The Oscars

The 85th Annual Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, so we thought we’d take a look back at some of the most memorable dresses from past years. Yards of lace and tulle, intricate beading and pleating, and enough jewels to buy a small island – glamour becomes an understatement. These are just a few of our favorites, but the list goes on and on. What is your favorite look from the Oscars? And what do you hope to see this year? Tell us in the comments below!

Reese Witherspoon in Valentino, 2002. And in Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci, 2007.

Plunging in the front – Lauren Hutton, 1975. And in the back – Hilary Swank in Guy Laroche, 2005.

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Both designed by Alber Elbaz, but at different houses. Chloe Sevigny in Yves Saint Laurent and Natalie Portman in Lanvin.

True beauties. Grace Kelly in Helen Rose, 1956. Charlize Theron in Gucci, 2004.

Shades of yellow. Renee Zellweger in vintage John Desses, 2001. Michelle Williams in Vera Wang, 2006.

Gorgeous satin. Grace Kelly in Edith Head, 1955. Kim Basinger in Escada, 1998.

Black and White for the Win. Julia Roberts in Valentino, 2001. Audrey Hepburn in Hubert de Givenchy, 1954.

Photos Courtesy of Getty and Life.