My favorite Oscar dresses

InStyle lists their top ten Oscar dresses in anticipation of the big show on Sunday. While I agree with some, a few of the most memorable dresses for me over the years have been left out.

Michelle Williams in Vera Wang, 2006

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren, 1999

Charlize Theron in Vera Wang, 2000

Nicole Kidman in Dior, 1997

Julia Roberts in vintage Valentino, 2001

SJP in Christian Dior Haute Couture, 2009

Elizabeth Hurley in Versace, 1994

And of course, the most notorious dress...
Bjork in Marjan Pejosk, 2001

What are some of your most memorable Oscar dresses?
Photos via InStyle.

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27 comments:

  1. Your picks are some of my favorites too, esp Charlize Theron. : ) But then, I adore Vera Wang designs.

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  2. I LOVE Charlize's dress and I thought Nicole's Dior was so interesting. I liked Gwyneth's dress at the time but not on her.

    And I know a lot of people love that Michelle Williams dress. It was nice but not my fave.

    When I was younger I remember loving Jennifer Lopez in Badgley Mischka and Salma in a lilac halter. I thought they were the height of chic at the time. I loved the black lace Valentino that Reece wore a few years back, too.

    More recently I liked that nude Versace that Penelope wore.

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  3. Julia Roberts looks gorgeous in that dress!!

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  4. Ohhh, I LOVE Michelle Williams Vera Wang!

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  5. Loved the first three and also SJP's. I swooned over Leslie Mann and Marissa Tomei's dresses last year!

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  6. I LOVE Gwyneth Paltrow!!!!

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  7. i love that yellow michelle williams dress! with the red lips, she looks so glam!

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  8. I love SJP's and Gwynnies. I don't blindly love the Michelle Williams one but I think it looks really, really good on her!

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  9. that yellow dress rocks my world....love it!

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  10. haha and remember she laid an egg on the red carpet!!!

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  11. I so agree with Gwen and Nicole! Classics

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  12. Julia Roberts' dress is an elegant classic and Michelle Williams' dress is amazing for being classically beautiful and colorful at the same time.

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  13. I loved Michelle Williams dress! I'm so excited to see what everyone wears on Sunday!

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  14. I love Gwen's. That dress will always be iconic for me. Can't wait to see what they wear this year!

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  15. love it, so perfect

    http://fashionhandglide.blogspot.com

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  16. that mustard yellow dress of michelle williams, with the red lipstick, is CLASSIC! it was such a unique look and she looked so beautiful.

    great list!:)

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  17. Oh my goodness, I love all of these! CUTE BLOG girl!

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  18. I LOVE YOU. What a gorgeous post. That Dior was my all time favorite Oscar red carpet moment!!!

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  19. big fan of michelle's yellow vera dress!! so gorgeous. bjork is so strange.. but i do appreciate her imagination!

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  20. I adored what Uma Thurman wore when she presented while pregnant- a two-piece, frothy white thing. So pretty! I also loved Halle Berry's sheer embroidered dress. And I think Nicole's is one of my favorites of all time.

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  21. i love michelle williams' dress! <3

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  22. Halle Berry's of course! It was so unique and special, loved the color and material.
    Gwyneth looked like Cinderella that year and I adore Michelle Williams' gown too!

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  23. I can't believe InStyle left some of these out! Michelle Williams and Charlize Theron's dresses in particular are 2 I'm obsessed with.

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  24. Ugh, Michelle Williams in that dress... SO GORGEOUS!!

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  25. Oh lordy...I remember that swan dress. Lol. My fave Oscar dress of all time was Julia Roberts' black and white vintage. So, so gorgeous and classy and sleek. Sigh.

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  26. Hands down that michelle williams dress is my favorite of ALL TIME!

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  27. Anything yellow is uh-mazing. it brightens everything up so much & takes GUTS!

    i'm about to "vomment" all over you right now w/ links!

    http://media.trendmill.com/static/723/osc4.JPG
    both - esp heidi's dress that was donated

    but all of these red dresses (all last year i think?) were uh-maaaazing.
    http://cdn.sheknows.com/thebuzz/2008/02/3-red-dresses-oscars.jpg (i think i might need a red gown... &... a ball to go to)

    who doesn't like leslie mann in her disco ball dress:
    http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/feb2009/6/4/Image_30_for_Oscars_2009_Dresses_on_the_red_carpet_gallery_835685607.jpg

    & i had such an appreciation for Cameron's baby pink from 2008: http://styletips101.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/cameron-diaz.jpg it's so simple pretty.

    (i'm just still in awe of heidi's red wonder)...

    & duh: Audrey Audrey Audrey: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zGE1U60bgIk/SaGicgfcOpI/AAAAAAAAAKg/PjGdVxFAHWM/s400/audrey-hepburn-oscar.jpg

    [xox]

    my security code thinger was "failingo" hahahah i think it's trying to tell me something...

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