The Oscars: Fashion on the Red Carpet


Last night was the 87th Annual Academy Awards, also known as “Hollywood’s Biggest Night”. Not only is this a noteworthy night for cinema, but also for fashion. The Red Carpet has almost become bigger than the awards show itself. All eyes are on celebrities strutting up and down this magic carpet, showing off their ensembles personally made for them. From Dior to Valentino, it’s hard to predict what style will be seen next.

This year, there were so many stunning gowns on the carpet, it was almost impossible to narrow it down to a few favorites. However, there were three main trends that were noticed in most of the dresses. These were pearls, sequins, and lace. Below are the three favorite dresses from the entire night:


Lupita Nyong’o sported a completely pearl encrusted gown on the Red Carpet. This custom Calvin Klein gown was made from 6,000 individual pearls of different sizes. The style of the dress is fairly simple, but the detail is phenomenal. The pearl color also looks gorgeous on Lupita’s skin tone. Can you imagine how long it took to make this dress!?

emma-stone-600x800Emma Stone literally looks amazing every single year. We’re convinced that there isn’t anything she cannot pull off. This mustard color probably would’ve looked horrid on anybody else, but with her pale skin and dark auburn hair, it looks fantastic on her. There were many sequin dresses this year, which made it hard to choose our favorite. We chose this Ellie Saab gown because of the conservative high neck and long sleeves paired with the not-so-conservative high slit. It’s the perfect combination of classy and sexy.


Finally, we saved the favorite look for last. Rosamund Pike rocked this Givenchy number last night with flying colors. Everything about this is perfect; the color, the form-fitting waistline, the lace embroidery, and even the matching red shoes. She wore natural makeup and very minimal jewelry to prevent the look from going overboard. She looked absolutely stunning.

Here at Couture Collegiate, formal season is upon us! In an ideal world, we could get our own custom-made dress like these gals, but that is WAY out of our budget. Here are some affordable Red Carpet-inspired dresses that won’t wipe your wallet dry!

Ark & Co Make Way for Wonderful Ivory Lace Maxi Dress:

All That Shimmers Is Gold Dress:

Rose Surplice M-Slit Dress:


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