Red Carpet to Your Closet: 25 Best Dresses of Awards Season

See Angelina Jolie's leg-baring stunner, Reese Witherspoon's red-hot number and more winning couture – then shop the dresses for less!

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ANGELINA JOLIE

ANGELINA JOLIE
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On hand to support partner at the Oscars, the stole the show in her leg-baring velvet Atelier Versace gown, worn with custom Salvatore Ferragamo pumps and $2.5 million worth of Neil Lane jewels.

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REESE WITHERSPOON

REESE WITHERSPOON
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Red-hot in her fitted Zac Posen gown, kept the rest of her Golden Globes look low-key with tousled waves, sparkling Fred Leighton bangles and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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ADELE

ADELE
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For her many wins at the Grammys, the looked trophy-worthy in a simple custom Giorgio Armani gown, which she accessorized with a Harry Winston ring, De Beers earrings and Christian Louboutin pumps.

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EMMA STONE

EMMA STONE
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At the SAG Awards, kept things fresh and flirty in a dress, clutch and shoes all by Alexander McQueen, plus Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. diamond earrings and four Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. rings.

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JESSICA CHASTAIN

JESSICA CHASTAIN
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After bursting onto the scene in 2011, the redhead was a red carpet fixture thanks to her turns in two nominated films, The Tree of Life and The Help. At the BAFTAs, she proved she’s worthy of all the adulation in a Grecian-inspired metallic Oscar de la Renta gown, sparkly platforms and a platinum-and-diamond Harry Winston necklace.

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JENNIFER ANISTON

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Though vowed to shake up her style, Jen provided plenty of wow in her Dolce & Gabbana mini at the Directors Guild of America Awards Dinner in Los Angeles,

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MICHELLE WILLIAMS

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The Oscar-nominated (for My Week With Marilyn) never looked better than at the Academy Awards, perfectly blending vintage glamour with modern style in a peplum Louis Vuitton frock, accessorized with a light pink Bottega Veneta clutch, a 30-carat Fred Leighton for Forevermark choker and 19th century Fred Leighton bow brooch at the waist.

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CLAIRE DANES

CLAIRE DANES
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To pick up her Golden Globe best actress win for Homeland, the was a black-and-white style star in a graphic J. Mendel gown with embellished details and a bare back, plus bold red lips and a Tiffany & Co. clutch.

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RIHANNA

RIHANNA
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Skin was in for the now-blonde , who wore a plunging custom Giorgio Armani gown (complete with an open back and high slit), plus Christian Louboutin shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch and striking gold Neil Lane jewels.

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KIRSTEN DUNST

KIRSTEN DUNST
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Looking pretty and playful in her sheer, bow-embellished black Dior frock (along with Jimmy Choo sandals and Harry Winston jewels), the Melancholia was swathed in style at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

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NATALIE PORTMAN

NATALIE PORTMAN
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To present at the Oscars, the opted for an ensemble that was Old Hollywood glamour from head to toe: a vintage Dior Haute Couture polka-dot gown and major Harry Winston jewels (plus a brand new ring!).

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VIOLA DAVIS

VIOLA DAVIS
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Flaunting her terrific figure and spot-on style in a plunging strapless grecian Marchesa gown, Jimmy Choo sandals, Judith Leiber clutch and Cathy Waterman jewels, the actress picked up a best actress trophy at the SAGs.

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KATE WINSLET

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Though she kept a low profile throughout awards season, the couldn’t resist a trip to Paris, attending the César Awards in a black-and-gold sequined Jenny Packham gown worn with Van Cleef & Arpels diamonds.

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ELIZABETH BANKS

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To present at the Independent Spirit Awards, The Hunger Games actress pushed the envelope in a pleated watercolor dress with a keyhole cut-out, plus a Kzeniya clutch, Kimberly McDonald earrings and funky black heels.

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OCTAVIA SPENCER

OCTAVIA SPENCER
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Remaining loyal to her favorite designers paid off for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner, who nailed it in a curve-hugging beaded Tadashi Shoji, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Judith Leiber clutch and Neil Lane jewels at the Academy Awards.

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CHRISTINA RICCI

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The Pan Am star was pure gold in a shimmering lamé number, worn with red lips and glittering jewels, at the BAFTAs.

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SOFIA VERGARA

SOFIA VERGARA
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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! The Modern Family stuck to her favored silhouette, wearing a mermaid Vera Wang gown, 160 carats of Harry Winston diamonds and Casadei heels to attend the Golden Globes.

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SHAILENE WOODLEY

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Another newcomer to the awards season red carpet, The Descendants actress kept things simple and chic for her appearance at the Critics’ Choice Awards in a body-skimming pale gray Calvin Klein Collection halter column, worn with loose locks and minimal makeup.

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ROSE BYRNE

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The actress enjoyed playing up the ’70s vibe of her heavy bob all season, picking sleek sequined numbers, like this one-shoulder Vivienne Westwood, which she wore with Chanel Fine Jewelry and Jimmy Choo platforms to the Oscars.

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EMILY BLUNT

EMILY BLUNT
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A Kelly-green Oscar de la Renta gown was a breath of fresh air in a sea of nudes and blacks at the SAG Awards. The actress completed her look with Lorraine Schwartz gems, a blush Swarovski clutch and Jimmy Choo platform sandals.

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SALMA HAYEK

SALMA HAYEK
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Embodying effortless elegance in a fitted, wine-hued Gucci gown, a matching grape clutch and dazzling Maison Boucheron jewels, hit her mark at the Goya Cinema Awards in Madrid.

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CHARLIZE THERON

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The Dior made a knockout case for the brand in a blush Dior Haute Couture gown and vintage Cartier gems.

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EMMA STONE

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So nice, we named her twice: the bowed Giambattista Valli Haute Couture halter (plus a sparkling silver clutch by Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton High Jewelry and Brian Atwood heels) was risky, but her confidence helped her pull off the bold Oscars look.

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KATE BECKINSALE

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Daring to bare her legs when most ladies went long, the struck a pose at the Grammys in a simply sexy Zuhair Murad number with bow detailing, Sutra earrings and simple black Salvatore Ferragamo pumps.

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ELISHA CUTHBERT

ELISHA CUTHBERT
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The Happy Endings star was edgy and elegant in a perforated gold and black bustier from Vawk’s resort collection and long, loose ringlets at the People’s Choice Awards.

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