Took a few liberties with this category…like, Mariah Carey counts because of “Glitter”, right!?
Dakota Johnson in GucciEmbed from Getty Images
Lily James in ValentinoEmbed from Getty Images
I don’t love this, but I DO love that she fully lined it. The runway version was very sheer. Please take note stars: line it. It’s the right choice.
Jessica Chastain in custom ArmaniEmbed from Getty Images
This seems like the same basic idea as Saoirse Ronan’s. It’s nice, but now blowing me away.
Greta Gerwig in Oscar de la RentaEmbed from Getty Images
I like this – it’s simple and flattering, but the neckline is interesting and the Tiffany and Co. necklace is phenomenal.
Gal Gadot in Tom FordEmbed from Getty Images
This is not WONDERful….get it? WONDERful!? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. In all seriousness though, I really don’t like this. The ruched column and quasi-bolero jacket are just SO dated.
Kate Hudson in ValentinoEmbed from Getty Images
Ugh. LINE IT. As has proven to be a theme this red carpet, great jewels though!
Margot Robbie in GucciEmbed from Getty Images
I like Dakota’s Gucci better, but this is pretty great too. I think I would be fully on board without the accentuated sleeves.
Mariah Carey in vintage Dolce and GabbanaEmbed from Getty Images
Classic Mariah – too tight, too dated, too tacky.
Allison Janney in Mario DiceEmbed from Getty Images
This is so interesting and a great example of adhering to the blackout while still including some fun elements. Plus, it’s super sexy on her.
Jennifer Aniston in SchiaparelliEmbed from Getty Images
This is 100% the most boring thing Schiaparelli has ever made. They were responsible for some of favorite, most colorful, playful, and unique looks last year. Leave it to basic ass Jennifer Aniston to snag the one boring gown.
Emma Watson in custom Ronald van der KempEmbed from Getty Images
Emma brought activist Marai Larasi, the executive director of UK-based Imkaan, who works to end violence against black and “minority ethnic” women and girls. I wish Emma’s look wasn’t so sloppy.
Sharon Stone in Vitor ZerbinatoEmbed from Getty Images
This is the tacky, budget version of Allison Janney’s dress.
Salma Hayek in Balenciaga with Ashley JuddEmbed from Getty Images
Salma and Ashley, two of Harvey Weinstein’s most vocal accusers bravely walked the red carpet together. They both look phenomenal – Salma definitely benefits from taking it down a notch from her usual Technicolor Gucci looks.
Mary J. Blige in custom Alberta FerrettiEmbed from Getty Images
I wish this dress would pick a sleeve. Imagine how much better/less lopsided it would be with two fabulous sparkly sleeves?
Meryl Streep in custom Vera WangEmbed from Getty Images
So very boring. You’re Meryl “20 Oscar Nominations” Streep! Do better!
Isabelle Huppert in custom ChloéEmbed from Getty Images
Lovely. She’s so effortlessly chic.
Lena Headey in Elie SaabEmbed from Getty Images
As Elie Saab’s go, this one is DULL. No beading, no structure, no grandeur? Not the Elie I know and love.
Octavia Spencer in custom Tadashi ShojiEmbed from Getty Images
I don’t know that Octavia has ever NOT worn Tadashi Shoji, and you can see why. He does right by her. This is beautiful.
Geena Davis in Monique LhuillierEmbed from Getty Images
I’d wholeheartedly love this if the bottom wasn’t shredded. She looks amazing though – particularly standing on stage next to Susan Sarandon, you could really see how she hasn’t aged at all.
Penelope Cruz in Ralph and RussoEmbed from Getty Images
This feels like a strange combination of “Mother of the Bride” and “grieving widow who potentially killed her third husband”.
Hong Chau in Stella McCartneyEmbed from Getty Images
A Stella McCartney I like! Miracles really do happen!