Any Oscar event has one thing for sure: Glamorous Gowns. The gowns celebs wear for the red carpet is designed to take fashion to the new heights. And, not only gowns, these award shows have also witnessed some other dresses featuring sequins, thigh slits, and what not. Ahead, we’ve listed the sexiest Oscar dresses that have left a footprint in the isle of fashion.
Sexiest Academy Awards Dresses
1. Charlize Theron’s Red Gown, 2016
The stunning red gown of Charlize Theron stood out with its narrow stripes and belly button neckline.
2. Barbara’s Peter Pan-Collar Shirt, 1969
Sparkling, sheer, and flaring Peter pan-collar shirt cutting gown of Barb has drawn the attention immediately as she entered. The big bow has definitely added to the uniqueness of the dress.
3. Elizabeth Hurley’s Crystal Dress, 1955
Modeled after Elizabeth Hurley’s infamous Versace pin dress, the Italian brand created a crystal-embellished version for her to walk the carpet at the Academy Awards.
4. Janelle Monáe’s Black Ballgown Oscar Dress, 2017
Setting herself as the trendsetter, Janelle Monae has pulled on a dress for runway, having crystals, sequins, and tulle. Maeve Reilly, her stylist, said Popsugar, “Her dress tonight is definitely an Oscars dress and there would be nowhere else in the world she could wear this dress.”
5. Hillary Swank’s Open-Back Gown, 2005
The backless gown killer? Yes. But as you know Hillary has a knack for picking. And, hence, she has chosen to go super femme for the Hollywood’s biggest night with this dark blue back-plunging neckline.
6. Florence Pugh’s Heavy Tiered Teal Gown, 2020
Hitting the red carpet in a teal Louis Vuitton dress with a ruffled skirt; the colorful creation continued her winning streak of awards-season looks. The bold silhouettes and the satin fabric have together made the gown even more gorgeous.
7. Jennifer Lopez’s Disco Ball Oscar Gown, 2019
J. Lo. was looking drop-dead gorgeous flaunting a mesmerizing long-sleeve gold mirror gown on the red carpet, and we’ve suddenly stopped questioning why she’s even there.
8. Marion Cotillard’s Gaultier Gown
The ivory dress took the “mermaid” style to a slightly literal place. But, no doubt, this elaborately beaded fishtail gown has captured the attention of American audiences. This gorgeous creamy shade has complimented Cotillard’s skin tone.
9. Brie Larson’s Caped Celin Gown, 2020
Oscar winner Brie Larson flaunted substantial cleavage in the dazzling Celin pink gown featuring a backless cape which dramatically trailed behind her.
10. Zendaya’s Strapless Yellow Gown, 2021
The actress wore a bralette-styled bodice gown to the Oscar Award Show and has created a serious fashion moment. She was looking absolutely stunning in her fluorescent yellow waist cut-out gown, designed by her stylist, Valentino.
11. Merylin Monroe’s Black Ball Gown, 1951
Merylin was absolutely slaying with her sensational iconic prom celebrity Oscar dress. The gown was featuring off-the-shoulder neckline and a A-line skirt.
12. Raquel Welch’s Spaghetti Strap Dress
Raquel ruled the red carpet with her hugging spaghetti strap Oscar dress. Dressed in a formal yet sexy gown, she was looking so classy we couldn’t miss to include her in our list.
13. Cher’s Sarong-style Dress, 1974
Cher in a matching floral beach sarong-esque outfit with a matching headpiece had made waves on the prestigious Oscar event in 1974.
14. Andra Day’s Golden Gown, 2021
We think this is one of the sexiest Oscar dresses of all time. The Grammy-nominated musician showed up at the 93rd Academy Awards in a gorgeous gold lamé dress that showcased her toned abs and super long legs.
15. Halle Berry’s Sequined Oscar Gown, 2011
The 44-yr old actress, Halle Berry glams up the red carpet in her crystal encrusted Marchesa corset gown with organza and silk tulle ruffles and Christian Louboutin heels.
16. Geena Davis’ Ruffled Asymmetric Gown, 1992
Davis’ 1992 Oscar dress felt borderline theatrical, and there was a good reason for that: it was made by costume designers Ruth Meyers and Bill Hargateat. It was meant to feel costume-y!
17. Maria Menounos’ Sparkling Diamond Gown, 2004
Back at the 2004 Oscar, Maria Menounos wore one of the most expensive gown ($2.5million). This was one of the most famous Randi Rahm‘s creations, a fabulous dress made of 433 karats of sparkling diamonds.
18. Julia Robert’s White Piping Black Gown, 2001
No doubt, this is one of the sexiest Oscar dresses Julia has ever worn. This Oscar dress was universally praised by critics and was voted the third most iconic red carpet dress of all time by ‘The Daily Telegraph.’
19. Farrah Fawcet Golden Gown, 1978
20. Irina Shayk’s Sequin Atelier Versace Dress, 2019