Oscars '06 Best Dressed

Keira! Reese! Nicole! PEOPLE's style experts name their red-carpet picks. By Serena Kappes

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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
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The Pride amp Prejudice star, up for Best Actress, hugs her curves in an asymmetrical Vera Wang dress, which she pairs with a 1960s Bulgari necklace.

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REESE WITHERSPOON

REESE WITHERSPOON
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The Best Actress winner (for Walk the Line) hits a graceful note in a jewel-accented vintage Christian Dior frock.

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MICHELLE WILLIAMS

MICHELLE WILLIAMS
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The Best Supporting Actress nominee (for Brokeback Mountain) offsets her porcelain complexion with a canary-yellow chiffon Vera Wang.

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JENNIFER ANISTON

JENNIFER ANISTON
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The presenter showcases her toned arms in a chic Rochas dress.

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NICOLE KIDMAN

NICOLE KIDMAN
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Kidman, a presenter, wraps her delicate figure in a just-as-precious embroidered Balenciaga dress.

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FELICITY HUFFMAN

FELICITY HUFFMAN
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It's sheer drama: Huffman, a Best Actress nominee (for Transamerica), steps it up in silky Zac Posen.

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JESSICA ALBA

JESSICA ALBA
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She's golden: Presenter Alba is a sweeping success in her ornate Versace gown.

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RACHEL WEISZ

RACHEL WEISZ
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The Best Supporting Actress winner (for The Constant Gardener) wears her pregnancy well in an empire-waisted frock designed by pal Narciso Rodriguez.

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JENNIFER GARNER

JENNIFER GARNER
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Just three months after giving birth, Garner shows off her svelte figure in a low-dipping Michael Kors gown.

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MERYL STREEP

MERYL STREEP
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It's a new Meryl! The actress trades her typical voluminous dresses for a body-conscious Rogelio Velasco with intricate beading.

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SANDRA BULLOCK

SANDRA BULLOCK
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The Crash star proves you can be glamorous and comfortable (with pockets!) in a strapless Angel Sanchez.

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AMY ADAMS

AMY ADAMS
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She's a relative red-carpet newcomer, but the Junebug star – a Best Supporting Actress nominee – makes a splash in a corseted Carolina Herrera ball gown.

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ZIYI ZHANG

ZIYI ZHANG
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The Memoirs of a Geisha star looks simultaneously sweet and sultry in her A-line Giorgio Armani Privé gown.

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QUEEN LATIFAH

QUEEN LATIFAH
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The rapper-actress is a streamlined hit in a cascading Carmen Marc Valvo dress.

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UMA THURMAN

UMA THURMAN
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The actress is an ethereal presence in her gauzy Versace confection.

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JENNIFER LOPEZ

JENNIFER LOPEZ
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Lopez, a presenter, emphasizes her hourglass shape in a timelessly elegant chiffon Jean Desses gown.

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