Oscars 2016: The Red Carpet Trend Report

Caroline Leaper

Now that all of those acting prizes have been handed out, it’s time for the second most important awards ceremony of Oscars night – the best dressed list.

Yes from Alicia Vikander’s oh so Belle bubble hem, to Jennifer Lawrence’s barely there lace look, there were so many fashion talking points on the red carpet - and you can bet your Dior that the high street will be following suit, very, very soon.

Here are the looks that everyone is talking about from the Oscars 2016...

Call It Spring
Cate Blanchett, Alicia Vikander, Emily Blunt, Heidi Klum… a whole host of starlets worked frothy dresses in pastel colours on the red carpet last night, declaring the spring fashion season to be officially open. Best Supporting Actress Alicia’s custom Louis Vuitton number was the one that divided fashion critics on the night, and takes home our virtual prize for 'biggest style statement' thanks to those silver embellishments and that asymmetric bubble hem.


Forest Green
Rachel McAdams looked slinky in an emerald August Getty halter, putting rich greens on our red carpet colour radar.   Our best dressed of the whole shebang, however, was without doubt Saoirse Ronan, who looked absolutely stunning in her sparkling slip dress by Calvin Klein Collection.


All Black Everything
From Kate Winslet’s foil Ralph Lauren confection, to Julianne Moore’s shimmery Chanel drama, a lot of stars chose to wear all-black gowns. Jennifer Lawrence even did the double, starting her night in a degrade Dior couture lace look and hitting the Vanity Fair after party in a slick bralet and slit skirt combo.


Midnight Drama
Is it royal blue, is it Cadbury purple? We’re not quite sure, but Brie Larson, Reese Witherspoon and more chose this stand-out colour, all with a hint of a ruffle. Mindy Kaling, we think, nails it in this off-shoulder Elizabeth Kennedy dress.


Blush Up 
The hottest hues to be seen in at this year’s Oscars after-party? Reds and pinks, of course. Slip dress silhouettes ruled throughout the evening, but we love Brie Larson's blush velvet goddess gown the most, best accessorised with a little gold man.


Hot Metal
They may not have taken home any actual silverware, but this bunch were all style winners in high-shine gowns. Elaborate draping proved key to pulling off this fabric trend - or as our pick of the bunch, Selena Gomez, proves, you can say it with sequins.


See more of the best looks from the Oscars 2016 in the gallery above, and tell us which is your favourite on Twitter @MarieClaireUK.

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