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The Best Looks from This Year’s Oscars

While I’m sure there are people who watch the Oscars in order to know who won Best Production Design (congrats to The Shape of Water), I’m mostly in it for the fashion. In my eyes, some of these actors and actresses wait all year to strut their best stuff on Hollywood’s biggest red carpet of the year, and I’ll be damned if I don’t pay attention.

So, prepare yourselves for the Versace, the Chanel, and the Givenchy; here are some of the looks that I have been dying for from Sunday’s award show:   

Gal Gadot  

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Dressed in Givenchy, the Wonder Woman star really was a wonder (hahaha) to behold on the red carpet. Not only is she rocking this gorgeous Givenchy dress, but around her neck, she is stunning the crowd with a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece supplied by Tiffany & Co called “Blue Ice”. When I saw this, I immediately 1920s flapper girl vibes and I don’t know about you, but I’m digging it!

Margot Robbie

Image via Telegraph

The Best Actress nominee looked absolutely angelic in this white Chanel number and soft waves in her hair. While the dress could be considered plain by some, the beaded white shoulder straps completely save it. Yet those white straps were what caused a bit of a wardrobe malfunction during the awards show, forcing the actress to have to sew the snapped straps back on her dress.

Lupita Nyong’o  

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Can we all just agree that Lupita Nyong’o is a queen, regardless of her role in Black Panther? Lupita rocked this metallic gold-and-black piece from Versace on the red carpet last night. Along with her Amasunzu-inspired hairstyle, she looked as regal as ever. While she was not nominated for any awards last night, she did deliver a moving speech on speaking out for immigrants along with actor Kumail Nanjiani.     

Rita Moreno

Image via Town and Country Magazine

As only an icon can, the EGOT-awarded actress wore the same dress she was wearing when she won an Oscar in 1962 for her supporting role in West Side Story. The dress, which was made in the Philippines, was altered from its original red carpet appearance by cutting original throat-high neckline which converted the gown into a strapless. This dress is what I like to call an oldie but a goodie.

Danai Gurira

Image via E! Online

The Black Panther star looked absolutely breathtaking in the pale pink Gabriella Hurst gown. While the actress usually rocks designs cut into her buzz-cut hairstyle, she decided to step it up a notch on Sunday by adding white eyeliner to make sure the beautiful African-inspired design was visible to everyone sitting at home.

Gina Rodriguez

Image via E! Online

This look was honestly my favorite of the night. Gina always brings her fashion A-game to every award show and Sunday night was no exception. The Jane the Virgin star looked pretty in pink in this beautiful Zuhair Murad gown with a plunging neckline. The dress is beautifully romantic with all of its glimmering accents. She paired the dress with her hair slicked back into a ponytail, ensuring that everyone’s eyes were focused on the dress.  

Emma Stone

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It’s always nice to see a lady rock a suit, and this year’s daring lady was Emma Stone. She walked the red carpet in a jeweled-toned Louis Vuitton two-piece suit. She chose to wear the top without a shirt under it, following many of the ladies’ lead and continuing the plunging neckline trend that was all over the Oscars red carpet.     

Greta Gerwig

Image via E! Online

As only the fifth woman to ever be nominated for the Best Director category, the Lady Bird director deserved to shine on the red carpet and shine she did in the beautiful canary-yellow  Rodarte gown. I am completely obsessed with this color in real life, so to see it on the red carpet made me especially happy and made sure this look was a favorite of the night.

Betty Gabriel

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After Gina Rodriguez, Betty Gabriel’s look was a close second to win my favorite outfit of the night. The Get Out star looked beautiful in the glamorous teal Tony Ward gown. I loved everything about this dress from the color to the delicate, but I especially admire the bravery Betty had to have to wear the belly button deep neckline, my hat goes off to her.      

Tiffany Haddish

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On Sunday night’s red carpet, the comedian looked stunning in her beautifully embroidered gown. Yet the story that is behind it makes it even more gorgeous. According to Tiffany, her late father had told her that “if end up at the Oscars, to honor [her] people.” The dress and cape, called a zuria and kaba, honored her Eritrean roots and made her feel and look like an absolute princess.

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When SoCal native Lucely Chavez isn't up to her ears in words, she's continuing her mission to find the best coffee ice cream in the world (McConnell's Ice Cream is the current #1). She's currently in her 4th year at UC Santa Barbara where she is majoring in English and minoring in Professional Writing. 
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