2014 Oscars Fashion Recap: Best Dressed, Prettiest Trends

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The Academy Awards red carpet saw three major trends in 2014: ethereal gowns, bold and simple statements, and grown-up glamour.

2014 Oscars fashionImages: ZUMAPress.com

Read on to see all the red carpet dresses and trends!


Cate Blanchett 2014 OscarsCate Blanchett was every inch the superstar in a stunning nude, net Armani Prive, crafted in layers, including that fabulous high neckline, then all decorated in swinging clusters of paillettes. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Lupita Nyong'o 2014 OscarsBest supporting actress winner Lupita Nyongo could wear a garbage bag and it would look like couture. Lucky for us, tonight she wore pale-blue Prada and she looked like an angel -- a point upon which all of Twitter seemed to concur. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jared Leto 2014 OscarsJared Leto's ombre hair, white Saint Laurent tuxedo by Hedi Slimane, and gorgeous blue eyes make him worthy of mention in this category -- here, with Anne Hathaway in Gucci. (Image: © Yang Lei/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Kate Hudson 2014 OscarsKate Hudson donned a dramatic Versace gown, which she wore with a shimmering capelet on the red carpet—it looks looked like she was wearing fairy wings. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Kristen Bell 2014 OscarsKristen Bell in a Roberto Cavalli dress that looked like a wedding cake, in a very, very good way. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)



Viola Davis 2014 OscarsViola Davis in gorgeous asymmetrical emerald Escada. (Image: © Armando Arorizo/EFE/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jennifer Lawrence 2014 OscarsJennifer Lawrence looking all the starlet in red strapless peplumed Christian Dior, with another necklace worn backwards. She may have tripped again, but she rarely makes a misstep in fashion. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Sandra Bullock 2014 OscarsSandra Bullock looked regal and amazing in a deep marine-blue draped Alexander McQueen gown. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Amy Adams 2014 OscarsAmy Adams in a flawless sapphire column by Gucci. Nothing extra, in a fantastic way.
(Image: © Yang Lei/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Kerry Washington 2014 OscarsKerry Washington blew everyone away in dusty amethyst Jason Wu, wrapped around her belly. The wine lipstick and retro swirl to her hair just made it all. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)


Emma Watson 2014 OscarsEmma Watson donned a stunning, streamlined gunmetal Vera Wang gown with a godet-panelled skirt. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Julia Roberts 2014 OscarsJulia Roberts wore a Chantilly-lace gown from Givenchy with a wrap bodice and peplum. Tweeters were divided, but I say two thumbs up. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Angelina Jolie 2014 OscarsAngelina Jolie showed the sophisticated side of sexy in an elaborately beaded, long-sleeved nude gown by Elie Saab Couture. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Naomi Watts 2014 OscarsNaomi Watts went for chicly elegant in beaded ivory cap sleeves and a Deco diamond collar on her Calvin Klein Collection gown. (Image: © Yang Lei/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Idina Menzel 2014 OscarsIdina Menzel in a flawlessly draped dark green gown by Vera Wang. (Image: © Future-Image/ZUMAPRESS.com)



Kristin Chenoweth 2014 OscarsKristin Chenoweth looking statuette-esque in Roberto Cavalli. (Image: Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)


Jennifer Garner 2014 OscarsJennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.co)

Sally Hawkins 2014 OscarsSally Hawkins in Valentino. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jessica Biel 2014 OscarsJessica Biel in Chanel. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)


Penelope Cruz 2014 OscarsPenelope Cruz in Giambattista Valli. (Image: © Armando Arorizo/EFE/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jada Pinkett Smith 2014 OscarsJada Pinkett Smith in Versace. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Camila Alves 2014 OscarsCamila Alves in Gabriela Cadena (with Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana. Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Portia de Rossi 2014 OscarsPortia de Rossi in Naeem Khan. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com


Bette Midler 2014 OscarsThe embellishments on Bette Midler's Reem Acra dress make her look like a gorgeous coral reef, no? (Image:

Gabourey Sidibe 2014 OscarsGabourey Sidibe in Theia. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Lady Gaga 2014 OscarsLady Gaga in Versace. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Kelly Ripa 2014 OscarsKelly Ripa in Roland Mouret. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com


Olivia Wilde 2014 OscarsOlivia Wilde, gorgeous and glowing in Valentino. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Charlize Theron 2014 OscarsCharlize Theron in Dior. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Anna Kendrick 2014 OscarsAnna Kendrick in J. Mendel. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Chrissy Teigen 2014 OscarsChrissy Teigen in Monique Lhuillier . (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Margot Robbie 2014 OscarsMargot Robbie in Saint Laurent. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com

What was your favorite look of the night? Tell me in the comments.


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