Our Favorite Looks From The 2018 Oscars

These stars won the red carpet

The month of February passed by so quickly — it seems we were just discussing the nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards when they were first announced, and now it’s the actual awards night.

As I write, the ceremony’s still ongoing, so no word on the full list of Oscar winners yet. But we’ve got enough evidence to at least declare the winners of the red carpet. Read on to see some of our fave looks and trends of the night!

The Ultimate Throwback

Rita in 2018 (via IG/LA Times Entertainment) | Rita in 1962 (via Town and Country)

Check out EGOT winner Rita Moreno slaying in the same gown she wore to the 1962 Oscars, when she won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the iconic West Side Story. Fun fact: Rita says that the gown was made in the Philippines!

Honestly, I can barely fit in my prom dress, and it isn’t even ten years old— Rita’s reusing a gown from more than fifty years ago, and somehow manages to look even better at 86 than the first time she wore it. She even modified it to make it strapless. Goals.

The Risk Taker

Queen Tyra approves.

Figure skater Adam Rippon made a splash during the just-concluded Winter Olympics in Pyeongchong, not just for being the first openly gay U.S. medal winner, but also for his sassy, unapologetic personality. He brought some of that to the Oscars in his Moschino-designed outfit, rocking a harness under his tuxedo. Said designer Jeremy Scott to The Hollywood Reporter: “His tux is a nod to Old Hollywood with a twist.”

Primary Colors

Emma Stone (via IG/E! Online Australia) | Nicole Kidman (via IG/E! Online Australia) | Greta Gerwig (via Global News Canada)

We’ve been starting to see some bolder colors in time for the Spring/Summer season, but admittedly primary tones can be a bit intimidating to pull off. But what better place than the biggest red carpet to showcase how amazing they can look?

Like Adam Rippon, last year’s Best Actress winner Emma Stone also took a risk in wearing a suit — in the fact that she wore a suit at all to an event that’s traditionally dominated by flowing gowns. Whether her Louis Vuitton pantsuit is your thing or not, props to Emma for taking the plunge. Nicole Kidman’s Armani Privé dress is one of my personal best looks of the night. The gown’s superstructure is only highlighted by the gorgeous metallic blue. And finally, Best Director nominee Greta Gerwig pulls off an on-trend yellow to perfection.


Daniel Kaluuya and Chadwick Boseman (via The Guardian) | Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Danai Gurira (via E! Online)

The Black Panther cast has been consistently serving looks since the film’s royal premiere, so it’s no surprise that they showed up with just as much style to the Oscars. Chadwick Boseman’s rocking a Givenchy ensemble fit for a king, and Daniel Kaluuya’s looking golden in his Brunello Cucinelli suit. And check out Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Danai Gurira looking like royalty in Atelier Versace, Etro, and Gabriela Hearst, respectively.

White Out

Margot Robbie (via IG/Hollywood Reporter) | Timothée Chalamet (via IG/Vulture) | Laura Dern (via IG/Variety)

When we think about monochrome outfits, we usually think black. But Margot Robbie (who can do no wrong on the red carpet), Call Me By Your Name darling Timothée Chalamet, and Laura Dern give us some style inspo for all-white amazing outfits.

Delicate Nudes

Allison Williams (via IG/Hollywood Reporter) | Gina Rodriguez (via IG/Variety)

Admittedly, flowing nude gowns with delicate beading and embroidery have become something of a red carpet staple. Still, Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez and Get Out’s Allison Williams show us why we can’t get enough of these gorgeous gowns.


Gal Gadot (via Twitter/The Cut) | Jennifer Lawrence (via IG/E! Online Australia)

Another oldie-but-goodie red carpet staple are glimmering metallics, and for good reason: they’re beautiful, but with an edge. Gal Gadot and Jennifer Lawrence take on the trend in sleek, body-hugging gowns— Gal’s Givenchy dress is 1920’s flapper-inspired, while JLaw’s Dior gown looks like a suit of armor.

And that’s it for our red carpet roundup!

Did we miss any of your fave looks? Let us know in the comments section below!

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