Oscars fashion: What the leading ladies of Hollywood wore in this decade

Emma Stone won for her role in La La Land Photograph:( Pinterest )

WION Delhi, India Mar 04, 2018, 10.38 AM (IST) Zeba Khan

It has been 90 years since the Hollywood’s biggest awards’ night, Oscars has existed and it’s only grown bigger in scale.

From dictating sartorial choices on the red carpet that have gone to become trendsetters for the year, to making the right political and social appearance on the highly televised event -- Oscars is one platform no one can or try to ignore for the sake of its assembly every year.

As the world prepares for the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night, we take a look at what the leading ladies of Hollywood who went on to win the Best Actress award at the gala in this decade, chose to wear while winning the coveted statuette for their best work in the respective year.

Winning actresses and their choice of dress this decade:

Sandra Bullock won for her role in The Blind Side

2010 was all about metallic shimmer as Sandra Bullock opted for a radiant Marchesa gown for the big night. The gown was metallic with sheer bodice and a figure-hugging skirt that had a small train for some panache. Bullock topped the look with some pink on her lips.

Sandra Bullock won for her role in The Blind Side (Twitter)

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The year brought shimmer metallic to fashion like silver, gold.

Natalie Portman won for her role in Black Swan

In 2011, as Natalie Portman won for her mysterious dark role in Black Swan, she stunned everyone at the red carpet with her choice of a purple gown from the fashion-forward brand, Rodarte. Glowing with pregnancy, Portman’s dress also had an elegant neckline complete with strings of sequence and stones with neatly stitched dress material acting as a crisscross on the front, one that accentuated the growing baby bump. Side swept hair just added to the whole look.

Natalie Portman won for her role in Black Swan (Pinterest)

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It made way for unconventional colours to take centre-stage. 

Meryl Streep won for her role in The Iron Lady

In 2012, Meryl Streep took home her third Oscar playing Margaret Thatcher in the movie while wearing an all-gold wrap-style dress from Lanvin. The dress had a dramatic neckline, which Streep carried with elan.

Meryl Streep won for her role in The Iron Lady (Pinterest)

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The year gave new definition to wearing all gold.

Jennifer Lawrence won for her role in Silver Linings Playbook

2013 saw Jennifer Lawrence stepping out in a gorgeous Dior gown featuring a strapless neckline and large mermaid silhouette at the hem. The pearl-white of the dress highlighted her natural skin colour and she let the dress do the talking by pulling her hair in a carefree bun.

Jennifer Lawrence won for her role in Silver Linings Playbook (Pinterest)

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The year saw a rise in dramatic gowns of layered hems and everything extra!

Cate Blanchett won for her role in Blue Jasmine

Pairing a nude Armani Prive design, Cate Blanchett made everyone take notice in 2014. Her gown featured intricate floral embellishments throughout the bodice and skirt for a magical effect.

Cate Blanchett won for her role in Blue Jasmine (Pinterest)

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It thus became all about tailored couture pieces for the year.

Julianne Moore won for her role in Still Alice

In 2015, Julianne Moore chose a stunning Chanel design -- white column gown covered in sequins of the same colour with the interplay of some black and white floral appliques.

Julianne Moore won for her role in Still Alice (Pinterest)

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The year furthered interest in couture, artisanal, time-taking pieces.

Brie Larson won for her role in Room

2016 saw Brie Larson receive her award in a royal blue Royal Gucci dress which she paired beautifully with a large, pearl-encrusted belt and matching earrings. The dress made everyone take notice of Larson’s choice of clothing for the night.

Brie Larson won for her role in Room (Pinterest)

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Blue actually came back to fashion, in the form of makeup colour for lips, nails, and of course dresses.

Emma Stone won for her role in La La Land

In 2017, Emma Stone took home the award looking like a dancing queen in an ode to her character in the movie that won her the statuette. Her custom Givenchy Haute Couture gown was all about gold, shimmer, beads and crystals. The dress had beaded layering that made parts of her dress move as she walked. 

Emma Stone won for her role in La La Land (Pinterest)

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The year brought attention back to beads, crystals and stonework on dresses.

Now zooming into 2018, it waits to be seen what this year’s winning actress would choose to wear, to pick up the Oscar.