Carey Mulligan's gold Oscars outfit is so big, it's dominating the show

Natasha Harding
·3-min read
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The Oscars red carpet is home to more than a few bold fashion looks, which is part of why we love it so damn much. Remember Bjork's famous swan dress? And Gemma Chan's iconic hot pink ruffle collar number? Yep, fearless outfits are what keeps the red carpet interesting, and this year's show has blessed us with even more notable looks. One of our personal faves: Carey Mulligan's golden co-ord.

Designed by Valentino (who also made Zendaya's glow-in-the-dark dress, fyi), Carey's outfit almost resembles an Oscars trophy, only with a lot more extra-ness to boot. For those playing at home, Carey was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Promising Young Woman. P.S. if you haven't already seen the film, you really should - it's ace.

Consisting of a full sequin skirt and matching strapless crop top, covered in circular sequins, Carey's look is basically a celebration of dressing up and all things glamorous:

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Here's a close-up:

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Is it just me, or is the outfit actually ~glowing~?

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Aaaand here's another look from the back. Don't even get us started on that train:

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Photo credit: Getty Images

In addition to wow-ing the red carpet, Carey's 'fit also gained attention during the show, with viewers taking to Twitter to comment on how the gold number was a real stand-out:

"Carey Mulligan’s dress is rightfully getting the most airtime tonight. #Oscars"

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"My eyes cannot leave Carey Mulligan‘s dress every time they do a wide shot. #Oscars"

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"carey mulligan’s dress WANTS THAT OSCAR"

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"i love seeing carey mulligan and her enormous dress every time they show the audience #Oscars"

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"I have never sat still as many hours in my life, total, as Carey Mulligan has sat in the background of the #Oscars stage tonight in that giant dress."

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"If Carey Mulligan loses, at least her dress is in literally every shot tonight. #oscars"

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