The Best Red Carpet Looks From The Oscars 2021 (Updated!)

The best red carpet looks oscars 2021

The red carpet fashions at the 93rd Oscars were proof, like the other awards shows of 2021 before them, that people could not wait to get out of the confines of their home —at least those who didn’t gain the Quarantine Twenty— and spread their metaphorical peacock feathers.

Oscars 2021 Red Carpet

Zendaya wore Bulgari Jewelry with her custom yellow Valentino

Tired of being cooped up during a pandemic and optimistic about the quarantine vaccinations and future, attendees rebelled against Comfys and stained t-shirts in favor of bold, bright and skin-baring. Those who didn’t stand apart for their outrageousness, stood out instead for retro-style glamour or unusual custom couture and jewels.


Regina King’s custom Louis Vuitton gown was jewel-encrusted

There were many who went with the Old Hollywood Glamour look, only showing a bit more skin with plunging necklines, bare midriffs or slits cut up to (insert your favorite phrase here).

Amanda Seyfried in Giorgio Armani Privé
Amanda Seyfried at the 93rd Oscars
Carey Mulligan in Valentino Couture
Carey Mulligan in Valentino Couture
Angela Bassett in custom Alberta Ferretti
Angela Bassett in custom Alberta Ferretti
Halle Berry in Dolce and Gabbana
Maria Bakalova in Louis Vuitton
Maria Bakalova in Louis Vuitton, jewelry from Moussaieff Jewellers
Regina King in custom Louis Vuitton
Regina King in custom Louis Vuitton
Andra Day in a custom gold lamé Vera Wang
Andra Day accessorized her Vera Wang gown with rings, fingernails, a bejeweled clutch and those legs.
Leslie Odom Jr. in gold Brioni and Nicolette Robinson in glamorous Zuhair Murad

Bold and Bright:
It was impressive how many could carry off the crazy bright pinks, purples, and yellows.

H.E.R. in custom Dundas
Zendaya in Valentino Haute Couture
Zendaya in Valentino Haute Couture
Colman Domingo in Atelier Versace
Renee Zellweger in Giorgio Armani
Desmond Roe and Travon Free, both in Dolce & Gabbana
Detailing inside the bright yellow and black Dolce & Gabbanna jackets
Dua Lipa in Balenciaga
We couldn’t forget Questlove’s Gold Crocs

Just Great Taste
And still others simply showed great taste for the unique:

Charlese Antoinette in Rodarte
Charlese Antoinette in Rodarte
Laverne Cox in Christian Siriano
Tiara Thomas in custom Jovana Louis.
Jurnee Smollett in Elie Saab World with jewelry by Messika
Margot Robbie in custom Chanel
Margot Robbie in custom Chanel
Celeste Waite in custom Gucci
Vanessa Kirby in Gucci
Viola Davis in Alexander McQueen
The strategically cut out bodice of Viola Davis’ custom Alexander McQueen gown
Sacha Baron Cohen in Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Isla Fisher in Dior.

Some of their stunning jewelry:

There were some disappointments, though. Glenn Close’s beaded tunic would have been acceptable had she not used the black netting or had the tunic cut up further. Marlee Matlin’s Medieval Princess sweep-the-floor sleeves and Reese Witherspoon’s Grecianesque gown just left us sad.

Not making the cut: Glenn Close, Marlee Matlin and Reese Witherspoon

You can see every look for the Oscars (even the ones we really don’t like) on our Pinterest board “Everything Oscar”

Red carpet images courtesy of Getty

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