17 of the best and most questionable looks from the Oscars

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It feels like a lifetime ago that awards season started with The Golden Globes, but we’ve finally reached the end of the road with the Olympics of awards ceremonies: The 2019 Oscars. We’ve watched all the movies (well, almost all), obsessed (more than is healthy) over Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and cheered at every win.

But let’s face it, the red carpet looks are the most important part of awards season, and the Oscars are the creme de la creme of red carpets. Call us Anna Wintour, because we’ve rounded up 17 of the best and the most questionably dressed celebs from last night’s ceremony, and trust us, they gave good red carpet

Best dressed

Lady Gaga

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Wearing: Alexander McQueen

Lady Gaga’s award season wardrobe has been one of the best we’ve ever seen, and her gown last night did not disappoint. Looking like an actual queen, Gaga wore a sculptural McQueen gown complete with elbow-length gloves. Oh, and she completed the look with a $30 million yellow diamond Tiffany & Co necklace last worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. No biggie.

Gemma Chan

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Wearing: Valentino

Gemma Chan gave us the ultimate lesson in how to pull off one of this seasons hottest trends – neon brights. It was one hell of a look – and not one for the faint-hearted – but she absolutely killed it. We’re suddenly feeling an urge to reach for a pack of pink highlighters…

Emilia Clarke

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Wearing: Balmain

Would it even be possible for The Mother of Dragons to look any more regal rn? We think not. She looked beautiful in this shimmery lavender Balmain gown and a sleek up-do. 10/10 Khaleesi!

Jennifer Lopez

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Wearing: Tom Ford

Erm, excuse me, who gave you permission to be this hot? Never one to shy away from a show-stopping look, J.Lo looked insane in this head to toe mirrored Tom Ford gown.

KiKi Layne

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Wearing: Versace

The 2019 Oscars red carpet should’ve been renamed the pink carpet since there were so many pink dresses, but KiKi’s was one of the standout looks. We’re in love with the sleek simplicity and the dramatic shoulder detail of this bubblegum pink number.

Glenn Close  

Wearing: Carolina Herrera

Apparently, this dress weighed a whopping 19kg(!) and was made with over 4 million beads (glad we didn’t have to sew them all on). Glenn Close could not have looked more like an actual Oscar statue if she’d tried and we are so here for it.

Angela Bassett

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Wearing: Reem Acra

Just wow. Another incredible pink look from last night, we are so obsessed with Angela in this dress; the colour is everything, not to mention the thigh-high slit and train. She killed it.

Amanda Stenberg

Wearing: Miu Miu

Amanda’s ‘20s-inspired Miu Miu gown was seriously giving us life, what with the beautiful silver colour, incredible silhouette and of all that beading. Plus, her braided finger wave up-do was everything.

Brie Larson

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Wearing: Celine

Brie looked seriously hot in this Celine by Hedi Slimane number. The high necked, sleeveless silhouette with a thigh-high slit was simple but perfection, not to mention the amazing metallic armour fabric.

Most questionable

Linda Cardellini

Wearing: Schiaparelli

You certainly couldn’t call this dress boring, it was fo sho one of the night’s wildest looks. The dress looked like an explosion in a tulle factory and the mullet hemline just wasn’t doing it for us; plus the black shoes were a big no-no.

Olivia Colman

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Wearing: Prada

She may have won the Oscar for Best Actress, but her look wasn’t our favourite (sorry) of the night. Although the colour was perfection on Olivia’s skin tone, we were a bit confused by the bizarre tulle sleeves/train bit over the top. She’s still a queen in our hearts though.

Rachel Weisz

Wearing: Givenchy

Well, at least if it rained she would’ve been dry in that rubber top. We totally respect how bold this look was but we just think it was more suited to last year’s Met Gala theme, Heavenly Bodies. Sorry ‘bout it.

Emma Stone

Wearing: Louis Vuitton

Is it a waffle? Is it a snake? No, it’s Emma Stone. Never usually one to put a fashion foot wrong, Emma’s dress has sparked a thousand memes, and for that, we’re kind of thankful.

Kacey Musgraves

Wearing: Giambattista Valli

This is a lot. Although we’re living for the colour, this was not one of our favourite pink looks from last night – it’s reminding us of a loofah.


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Wearing: Vivienne Westwood

You know that bit in The Little Mermaid when Ariel wraps a discarded sail around herself? Yeah, that’s what SZA’s gown is reminding us of, and not in a good way.

Maya Rudolph

Wearing: Giambattista Valli

Maya Rudolph’s incredibly OTT pink floral dress was, well, OTT. Not only was it very bold in colour and pattern, but the sheer amount of fabric swamping her body just did nothing for her, or us.

Zooey Deschanel

Wearing: Vintage Victor Costa

Someone hit the snooze button. Zooey’s dress was not only pretty dull but also kind of like a weird hybrid between a bikini top and an extra long sundress. It’s a no from us.

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