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Oscars Dress's 2013

A selection of dress's from last night's Oscars to intrigue, inspire and ponder over.


Jessica Chastain, in custom Giorgio Armani.

Amy Adams, in Oscar de la Renta. 

Anne Hathaway, in Prada.

Alicia Vikander, in Elie Saab Haute Couture. 


Kristen Stewart, in Reem Acra.

 Naomi Watts, in custom Giorgio Armani. 

Olivia Munn, in Marchesa

Zoe Saldana, in Alexis Mabille.

All images from style.com Click here to see more.

I loved Naomi Watts custom Giorgio Armani dress. I Thought the cut out detail was quite sophisticated, and it's just that little bit different which is what I like.

What do we think of Anne Hathaways dress? She does looks lovely in it, dainty even, but it's such a simple style for the Oscars. Maybe it would have been better with a lowered neckline and made strapless, or with a contrast waist panel? 
I was also thinking 'doesn't it look easy to sew'?!

Thoughts?

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