Aside from the prestigious ceremony itself, the other most important part of Oscar night, is of course the fashion! It's the biggest night in Hollywood, when fashion and cinema meet at the most glamorous red carpet of the year. The stars dressed to the nines at the recent 82nd Academy Awards, strutting on the red carpet in nothing but the best from what a few of today's best designers have to offer. Some stars played it too safe, while others took risks that just didn't pay off. It takes all kinds and I love to see them all.
Yes, one of my favorite past time is checking out the Celebrity Style guide and get up-to-date on all the hottest trends from the runway to the red carpet!
Let's check out some of the gowns that were seen on the red carpet.
Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock has been making red-carpet waves this season with one stunning dress after another, and her Oscar look is no exception. The star of The Blind Side shines in body-hugging metallic silver Marchesa. She kept her look clean with minimal jewelry, straight and simple hair, a metallic clutch purse, and bright fuchsia lipstick.
This 37 year old was looking stunning, from her gold-dusted Oscar de la Renta gown and her Cartier jewels, even down to her perfectly curled locks.
The sexy mom of two played up her famous curves in a sculptural Armani Privé pale pink gown with a dramatic slit on one side and an exaggerated train that jutted out from her hip. Armani said the dress was inspired by the romance and mystery of the moon.
The 47-year-old was sexy yet sophisticated in a ruffled silk organza Atelier Versace number. Congrats go out Demi for skillfully matching her skin tone to her gown!
The Best Supporting Actress nominee was simply ravishing in a dusky red draped Donna Karan satin pleated gown with Chopard jewels. It's a good change from her usual black do's!
Last year's Best Actress winner returned to present the 2010 award in shades of soft champagne in her bustier-topped YSL dress and $2.5 million Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace. Though elegant, the dress lacked the flair she's typically famous for.
Twilight's Kristen Stewart skipped her usual tomboy chic for an utterly feminine, custom Monique Lhuillier navy trumpet gown. The strapless quality as well as the waist-accentuating details all created the perfect aura to land on the best dressed list.
Fashionistas like Sarah Jessica Parker can afford to take chances on the red carpet, but the "Sex and the City" star may have alienated a few of her fans in this top-heavy citrus silk Chanel Haute Couture gown.
It's not the regular Oscar red carpet style but the soon-to-be-married star worked it in this vintage inspired Reem Akra dress with Bally heels, Lorraine Schwartz blackened platinum jewelry and a high bun.
The "Hannah Montana" star's champagne Jenny Packham gown was gorgeous, but the 17-year-old's hunched posture simply didn't do it justice.
The 'Inglourious Basterds' starlet is polished in a ruffled Chanel Haute Couture collection gown, black accessories from Chanel and Chanel Fine Jewelry. I love her neutral makeup, too. She went all out, didn't she?
One of the most interesting trends on the Oscar red carpet was the preponderance of prints and patterns. Rachel McAdams showed off her version of the look when she arriving wearing an Elie Saab Spring 2010 Haute Couture strapless gown. The soft pastel hues and hand-pleated bodice look wonderfully romantic on her and so seasonally chic too.
Cute and quirky Carey Mulligan's dress is just like her. The Best Actress nominee went for classic with a twist in her Prada gown with Swarovski crystal embellishment – including tiny forks, knives, bolts, watch gears, scissors and other random trinkets!
The Best Supporting Actress nominee floated in her pale pink draped Elie Saab Haute Couture gown, crystal Judith Leiber clutch, Sergio Rossi heels and Kwiat diamonds. The pale pink off the shoulder gown was simple and elegant. I love it!
The Best Supporting Actress nominee made a bold choice for the evening with this floral Dries Van Noten column gown. Kudos to Maggie for being one of the few who was willing to take a step outside the generic Oscars red carpet box! However, her watercolor-inspired frock was a bit casual for the Oscar's, no?
What do you think of the singer-actress in her Valentino Haute Couture midnight-blue gown with a thigh-high slit?
With her blockbuster Avatar up for multiple awards, the willowy star went for high drama in her over-the-top Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci ruffled purple gown made her look like a flower in bloom. I loved the sparkling bodice and ruffled tulle skirt separately, just not together.
Created by John Galliano for Dior, this strapless, sweeping floor length pink dress could do without the prominent petals on Charlize Theron's chest. I know you can't quit staring, and it pulls away from what you should be looking at: her face.
There you have it, ladies! Who gets your vote for best and worst dressed on the Oscars 2010 red carpet? If you absolutely had to pick one of these to wear yourself, which one would you go for?