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Last night’s 2011 Oscar Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles saw a whole host of acting starlets take to the red carpet like a flock of perfectly groomed doves. And although there was plenty to celebrate on the award front (yes, Colin Firth, we’re talking about you) the dresses took us to a new level of excitement indeed.

From simple to statement and daring to dramatic, here’s our top 10 pick of the best dressed celebs on last night’s red rug.

Get your green eyed monster at the ready.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett pushed the proverbial boat out in this blush beaded floor length Givenchy Couture gown from the label’s spring 2011 collection. Flattering her frame to utter perfection, the cut and detail (especially the unexpected flash of yellow beads) shoot her straight to the top of our best dressed list.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow wowed onlookers in this glittering custom-made Calvin Klein Collection gown. The minimalist form-fitting shape and futuristic metallic design made way for an absolute red carpet winner.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams dazzled on last night’s red carpet in a beautifully beaded white Chanel Couture gown. With cap sleeves, simple figure-hugging shape and her platinum blonde hair, the actress looked effortlessly beautiful.

Mila Kunis

Style star of the moment Mila Kunis turned up to last night’s award ceremony in a stunning crushed lilac Elie Saab SS11 Haute Couture gown – the soft feminine shape and seductive lace inserts gave Mila that ultimate understated sex appeal.

Halle Berry

The ever-beautiful Halle Berry looked picture perfect in this romantic nude Marchesa number. The fitted basque, all-over embellishment and mermaid tail design all added up to a truly jaw-dropping outfit on the night.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock certainly stole the show as the lady in red with this structured Vera Wang gown – the pillar box shade complemented her alabaster skin tone to true perfection.

Natalie Portman

Heavily pregnant Natalie Portman proved maternity wear needn’t be frumpy in this bespoke purple Rodarte gown. The delicate draped design definitely made way for a flattering baby bump ensemble.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank looked ultra stylish in this faded feathered Gucci dress – the silver metallic body and full feathered skirt meant Hiliary looked every inch the belle of the ball.

Mandy Moore

American actress Mandy Moore worked pale to perfection in this Monique Lhuillier show stopper. With it’s diamond embellishment and princess tulle petticoat in a barely there shade of nude, Mandy oozed easy sophistication.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon looked suitably sweet in this monochromeArmani Prive dress – the strapless design and fish-tail hemline effortlessy skimmed over her tiny silhouette.


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