Oscars 2020 — The Best and The Worst Dressed List

Awards season came to a close Sunday night with the 92nd Academy Awards AKA The Oscars.

It’s not just the biggest night in Hollywood, it’s one of the biggest events of the year in fashion! 

But the Oscars created a new complication this year for fashion lovers—the Academy Awards were moved up two weeks early, scheduled right in the middle New York Fashion Week.

Celebrities graced the red carpet with classic ballgowns, ruffle detailing, and lots of sparkly embellishments. Some of the looks had jaws dropping on the floor for all the right reasons while a few were just a serious fashion fail. 

Check out the list below to see which stars made the cut for the best dressed list and which was the worst-dressed stars of the 2020 Oscars.

Also, let us know which you think are the best and worst dressed by casting your vote in the polls below.

Best Dressed

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Charlize Theron brought glamour to the red carpet with this stunning black one shoulder thigh-high slit dress from Dior Haute Couture. It features one off-the-shoulder sleeve, a subtle peplum layer at the waist, a thigh-high slit up the left side and a sweeping train.

Sadly, we can’t shop custom dresses but below is similar affordable picks one can get to channel Old Hollywood glam.

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Scarlett Johansson dripped with sparkle in a silvery custom Oscar de la Renta gown. The glamorous gown featured a corseted bodice with strands of sparkling embellishments, fringe bodice and satin skirt.

While this gown is custom, below are gorgeous lookalikes that one can emulate for this award-winning look.

Renee Zellweger shimmered in a classic one-shoulder number with this custom Armani Prive gown. What is not to love about a white-sequin, one-shoulder gown? This gown form-fitting, flattering, minimal, and beyond stunning.

Embrace a white one-shoulder gown with the affordable picks below.

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Margot Robbie wore a vintage black Chanel gown. This specific gown is from the label’s Spring/Summer 1994 collection. It features a strapless V-neck with pleated detailing, cuff sleeves with bow details with its own trains. But the most fabulous element of the gown? The stunning jewel pendant at the center that dangled down the top of her dress.

Since this dress is vintage and not available for purchase, emulate Margot’s look with the gorgeous affordable lookalikes below.

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Brie Larson looked gorgeous in this pink champagne caped Celiné by Hedi Slimane gown. The gown is composed of more than 120,000 sequins, 110,000 glass beads, 13,000 Swarowski crystals, and required over 1,200 hours of hand embroidery. It brought just the right amount of sparkle, and the low neckline and glamorous cape detail made it one of the standout gowns of the night.

While Brie’s gown is custom, below are gold dresses with a cape detail one can purchase to standout everywhere.

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Janelle Monae is never one to shy from a dramatic look and she stunned in a Ralph Lauren gown that was hand-embroidered in more than 168,000 Swarovski crystals. The dress turned heads thanks to its draped hood and open back. SHOWSTOPPER!!

Want to channel Janelle’s silver embellished look, below are lookalikes to suit any budget!

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Penelope Cruz also wore a vintage Chanel gown. From the house’s 1995 Haute Couture collection, the black Chanel gown is an asymmetrical hemline that features a large bow detail along the neckline and a classic Chanel element of a pearl detail along the waistline. Best part of this dress — Pockets. The pearl detail and pockets make this vintage Chanel look even more perfect than it already is.

Affordable bow detail gowns

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Regina King looked timeless in a blush, asymmetrical off-the-shoulder gown with train by Atelier Versace. This exceptional gown featured one thin strap, an asymmetrical neckline, delicate rhinestone detailing on the bodice and an interesting dramatic train that appears to be half-column and half-ballgown style.

Head to the edit below for blush asymmetrical lookalikes.

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Natalie Portman made a statement on the red carpet in more ways than one! Donning a gorgeous custom gown by Dior Haute Couture, it features a tulle overlay with gold embroidery, chic high neckline, flowing skirt and braided belt. She teamed the gown with a black cape that featured embroidered names of the women who weren’t nominated for Oscars.

Unfortunately Natalie’s gown is custom and isn’t available to buy. If you’re in love with this piece and want to recreate this look, head below for similar embroidered dresses.

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Cynthia Erivo turned heads with this dramatic sparkly-white asymmetrical gown from Versace. From the one thin strap across the chest, the intricately beaded bodice and the thigh-high slit, this stunning ballgown offered a different kind of boldness that wasn’t seen elsewhere.

Recreate Cynthia’s look for less with the high street lookalikes below.

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Worst Dressed

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Saoirse Ronan in Gucci.

Hello, fashion police? I’d like to report a crime of fashion.

There’s a LOT going on here— The black, ivory and lavender gown featured a plunging neckline, a full ball silk skirt, and fluted two-tone peplum. The top and bottom doesn’t match and the colors plus the details put together is a train wreck. Waiting for her fashion arrest.

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Billy Porter is the red carpet maven, but this time he lost the status. Wearing a custom look by Giles Deacon Couture, it features a gold feathered sleeveless top and graphic printed ball skirt, depicting the interior of the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace. The combination of the gold with giant prints class, and not in a good fashion clash.

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Kelly Ripa wore a black Christian Siriano gown. What makes this gown a part of the worst dress is the drop waist and odd two-tiered skirt. It is ill-tailored and made up of too many unnecessary ruffles piled together that made the gown horribly shaped.

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Gal Gadot fashion choice stood out on the red carpet and not in a good way.
Wearing a Givenchy Couture, it features a high-necked long sleeve sheer black lace top before transitioning into a baby pink tulle skirt. The waist is ill-fitting it looks like someone stitched two dresses together. Horrible combo.

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Sandra Oh wore a gold Elie Saab gown that shows less is better. It features puffed sleeves adorned with massive tulle fabric at the bottom that looked like a bouquet of flowers. The explosion of ruffles and flowers detailing is beyond overwhelming. It’s either statement sleeves or a statement bottom, but not both. Please God, not both.

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Beanie Feldstein in Miu Miu. The halter-style white gown with black floral embellishments just didn’t feel like the right selection for a night like the Academy Awards. Plus, the floral print embellishments were pretty much off.

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Caitriona Balfe in a Valentino gown that featured a sheer pink layer with an overwhelming bow at the neckline under strapless black gown with a mermaid skirt. The black portion of the gown was incredibly elegant and chic, but the puffy pink tulle overlay totally ruined the ensemble.

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Kristen Wiig took a red carpet risk in a bold red Valentino gown with dramatic double-layered ruffles that ran down each side of the skirt. Was she trying to win the worst dressed list with this lasagna noodle detail.

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Maya Rudolph wore a sparkling orange Valentino gown with a boxy silhouette and pockets. She was definitely the most glamorous potato sack with this frock.

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Laura Dern donned an Armani Privé blush pink silk crepe gown with a full skirt that sweeps into a train. The top of the gown is adorned in black crystal embroidery and beaded tassel detailing. The tassels ruined the whole look and were an eyesore that made this dress look cheap.

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