While most people are still reeling over the biggest oops in Oscars history, we’re reminiscing over the red carpet fashion moments that made us gasp (for better or worse). Between Emma Stone’s golden statuesque look, Brie Larson’s swanky velvet comeback, and Janelle Monae’s style icon moment, it was a close race for Best Dressed at the 2017 Oscars. Read on for our top picks and vote for your favorite below.
10. Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein By Appointment
Who says you can’t pull off a knee-length gown on the Oscars Red Carpet? Naomie Harris proved all naysayers wrong with this sequined, keyhole cut-out Calvin Klein by Appointment dress, complete with flowing train and simplistic accessories.
9. Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
Last year’s Best Supporting Actress Alicia Vikander walked the red carpet in a black lace Louis Vuitton dress with a ruffled skirt that fell into a waterfall hemline. The result was our favorite take on Victorian-style fashion as of late.
8. Ruth Negga in Valentino
Radiant in red, Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga opted for a regal Valentino lace gown. As far as that statement accessory goes, the Irish-Ethiopian actress was among many other actors who chose to wear the blue ACLU ribbon.
7. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Michelle Williams, a face of the Louis Vuitton fashion house, blew us away in a chic halter gown with a delicately beaded skirt by the French label.
6. Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo
Nothing short of dreamy. Hailee Steinfeld’s Ralph & Russo floor-length halter dress with floral and ruffle detailing dazzled as she made her way across the red carpet.
5. Taraji P. Henson in Alberta Ferretti
Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson chose a body-hugging, off-the-shoulder navy velvet Alberta Ferretti dress with a simple, elegant sweetheart neckline and thigh-high slit. It was a key example of keeping things simple, but still managing to make a bold statement.
4. Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta
Another case of velvet done right! Brie Larson’s custom strapless, black velvet gown by Oscar de la Renta featured a flamenco ruffled train that felt very va-va-voom as she presented the award for Best Actor at the ceremony.
3. Emma Roberts in vintage Armani Privé
Emma Roberts opted for a vintage Armani Privé gown instead of a fresh-off-the-runway look to benefit the “Red Carpet Green Dress” program and promote sustainability. Not to mention, it paid homage to the historic velvet and satin Valentino look her aunt Julia Roberts wore in 2001. We can’t get over how ethereal it all feels.
2. Emma Stone in Givenchy Haute Couture
Emma Stone, who took home the award for Best Actress at the ceremony, looked as flawlessly statuesque as a winner should in a gold, fringed gown by Givenchy Haute Couture. Plus, she gets major props for showing her support for Planned Parenthood with a small, gold pin worn on the left side of her already gorgeously embellished dress.
1. Janelle Monae in Elie Saab Couture
Janelle Monae, who had breakout roles in both Hidden Figures and Best Picture winner Moonlight, cemented herself as a bonafide style icon in an elaborately embellished Elie Saab Couture gown that commanded our attention. She obviously came to slay, and slay she did.
5. Halle Berry in Atelier Versace
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Halle Berry stepped out in a one-shoulder blush pink Atelier Versace dress. The combination of champagne and black sequins with fringe details didn’t quite meld together so smoothly, though her naturally curly hair was the look’s saving grace.
4. Felicity Jones in Dior
In Dior, Felicity Jones felt too plain-and-simple. Her entire look, in contrast to the Academy Awards red carpet, was washed-out and bland, though her beauty was definitely striking.
3. Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo
This one was a tough break. The fit and pattern of this Ralph & Russo number were exceptionally good, but the neckline turned everything around. Rounded edges or a sweetheart cut might’ve saved this look from Worst Dressed territory.
2. Leslie Mann in Zac Posen
Actress Leslie Mann got a little swallowed up in this yellow Zac Posen dress, which felt fairly reminiscent of Belle from Beauty and the Beast. In our opinion, Alicia Vikander treaded those waters last year and found greater success.
1. Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Dakota Johnson wore a Gucci champagne satin long-sleeve, high-neck gown with metallic gold high heels and metallic gold clutch. We get it, dressing like the golden Oscar statuette is a common sort of tradition, but this time it came off a bit matronly.