Versace, 2004

9. Amy Adams, Proenza Schouler 2008

8. Kate Winslet in Ben di Lisi at the 2002 Oscars

7. Penelope Cruz wearing Chanel in 2008
6. Diane Kruger in Elie Saab in 2006
5. Natalie Portman, Rodarte, 2009

4. Diane Kruger wearing Chanel in 2010

3. Charlize Theron in 2004, Gucci
2. Keira Knightley, Vera Wang, 2006

1. Michelle Williams wearing Vera Wang in 2006

1 comment:

  1. Love this Oscar roundup! So many good ones! I loved that gown on Cate!

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