Choosing which looks should make an Oscars best-dressed list is about as difficult as, well, choosing which movie will win best picture. With so much creativity and artistry on display, everyone deserves to be celebrated.
Still, there are some looks from the Oscars 2021 red carpet that left a mark. Zendaya looks gorgeous in everything she wears, and the yellow cut-out number she picked for this event was no different. Regina King arguably got the most attention for her metallic blue dress—those sleeves! And Amanda Seyfried channeled a red gown as classic as the award show itself.
See our picks for the Oscars 2021 best dressed, below. To see these up close, don’t miss our picks for the Oscars hair and beauty looks everyone will be talking about.
Zendaya paired her neon yellow Valentino gown with over $6 million worth of Bulgari jewels. “The Bulgari jewelry takes the look to a whole place that we weren’t expecting,” the actor’s stylist Law Roach told People. “The jewelry is the star of the look. It feels cool, modern, young and really quite beautiful.”
Bold red and dramatic gowns were two big trends on the Oscars red carpet this year. Here, actor Angela Bassett masterfully pulls off both in an Alberta Ferretti dress.
One Night in Miami director Regina King’s butterfly wings are worthy of an addition into the Oscars red carpet hall of fame. The baby blue dress is a custom Louis Vuitton creation.
Promising Young Woman star Carey Mulligan looked like she was manifesting an Oscar win in this Valentino crop top, in a good way—but her simple makeup and accessories keep the gold look from going over the top.
Like we said, classic red and dramatic gowns were it this year. Mank actor Amanda Seyfried shows us another successful example with this couture Armani look.
Actor Viola Davis never misses. Proof: Look at this stunning white Alexander McQueen. Do yourself a favor and zoom in to see the intricate bodice design better.
True story: A professional welder helped designer Vera Wang create this all-metal dress. Now that is dedication to a look, Andra Day. Gold stars to this Oscar best actress nominee!
With her Hermès dress and sneakers, Chloé Zhao was arguably the coolest person on the Oscars red carpet. The Nomadland director also took home gold for her work on the film, making her the second woman to win best director.
We love how Pieces of a Woman star Vanessa Kirby juxtaposes dark red nails and lip against her petal pink dress. So chic.
Actor Laura Dern is no stranger to a flashy award show red carpet—but this fun look is one of her best.
Originally Appeared on Glamour