Award season wraps up with Sunday’s Oscars, and we’re betting many leading ladies have saved their best red carpet look for the last show of the year!
While we’ve eased our anticipation for the big red carpet reveals by finding the perfect dresses for nominees like Amy Adams and Naomi Watts, we’re still excitedly counting down the days until February 24, when we’re sure to see a parade of some of the most gorgeous gowns of the season!
Past celebs have certainly upped the glam factor at the annual awards show, often donning dresses that become iconic. Take Hilary Swank’s sleek navy Guy Laroche dress, which made it acceptable for gals to hit the red carpet in long-sleeved creations, or Michelle Williams’ unforgettable Vera Wang gown at the 2006 Oscars, which awakened many to the striking quality of a mustard hue. And then there was Halle Berry who struck the perfect balance between sexy and classy at the 2002 award show with an Elie Saab design featuring a figure flaunting sheer bodice. Va-va-voom!
Check out Swank, Williams, Berry and other gals who impressed us with their flawless Oscars style!
The blonde beauty caused jaws to drop at the 2006 Oscars in a striking mustard-hued Vera Wang design featuring a delicately pleated neckline. Her dazzling Chopard necklace and ravishing red lips offered the perfect finishing touches to her red carpet look.
At the 1999 Oscars, the star looked as pretty as a princess in a pink Ralph Lauren ball gown with a dramatically voluminous skirt. Sleek pulled back hair and an elegant diamond choker added to her flawless style.
In addition to winning Best Actress at the 2001 Oscars, the star topped best dressed lists thanks to a vintage Valentino dress featuring pretty white piping.
Va-va-voom! The pretty pixie-haired star showed off her flawless figure in a burgundy Elie Saab gown with a sexy sheer bodice and voluminous skirt.
The statuesque actress made quite the style statement in 1997 in a gorgeous green John Galliano gown decorated with intricate embroidery. The fashion world listened, churning out Asian-inspired dresses much like hers in the months following the award show.
Channeling a modern vibe, the star stunned in a sleek navy design by Guy Laroche that hugged her in all the right places at the 2005 Oscars. The dress’ backless design balanced its high neckline and long sleeves, while also adding an unexpected dose of sex appeal.
The Spanish beauty opted for an unapologetically glamorous Atelier Versace gown with a hard-to-miss feathered skirt that absolutely took our breath away.
The star embraced a fabulously feminine look with this romantic Elie Saab creation featuring delicately tiered lace detailing.
A Marchesa design featuring a gorgeous beaded bodice helped the Oscar nominee stand out at the 2010 award show.