In addition to all the shimmer and shine, there was no denying the influx of pale-colored gowns at the Oscars this evening — and it's not hard to see why these lighter hues were so popular. Spanning from blush pink to dove gray, celebrities chose the perfect pale hue to complement their best assets. Jessica Chastain's custom Armani Privé gown looked perfect against her ginger locks; Charlize Theron practically glowed against her stark white Christian Dior Haute Couture gown; and Oscar winner Anne Hathaway took home her prize in a pale pink Prada number. There's much more where that came from; click on to see all of the starlets in their pretty pale gowns.
Lily Collins brought on the glitz and glamour in a blue, striped, and floral-embellished Zuhair Murad gown at the Vanity Fair Oscar afterparty. The brunette actress looked statuesque in her shimmery pick, which she matched accordingly with sapphire drop earrings, a few sparkly rings, and purple satin Brian Atwood pumps. Lest we forget, it wasn't just the high shine that caught our eye — Collins's cutout back was just as spotlight-worthy. Are you into it?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
For the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards festivities, Nina Dobrev took on the black-and-white trend in a Naeem Khan gown that featured the two-toned bold print and a sexy open-back detail. The Vampire Diaries actress completed her look with a black-and-silver envelope clutch and triangle drop earrings. Do you love her red-carpet ensemble?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Natalie Portman may have skipped the Academy Awards, but that didn't stop her and her husband, Benjamin Millepied, from stopping by Vanity Fair's Oscars afterparty. Natalie looked drop-dead gorgeous in a white strapless gown with a black bow, which she accessorized with a Christian Dior horn-handle clutch and a pair of striking emerald drop earrings. It's been a while since we've seen Natalie on the red carpet, and this look reminds us just how chic and polished she is. What do you think of her afterparty look?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Zooey Deschanel stuck to her signature ladylike aesthetic in a nude, floral-embellished Valentino gown at Vanity Fair's Oscars afterparty. Zoom in and you'll notice a sweet bow belt and satin clutch, too — which served as perfectly coordinated accessories. Thoughts?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Girls star Allison Williams stepped onto the Vanity Fair Oscars party red carpet looking sophisticated in an ivory Valentino gown adorned with capped sleeves and floral beading. While her color choice was safe, it was all about the intricate embellishments. The actress completed her look with diamond drop earrings and a couple of sparkly rings. Thoughts?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Miranda Kerr arrived at Vanity Fair's Oscars afterparty in a plunging gray sheer gown, complete with an embellished neckline and sparkly chandelier earrings. While we adore Miranda's laid-back street style, we also love seeing her in something altogether dressier. Tonight's choice was a bit of a departure for Miranda, who usually goes for more formfitting silhouettes, but did it work?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
The carpet wasn't the only thing that was red tonight. Some of our favorite actresses — and nominees — arrived at the Academy Awards in the eye-catching hue. Both Sally Field and Jennifer Aniston reached for Valentino dresses; Field opted for a long-sleeved number with semisheer panels, while Aniston decided on a timeless princess-gown silhouette. Not to be outdone, Olivia Munn and Marcia Gay Harden went for body-con gowns, also in the standout color. One thing's for sure: these ladies certainly painted Hollywood's biggest night red.
Sparkling jewels and statement accoutrements are all part of the Oscars red-carpet formula, but this latest styling trick has it backwards (literally). According to Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway, necklaces are just as glamorous from the back, leaving much of the "wow" factor for the parting glance. Lawrence draped a long 74-carat Chopard diamond bead necklace against her subtly embroidered white-and-pale-pink Christian Dior Couture gown, invoking an old-school kind of elegance. While Hathaway — now the winner of the best supporting actress award — went for a bolder look with a tassel-infused Tiffany & Co. necklace. Are you feeling the role reversal of tonight's most gorgeous jewels?
The 2013 Oscars red carpet shimmered as celebrities showed off their glamorous style in a range of metallic gowns. Stacy Keibler highlighted her enviable figure in a silver-studded Naeem Khan racerback creation; Renée Zellweger stunned in a liquid gold Carolina Herrera gown; and Naomi Watts's silver-sequined Armani Privé confection proved unforgettable. Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson opted for a sexy metallic blue Roberto Cavalli gown and Bond girl Naomie Harris took the eco-friendly route in a chic gold gown made out of recycled zippers and chocolate candy wrappers (yes, you read correctly). Click on to see all the high-shine looks from the Academy Awards right now.