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Uh, no, we still aren’t done talking about all the things that went down last night at the 2014 Oscars. Weeks of planning, and millions of dollars of hair, makeup and jewelry loans later, the red carpet, and Vanity Fair after party, have now provided us a number of trends to dissect.

Last night kicked off the 86th Annual Academy Awards, and with one of the most anticipated award shows of the season came some of the most anticipated style selections. If you’re winning big, we all expect you to dress the part and some of Hollywood’s sassiest – and it-girl Lupita – delivered as they served up memorable looks.

Of course, like at any other red carpet of this magnitude, there were the standout trends of the night. From true blues (as seen on Lupita, Sandra Bullock and Amy Adams above) to baby bumps and taboo black gowns, check out some of the trends that dominated below. 

Embellished Nudes:

Sleeves, strapless, of transparent fabrics, no matter how they do it, the nude dresses made their mark on the red carpet. For the most part, all of the ladies who opted for nude numbers were brunettes, as nude gowns have the ability to wash out blondes if the makeup is not up-to-par.

Baby Bumps: 

The most amazingly natural look on the red carpet isn’t a makeup-free face; it’s the glow that comes with carrying a little person in your belly. Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde and Elsa Pataky (who is expecting twins with Thor hottie Chris Hemsworth) were all on the scene looking absolutely stunning with their baby bumps in tow. We don’t know how they made it through the night in high heels, but more power to them for making it all look so easy.

White Jackets Paired With Black Pants: 

We’re sure Ryan Seacrest thought he would be the only one wearing a mismatched combo on the red carpet, but he found himself up against the man of the night, Jared Leto, who topped off his look with a red bow tie, and Pharrell’s wife Helen, who went with a pussy bow to give the masculine suit a girly flair. 

Black Dresses:

I’m not sure of the reason, but black dresses aren’t the most commonplace on red carpets, but oh baby, when they’re done right, it’s my favorite absence of all color to see on the red carpet. Charlize Theron absolutely killed this look in black Dior, while Anne Hathaway played with an embellished Givenchy number.

What was your favorite trend of Oscar night?


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