When the Oscars roll around each year, stars dress to the nines and bring their fashion A-game to the awards show’s ultra-glamorous Hollywood red carpet. But in the past, several stars including Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have really wowed in truly iconic Academy Awards dresses that we’ve yet to forget today.
Scroll down to see the best Oscars dresses ever!
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Angelina Jolie (2012)
The leg! Angelina’s black Versace gown featuring a thigh-high slit made headlines back at the 2012 Oscars and is still talked about today.
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Allison Janney (2018)
Allison looked simply amazing in a red Reem Acra dress featuring a cape at the 2018 Oscars when she took home the Best Supporting Actress award for I, Tonya.
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Audrey Hepburn (1954)
Back in the mid-1950s, Audrey looked classically glamorous in a Givenchy gown at the 26th Academy Awards.
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Barbra Streisand (1969)
Barbra took home an Oscar for Funny Girl back in 1969 and wowed at the awards show in a sheer Arnold Scaasi ensemble.
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Cate Blanchett (2016)
Cate’s robin’s egg blue Armani Prive gown at the 88th Academy Awards beautifully featured 3-D flowers adorned with gorgeous rhinestones — so pretty!
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Charlize Theron (2004)
Charlize wowed in a beaded Dior gown when she won an Oscar for Monster back in 2004.
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Cindy Crawford (1993)
While walking the 1993 Oscars red carpet with then-husband Richard Gere, Cindy looked white hot in a Herve Leger dress.
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Diana Ross (1982)
In the early 1980s, Diana hit the red carpet at the 54th Academy Awards in an ultra-glam red gown with a white fur stole.
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Farrah Fawcett (1978)
The late actress looked just like an Oscar statue in a gold gown designed by Stephen Burrows when she hit the Academy Awards stage back in 1978.
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Grace Kelly (1955)
Grace won Best Actress for The Country Girl in 1955 and accepted her Oscar while wearing a gorgeous mint green Givenchy dress.
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Gwyenth Paltrow (1999)
Gwyneth took home her first and only Oscar back in 1999 for Shakespeare In Love and looked so pretty onstage in a pink Ralph Lauren gown.
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Halle Berry (2002)
Halle’s sheer Elie Saab gown turned heads at the 2002 Oscars on the night the beloved star became the first African American woman to win a Best Actress Academy Award.
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Jennifer Aniston (2013)
Jennifer matched the carpet and looked red hot in this Valentino Haute Couture gown at the 2013 Academy Awards a few years ago.
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Julia Roberts (2001)
When Julia won the Best Actress Academy Award in 2001 for her performance in Erin Brockovich she looked stunning in a now-iconic black and white Valentino gown.
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Meryl Streep (2012)
When Meryl won her third Oscar in 2012 for The Iron Lady, the star channeled old Hollywood glamour in a gilded Lanvin gown.
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Michelle Williams (2006)
Michelle looked picture perfect in an ethereal mustard yellow dress designed by Vera Wang at the 2006 Oscars.
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Nicole Kidman (2007)
Everyone loved when Nicole walked the 2007 Academy Awards red carpet in a crimson Balenciaga dress that featured a huge bow on her right shoulder.
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Reese Witherspoon (2006)
Reese sparkled in a vintage Christian Dior gown at the 2006 Oscars when she took home the Best Actress award for portraying June Carter Cash in the movie Walk the Line.
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Sandra Bullock (2010)
When Sandra won the Best Actress Oscar at the 82nd Academy Awards back in 2010 she looked nothing short of stunning in a shimmering silver Marchesa dress.
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Taraji P. Henson (2017)
Taraji showed off her enviable figure in a black velvet dress designed by Alberta Ferretti at the Oscars in 2017.
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Zoe Saldana (2010)
Zoe totally turned heads back in 2010 when she wore a purple ombré gown by Givenchy at the 82nd Academy Awards.