2014 Oscars Fashion Recap: Best Dressed, Prettiest Trends

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The Academy Awards red carpet saw three major trends in 2014: ethereal gowns, bold and simple statements, and grown-up glamour.

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Read on to see all the red carpet dresses and trends!

ETHEREAL

Cate Blanchett was every inch the superstar in a stunning nude, net Armani Prive, crafted in layers, including that fabulous high neckline, then all decorated in swinging clusters of paillettes. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Best supporting actress winner Lupita Nyongo could wear a garbage bag and it would look like couture. Lucky for us, tonight she wore pale-blue Prada and she looked like an angel -- a point upon which all of Twitter seemed to concur. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jared Leto's ombre hair, white Saint Laurent tuxedo by Hedi Slimane, and gorgeous blue eyes make him worthy of mention in this category -- here, with Anne Hathaway in Gucci. (Image: © Yang Lei/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Kate Hudson 2014 OscarsKate Hudson donned a dramatic Versace gown, which she wore with a shimmering capelet on the red carpet—it looks looked like she was wearing fairy wings. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Kristen Bell in a Roberto Cavalli dress that looked like a wedding cake, in a very, very good way. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com).

BOLD AND SIMPLE

Viola Davis in gorgeous asymmetrical emerald Escada. (Image: © Armando Arorizo/EFE/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jennifer Lawrence looking all the starlet in red strapless peplumed Christian Dior, with another necklace worn backwards. She may have tripped again, but she rarely makes a misstep in fashion. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Sandra Bullock looked regal and amazing in a deep marine-blue draped Alexander McQueen gown. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Amy Adams in a flawless sapphire column by Gucci. Nothing extra, in a fantastic way.
(Image: © Yang Lei/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Kerry Washington blew everyone away in dusty amethyst Jason Wu, wrapped around her belly. The wine lipstick and retro swirl to her hair just made it all. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

GROWN-UP GLAMOUR

Emma Watson donned a stunning, streamlined gunmetal Vera Wang gown with a godet-panelled skirt. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Julia Roberts wore a Chantilly-lace gown from Givenchy with a wrap bodice and peplum. Tweeters were divided, but I say two thumbs up. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Angelina Jolie showed the sophisticated side of sexy in an elaborately beaded, long-sleeved nude gown by Elie Saab Couture. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Naomi Watts went for chicly elegant in beaded ivory cap sleeves and a Deco diamond collar on her Calvin Klein Collection gown. (Image: © Yang Lei/Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Idina Menzel in a flawlessly draped dark green gown by Vera Wang. (Image: © Future-Image/ZUMAPRESS.com).

METALLIC

Kristin Chenoweth looking statuette-esque in Roberto Cavalli. (Image: Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com).

Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.co)

Sally Hawkins in Valentino. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jessica Biel in Chanel. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)

PINK/NUDE/IVORY

Penelope Cruz in Giambattista Valli. (Image: © Armando Arorizo/EFE/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Jada Pinkett Smith in Versace. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Camila Alves 2014 OscarsCamila Alves in Gabriela Cadena (with Matthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana. Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Portia de Rossi in Naeem Khan. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com

RED/PURPLE/MAGENTA

The embellishments on Bette Midler's Reem Acra dress make her look like a gorgeous coral reef, no? (Image:

Gabourey Sidibe in Theia. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Lady Gaga in Versace. (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Kelly Ripa in Roland Mouret. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com

BLACK

Olivia Wilde, gorgeous and glowing in Valentino. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Charlize Theron in Dior. (Image: © Lisa O'Connor/ZUMA Wire/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Chrissy Teigen in Monique Lhuillier . (Image: © Prensa Internacional/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent. (Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com

What was your favorite look of the night? Tell me in the comments.

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