The Academy Awards are the most prestigious awards in Hollywood. Every year, Hollywood’s crème de la crème gather in Los Angeles and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. Last night, the talent and the fashion took the Academy Awards to an entirely different level. Let's be honest, most of us watch these awards to see what our favorite stars will be wearing, which is why we decided to make this list.
As a woman, I can’t even begin to imagine the thought process behind each red carpet look that we saw last night. Although some of our usual favorites were a disappointment (Heidi Klum), a lot of actresses brought their A-game, which made it even more fun to watch.
The following ten women completely stole the show last night. It is hard to pick which look was nicest because all of these actresses looked like a million dollars. From whites, to emeralds, there was a stunning variety at this year's Academy Awards and although there were a lot of beautiful dresses, the next ten gowns truly stole the show.
10 Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander showed up at the Academy Awards looking like a winner. The winner for best supporting actress for her role in The Danish Girl looked perfect in her Louis Vuitton gown. The 27-year-old sweetish beauty was the belle of the ball last night and many celebrated her well-deserved win. Vikander has a bright future in film ahead of her. Her performance in the film was absolutely incredible; she is a mix of beauty, brains and talent and now she can add fashionista and Academy Award-winner to that list!
9 Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett took the world's breath away when she stepped onto the red carpet in this stunning and detailed Armani dress. The 46-year-old actress is no stranger to the Academy Awards. With two Oscar wins under her belt, Blanchett knows what to expect when she hits the Oscar scene. This seasoned vet’s red carpet knowledge is obvious because she always dresses to impress. Although she didn’t win last night, she was truly a vision. Blanchett is one of those timeless beauties whose good looks and talents never seem to fade, and neither does her incredible sense of style.
8 Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan stole the world's heart this year with her incredible performance in the touching film Brooklyn. The 21-year-old starlet walked her second Academy Awards red carpet in a breathtaking green sequin dress by Calvin Klein. The sexy cut-out dress with a plunging neckline took everyone’s breath away. We love that this actress paired this look with intentionally mismatched earrings; one pearl and one emerald along with an emerald and diamond Chopard ring. Although she didn’t win for Best Actress, all eyes were still on her. This actress has a bright future ahead of her and we can't wait to see her walk more red carpets in the future!
7 Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence is one of those women who looks good in anything she wears. However, last night Lawrence was truly jaw dropping. Her look was completely different from what people expected of her and she pulled it off perfectly. The nude dress with a black lace overlay was the perfect combination of sexy and classy (something Jlaw does well). We love that she didn’t overdo the look with big hair or heavy makeup. She also paired the look with stunning pieces of Chopard and Copacabana jewelry. Jennifer Lawrence knows how to walk a red carpet and always looks fierce when doing it.
6 Brie Larson
Last night was Brie Larson’s night and she looked absolutely perfect for it. The Room star took on a very challenging role for the film and was fairly awarded the Oscar for that performance. The Best Actress winner looked stunning in her blue Gucci gown. The dress is a sexy v-cut neckline with spaghetti straps and an A-line waist, which complimented her body beautifully. She added an intricately beautiful belt which tied in perfectly with her hairpiece that was woven into her hair. Her dress was truly a masterpiece and she looked incredible for her big win.
5 Chrissy Teigen
When it comes to celebrities on the red carpet, John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen is legendary. The beautifully pregnant star looked absolutely stunning in her Marchesa gown. The nude and burgundy dress looked incredible on Teigen. It is hard to be pregnant on the red carpet, especially at an event like the Academy Awards, but Teigen managed to bring maternity fashion to an entirely new level. Although she is close to popping from the head down, from the neck up she looks better than ever, supporting that gorgeous pregnancy glow. We can’t wait to see what this little princess is going to look like and how Teigen is going to dress her!
4 Charlize Theron
Theron flaunted her hot cleavage last night in her stunning red Christian Dior gown. There's no doubt that the 40-year-old bombshell knows how to work the red carpet. Every time she steps onto the scene she looks more and more fabulous, and last night's Academy Awards were no different. She combined this look with the perfect hair and makeup and added the incredible necklace for the perfect amount of sparkle. Theron keeps getting better looking with age and her incredible style is really timeless.
3 Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams was nominated last night for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Spotlight, an incredible film. Canada’s sweetheart looked phenomenal in her backless emerald gown by August Getty Atelier. Not only was the plunging back beautiful, but combined with the thigh-high slit and high neckline it was the perfect amount of sexy for the occasion. She paired this look with a gorgeous silver strappy heel and gorgeous diamond earrings. McAdams is beautiful and talented and although she didn’t win, she deserved to be there last night, without a doubt.
2 Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie looked glamorous last night at the Academy Awards. The 25-year-old actress best known for her role in The Wolf of Wall Street was truly a vision at the event. Decked out in a gold, long-sleeved, high-shine snakeskin textured Tom Ford gown, she was breathtaking. She also teamed the look perfectly with a black tasseled clutch by The Row and subtle but stunning Forevermark diamonds. Although she is young, she reminds us of old '70s glam. Robbie is a fierce fashionista who always manages to make the best-dressed list.
1 Rooney Mara
The thirty-year-old actress made jaws drop around the world last night when she stepped onto the red carpet in that incredible ivory Givenchy gown. The dress, which looks like a work of art, had sheer lace details and incredible cut outs that accentuated her body perfectly. What we loved the most about the gown was the center slit and how it fell in such a delicate way. Although she didn’t win for Best Supporting Actress, she did win as the best dressed star of the night and that has to mean something, right?