When it comes to red carpet fashion, the Oscars are like the Super Bowl and the World Series rolled into one. Celebs bring their A game when it comes to Oscar dresses, looking to score a MVP slot for the evening and possibly in the hallowed halls of history. (OK, that’s all our sports knowledge!) So, what does it take to stand out among such well-dressed company? Over the years we’ve learned that risk frequently equals reward and sometimes simplicity is key. Check out the best of the best from Oscar ceremonies gone by above to get primed to watch Sunday’s telecast and see how this year’s attendees fare on the fashion front.
Morgan C. Schimminger
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As passionate about feminism as she is about fashion, Morgan C. Schimminger spends much of her time writing and editing pieces on everything from celebrity style to the fight to keep funding for Planned Parenthood. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in publishing from Rosemont College. Morgan has contributed to a variety of publications, including StyleBakery, Uptown, metro.pop and Sister 2 Sister. Every week for theFashionSpot, she profiles the Top 10 Best Dressed Celebs and provides a daily dose of stylish stars via Look of the Day.