There were glittering gowns with sleek, column style skirts, there were chiffon gowns with ruffled hems, there were intricately beaded extravagant dresses and there were all out princess like ballgowns worthy of Hollywood queens! 85th Academy awards saw its share of glamorous, theatrical and extravagant dresses. Here is our list of top dresses reigning the red carpet!
Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé - The Zero Dark Thirty actress looked every bit of Hollywood royalty in the sparkling metallic dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Harry Winston jewels. She kept her look glamorous with sleek hair with deep side parting and red lips.
Amy Adams in Oscar da le Renta - Amy Adams showed what Oscar red carpet is all about . Her dove gray Oscar de la Renta gown was grandiose, feminine and put her on the best dressed list.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture - Jennifer Lawrence is no newcomer to red carpets. The Silver Lining Playbook star has been rocking the red carpets for quite some time now and acing the modern glamorous looks every time. She looked absolutely stunning in Dior Haute Couture strapless gown and Chopard jewels.
Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen - The 27-year-old Les Miserables actress looked gorgeous in a beautiful custom Alexander McQueen gown, Roger Vivier shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Haute - The 37-year-old actress looked the definition of modern elegance in a Christian Dior Haute Couture dress, Roger Vivier shoes, and Harry Winston jewelry.
Jennifer Garner in Gucci - Leave it up to Jennifer Garner to be an everyday mommy one moment in jeans and flats and a glamorous Hollywood star in shimmering dresses the next! The mother of three looked radiant in plum Gucci gown accessorized with $2.5 million worth of Neil Lane jewels and a good looking husband who was surprisingly snubbed for Oscar this year!
Naomi Watts in Armani Privé - Naomi Watts would look great in even a wrinkled cotton dress, but she looked specially gorgeous in a sleek Armani Privé dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Roger Vivierbag, and Neil Lane jewels on the red carpet.
Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan - George Clooney's sweetheart looked amazing in a beaded Naeem Khan gown, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, and a Tiffany & Co bag.
Halle Berry in Versace - Halle Berry has the figure for it! She looked statuesque in a beaded metallic Versace gown and her signature pixie gown. Anybody's best dressed list would have her in it!
Kerry Washington in Miu Miu - Kerry Washington always pushes the envelope when it comes to red carpet style and most of the times she gets it right. Like tonight at 2013 Oscar red carpet when she wore the coral Miu Miu gown with a glittering top and a sleek column skirt, accessorized Chopard jewels.
Jennifer Aniston in Valentino - Jennifer Aniston seldom attends Oscar red carpets, but she did this year. And what an entrance was it in a red Valentino gown with a princess ball gown skirt and sleek strapless bodice! She accessorized her gown with Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and Fred Leighton jewels and kept her hair down in a sleek, simple way.
Jane Fonda in Versace - Jane Fonda proves 75 is the new 40s!! She looked beautiful and brought the bright color to the red carpet with yellow Versace gown with a beautiful cut-out back.
Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab - Sandra Bullock kept it simple in hair and makeup but went all Hollywood glam in an elaborately beaded Elie Saab gown with sheer skirt.
Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille Couture dress - Zoe Saldana looked svelte and sleek as ever in Alexis Mabille gown that had slashes of smokey grey in the ruffled hem.
Nicole Kidman in L’Wren Scott - Nicole Kidaman was the picture of classic Hollywood beauty in a L'Wren Scott glimmering gold and black dress, shoes and bag and Fred Leighton jewels.
Olivia Munn in Marchesa - Olivia Munn may not have been nominated for Oscar but she chose one of the real 'Oscar-red-carpet' gown by Marchesa. The beautiful gold embroidered bodice and extravagant train makes Olivia one of the best dressed tonight.
Maria Menounos in Romona Keveza - Maria Menounos kept the things bright and girly in hot pink Romona Keveza gown and 60s bouffant hair.