Favorite Oscar Dresses

It’s almost Oscar season again, which of course has got me thinking about all my favorite Oscar dresses of years past…

First is Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Ralph Lauren in 1999. She’s a gorgeous vision in pink – and exactly what I always imagined my Barbie would look like in real life.

Gwyneth Paltrow Ralph Lauren 1999 Oscars

Most people remember Penelope’s feathery Versace gown in 2007, but I was never a huge fan. I didn’t think the shape of the dress flattered her gorgeous figure in the least. The feathers just looked out of place, and oddly reminiscent of Bjork’s strange swan dress in 2001. In any case, I love, love, loved the Armani gown Penelope Cruz chose for the 2012 Oscars. Perfection.

Penelope Cruz 2012 Oscars Armani

Julia Roberts could not have looked more classy when she won the 2001 Oscar for her performance in Erin Brockovich. I only wish I could put into words how disappointed I was when I discovered this Valentino was way beyond my prom dress budget that year.

Julia Roberts 2001 Oscars Valentino

I couldn’t decide which of Reese’s Oscar picks I preferred – so I chose both! In what seems like a nod to Julia, Reese Witherspoon chose a chic ponytail and streamlined black and white Armani gown for the 2011 Oscars.

Reese Witherspoon 2011 Oscars Armani

But of course, who can forget this stunning vintage Christian Dior she wore in 2006? Swoon.

Reese Witherspoon 2006 Oscars Christian Dior

As for my favorite red dresses, first up is Nicole Kidman wearing Balenciaga in 2007.

Nicole Kidman 2007 Oscars Balenciaga

Next is Kate Winslet who chose lesser known designer Ben de Lisi for the 2002 Oscars.

Kate Winslet 2002 Oscars Ben de Lisi

And Helen Mirren is simply the epitome of regal wearing George Chakra for the 2008 Oscars.

Helen Mirren 2008 Oscars George Chakra

Next up is a stunning Anne Hathaway wearing Armani to the 2009 Oscars.

Anne Hathaway 2009 Oscars Armani

Jessica Chastain chose to wear Alexander McQueen to the 2012 Oscars –  I love this unique take on a classic silhouette.

Jessica Chastain 2012 Oscars Alexander McQueen

Finally, I would be thrilled if somebody wore gloves like Grace Kelly’s to the Oscars this year. Is it any wonder that this lovely girl became the Princess of Monaco just one year after winning the 1955 Oscar in this mint green Edith Head gown?

grace kelly edith head 1955 oscars

Did I miss any? Which dress is your Oscar favorite? And which celebrity are you most excited to see on the red carpet February 24th?

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Mrs. Perez is a Peruvian-born, Floridian-bred Michigander addicted to online shopping, part-time homemaking, and lots of vacation planning. She loves designer brands, but shudders at the thought of paying full price. Favorite stores include local thrift stores and of course Marshall's/ TJ Maxx. Mrs. Perez occasionally blogs at Part-Time Homemaking.