best red carpet looks oscars 2018

The Best Red Carpet Looks At The Oscars 2018

The prediction of inking the red carpet black for Time’s Up at last night’s Oscars 2018 awards was quickly dispelled with bright colour, rich textures and tons of sparkle. The general consensus was to speak up rather than say it through style – a step in the right direction, some think. Here, we run down the best red carpet looks and the most memorable points of the night…

The Bold Type

The iconic red floor embraced a solid contrast of bold colour in the form of canary yellow, electric blue and blood orange. This vibrant way of making a statement is a surefire indicator that colour is about to make a comeback. With the Time’s Up movement inspiring women of all industries, being bold is being celebrated – take note.

best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
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Shine Bright

Intergalactic glamour gleamed at last night’s 90th Oscar Academy awards with slinky floor-length numbers boasting beautiful necklines, from halterneck to sweetheart. The motto for shine this year was to keep it matte and muted for a subtle gunmetal glimmer – reminiscent of futuristic robots and faraway galaxies. This was Hollywood glamour with an innovative twist.

best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
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Tux Luxe

For Hollywood’s gentlemen, a tuxedo suit is the most traditional ensemble for The Oscars – think again. Over the past few years, the film industry elite has revolutionised the red carpet’s iconic suit with unique modern tailoring. Last night was no different. Timothee Chalamet donned a cropped straight trouser paired with a sleek leather boot – the new-age tux has been born.

best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
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Clean Cut

Sometimes, it makes sense to just let the simplicity of a dress do the talking. It may be more of a considered sartorial choice for the actresses that missed out on nominations but it’s a demure and brave option all the same. With minimalism, there’s no embellishments to hide behind – it’s just you and the dress. This look requires confidence in knowing that you can shine bright without the dazzle.

best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
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Fairytale Frills

Despite the current feminist movement ingraining its way into Hollywood, there’s still nothing wrong with just wanting to look beautifully feminine and princess-like. Having the opportunity to be the belle of the ball is rather rare, even for an actress. Powdery pastel shades, large tufts of organza and pure pearl details dominated this Oscars 2018 fairytale look.

best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
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Oscar-Winning Italian Leather
What Happened At The Oscars 2018?
best red carpet looks oscars 2018
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89 year-old American screenwriter, James Ivory, became the oldest Oscar winner ever last night, taking home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Call Me By Your Name – a romantic film based on a 2007 novel featuring Timothee Chalament, who’s face Ivory had printed on his shirt for the evening.

The Oscars is known for its ability to transform Hollywood actors into blithering emotional messes, which generally leads to rather lengthy speeches – think Gwyneth Paltrow in 1999. Yesterday evening, Jimmy Kimmel presented the audience with a $18,000 jet ski, won by Mark Bridges for his shortest speech of the night.

best red carpet looks oscars 2018
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best red carpet looks oscars 2018
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The Oscars wouldn’t be The Oscars without a Jennifer Lawrence incident. This year, the cameras caught her climbing over the theatre seats in her Dior gown whilst rather professionally balancing a glass of white wine – with elegance and grace, of course. The 27-year old American actress has become known for her quick wit and ballsy attitude within the Hollywood circle. Cheers to you, Miss Lawrence.

Frances McDormand won best actress last night for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. During her speech, she promoted the significance of films having an inclusion rider – a contract to ensure the cultural and racial diversity on film sets. She then rather powerfully asked all her fellow female nominees to stand up with her – ensuing a moving Oscar moment.

best red carpet looks oscars 2018
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