The best fashion at the Oscars

Last night (Sunday, February 28th) marked the culmination of awards season, with celebrities gathering for the 88th Academy Awards.

The evening saw tears – both happy and sad – as well as Leonardo DiCaprio finally getting his Oscar for Best Actor. It also saw a host of starlets hit the red carpet in the best gowns that the fashion world has to offer.

While everyone looked absolutely stunning – we expect no less – there were a few looks that stood out among the glamour. Here are our top choices for best fashionista at this year’s Oscars:

Brie Larson

Not only did she pick up the Oscar for Best Actress, Brie Larson also looked absolutely amazing as she arrived at the awards. The Room actress went for a reasonably simple gown when compared to others but it hit all the right notes.

The 26-year-old opted for a royal blue floor-length dress that featured a chiffon skirt. Adding more movement to the dress, the light fabric was styled in flowing on-trend ruffles and slim pleats that added a floaty look to the dress.

While the skirt pooled at her feet in stylish waves, the top of Brie’s dress was more modern, featuring a plunging neckline and layered chiffon. This teamed with spaghetti straps kept the look light and showcased the actress’ flawless skin.

Adding a touch of bling, Brie cinched her waist with an ornate belt that was covered in hand-stitched leaves and flowers, embellished with gems and pearls. She tied this in with the rest of her ensemble by also wearing a pair of pearl drop earrings, which were shown off by her simple half-up hairstyle.

Finishing the look, Brie’s makeup was light and fresh, with a subtle shimmery eye and berry lip.

Cate Blanchett

Another star who thought that blue was perfect for the red carpet was Cate Blanchett who opted for a pale pastel hue.

While she may have missed out for the award for Best Actress for her role in Carol, Cate certainly looked like a winner is her eye-catching Armani Prive gown. Not only did the pale blue shade work perfectly with her porcelain complexion and blonde hair, the intricate feathered flower embellishments throughout added movement and showed off her stunning figure.

The flowers were used to create raised shoulders that were contrasted with the plunging neckline and fitted style of the dress to create a modern, high fashion look. They then cascaded down the dress, becoming more spaced out.

The effect was that Cate looked like her dress was covered in small fluttering butterflies, especially as the flower petals featured a range of shades from white to a slightly darker blue from the fabric of her gown.

To complete her unusual and eye-catching look, Cate opted for a pair of long diamond drop earrings – which were shown off by her short locks – adding just the right amount of glitter without taking away from the detailed design of her dress.

Charlize Theron

Charlize has become known for her classic, elegant style, as well as her penchant for low backs, and she didn’t disappoint at this year’s Oscar’s.

The Mad Max: Fury Road actress looked a far cry from her character Imperator Furiosa in her beautiful crimson dress. Channeling Old Hollywood, Charlize chose a floor-length gown in a mermaid-style, which skimmed her perfect figure before falling in waves from her knees.

She chose the most daring neckline of the night, with the deep-V ending just above her belly button. This worked well with the slim straps that left her whole back bare, creating a sexy and glamorous look that stood out.

With her blonde hair slicked back in her trademark vintage-inspired updo, the actress was able to show off her large diamond stud earrings, which drew attention to her perfect smokey eyes.

To showcase her neckline, Charlize also wore a diamond necklace on a long chain. The long pendant ended just above where her neckline did, creating a cohesive look and showing that while the overall ensemble was simple, a lot of work had gone into it.

While we can’t give you an Oscar, we can help you achieve that red carpet look. Check out our newest collection of jewellery here to add a touch of celeb style to your wardrobe.

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