9 Most Memorable Oscar Fashion Statements of the Last 15 Years

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Awards season is in full swing, and the biggest night for Hollywood is quickly approaching! While The Golden Globes and Grammys are fun to watch, let's face it: We all look forward to watching the gowns come down the red carpet on the night of the Academy Awards. Over the years, there have been some definite hits and some unfortunate misses, but it's safe to say that all of these looks are ones to remember.

Amy Adams' tight emerald dress and glamorous waves made her a stunner in 2008.

Image © Alain Benainous

I don't think it's possible for Penelope Cruz to look bad, but she made a statement in 2008 with her over-the-top light peach dress that landed her on every best-dressed list.

Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com

Halle Berry's sheer Elie Saab dress went down in the history books, as did Halle's groundbreaking win as the first African American to receive the Best Actress award in 2002.

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In 1999, Gwyneth Paltrow wore the pink "princess" dress we'd all remember forever.

Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com

Marion Cotillard received mixed reviews of her mermaid inspired gown -- but I loved it.

Photo © Alain Benainous

In 2011, Jennifer Hudson showed off her svelte new figure in a flattering red gown.

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In 2004, Charlize Theron alluded to Old Hollywood glam in a form-fitting, bedazzled Gucci dress.

Photo © Branimir Kvartuc

Who could forget Michelle Williams in 2006 with her stunning yellow dress, fresh face, and bold lip?

Photo © Graham Whitby

Last, but certainly not least: Reese Witherspoon made a bold move wearing a vintage dress (by Christian Dior) on the red carpet in 2006.

Photo © Paul Fenton

What were your favorite Oscar looks? Tell me in the comments!


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