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Oscars 2021 Red Carpet: All the Best Dresses

Zendaya on the Oscar red carpet
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When it comes to fashion, everyone has an opinion. For many, the Oscars red carpet is one of fashion’s biggest nights and it’s easy to see why – the A-listers bring their A-game every year. Despite tight Covid-19 restrictions and an exclusive guest list of presenters and nominees only, the 2021 ceremony stepped up its fashion game. From Regina King and Zendaya to Margot Robbie and Carey Mulligan, these are the looks of the night we’re obsessed with.

Related: Red carpet fails: the worst Oscar dresses of all time.

Andra Day on the red carpet
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Andra Day

The United States vs. Billie Holiday Best Actress nominee was positively manifesting that Oscar in this jaw-dropping legs-for-days metallic gold Vera Wang Haute Couture dress.

Margot Robbie on the red carpet
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Margot Robbie

The Aussie graced the red carpet in a glorious floral Chanel gown. But the real story? The debut of those fierce bangs.

Related: 10 celebs show off curtain bangs

Zendaya on the red carpet
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The style icon brought the fashion to the red carpet in a vibrant Valentino cut-out with a Bulgari diamond necklace.

See also: Disney star to style icon: Zendaya’s style evolution.

Regina King on the red carpet
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Regina King

Arriving in one of the most talked-about looks of the night, the actress-director wore a stunning angelic blue custom Louis Vuitton gown. Those winged sleeves are everything.

H.E.R. on the red carpet
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The Best Original Song nominee not only blew us away with her vocals for her song “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah, but she also gave us major Prince vibes in this gorgeous blue jumpsuit and purple sunglasses.

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Carey Mulligan

Gold was a common thread on the red carpet this year, and Promising Young Woman Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan was firmly on that bandwagon. Her stunning Valentino gold crop gown was one of the most buzzed about looks of the night.

Amanda Seyfriend on the red carpet
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Amanda Seyfried

The Best Supporting Actress nominee (for Mank) gave us major Old Hollywood vibes in this gorgeous red tulle ball gown from Giorgio Armani’s Privé spring/summer collection.

Related: 15 iconic Oscar moments we’ll never forget.

Viola Davis on the red carpet
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Viola Davis

The Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Best Actress nominee turned heads in this regal white cut-out Alexander McQueen illusion dress. It was a moment.

See also: The most expensive jewellery ever worn to the Oscars.

Chloe Zhao on the red carpet
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Chloé Zhao

Not only did she win Best Director (for Nomadland), but the celebrated filmmaker also may have started a new red carpet trend: crisp white sneakers. In lieu of a glam team, Zhao went her own way in this muted, beaded Hermès dress. Not all heroes wear capes.

Maria Bakalova on the red carpet
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Maria Bakalova

The Best Supporting Actress nominee didn’t resemble her Borat Subsequent Moviefilm character in the least. The Bulgarian actress wowed in a white  Louis Vuitton gown with a plunging neckline and minimal jewellery.

See also: Oscars 2020: revisit the red carpet’s best and worst dressed.

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