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Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman can wear anything she wants, and at the 2004 Academy Awards, she did. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

31 of the worst Oscar dresses of all time

If we ever got to walk the red carpet at the Oscars, we can imagine it’d be hard to strike a balance between elegant and a bit dull, or striking and garish.

But through the years, celebrities and their stylists weren’t thinking about these things at all, and instead defied both the rules of fashion and, seemingly, gravity.

Here are some of the worst Oscar dresses ever to have graced the red carpet – brace yourselves.

40 of the craziest looks in the history of the Grammys red carpet