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.
Salma Hayek delivered sexy in a less overt package via her high-neck Alexander McQueen number. It all started with a beautiful gold-embellished collar and ended with plush midnight blue velvet that hugged her curves. In the accessories realm, Salma carried a gold McQueen skull box clutch and wore a gold crown in her hair. Are you into Salma's ensemble?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Kristen Stewart ditched her sneakers and jeans — although she was spotted with a pair of crutches — in exchange for a pale blush Reem Acra gown. The sweetheart neckline was just sexy enough, the hand-beaded embellishments proved ultrasparkly, and the pleated tulle detail was frothy perfection. In true Kristen fashion, the actress kept her jewelry to a minimum, only wearing a delicate diamond necklace around her neck. Are you into it?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Catherine Zeta-Jones glimmered on tonight's red carpet in a golden Zuhair Murad gown. Her dress got its high shine from decadent metallic beadwork, which swirled around its strapless silhouette and transitioned into the skirt's sheer panels. The opulence continued to her jewelry — she wore more than 200 carats of naturally colored diamonds from Lorraine Schwartz, valued at a whopping $1 million! Are you a fan of her red-carpet look?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Even though she skipped the Academy Awards red carpet, Renée Zellweger was statuesque (and svelte as ever) in her gold metallic Carolina Herrera gown. A small train added understated drama, while the keyhole cutout with velvet ruby-red bows was an unexpected surprise from the back. A few sparkly red bangles added a subtle tinge, and a gold box clutch kept the metallic theme going. Are you into Renée's golden look?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Stacy Keibler highlighted her seriously enviable figure at the Academy Awards in a silver-studded Naeem Khan gown. The racerback neckline showed off her toned arms, while the sheer back detailing added a subtle, sexy touch. Keibler completed her look with an Old Hollywood wavy updo, statement earrings, and a bold cuff. Do you love it?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
Sandra Bullock stepped onto the Academy Awards red carpet in a stunning black gown by Elie Saab. Her dress's sheerness only highlighted its opulent and ample embellishments, which she emphasized even more with a Swarovski clutch. Although we couldn't get a glimpse of her shoes, we caught sight of Bullock's sparkling jewels — all diamonds set in platinum — by Harry Winston. Are you a fan?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
For her Academy Awards appearance, Helen Hunt went with a navy strapless gown by H&M. Yes, you read correctly. In her H&M dress, designed as part of the mass retailer's global clothing recycling initiative, the actress proved that you need not go with high-end luxury to look fabulous on the red carpet. Helen completed her ensemble with a multistrand silver necklace, sparkly bangles, and a navy box clutch. How do you feel about this?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
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!