We are counting down the days until the Oscars on Sunday. We can’t wait to see whether Leo DiCaprio finally scoops Best Actor, whether J-Law and Nicholas Hoult will walk the red carpet together and of course, who makes the best (and worst) dressed lists.
To while away the time while we wait for this year’s Academy Awards, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite ever Oscars dresses. Do you agree with our top picks?
Hilary Swank in Guy Laroche
Hilary Swank certainly looked a million dollars in the navy backless Guy Laroche number she wore to pick up her Best Actress Oscar for her role in Million Dollar Baby in 2007. The sleek and sophisticated gown was a far cry from the ball dress style ensembles many Best Actress nominees opt for and propelled Swank to style icon status.
Michelle Williams in Vera Wang
You can always rely on Michelle Williams to wear something quirky and the bright yellow Vera Wang number she modelled at the 2006 Academy Awards was a breath of fresh air. We love the artful draping at the front, the ruffled neckline and the slick of red lipstick Williams finished the look off with.
Natalie Portman in Rodarte
Finding an Oscars dress when you’re pregnant must be a tricky task, but Natalie Portman pulled it off with her usual style and elegance in this stunning Rodarte number. The plum-coloured, off-the-shoulder gown hugged her curves perfectly.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford
Gwyneth’s pale pink Ralph Lauren dress, which she wore when she won her Best Actress Oscar often features on best dress lists, but we prefer the icy white Tom Ford gown she wore in 2012. The column style flatters her slender frame and it looked modern and elegant. Plus, who wouldn’t want a dress that comes with its own cape?
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Jennifer Lawrence may have fallen out of love with her Dior gown after she tripped up on her way to collect her statuette at last year’s ceremony, but we certainly didn’t. The dramatic pale pink dress oozed Hollywood glamour and made Jen look like a true star. We wonder if she’ll wear something a bit easier to walk in this year though…