Timeless Style: All the best looks from the Oscars 2018 red carpet

It’s Oscars season once again as the Academy Awards is held at the legendary Dolby Theater in Hollywood, where stars paraded in their best looks. This has been a tremendous year as the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement has sparked a courageous show of solidarity among women who are fighting against gender inequality and sexual misconduct in Hollywood. In the recently held Grammy’s, BAFTAs, and Golden Globes, stars wore either all black or brought white roses to symbolize support for the movement. Everyone is anticipating how this movement will be translated into this year’s Oscars, but New York Times reports, “It seems the night will be focused more on celebrating film than on political demonstrations. Sources have said that Time’s Up is not asking attendees to wear all-black (instead, wearing a Time’s Up lapel pin would be ‘appreciated’) and that there are no plans for activists to attend.”

Several stars kept the spirit of the movement alive, but what really took center stage was the celebration of the artistry of amazing films shown this year. In keeping with this festive mood, Hollywood’s brightest stars decked the red carpet in timeless looks that focus on sophisticated silhouettes and clean cuts.

Pristine White

You can never really go wrong with white, and these stars pulled off this classic color with grace and poise.

L-R: Mary J. Blige in Versace, Jane Fonda in custom Balmain, Laura Dern in Calvin Klein by Appointment

Mary J Blige made history this year as the first person ever nominated for both an acting and song Oscar for the same film. She led an inspiring performance in the film, Mudbound, where she kept true to her character by wearing absolutely no makeup. “Be true to yourself, believe in you and even if you don’t believe in you, just keep going. If I can do it, so can you,” she told fans in an interview.

Best Actress nominee for, I Tonya Margot Robbie in Chanel Haute Couture

Timothée Chalamet in Berluti

Golden Girls

These women know how to attend the Oscars by matching with the trophy.

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong’o looked every bit like a Wakandan royalty in a gold in Versace gown with black accents.

Jennifer Lawrence may be taking a year off from acting but she isn’t resting on her laurels in a sleek, form-fitting metallic Dior gown.

Gal Gadot did a little shake so that photographers can capture her golden fringed Givenchy dress in action.

Sandra Bullock was all smiles in Louis Vuitton.

 

Bold Colors

Nicole Kidman always looks stunning no matter what she wears, and she proves yet again that she has an impeccable taste in style in a cobalt blue Armani Privé.

L-R: Jennifer Garner in Versace Atelier, Ashley Judd in custom Badgley Mischka

L-R: Baby Driver actress Eiza Gonzalez made headlines when it was reported that she is Josh Duhamel’s new girlfriend, but she took the spotlight in a flattering Ralph Lauren dress that follows fashion week’s “it” neon trend. Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig is making history tonight as the fifth woman to be nominated for best director in Oscars history and she stood out  in a canary yellow Rodarte and a wavy bob.

Emma Stone is no stranger to wearing suits or tailored pants in major awards shows, but her Louis Vuitton outfit just didn’t quite hit the right note as fashion watchers were expecting more from the Lalaland star.

Shades of Pink

This pretty color is every bit of an eye-candy and gave a fresh look at the Oscars red carpet.

L-R: Viola Davis in Michael Kors Collection and Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein by Appointment

Embellished Elegance

L-R: Gina Rodriguez in Zuhair Murad Couture, Salma Hayek in custom Gucci, and Sally Hawkins in Armani Privé

All the buzz is on British actress Sally Hawkins as  she nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for the much-talked about film, Shape of Water. The film swept several nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Score, among many others.

Clean-cut and Sophisticated

These veteran actresses are known for their acting chops, charming presence, and elegance on the red carpet.

L-R: Meryl Streep in Christian Dior, Helen Mirren and Allison Janney both  in Reem Acra

Variety reports, “Meryl Streep has broken her own Oscar record. The actress received her 21st Academy Award nomination, in the best actress category, for her performance as Katherine Graham in The Post.”

Sheer and Floaty Fabrics

Different interpretations of sheer fabric saw sexy, dreamy, and fashion forward styles from these stars.

L-R: Taraji P. Henson in custom Vera Wang, Emily Blunt in Schiaparelli Haute Couture and Zendaya in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

Sofia Carson in Giambattista Valli Resort

Standout Styles

Some stars opted to wear something “out of the box” which turned heads, but not necessarily for all the right reasons.

Singer Andra Day

Too much fabric on Paz Vega in Christopher Bu

 

Here’s a standout favorite: Chadwick Boseman channelling Black Panther in his embellished suit. People over at Twitter are raving about this look.

L-R: Blanca Blanco always grabs attention in her risqué looks and this year is no different with her red and white revealing dress, while figure-skater Adam Rippon wore a harness in his deconstructed Moschino suit, and Indie singer St. Vincent channelled a bit of a theatrical costume in a black number.

Kelly Ripa‘s black ball gown could have been a great look without the colorful ribbon tails.

Whoopi Goldberg showed up in an unexpected choice of a puffy floral gown.

Stay tuned for the complete list of winners! For the list of nominees, check out this link: http://www.snippetmedia.com/snippetx/dianne/the-best-of-the-best-2018-oscar-nominations-are-here/

Photo credits: GETTY IMAGES, WIRE IMAGES, REUTERS

 

 

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Magazine and online writer based in South Korea. Nerdy news writer by day, Korean pop culture writer by night.

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