The star-studded Academy Awards event is upon us and the question on everyone’s lips isn’t what films will win (okay, maybe that too), but rather: who will wear what?
There is no award show more prestigious or more glamorous. First presented in 1929, it’s the biggest night of the year for many actors and actresses, who – regardless whether they go home with a gold statuette – will definitely be remembered for what they wore.
There are myriad ways to make a splash on the red carpet: you can leave your knickers at home, wear tailor-made haute couture, or think outside the box and wear something unexpected, like Björk’s infamous swan dress. You can go the classic glamour route, like Jennifer Lawrence in Dior (that dress as memorable as the Oscar winner’s fall down the stairs, although we wouldn’t recommend waiting to trying on your dress until the morning of the event…not everyone’s as lucky as Jennifer!) or you can inject a dose of colour to rival the red carpet, like Lupita Nyong’o in Prada.
Some of our favourite winners through the years:
Natalie Portman in Rodarte, Reese Witherspoon in Dior, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior and Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
The options are endless, but one thing is for certain: it will be a high-octane event with unprecedented glamour that can be translated into your own wardrobe.
So, as the red carpet rolls out in Hollywood for the 87th Academy Awards, we looked for eight Oscar-worthy pieces that will amp up your everyday look in seconds – a no-fail way to embracing the sparkle long after the award season is through.
Cover photo by Tiffa Day