Oscars Dresses: Red Carpet Dresses Worn By The Best Actress Winners At The Academy Awards

4 March 2013

We can't believe it's been one whole week since the Oscars as we've only just caught up on our sleep. By now we've all seen this year's Oscars frocks, from Jessica Chastain in Armani to Jennifer Aniston in Valentino, and we've summed up the top 50 Oscar dresses ever.

But have you ever wondered if there is a formula to a winning Oscar dress? Which designer has bagged the most wins? Which colour screams success? Well we've done all the hard work for you, and collated all the best dressed actresses and best supporting actresses since 2000.

So this year Jennifer Lawrence picked up the Best Actress Award in her mahoosive, rather bridal, Dior Couture frock. She might not be able to actually pronounce Haute Couture or walk up a few steps in a gown, but she looked FAB. That's why we love her. She's not the first Best Actress to have worn Christian Dior, as back in 2006 Reese Witherspoon accepted the award for Walk the Line in Vintage Christian Dior.

Oscars Dresses: Red Carpet Dresses Worn By The Best Actress Winners At The Academy Awards
Oscars Dresses: Red Carpet Dresses Worn By The Best Actress Winners At The Academy Awards

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

Versace has been worn most on the red carpet at the Oscars, as Catherine Zeta-Jones wore Versace when she picked up Best Supporting Actress in 2003 and Angelina Jolie wore the label when she was crowned Best Supporting Actress in 2000.

Valentino is of course a popular winner's choice, and although Anne Hathaway shocked and wore Prada instead this year, he has dressed a spectacular number of Best Actresses as Cate Blanchett, Sophia Loren, Jessica Lange, Julia Roberts and Elizabeth Taylor all wore Valentino.

Valentino said that dressing Julia Roberts when she collected her Oscar for Erin Brockovich was the highlight of his career. 'I have dressed so many people but I have to be sincere. The person that made me feel so very, very happy was Julia Roberts. When she got the Academy Award for Erin Brockovich I watched it on television and really I was so excited that she appeared in my dress,' the designer gushed.

As for the accessories it seems a Chopard is a lucky charm, as in 2004 Charlize Theron wore Chopard to accept her Best Actress Oscar for Monster and then for nine consecutive years an Oscar winner wore Chopard. 

Can you work out an Oscar winning fashion formula? Take a look through the gallery above to see the previous Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress winners and let us know your theories...

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