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Gown Hall of Fame

Gown Hall of Fame

Let's be honest, the only thing anyone is going to be searching the internet for right now are pictures of the best and worst Oscar gowns. I personally prefer the Met gala since those dresses tend to be more outlandish. For that matter, I also can't get enough of the Miss Universe national costumes. Here are some of my favorite dresses from various award shows over the years. I'll keep this simple because I want to get back to the show, but let's just say I would happily accept the wardrobes of Cate Blanchett, Dita Von Teese and, surprisingly, Anne Hathaway. So without further ado...

The power of red.

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Pale and lovely in pink...

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Orange is a hard color to pull off but these are beautiful.

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Yellow is equally challenging and not a color you often see on the red carpet which is too bad.

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Green is also not terribly common.

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Blue is my favorite color.

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Purple, the color of royalty...

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Silver and white definitely pulls focus.

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Brown is not a color you associate with sexy and yet...

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And, of course, black.

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xoxo

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