If this isn't a nod to '80s-inspired Dynasty styling, we don't know what is. Halle Berry chose a silver-and-black Versace gown that featured both bold stripes and structured shoulder pads. And while this Versace number was long-sleeved, she kept the sex appeal on high alert with its seriously revealing neckline. For the finish, she accented her look with black drop earrings. Are you into it?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Jennifer Garner donned a jaw-dropping custom Gucci Première violet silk crepe strapless column gown — showing her support for her Oscar-nominated husband in all-out glamour. From the front, her gown showed off a simple silhouette, but the back revealed an exaggerated back bow detail and dramatic ruffle detailing. Satin platform Brian Atwood sandals, stunning $2.5 million Neil Lane diamonds, and a clutch proved sleek accessories, while a chic updo and barely there nude lips finished off her Academy Awards look. What do you think?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Best supporting actress nominee Anne Hathaway chose a pale pink Prada number — complete with a bow-detailed cutout back and Tiffany & Co. necklace — giving way to a sexier kind of princess moment. Or as Hathaway described it, "It's business in the front, party in the back." The somewhat revealing pick rounds out an award season's worth of memorable numbers, including gowns from Chanel Couture, Burberry, and Oscar de la Renta. To finish, she paired her dress with silver strappy sandals. As for her Les Misérables pixie cut? She went with a simple, albeit chic, sideswept style. How did she do?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
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Nicole Kidman is no stranger to L'Wren Scott's exquisite creations, so we're not surprised that she went with the designer again for her Oscars red-carpet appearance. This time, she chose a black-and-gold gown that sparkled from every angle. The square-cut neckline showed off her toned upper half, while the formfitting silhouette hugged her gorgeous figure. Intricate 19th century Fred Leighton gold drop earrings and a gold bracelet played into her gilded theme. Do you like it?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
After a brief dalliance with color, Adele returned to her signature black in an embellished Jenny Packham gown on the Oscars red carpet. The singer, who will perform her Oscar-nominated Skyfall theme song during the show, proved that black is anything but boring; just look to her head-to-toe sparkle (including Harry Winston diamonds) for evidence. Are you into Adele's Oscars ensemble?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Naomi Watts has been nailing every red-carpet appearance all award season long, but tonight's silver-sequined Armani Privé gown may take top honors. The standout number featured a perfectly placed cutout bodice against an already body-con silhouette. Simple diamond earrings, an elegant updo, and light makeup completed her glittery outfit. Are you feeling it?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Jennifer Aniston made a red-hot statement on the Oscars red carpet wearing a red strapless Valentino Haute Couture gown with a matching red lizard minaudière by Salvatore Ferragamo. Considering Jennifer's affinity for neutral hues, this certainly registers as a much bolder choice. The actress added a touch of glitz courtesy of sparkly drop earrings and diamond bracelets from Fred Leighton. Thoughts on Jennifer's look?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Charlize Theron turned heads in a stark white Christian Dior Haute Couture gown, which highlighted her stunning statuesque figure. The actress's strapless number featured a deep-V bodice, a structured and embellished peplum shape, and a floor-grazing train. Theron kept her neck bare but added mega-shine with over 100 carats of Harry Winston diamonds on her wrists, ears and fingers. What's the verdict?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Amanda Seyfried stood tall in an Alexander McQueen creation that was made just for her for the 2013 Oscars. The gown featured a dramatic high neck and a keyhole cutout that provided a sliver of sexiness. The stunning embellished detailing and subtle sheer skirt supplied a double dose of intrigue. Seyfried kept her baubles to a minimum, sticking to a pair of dainty earrings and one ring. How did she do tonight?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!