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Oscars 2012 Best-Dressed List

2012 Oscars: Best Dressed

We've pored over all the looks from tonight's Oscars red carpet, and while the competition was tough, five women debuted looks that were simply perfect in our book, and thus, they get our nod for best dressed. Rooney Mara, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams, and Gwyneth Paltrow were the best-dressed women on the red carpet. Our criteria? It's not about the biggest jewels or the flashiest dress; rather, it's about who knows how to pull off a look the best, and picking the gown is just the first step. These ladies show they know how to style it up on the red carpet. Now it's your turn: tell us who you think had the best look of the night.

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Hannah-Weil-McKinley Hannah-Weil-McKinley 4 years
 @bobbis girl I have to agree, by the end of the night, the posing was a little tired. That said, her arrival was still such a glamorous moment and the dress in itself, I thought was beautiful and the styling, perfectly executed.
noonehere noonehere 4 years
Emma Stone really deserves a spot on this list, much more than Michelle Williams, Angelina Jolie or Rooney Mara.
bobbisgirl bobbisgirl 4 years
 @Hannah Weil Sorry, Hannah, but the constant posing struck me as a scream for attention and in the end, seemed kind of pathetic.
bobbisgirl bobbisgirl 4 years
You quote:  "It's not about the biggest jewels or flashiest dress;rather, it's about..."  I think the perfect ending to that sentence would have been, "'s about which star has the skinniest arms."
Brittney-Stephens Brittney-Stephens 4 years
I was between Gwyneth and Michelle as well — Michelle just looks so effortless and Gwyneth looks so cool!
NYCBunny NYCBunny 4 years
Paltrow (as usual).
lauren lauren 4 years
Gwyneth get my vote for sure!
Noria-Morales Noria-Morales 4 years
I think Michelle Williams gets my vote, although I'd love to go to an event and wear Gwyneth's outfit.
Amelie074 Amelie074 4 years
I'd vote for Milla Jovovich!  She was perfect in every way.  None of these on this list even come close to 2nd place!  
chocolate79 chocolate79 4 years
it's Gwyneth or Michelle for me.. but I'd go w Gwyneth cuz the cape just kills it.. what a neat idea!!  the people not on the list but should be are emma stone and tina fey.. 
ungiorno ungiorno 4 years
Gwyneth Paltrow hands down. Gorgeous.
Suzanne2367414 Suzanne2367414 4 years
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Kelly-O Kelly-O 4 years
Okay I do NOT understand this - Rooney Mara's dress looks like an unfinished Project Runway creation, Angelina Jolie has to stand with her leg stuck out so her dress actually has shape, Michelle Williams' dress (while pleasingly different than her typical crew necked column) cannot decide what it wants to be... where is Milla Jovovich's gorgeous white column? Where is Penelope Cruz' beautiful blue Armani?   I guess I do not "get" couture or something, because I am not loving any of these enough to say one was the best dressed.
Angelica Angelica 4 years
Me too @KWM ! It's impossible!
KWM KWM 4 years
Having such a hard time deciding between Michelle and Gwyneth
Marisa-Tom Marisa-Tom 4 years
Gwyneth's cape! She's a red carpet superhero.
lizlee89 lizlee89 4 years
Seriously, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Chastain??!! They both look awful - what the hell is that thing Gwyneth is wearing?! She looks so stupid. I loved Rooney Mara, Angelina Jolie, and Michelle Williams, but my favorite was Maria Menunos - her dress was killer...
Hannah-Weil-McKinley Hannah-Weil-McKinley 4 years
It's Angelina for me, she killed it. That slit, those legs, the red lip — perfection.
Chi-Diem-Chau Chi-Diem-Chau 4 years
I can't stop staring at Michelle, she looks beautiful!
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