luckiest colour oscars

This is apparently the luckiest dress colour at the Oscars

And it's probably not what you'd think

As you’re probably well aware, the Oscars are back on Sunday night, and we can’t wait to see Hollywood’s finest hit the red carpet in all of their finery. Every year we eagerly await outfit choices (and frankly, wonder whether anyone will ever better Björk’s swan dress) but the experts at Accessorize have done one better with their fashion analysis.

Using 40 year’s of Oscars’ fashion for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees, they’ve worked out what’s the luckiest colour for nominees to wear on the night.

So what is it? Think Emma Stone in 2017 for La La Land, Liza Minelli in 1973 for Cabaret (over 40 years ago, but what a look by Halston) or Hillary Swank in 2000 for Boys Don’t Cry. The award goes to yellow, with 43% of all Best Actress nominees who wore it going on to win.

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Emma Stone after winning her Best Actress Oscar for La La Land in 2017 (credits: Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock (l), Accessorize (r))

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Surprisingly, the result is exactly the same for the Best Supporting Actress, but this time combine it with an asymmetric neckline for extra luck. The best designer for our potential Best Supporting Actresses? Giorgio Armani, as demonstrated by the incredible Viola Davis, who took home the award in 2017 for her role in Fences wearing his haute couture Armani Privé line.

Viola Davis in Armani Privé with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Fences in 2017, and Accessorize’s illustration of the Giorgio Armani dress Mira Sorvino wore after winning the same award for Mighty Aphrodite in 1996 (Credits: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (l), Accessorize (r))

The winner takes it all, so what colours should nominees avoid if they want to take home the coveted figurine? For the actresses going for the night’s biggest prize, it’s green that’s the unluckiest, with 14 women having worn it over the past 40 years and only one winning. We like to look on the bright side, so here’s statistical anomaly and thespian extraordinaire, Emma Thompson, with her 1993 Best Actress Oscar for Howards End.

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Emma Thompson with her Best Actress Oscar for Howards End in 1993 (Credit: Bei/REX/Shutterstock)

And the colour to avoid for Best Supporting Actress? Grey… in fact all actresses who have worn this colour to the Oscars have sadly gone on to miss out on the awards for which they were nominated.

Is it a creepy conspiracy or just a coincidence? Let’s wait and see what this year’s ceremony brings… and with news just in that 33% of Best Actress winners have worn Chanel, we wouldn’t be surprised if the nominees were making urgent calls to their stylists.

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