Whites, metallic hues and reds were favourites on the red carpet at Oscars this year. Click on to find out which of these were fashion forward and which failed to make an impression.
We loved the sparkling bracelet and ring on actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who was wearing a white Tom Ford gown. However, the cape seemed a tad unnecessary as it hid her super silhouette.
Actress Jane Seymour in a sequined red dress. Thank goodness for the bling, or it would be difficult to tell the carpet and the dress apart.
Singer Jennifer Lopez looked divalicous in her white Zuhair Murad gown.
Actress Jessica Chastain, was a head turner in a gold-detailed Alexander McQueen gown.
Actress Judy Greer, in a Monique Lhuillier center sequined dress looked sleek.
Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa in a white Carolina Herrera dress.
Actress Lea Thompson in an empire cut metallic-sequined creation, which didn't do much for her form.
Meryl Streep in a gold Lanvin gown. Until we were told that, we thought she had draped a gold bed sheet, rather well.
Michelle Williams in a coral Louis Vuitton strapless gown added some frills to the red carpet.
Actress Natalie Portman in a vintage red polka-dotted Christian Dior gown, kept it simple and supremely elegant.
Actress Octavia Spencer in a form-flattering white sequined Tadashi Shoji gown.
Actress Rooney Mara looked pristine in a white Givenchy gown. The elegant detailing on the dress was beautiful, but we wish she had accentuated her ensemble with some sparking accessories, to add some understated bling.
Actress Shailene Woodley in a white Valentino couture gown could have ditched the covered-up ensemble for more daring, as being edgy on the red carpet rocks!
Actress Stacy Keibler dazzled in a gold-metal hued Marchesa gown.