Making the best dressed list at the Oscars is no easy feat, since most celebrities have access to the biggest designers and millions of dollars worth of jewelry. The best Oscar dresses are always perfectly accessorized and worn with confidence on the red carpet for a stunning look.
See the best Oscar dresses of the past 3 years, in anticipation of the new fashion extravaganza that will take over the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, for the 85th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014. Here are the most talked about and most praised Oscar dresses 2010-2013.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar Dress 2013 – Dior Couture
Already the face of Dior for two years, Jennifer Lawrence didn’t have to prepare too much for the Oscars red carpet in 2013. In fact, she didn’t even try on her stunning Dior Couture gown until the day of the ceremony. The feminine look that got Lawrence on the Oscars best dressed list was accessorized with Chopard jewels and a soft updo.
Angelina Jolie’s Oscar Dress 2012 – Atelier Versace
The black velvet dress Angelina Jolie wore to the 83rd Academy Awards might have simply landed on best dressed list on anyone else. The sexy actress turned it into a social media phenomenon by extending her right leg out of the high side slit at every turn, making it into one of the best Oscar dresses 2010-2013.
Halle Berry’s Oscar Dress 2011 – Marchesa
Showing off your figure and still standing out on the red carpet in an elegant look isn’t as easy as it sounds, but Halle Berry ticked off every bod with her Marchesa gown in 2011. The nude gown with a ruffled train was encrusted with crystals and was both outstanding and subtle. Completing the look, the actress wore Neil Lane earrings and peep-toe Louboutins.
Anne Hathaway’s Oscar Dress 2013 – Prada
Before taking the stage to win an Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (“Les Misérables”), Hathaway had a difficult decision to make. Her co-star, Amanda Seyfried, had texted her a picture of her dress, and Hathaway decided the two were too similar. Dropping her Valentino grown, she chose a column Prada dress and stylist Rachel Zoe convinced her to wear a Tiffany & Co. Necklace, draped at the back. Despite the setback, Anne Hathaway’s Oscar dress was a big hit.
Penelope Cruz’s Oscar Dress 2012 – Armani Privé
Halfway between a princess and an old Hollywood star, Penelope Cruz’s Oscar dress for the 83rd Academy Awards was a stunning blue gown from the Armani Privé collection and was perfectly complemented by Chopard jewels. Finishing the look, a glamorous updo helped cement her place among Oscars best dressed Hollywood royalty.
Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar Dress 2011 - Armani Privé
Going for a 60s inspired look from top to bottom, Reese Witherspoon wore one of the best Oscar dresses 2010-2013 in black and white, along with a retro updo and Neil Lane diamond and emerald jewelry worth over $1 million.
Cameron Diaz’s Oscar Dress 2010 – Oscar de la Renta
The champagne tulle gown with gold embroidery that Cameron Diaz wore at the 81st Academy Awards is still remembered for its sparkle and elegance. Accessorized with white gold Cartier jewels and a Roger Vivier Haute Couture Sesame clutch, it’s definitely one of the best Oscar dresses of the past three years.
Amanda Seyfried’s Oscar Dress 2013 – Alexander McQueen
The gown responsible for Anne Hathaway’s Oscar dress last minute change, the halter-neck Alexander McQueen gown with delicate embroidery was a win for Amanda Seyfried at the 84th Academy Awards, who wore it with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Emma Stone’s Oscar Dress 2012 – Giambattista Valli
Even though this red Giambattista Valli dress was deemed by many too similar to a Balenciaga gown worn by Nicole Kidman five years earlier, Emma Stone’s Oscar dress from 2012 is still a winner and made a great impression on the red carpet.
Scarlett Johansson’s Oscar Dress 2011 – Dolce & Gabbana
Another late choice that managed to become one of the best Oscar dresses of the past three years, the Dolce & Gabbana burgundy lace gown was the perfect with for Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet. The look was accessorized with Louboutin pumps and Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie jewelry.