2012 Oscars Red Carpet Dresses

One of the most anticipated events of the year, the 2012 Oscars or more formally known as the 84th Annual Academy Awards, was held on Sunday, February 26 at the Hollywood & Highland Center, showing A-list celebrities, who gathered to celebrate the biggest night in cinema. Aside from numerous exciting nominations, millions of fans had another chance to see their favorite Hollywood stars and admire their impeccable style on the red carpet. Nominated or not, all the actresses come dressed in the most exquisite and gorgeous designs from world-famous designers’ collections to flaunt their glamorous ways on the Oscars red carpet. So let’s take a look at the 2012 Oscars red carpet dresses and see who was the best and who failed in impressing!
Stunning Angelina Jolie hit the red carpet in a black velvet gown by Atelier Versace that showed some leg and that looked really amazing on her. Black peep toe platform pumps and Neil Lane jewelry complemented her red carpet look.
Emma Stone was shining at the 2012 Oscars in a punchy pink Giambattista Valli Couture gown, accessorized with Brian Atwood pumps and Louis Vuitton clutch bag.


Gorgeous Jennifer Lopez opted for a heavily embellished Zuhair Murad gown to impress at the show. She chose a Salvatore Ferragamo box clutch to finish off her glitzy look.
Penelope Cruz was the old Hollywood princess at the night, wearing her custom-made Giorgio Armani off the shoulder gown, matched with Chopard jewelry and a retro-inspired updo.


Natalie Portman looked pretty as ever in a red vintage Dior Couture dress, accessorized with a Charlotte Olympia clutch and Harry Winston jewelry designs.
Milla Jovovich dazzled at the 2012 Oscars celebrations in a sizzling Elie Saab one shoulder gown. She completed her amazing look with Jacob & Co. jewelry designs and an Edie Parker clutch.


Gwyneth Paltrow chose an elegant, simplistic, yet utterly chic all-white Tom Ford one shoulder gown, complemented by Jimmy Choo heels and Anna Hu cuff and ring.
Sandra Bullock walked on the 2012 Oscars red carpet in a black and white Marchesa gown with intricate gold detailing.


Cameron Diaz appeared in a beautiful Gucci gown, accessorized with Salvatore Ferragamo pumps and Tiffany & Co. diamonds.
Sarah Hyland looked extremely sophisticated and feminine in a lilac Alberta Ferretti gown.


Redhead hottie Jessica Chastain arrived at the 2012 Oscars in an intricately embroidered strapless gown from Alexander McQueen. Harry Wiston jewelry finished off her gorgeous look.
Actress Rose Byrne attended the 2012 Oscars wearing a black sequin one shoulder dress by Vivienne Westwood. Jimmy Choo peep-toe pumps and Chanel jewelry complemented her look.
So what do you think which look is the most alluring one?

Photos courtesy of stylebistro.com

Written by Armine Karapetyan
Armine is the founder of Fashionisers.com and an avid fashion lover. When she's not busy examining the latest fashion trends and news, she's exploring a new style for herself or is pursuing new adventures and dreams. Find her on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.