The Hottest Trends on the 2020 Oscars Red Carpet

Here are the dress colors, beauty looks and gorgeous accessories we saw again and again and again on the Oscars red carpet

01 of 09

The Power of Pink

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Various shades of pinks popped on the carpet thanks to Sunrise Coigney, Julia Butters (in Christian Siriano), Idina Menzel (in J. Mendel) and Regina King (in Atelier Versace).

02 of 09

Back to Black

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Rooney Mara (in Alexander McQueen), Penélope Cruz (in Chanel), Charlize Theron (in Dior Haute Couture), Margaret Qualley (in Chanel), Margot Robbie (in Chanel) and Geena Davis (in Romona Keveža) all stuck to the "black tie" dress code in their dark ensembles.

03 of 09

Pink-and-Black Colorblocking

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There were pink dresses, there were black gowns, and then there were pink and black moments on the red carpet! Laura Dern (in Armani Privé), Caitriona Balfe (in Valentino) and Gal Gadot (in Givenchy Haute Couture) mixed the two top trends into one look.

04 of 09

Colorful Earrings

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Rubies, emeralds and diamonds, oh my! Maya Rudolph (in Lorraine Schwartz), Lily Aldridge (in Bulgari), Kaitlyn Dever (in Harry Winston) and Olivia Colman (in Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry) all brought a pop of color to their statement earrings.

05 of 09

Better from the Back


The dresses worn by Penélope Cruz (in Chanel), Janelle Monàe (in Ralph Lauren), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (in custom Vera Wang) and Rooney Mara (in Alexander McQueen) all got a little bit more interesting once the stars turned around to show off their open backs, featuring cutout designs and unexpected accents.

06 of 09

Hottest Hair Accessories

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Whether donning pearl hair part accents (Lucy Boynton), oversize hair pins like Rebel Wilson (in a Kitsch x Justine Marjan pin) and Salma Hayek-Pinault, or designer brooches like Billie Eilish (in a Chanel pin) and Saoirse Ronan (in a Gucci pin), they all had fun with their hair looks.

07 of 09

Couture Capes

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Maya Rudolph (in Valentino) and Brie Larson's (in Celine) capes provided extra sparkle, while Natalie Portman's Dior Haute Couture cape served up a strong message - it was embroidered with names of female directors snubbed by the Academy. And Kaitlyn Dever's Louis Vuitton stole brought a strong statement to her look, and was also made of sustainably-sourced fabric.

08 of 09

Statement Necklaces

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These stars let their blinding diamond jewelry steal the show on the carpet. Mindy Kaling chose a 78-carats Chopard necklace, Greta Gerwig wore an emerald and diamond Bulgari piece, Zazie Beetz donned two Bulgari necklaces, Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Harry Winston wave-design featured over 60 carats and Charlize Theron's Tiffany & Co. necklace checked in at $5 million.

09 of 09

Sentimental Style

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These stars gave sweet nods to their films through their accessories. Diane Warren (up for Best Original Song) wore a treble clef design on her collar necklace. Elton John (nominated for Best Original Song) gave a nod to his movie title Rocketman with a spaceship pin by Theo Fennell. Screenwriter Rian Johnson wore a Porg cufflink, which is a character from his film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And finally, 1917's Dean-Charles Chapman wore a poppy, the remembrance flower of World War I, which honors soldiers depicted in the film.

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