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Oscars Best Dressed: Who Gets Your Vote?

The 2012 Oscars have come and gone, so naturally it's time to vote for our favorite looks from the red carpet. My best-dressed stars include Gwyneth Paltrow who brought the drama in an ivory Tom Ford gown with a unique cape that made it utterly memorable; Michelle Williams in a red Louis Vuitton gown for its standout color and subtle eccentricities; Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli because she radiated confidence (and because I love a good bow); and Jessica Chastain in McQueen, which was overly elaborate and yet somehow totally worked. There were too many gorgeous gowns to mention here but I've narrowed it down to my top 15. If I missed your favorites, let me know in the comments. Were you wowed or bored by this year's Oscar looks?

Where is Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen on your list???
#1 Natalie on 2012-02-27 00:40 (Reply)
oh gosh, sorry about that - just fixed my collage/poll as she was clearly one of my favorites per my post. thx for the catch!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-02-27 00:51 (Reply)
To me, this was the year of the redheads! So many stunning ladies with fiery hair - makes me wish I had scarlet locks!
#2 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2012-02-27 01:55 (Reply)
I had to work but was keeping up with the wins. I'm super bummed Rooney didn't get Best Actress. She nailed it in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. At least she had a gorgeous gown!
#3 Roxanne on 2012-02-27 03:42 (Reply)
I think the shot of Rose Byrne used did not do justice to the dress - from the side you can see just how stunning she looks in it.
#4 Sandy on 2012-02-27 08:26 (Reply)
Judy Greer's dress was ultimately my favorite, but I also loved Natalie Portman's and Michelle Williams'. Another favorite of mine that didn't make the list was Missi Pyles' aqua Elie Saab gown.
#5 Nikki F. on 2012-02-27 09:17 (Reply)
Gwyneth! She look amazing. The girls on E gasped when they saw her.
#6 Nikki on 2012-02-27 11:13 (Reply)
I thought Gwyneth looked absolutely amazing in that white Tom Ford. So simple and modern. 2nd would be Jessica Chastain in that McQueen!
#7 Emily (Homepage) on 2012-02-27 11:24 (Reply)
How could you not include J.LO??she looked beautiful from head to toe. I thought Ellie Kemper#5 looked hot too. Those were two of my favorites.
#8 Kitty Miller on 2012-02-27 11:36 (Reply)
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