I’m bored so here they are.
1. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford, 2010. This is my favorite Oscars look of all time. It’s chic, modern, edgy, and gorgeous. It works well for Gwyneth, who has made some gaffs on the red carpet in the past (see 1999).
2. Michelle Williams in Vera Wang, 2006. This look all boils down to the coloring. The interesting dress is the most brilliant shade of yellow and her lips are the perfect red. A yellow dress could easily wash out the pale Michelle, but this color is perfect on her.
3. Reese Witherspoon in Dior, 2006. Ah, vintage Dior. Perfect for Reese, who looked like a princess in this dress. She looks effortless and charming, and the dress is enough bling for the small actress, who kept her jewelry simple.
4. Rachel Weisz in Vera Wang, 2007. Pure old Hollywood. It’s rare to see a look that really captures the glamor and class of the stars of days gone by, but Rachel pulls it off beautifully in this champagne silk gown. She keeps it classic without feeling like it’s been done before.
5. Sandra Bullock in Marchesa, 2010. Yes, this dress is perfect for her. It fits like a glove, it shines, and the delicate embroidery on the top keeps it from being boring. Simple, yet effective.
6. Keira Knightley in Vera Wang, 2006. Normally, I hate mermaid dresses, but this is one of the only exceptions. It’s a dress full of romance and mystery, and the jewelry blows it out of the water.
7. Mula Kunis in Elie Saab, 2011. Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers and this frilly sweet lavender dress was the standout of the night. It’s demure and sweet, while her hair and make up bring the glam. One of the most memorable looks in a long time.
8. Carey Mulligan in Prada, 2010. Carey is always adorable, and she shines in this black glittering number. I love the front of the dress, her shoes were on point, and her big earrings manage to not overwhelm her pixie cut.
9. Beyonce in Versace, 2005. Is there anything that needs to be said about this dress? It’s Beyonce at her best.
10. Cate Blanchett in Givenchy, 2011. I didn’t love this dress at first. It was a tad confusing. But the more I looked at it, the more I fell for it. It’s risky without really risking anything, the color’s phenomenal on her, and she carries it with grace no other actress could manage.