We break down the trends of the gowns and suits that graced the red carpet.
Ladies in red
From left, “Gone Girl” Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike, “50 Shades of Grey’s” Dakota Johnson, singer Solange Knowles and model Behati Prinsloo match their respective dresses to the carpet.
A white-hot trend
From left, lead actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore, Oscar nominee Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga and Lupita Nyong’o wear bright-white frocks.
From left, Oscar nominee Marion Cotillard, actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Octavia Spencer and “Vogue” editor Anna Wintour wear varying shades of the simple color.
From left, Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, David Oyelowo, host Neil Patrick Harris and Jared Leto shun traditional black-and-white tuxes for a bit of color on the red carpet.
Hints of nude
Beige tones were popular at the 87th annual awards show, worn by stars like, from left, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington and Jennifer Aniston.
From left, Zoe Saldana, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viola Davis all wear light shades of the tone, varying from champagne to baby pink.
Some stars went for a classic look and wore black pieces to the Oscars, including, from left, Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, music group Tegan and Sara, Meryl Streep and Sienna Miller.
Sparkles in action
Who needs a trophy when you have this much glitter already? From left, Anna Faris, Oscar nominee Felicity Jones, model Chrissy Tiegen and Nicole Kidman sparkle on the red carpet.
While many stayed with simple templates and colors, from left, Naomi Watts, Chloe Moretz, Oscar nominee Laura Dern, Jamie Chung and Oscar nominee Keira Knightley had fun with textures and patterns.
Shades of non-gray
On an otherwise fairly tame night, from left, Oscar nominee Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick and Jennifer Hudson spice up the red carpet with a few splashes of (pastel) color.
Making a statement
Some stars wear bold dresses, while others let their jewelery do the talking. From left, Cate Blanchett, Scarlet Johansson and Margot Robbie wore statement necklaces to Hollywood’s biggest night.