Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is coming up fast and expectations are even higher than usual in honor of the event’s ninetieth anniversary. Fortunately, if the Golden Globes and SAG Awards are any indication, fashion lovers can look forward to an A-list lineup of celebs known for their style prowess. Here’s a peek at who might grace the red carpet and what they’re likely to wear, based on previous awards seasons.
This member of Hollywood royalty likes to keep fans guessing as to what she’ll wear next, but over the years, there have been a few patterns. Simple yet elegant, many of Reese’s best ensembles have featured statement necklines, curve hugging silhouettes, and cheerful colors. Though she likes to sample a broad range of designers, she has a slight preference for Calvin Klein, so our bet’s on an uplifting design from Raf Simons.
Alexander McQueen, Armani Prive, Dior — there’s no legendary label this celebrity hasn’t tried. She’s always been enamored of the first two maisons just mentioned, but lately she’s been throwing in a fun Gucci gown here and there. No matter what brand she chooses, odds are good that her dress will be full of delicate detail. Though she’s a fan of monochrome and glowing neutrals, we wouldn’t be surprised to see her pack a colorful punch on March fourth.
She’s relatively new on the scene but Lady Bird’s Saoirse Ronan has already managed to take a lot of incredible outfits to the red carpet. So far, she’s shown a preference for flattering V necklines from designers like Lanvin and Calvin Klein. She stunned in glitter accented Versace at the Golden Globes and you can expect her Oscars uniform to be just as dazzling. Watch for sparkle and a silhouette that’s as classy as it is understated.
Few celebs do all-out glamour as well and as effortlessly as Octavia Spencer. The silver silk and fringe confection she donned last year and the ivory dress she took to the 2012 Oscars are two memorable standouts. Her favorite label is Tadashi Shoji, so perhaps a custom masterpiece from that house is destined to hit the red carpet thanks to this “The Shape of Water” star.
Millie Bobby Brown
This spunky breakthrough actress is the face of Calvin Klein, so it’s no surprise her Golden Globes dress was the work of Raf Simons. For the same reason, chances are slim she’ll wear any other brand for the Oscars. Whether fitted with a tulle skirt or lightly embellished with sequins, rest assured that Millie Bobby Brown’s outfit will explode with as much personality as the Stranger Things star does.
Mary J. Blige
Daring and fearless, Mary J. Blige can be counted upon to turn up the heat with ultra sexy designs from Julien Macdonald and Reem Acra. Monochrome with metallic accents are her forte and it’s always worth taking a close-up look at the details of her nails, her jewelry choices, and how she styles her chic blonde tresses. Recently, her style has taken a slightly more ethereal turn, so don’t be shocked if she taps Elie Saab or Zuhair Murad for the 2018 Oscars.
It’s tempting to say that Givenchy is a shoe-in for Emma Stone’s Oscars outfit, but we have a funny feeling the starlet might surprise us this time around. It’s true she’s been partial to the gorgeous brand in the past but she’s also relied on Elie Saab, Versace, and more houses for refined items often embellished with shimmering fringe. It’s a winning look, but here’s hoping she steps out of her comfort zone with something we could never see coming.
Would it really be the Oscars without Michelle Williams? She’s been a defining presence on the red carpet for years now, making one legendary appearance after another. The canary yellow Vera Wang gown she wore in 2006 and the romantic red peplum dress she donned in 2012 were especially memorable. And the best thing about Michelle’s style? It’s consistent. She almost never wears anything but Louis Vuitton, so look no further than the marque’s recent collections for an idea of what we might see her in. — jas