10 of the Best Dressed Stars at the 2021 Oscars

No+one+can+recall+a+carpet+without+mentioning+fashion-icon+Zendaya%2C+who+is+seen+sporting+an+electric+yellow+Cher-inspired+look

Wikimedia Commons

No one can recall a carpet without mentioning fashion-icon Zendaya, who is seen sporting an electric yellow Cher-inspired look

  After a year of staying cooped up at home in sweat-sets, making comfy the new chic, red carpet fashion is finally back. Celebs, just like us, missed the dearly beloved glitz and glamour of getting all dressed up. It’s safe to say that this year’s Oscars red carpet restored Hollywood’s elegance and gave the stars their shine back. 

  No one can recall a carpet without mentioning fashion-icon Zendaya. As always, the Euphoria star pulled together a bold, eye-catching look for Hollywood’s biggest night. 

  Zendaya wore a bright yellow Valentino gown that was the perfect mix of easy-breezy and electric. The light and airy material of the dress was complimented perfectly by her effortless beachy waves. To offset the flowiness of the look and add an abstract element, the gown had a cut-out in the center which paired well with the chunky necklaces around her neck. While this look seemed like a nod to Cher, it was certainly a “Zendaya-moment” to remember. 

  Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan also stunned in a two-piece, golden, sequined, metallic dress. 

  The contrast between the small bandeau top and the big, poofy skirt really set this look apart from others of the evening. That, and the striking golden color that made Mulligan resemble a golden Oscar award. This Valentino couture gown was a very bold choice by the Promising Young Woman star, and will certainly be remembered. 

  Regina King looked like a queen on the Oscars red carpet. 

  The One Night In Miami director wore a beautiful baby-blue Louis Vuitton design with diamond embellishments running lines all along the fabric. Diamonds aside, it was the structured, puffed sleeves, that resembled a butterfly, that really took this look to the next level. The contrast of the plunging V-neckline with the butterfly sleeves made this look both elegant and powerful– truly fit for a queen! (or a King!)

  Singer and now Oscar-winner, H.E.R, stunned in electric cobalt blue.

  Paired with Prince-inspired round purple glasses, the bold hooded cape and pant-set showed why H.E.R should not only be proud of her Oscar-winning song, but also of her incredible sense of style. Not only is this look beautiful, but it also comes with a message: the set features the lyrics of her Oscar-winning song “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah. Always one to shock and inspire on the carpet, H.E.R has done it again with this unforgettable Dundas design.  

  Best Actress nominee, Viola Davis, traded in her usual choice of bold colors and eye-catching prints, for an elegant white gown by Alexander McQueen. 

  The pristine white of the gown provided a wedding-adjacent look, but was enhanced by the cutouts along the bodice of the dress. The look was paired with a matching white clutch and Forevermark jewelry. While this look was a bit of a change of pace for Viola Davis, stepping away from her usual bold fashion statements, the bright white ensemble was a beautiful and elegant choice for the Oscars. 

  Also looking slightly bridal was Best Supporting Actress nominee, Maria Bakolova.

  The Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm star opted for an angelic white Louis Vuitton gown for Oscars night, exuding pure poise and elegance. The dress featured a plunging V-neckline with eyelet detailing on the bodice and an a-line tulle skirt. From the bold red lipstick, to the diamond jewelry, Bakolova looked classic and timeless on the Oscars carpet. 

  Far from an angelic bridal look, Angela Bassett stunned in a bright and bold red gown. 

  The Alberta Ferretti gown featured an asymmetrical leg slit to show off her silver heels, which paired well with her silver jewelry. However, this look was really a stand-out because of the puffed angel-wing sleeves; if the dress’ bold red color wasn’t eye-catching enough, the big sleeves definitely were. Bassett carried a matching red clutch to complete this show-stopping look. 

  Vanessa Kirby turned heads in a contemporary custom Gucci gown.

  While the dress’ light pink color was nothing out of the ordinary, the contemporary element came into play with the gown’s silhouette. While the front of the dress fell straight down, with the only fancy elements being a small cut-out where the bodice met the skirt and a strapless plunging V-neckline, the train of the dress was the epitome of “party in the back”. The fun contrast of the gown’s pale pink color with the bold makeup and hair really set Kirby’s look apart. 

  Another amazing look of the night belonged to Mank star and Best Supporting Actress nominee, Amanda Seyfried.

  Seyfried wore a striking red Armani gown with a plunging V-neckline and an almost mermaid-like silhouette. The look, complete with a classy updo and a bold red lip, was pure Old Hollywood glamour. The gown’s vibrant red color paired with the gold jewelry had something so timeless about it, making Seyfried’s look one that will not be forgotten. 

  Promising Young Woman producer, Margot Robbie had an effortlessly beautiful look in Chanel Haute Couture. 

  While the gown’s silhouette was pretty plain, with spaghetti straps and a sweetheart neckline, the pattern of the gown made the look turn heads. The silver floral pattern of the dress had something so dainty about it, which paired well with the hairstyle choice. Robbie wore her hair in a loose, wavy ponytail, showcasing her bangs and layers, giving the look a sense of effortless elegance.