16 Ways to Dress like the Oscars’ Best Dressed Stars
The red carpet is the perfect place to gain a little style inspiration, and the Academy Awards are like the Super Bowl of fashion. While we care about more than just who’s wearing what, (yes, we want to #AskHerMore too) we get our style stalker on HARD this time of year. Whether you’re trying to channel old Hollywood glamour or you’re going for a more unconventional look, we found 16 ways to steal star steez for your next glam party or event… paparazzi not included.
1. Halter Cutout Pencil ($83): Reese Witherspoon kept it classy with a simple black and white gown. There’s no going wrong with black and white, and a couple sexy cutouts only seals the deal. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2. Savan Jacquard Gown ($378): This dress combines two fun and feminine touches: florals and a full skirt. The only thing missing are those pockets that Chloe Grace Moretz was obviously obsessed with. We would be too. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
3. Slate Gray High Neck Dress ($160): The two elements that we loved about Felicity Jones’ red-carpet stunner were the unexpected high neck and the amazing embellishment. We found a dress that captured both of these and is a little more practical than a ball gown. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
4. Sweetheart to Heart Peach Lace Maxi Dress ($61): Does anyone wear pink like Gwyneth Paltrow? It doesn’t hurt to try, and this body-skimming maxi number will do just fine. A flower corsage on one strap would complete the look. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
5. Maternity One Shoulder Maxi Dress ($30): This maternity dress is perfect for the coming warm weather. The bright red and one shoulder silhouette worn by Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Dakota Johnson inspired us to find something bold. (Photo via Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
6. Sleeveless Party Dress With Popover Top ($650): We loved Rita Ora’s look when she took the stage to perform. We had to find a way to copy her black and white, full-skirt look, and the fact that this party dress is two pieces makes it even better. (Photo via Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
7. Long Sleeve Sequin Mini Dress ($50): In our eyes, Lupita Nyong’o can do no wrong, and her breathtaking pearl dress was no exception. We loved the amount of embellishment in an always chic shade of white. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
8. River Island Peplum Bandeau Pencil Dress ($111): Don’t worry, peplum isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Which is totally fine by us, since the silhouette it creates is the most flattering. Many of the stars, including Kerry Washington, kept their colors neutral at the Academy Awards. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
9. Carissima Sheath ($258): You can never go wrong with a black dress. And when you add a little touch of lace, it’s even better for a night out on the town. With Kelly Osbourne’s purple hair, sticking with black was an excellent choice. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
10. V-Neck Maxi Dress ($50): Margot Robbie surprised us with her sheer black number and plunging neckline. The sooner we can copy this look, the better. A sheer black dress is superb for transitioning into spring. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
11. Eyelet-Lace Drop Waist Dress ($845): The fabric of Marion Cotillard’s dress was like an oversized eyelet, which created amazing texture and had us wondering where we could find something like that. This drop waist dress (though a definite splurge) has just the kind of texture we were in the market for. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
12. Heavy Metallic Jacquard Dress ($78): Zoe Saldana rocked a blush-colored gown with luxurious draping, which accented her post-baby curves just the right amount. The color and seaming of this arty dress from Nasty Gal would accent your feminine curves in the same way. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
13. Eyelash Lace Strapless Dress ($28): Rosamund Pike kept the old Hollywood glam going with a vivacious red strapless gown. Pretty much anything in this lipstick shade of red channels instant glamour. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
14. Constance Dress ($588): Zendaya reminded us of a Grecian goddess on the red carpet, and we couldn’t get enough of her off-the-shoulder, draped sleeves. This gown from Reformation not only has the same romantic sleeve, but would make an elegant wedding gown. (Photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
15. Coast Harven Dress With Pleated Skirt ($358): We don’t think anyone had as much fun as Jennifer Lopez did at the Oscars, and we think it had a lot to do with her amazingly full skirt. How can you not have the time of your life when you’re surrounding by flowing tulle? It’s a look we’d mimic any day. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
16. Structured Peplum Dress ($78): Yellow is just the right color as we get closer to spring, and we loved Jennifer Hudson’s unique color choice. The structured style of her dress really caught our eye, especially with the illusion of two pieces. Peplum is a great way to get that same structured look. (Photo via Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Whose Oscar look do you want to steal? Let us know in the comments!
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)