Angelina Jolie normally keeps it coy on the red carpet, but we're hoping she puts a little pep in her step at this year's Academy Awards. We would love to see the sexy siren step away from her typical black dresses in this garnished gown by Elie Saab. Covered in elegant beads and cinched at the waist, this demure gown would look heavenly on The Tourist actress.
This elaborately embellished Marchesa gown would be the perfect ending to Mandy Moore's Tangled fairy tale. Her personal style often caters to all things feminine and fancy. Paired with a sweeping updo, the tulle gown would be absolutely magical on the starlet.
Tron: Legacy beauty Olivia Wilde always takes our breath away on the red carpet. While it's hard for her not to look drop-dead gorgeous in everything she steps into, we want to see her vamp it up a bit in this sultry Monique Lhuillier gown. Teamed with a sleek chignon, the flouncy gown is the perfect combination of classy meets sassy!
Michelle Williams generally favors a neutral palette of black and white, with an elegant silhouette that's not overwhelming for her small frame. This Elie Saab couture gown for spring fits the bill. Its slim lines will lengthen Michelle's body and it features the cap sleeves she's fond of, ensuring Michelle will not only be stylish, but comfortable. The intricate beading and embroidery take the gown to another level, making it utterly glamorous and perfect for the biggest night of the year.
This glamorous feathered gown from Christian Dior's spring couture collection suits Mila Kunis' fiery and daring personality. It also references her big role in Black Swan, without being too obvious. The rich blue color suits her olive skin, while the strapless neckline will show off her toned shoulders. With a luxe full-bodied skirt, this dress is a red carpet show stopper.
Amy Adams' petite bod looks best in a sleek, minimalist silhouette. This bright Grecian gown, from up and coming designer William Tempest, plays on the season's bright trend, but won't be overwhelming. It'll give Amy's skin a lovely glow and make sure that all eyes are on her.
Jennifer Lawrence's slim frame is perfect for runway gowns. For the Oscars, she should play it up with this gorgeous flowy frock by Alexis Mabille couture. The bright blue color is refreshing, while the added belt is youthful and fun. The sheer overlay is unique and adds an ethereal quality that will ensure Jennifer is the center of attention.
Natalie Portman is favored to win the Best Actress Award for her performance in Black Swan...and all eyes are bound to be on her dress. All things—including Natalie's growing baby bump—considered, Natalie could make this Dior Couture gown her winning pick. She is the spokesmodel for Dior's Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, and she deserves a truly one-of-a-kind frock: Couture for sure!
No one does stately quite like Nicole Kidman. She's looked lovely in a variety of neutral and black-hued gowns of late, but we'd really like to see her take center stage in an arresting gown like this vibrant dress by British brand Issa.
Hollywood's resident tomboy Ellen Page would look phenomonal in this minimalist Prabal Gurung gown from the Fall 2010 collection. The strapless dress' sleek lines perfectly suit the Inception star's no-frills style and she's already proven that green is her color. To make things easy on the unfussy starlet, she already owns the proper footwear to take this look straight from the runway to the Oscars.
Gwyneth Paltrow's model-esque height and mile-long legs makes her a perfect fit for any runway look. With a known love for Zac Posen, we think this Spring '11 style would be the perfect Oscar choice for Gwyn. The ombre color and cut outs are reminiscent of her CMA Versace gown, while the silk chiffon fabric with provocative sheer panels add a fresh twist.
Jacki Weaver loves to look sophisticated on the red carpet wearing conservative styles. Rife with elegant evening shrugs, the Alexis Mabille Fall Couture collection would appeal to the veteran actress. This particular design is classic with a sleek black, floor-sweeping silhouette, while a taffeta blue bowed bolero adds just the right amount of character.
This year's hostess of the Academy Awards never disappoints on the red carpet. Not one to be subtle or play it safe, Anne Hathaway would take center stage in this Stephane Rolland couture gown. The swirled ombre chiffon dress has the perfect silhouette for Anne's lovely figure and the bold amber stones make a dramatic focal point for this piece of art.
Melissa Leo likes clean lines and shimmering fabric for her award show attire. Not one for girly or frilly, Armani Prive is Melissa's optimal Academy Award choice. We love the iridescent structured bodice and soft eggplant hue of this design. The silk skirt adds a subtle feminine touch to this avant-garde look—perfect for Melissa's aesthetic.
Hailee Steinfeld may only be 14-years-old, but the True Grit star has already scored major points for her chic, yet age-appropriate fashion sense. To continue her stylish streak, we would love to see her wear Badgley Mischka's pink halter gown to the Academy Awards. Adorned with textured flowers, the rosy dress is just sweet enough for the sophisticated starlet.
Leighton Meester forever keeps us on our toes with her daring red carpet style. The Country Strong starlet often chooses unusual gowns with contrasting textures or racy cutouts, favoring those that also show off her toned gams and enviable collection of skyscraping heels. This sequined bubblegum pink Zac Posen gown suits Leighton's unique style perfectly and would be a knockout choice for the Academy Awards.
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Helena Bonham Carter told the UK's Telegraph that she had no idea what she'd wear to the Oscars, saying, "Of course I want to have fun ... It's probably going to be a catastrophe. But it's like, I'm gonna go for it." We'd like to see her go for it in this black and blue tulle Marchesa creation, paired with some truly fantastic heels.
Best Actress nominee Annette Bening should showcase her strong, beautiful shoulders in this resplendent gold and black gown by Stephane Rolland. Mermaid gowns may be a dime a dozen these days, but the intricate embroidery of this gown would undoubtedly set Bening's look in a league of its own.
Inception star Marion Cotillard never skimps on the glamour. We would love to see the French beauty and face of Lady Dior don this strapless Dior Couture gown to the Academy Awards. The dramatic peach gown would accentuate the Oscar-winning actress' stunning physique, while allowing room for her burgeoning baby bump.