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Oscars red carpet Polyvore remix: Dressing down the best-dressed

The Oscars are over, but the fashion analysis has just begun. Some actresses — like Gwenyth Paltrow, Michelle Williams and Viola Davis — have landed firmly on the best-dressed list. For others, like Jessica Chastain and Angelina Jolie, the jury’s still out.

View Photo Gallery: Stars float down the red carpet in Los Angeles.

Either way: As much as Oscar-watchers covet the gowns they see on the red carpet runway, they’re not entirely practical for the rest of us. That’s where our Polyvore style challenge comes in: We want you to adapt your favorite red-carpet look from the Academy Awards into an outfit that would make a regular girl look like a movie star.

The challenge is part of our ongoing Oscars Remix: Washington Post Polyvore Style Search, where we’ll select finalists to serve as guest style correspondents here in The Style Blog. To play, create a Polyvore collage featuring a less glitzy outfit inspired by one of this year’s best Oscar dresses. Remember, your ensemble should reflect a sense of the chosen individual’s personal style as well your own creativity and eye for fashion.

Enter by clicking on the image below to visit the contest page on You can read the official contest rules here.

More on the 2012 Academy Awards:

View Photo Gallery: See entries from the Washington Post and Polyvore red carpet challenge.

‘The Artist’ wins best picture; Streep takes home third career Oscar

TV review: Oscar’s wishful thinking

Vanity Fair Oscar party

At the Governors Ball: Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal and more

Oscars 2012: The comprehensive Academy Awards recap

Oscars red carpet Q&A

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.


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