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All The Gorgeous Dresses From The Oscars 2016 Red Carpet!

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When Hollywood celebrities make sartorial decisions for the red carpet, you’ll find that their choices for the SAG Awards, Golden Globes and Grammys are extremely different from the ones they make for the Oscars. That’s not to say that these awards shows aren’t important — because they are — but it is at the Oscars that the stars really showcase their red carpet star power.

High fashion houses fall over each other to dress A-List stars, because they understand just how powerful that ONE image is. Millions of dollars worth of advertising is rendered useless in the face of a mega star wearing your outfit and looking like a million bucks in it. An adoring public is hanging on to every word (and outfit detail), ensuring that the brand’s name goes down in fashion history. So while there’s a veritable battle among designer brands to make it to the top of every Best Dressed List, even the stars’ stylists work overtime to land the most-talked-about dress that’ll make headlines across the globe. You see now why the Oscars red carpet is such a big deal?

For us here at Hauterfly, our favourite pastime of checking out celebrity style and beauty pictures goes into overdrive and nothing compares to the glamour at the Academy Awards. This year, we were stunned by the always supremely stylish Charlize Theron and the can-do-no-wrong Cate Blanchett, and our homegirl Priyanka Chopra totally slayed it in that sheer white number too.

Don’t believe us? Keep scrolling to see who stole the show on the Oscars 2016 red carpet:

 

Charlize Theron wore a red Dior gown with a plunging neckline. She accessorised with Harry Winston jewellery.

 

Priyanka Chopra wowed in a sheer white Zuhair Murad gown and stunning Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.

 

Alicia Vikander proved that yellow is the colour of 2016 in a sparkly Louis Vuitton bubble-hem dress, teamed with drop earrings from Louis Vuitton.

 

 

Olivia Wilde looked stunning in a pleated Valentino gown, which she accessorised with a choker and pearl-encrusted clutch.

 

Sophie Turner wore a figure-hugging gown with a thigh-high slit by Galvan London and Louboutin heels.

 

Sofia Vergara looked stunning in a strapless navy blue Marchesa gown.

 

Emily Blunt flaunted her baby bump in an embellished Prada gown, which she teamed with a silver box clutch.

 

Oscar nominee Cate Blanchett wore a seafoam green dress from Armani Privé, teamed with Tiffany & Co. chandelier earrings and an intertwined cuff bracelet.

 

Kerry Washington in a Versace gown, rocking a thigh-high slit. She teamed it with Gianvito Rossi heels and vintage hoop earrings by Harry Winston.

 

Tangerine was THE colour for Olivia Munn in this one-shoulder Stella McCartney gown, which she teamed with a serpent diamond bracelet by Forevermark.

 

Lady Gaga worked an unexpected look in this suit gown created by her stylist Brandon Maxwell. She also wore 90-carat diamond drops by Lorraine Schwartz.

 

Kate Winslet wore a custom strapless gown by Ralph Lauren that she accessorised with a Nirav Modi bracelet, ring, and earrings.

 

Naomi Watts with husband Liev Schreiber, wearing a vibrant Armani Privé strapless gown, Bulgari jewellery and Serpenti clutch.

 

Tina Fey in a purple strapless Versace gown and Bulgari diamond jewellery.

 

Amy Poehler in a black cape gown with botanical embroidery by Andrew Gn, and earrings by Solange Azagury-Partridge.

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