The 10 Best Oscar Looks of All Time

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With the Academy Awards only days away, we took a walk down memory lane to relive the best looks to appear on the red carpet. From daring lipstick choices to barely there gowns and golden skin (we’re looking at you, Charlize!) here our favorite Oscar beauty moments!

Nicole Kidman, 1997


Nicole Kidman took color blocking to a whole new level with her burgundy lip and charteuse Dior gown. We loved the bold, dark pout against her pale skin. Stunning!

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Selena Gomez, 2011


She may be a newbie but Selena Gomez has taken the fashion world by storm! While her best accessory may have been beau Justin Bieber, her elegant red lipstick, sleek updo, and Dolce & Gabbana gown were also a winning combination.

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Halle Berry, 2002


Halle Berry’s one-of-a-kind Elie Saab gown ensured all eyes would be on her. The star’s killer body and glowing skin were flawless as always, and her signature pixie ‘do balanced out the ultra feminine dress.

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Michelle Willliams, 2006


Michelle William’s combo of a vibrant red pout and mustard yellow Vera Wang gown were the primary reason she topped the best dressed list in 2006. For the perfect finishing touch to her look, the pint-sized star framed her face with soft ’20s-inspired finger waves and minimal eye makeup.

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Uma Thurman, 1995


Whether she’s playing a ruthless killer or super woman, Uma Thurman can pull off any style. Her simple Prada dress and french twist highlighted her delicate features, while her tomato red lipstick provided a dash of color.

Angelina Jolie, 2009


All hail Angelina! Hollywood’s reigning red carpet queen looked like true royalty with her swinging emerald earrings (worth $2 million!). She kept her makeup simple with a thick cat eye, a nude pout, and a glowing complexion.

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Jennifer Lopez, 2003


Jennifer Lopez has wowed the world with many different styles, and her 2003 ode to a Grecian goddess look was no different. Her sea-foam green eye shadow mirrored her Valentino caftan, and slicked-back locks let her sun-kissed skin shine bright.

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Natalie Portman, 2005


Natalie Portman looks good no matter what—remember when she went bald?. In 2005, the actress donned a  empire-waisted Lanvin gown and diamond studded headband, which highlighted her natural beauty and subtle brown smoky eyes.

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Charlize Theron, 2003


Superstar and elegant are just two fab words that describe Charlize Theron. Her golden skin, incredible figure, and enviable Gucci gown made her stand out even in a crowd of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest.

Julianne Moore, 2010


Let’s hear it for the flame-haired Beauties! Longtime Tom Ford muse Julianne Moore opted for a classic side-swept ‘do at the 2010 Oscars. We adore the simplicity of her look which allows her flawless alabaster skin to steal the show.

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