The most popular Oscars dress of all time has officially been revealed

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Since the Academy Awards started over 90 years ago, there have been some pretty epic Oscar dresses. There is the most expensive Oscar dress ever worn, the iconic Gwyneth Paltrow Oscar gown and of course the best red carpet dresses of all time.  

Yes, from Angelina Jolie's 2012 Atelier Versace dress, with a slit so high that it earned her leg its own Twitter account, to Jennifer Lawrence's bridal Dior look back in 2014 - even if it did cause her to tumble up the stairs, there have been some stunning red carpet moments. 

All this to say it's hard to pick a favourite. So, naturally, it's time to call in the resources. 

Thankfully, British marketplace OnBuy did the hard work for us, asking over 3,000 people to pick their favourite celebrity Oscars dress of all time - and the results were conclusive. 

The world's official favourite Oscars dress ever? Angelina Jolie's 2004 cream satin Marc Bouwer dress, which was unusual thanks to its halterneck design.

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While Jolie bagged the top spot with her stunning Marc Bouwer number, she was in good company - closely followed by Kate Hudson and her 2003 blush pink sequin Versace dress, and Keira Knightley's romantic 2015 Valentino gown. 

Also in the running were Charlize Theron's Gucci number in 2004, Beyoncé's 2005 Versace look and Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga back in 2007. 

Not to mention, Mila Kunis in Elie Saab in 2011, Rosamund Pike's Givenchy gown in 2015, Marion Cotillard's Jean Paul Gaultier look in 2008 and of course Gwyneth Paltrow's iconic 1999 Ralph Lauren dress. See the full list of results below.

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1Angelina JolieMarc Bouwer200416%
2Kate HudsonVersace200314%
3Keira KnightleyValentino201512%
4Charlize TheronGucci200411%
6Nicole KidmanBalenciaga200710%
7Mila KunisElie Saab20119%
8Rosamund PikeGivenchy20159%
9Gwyneth PaltrowRalph Lauren19995%
10Marion CotillardJean Paul Gaultier20084%

The jury's still out as to whether any of this year's Oscars attendees will make their way into the top 10. But with Emma Stone, Sandra Hüller, Lily Gladstone, Carey Mulligan and Annette Bening in the Best Actress category this year, it's certainly a possibility.

Here at Marie Claire, we'll be bringing you all the best red carpet news live at the 2024 Oscars, so make sure to follow our Instagram for the latest updates. 

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.