As the Oscars rolled out its 91st red carpet, we were dazzled to see a parade of our favorite stars and celebs glammed up in a hyper-color rainbow of gowns. It seemed like poppy, springy shades ruled the night: from bold red (Rachel Weisz) to a searing hot magenta-pink (Gemma Chan) to dazzling silver (Jennifer Lopez).
The colors we see on the red carpet always serve up major inspiration as we fill our closets in preparation for parties, weddings, and even prom. The Oscars are perfectly timed at the brink of winter’s passage into spring, and the hues that danced across our screens reminded us of all things warm-weather, getting us in the mood for a bright and fun-filled spring. Click through to see all the color trends we noticed on the red carpet, and our suggestions for shopping them IRL.
First and foremost: red! Those celebs that dared to clash with the carpet itself impressed us the most. The multitude of textures that came together on Rachel Weisz’s Givenchy gown made this look, well, one of our favourites of the evening. (Sorry, had to.)
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Danielle Macdonald’s sustainably made Christian Siriano set our hearts on fire, too.
As we all know — and witnessed firsthand last night — Jennifer Hudson can really hold a note. She can also hold her own wearing red on the red carpet, thanks to this cascading Elie Saab number.
Want to channel these scarlet-hued celebs? This shimmering red maxi dress — with pockets! — will shine now in the colder months, and even brighter when you can shown some skin come spring.
Sequin Hearts Double Strap Satin Evening Gown, $149, available at Nordstrom
This boho confection may have a casual drape, but the scarlet hue makes its presence very commanding.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Asymmetric ruffled crepon midi dress, $1595, available at Net-A-Porter
The bigger the shoulder, the closer to heaven.
Badgley Mischka Ruffle Sleeve Evening Dress, $695, available at Nordstrom
Long blouson sleeves and a tea-length hem make this dress an unexpected choice in a bold fuschia hue.
Self Portrait Midi Dress, $390, available at Shopbop
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