2023 Oscars Red Carpet Trends and Styles: Who Wore What!
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2023 Oscars Red Carpet Trends and Styles: Who Wore What!

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With a burnt sienna orange tent and an oyster-colored rug instead of the usual red decor. Despite this departure, celebrities still brought their fashion A-game to the red carpet. Here are some of the trends and styles that stood out at the 2023 Oscars.

Textured Black Tuxes


[caption id="attachment_35742" align="aligncenter" width="3613"]Jay Ellis. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Jay Ellis. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)[/caption]

Jay Ellis and Harvey Guillen both made a statement with their textured black tuxedos. Ellis wore a custom Fendi tuxedo with shiny beading on the jacket, while Guillen donned an elegant black jacquard tux with wide slacks and a jacket with a long, sweeping train designed by Christian Siriano.

Plain and Pretty Pastels

[caption id="attachment_35743" align="aligncenter" width="3000"]Kerry Condon. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Kerry Condon. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)[/caption]

Hong Chau arrived in a custom petal-pink Prada column gown with a black, feathered train and a tiny Mandarin collar. Stephanie Hsu and Kerry Condon wore pastel-pink Valentino and pale-yellow Versace, respectively. Halle Bailey wore an aquamarine Dolce & Gabbana gown.

The Return of the Bow Tie


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Brendan Fraser paired his black Giorgio Armani tux with a traditional bow tie, as did Jay Ellis and 2022 Oscar winner Questlove. Harry Shum Jr. made a statement with an Adeam tuxedo ensemble that combined East and West styles. James Hong wore a bow tie with a delightful detail referencing his film, "Everything Everywhere All at Once."

Disco-Ball Dresses

[caption id="attachment_35749" align="aligncenter" width="683"]Eva Longoria. (Caroline Brehman/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Eva Longoria. (Caroline Brehman/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)[/caption]

Eva Longoria wore a beaded, bejeweled Zuhair Murad gown that she referred to as a disco ball. Sigourney Weaver wore a shimmering, gold long-sleeved Givenchy gown with an animal print that glimmered like fish scales. Ariana DeBose donned a white Atelier Versace with mirror-like beading in geometric patterns.

Ruffles and Puffles

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Exaggerated and airy silhouettes were popular at the 2023 Oscars. Angela Bassett wore a royal purple Jeremy Scott Moschino with puffy sleeves. Fan Bingbing and Cara Delevingne also went big on sleeves, the former in a green and silver Tony Ward Couture with a butterfly-wing silhouette and the latter in a deep crimson custom Elie Saab with a high slit and a large bow on the shoulder. Allison Williams wore her ruffles on her train in a rosy Giambattista Valli. Florence Pugh wore a gray Valentino that opened in the front to reveal a pair of black shorts.

Rosette Appliqués

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Nicole Kidman wore a black, sequined Armani Prive with a sparkling silver rosette on the shoulder. Halle Berry wore a white halter gown with pink rosettes around the neck and hip. Winnie Harlow wore a sporty 2005 Armani in soft yellow with a sequined black rosette. Paul Mescal sported a shiny red rosette on his lapel with his Gucci ensemble.

Orange, At Last

[caption id="attachment_35760" align="aligncenter" width="2466"]Sandra Oh. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Sandra Oh. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)[/caption] Janelle Monáe and Sandra Oh both wore shades of orange, with Monae donning a two-piece custom Vera Wang ensemble consisting of a black strapless bra top and a bright orange skirt, and Oh wearing a matte orange gown. This unusual hue was a standout on the 2023 Oscars red carpet.


Despite the departure from the traditional red decor, the 2023 Oscars red carpet was still a showcase for stunning fashion trends and styles. From textured black tuxes to plain and pretty pastels, disco-ball dresses to ruffles and puffles, and rosette appliqués to orange hues, celebrities brought runway to the red carpet!


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