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Oscar dresses through the years

We're looking back at some of the most memorable Oscars gowns over the years
Oscar dresses

We’re looking back at some of the most memorable Oscars gowns over the years!

There’s nothing quite like an Oscars red carpet for full-on glitz and glamour! Before the 87th ceremony this year, we’re looking back at some of the most memorable Oscars dresses of years past.

From Jodie Foster to Jennifer Lawrence, here are the Oscars gowns that wowed us – did your favourite make the cut?

Cate Blanchett

Lat year’s winner Cate Blanchett wore a nude Armani Prive dress to collect her Best Actress gong for Blue Jasmine.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence had her princess moment in this sweeping Christian Dior gown in 2013 – even if it did give her some trouble going up the steps!

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep wore a gorgeous gold dress by Lanvin at the 2012 awards.

Natalie Portman

A pregnant Natalie Portman glowed in vivid purple Rodarte in 2011 – the same design duo who had overseen the costumes for her film Black Swan.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock wowed in a sparkling Marchesa gown at the 2010 Oscars.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet picked up her first Best Actress Oscar in 2009 wearing a one-shouldered Yves Saint Laurent dress.

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard’s unusual Jean Paul Gaultier dress, which featured a glittering pattern inspired by fish scales, divided many fashion critics in 2008.

Helen Mirren

The always-gorgeous Helen Mirren wore Christian Lacroix in 2007 to accept her award for The Queen.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon dazzled in elegant Christian Dior at the 2006 awards, where she won for Walk The Line.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank’s deep blue Guy Laroche dress featured a daring open back. She picked up the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Million Dollar Baby.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron glowed in this golden Gucci gown at the 2004 Oscars, where she won for Monster.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman stuck to a simple, chic black Jean Paul Gaultier dress in 2003 when she won for The Hours.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry looked stunning in an Elie Saab gown at the 2002 Oscars. She was the first African-American actress to win the Best Actress award in the history of the ceremony.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts wore a vintage Valentino dress when she won for Erin Brockovich in 2001.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow wears a sugary pink Ralph Lauren creation to the 1999 Oscars, where she won for Shakespeare in Love.

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon pairs a cropped ‘do with a full-skirted Dolce & Gabbana design in 1996.

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson wears an eye-catching sparkly top with culottes to the 1993 Oscars.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster wears a pink Givenchy pantsuit to the 1992 Academy Awards, where she won for Silence of the Lambs.

Cher

Who could forget Cher’s jaw-dropping dress in 1988? She won Best Actress for Moonstruck.

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