Some gowns impress for a moment while others become iconic looks. See the most stylish Oscars red carpet dresses that became staples for fashion at the Oscars.

Making the best dressed list at the Academy Awards can be a fleeting victory, but some gowns manage to turn into red carpet staples, iconic looks from the Oscars red carpet. See the most important moments that showcase the best of fashion at the Oscars.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Kate Winslet (2002)

Experimenting with a splash of color between the usual grey and black Oscar gowns, Kate Winslet found herself a winner on the red carpet in this Ben de Lisi dress with a delicate flowery strap.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Salma Hayek (2006)

Sexy and sophisticated, Salma Hayek's Versace aquamarine satin gown became a symbol of curves enhanced the right way for a sexy and stunning look.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Nicole Kidman (1997)

The delicate dress with sophisticated embroidery created by John Galliano for Dior helped Nicole Kidman secure her place on the list of Hollywood royalty with one of the most iconic Oscars red carpet dresses.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Keira Knightley (2005)

Wearing a timeless Vera Wang gown, Keira Knightley accessorized it with a superb Bulgari necklace creating of the most elegant statements in fashion at the Oscars.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Julia Roberts (2001)

Sporting a vintage Valentino dress from 1982, Julia Roberts made vintage cool again at the Academy Awards and secured her place on the list of the best Oscars red carpet dresses.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Charlize Theron (2004)

In a shimmering Gucci gown with a simple cut, the statuesque blonde looked like the statue herself as she picked up her Academy Award for Monster. Completed by 20s wavy hair, her look quickly became one of the most iconic looks from Oscars red carpet.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Catherine Zeta Jones (1999)

Without clashing with the red carpet for even one second, the vivid red Versace dress worn by Zeta Jones in 1999 set a new standard for Oscars red carpet dresses.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Jennifer Lopez (2003)

A demure and exquisite Valentino gown based on a dress created for Jackie Onasis in 1967 helped J.Lo to ascend to the top tier of Oscars red carpet dresses.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Amy Adams (2008)

The sexy emerald dress worn by the redhead at the 2008 Oscars quickly became one of the iconic looks from Oscars red carpet. Designed by Proenza Schouler, the gown was perfectly accessorized with a woven gold bag.

10 Iconic Looks from Oscars Red Carpet


Angelina Jolie (2012)

The thigh-high cut Versace velvet dress became an instant classic as Angelina Jolie revealed her toned legs all over the red carpet for the newest iconic look to join the Oscars fashion hall of fame.

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