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The Oscar Looks You Can Totally Rock to the Next Wedding You’re Attending

The Oscar Looks You Can Totally Rock to the Next Wedding You’re Attending
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The Oscars is Hollywood’s biggest night. It’s also our biggest night to get totally inspired by the stars’ red carpet looks for what to wear to upcoming weddings. At this year’s Academy Awards, leading ladies like Idina Menzel, Sandra Oh,Renée Zellweger and Penélope Cruz brought it. There were bold colors — thank you Mindy Kaling — and never-before-seen style elements, courtesy of stars like Janelle Monáe, who donned a dress with a hoodie. Once we picked our jaws up off the floor, we used our favorite Oscars gowns as a jumping off point for ideas for dresses that will wow at the upcoming wedding you’re attending



Read on for the best copycat styles of stars’ Oscars looks that had you saying “omg” at home on your sofa. Then get ready to wow just like Scarlett, Rebel and more when you hit the next nuptials on your social calendar.



How to Pull Off an Oscars Copycat Look



You don’t need to wear a designer gown with a hoodie or a dress with giant ruffled sleeves to dress like a star. Instead, think about what specific details you liked most about a look. For instance, the marigold hue of Mindy Kaling’s dress was to die for. So, we found a dress in a similar shade. Ditto Margot Robbie’s Oscars gown with detachable sleeves; maybe it was the silhouette of the gown that most tickled your fancy. Once you decide on a dress, it’s time to zero in on how each star pulled together her look. Get inspired by the hair and makeup choices. Finally, dial up your confidence and arrive like a Hollywood actress at the event.



Oscars-Inspired Shopping Considerations



Peruse Oscars-inspired gowns for between $80 and $600 with plenty of price points in-between.




This year’s Oscars were a rainbow of black gowns, metallics, and bold hues like yellow, teal and fuchsia. We even saw white being worn by stars like Renée and Idina. But stay away from white or cream at a wedding unless you’re the one saying “I do.”




One word: Daring. If you want to copy your fav stars’ Academy Awards dresses, don’t be afraid to take risks. Keep scrolling for gowns with plunging necklines, head-turning tiered skirts, liquid-like fabrics, modern silhouettes (one sleeve!), and so much more.







1 of 11 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Scarlett Johansson Inspired-Dress

Aqua Metallic Knit Gown

Price: $328.00

Our jaws collectively dropped upon seeing the Oscar nominee’s pewter Oscar de la Renta dress that featured a bustier-style bodice and see-through panels. Copy Johansson’s head-turning style with this liquid-like metallic dress that captures the spirit of the star’s sexy gown with its pleated crossover skirt, off-center slit and deep V-back.

Sizes 0 - 16
Fits small so order size up
Built-in bust padding
Stretch, metallic fabric

2 of 11 Image Credits: Azazie

Best Mindy Kaling-Inspired Gown

Azazie Carissa Dress

Price: $129.00

Kaling stood out on the Oscars red carpet in her marigold-hued, ruched one-shoulder gown. The color is perfect for a spring wedding or any time of year you want to look vibrant. This very close copy by Azazie could pass for Kaling’s gown; all that’s left to do to capture her look is smile as big as the always-ebullient star.

Sizes 0 - 30
Padded with boning

3 of 11 Image Credits: Lulus

Best Renée Zellweger-Inspired Gown

Deja Vu Pale Pink Sequin One-Shoulder Dress

Price: $78.00

We love the one-sleeve look the Oscar winner wore to score her statue this year. Since you’ll probably want to stay away from white out of respect for the bride, though, try this pale pink one-sleeve number from Lulus. The flattering silhouette hugs the body with side ruching and features an off-center slit. You’ll be all set to win the wedding night!

Sizes XS - XL
Hidden side zipper

4 of 11 Image Credits: ASOS

Best Penélope Cruz-Inspired Gown

Bariano Full Maxi Dress

Price: $348.00

Were you also blown away by Cruz’s custom black Chanel ball gown? To get the look, try this voluminous maxi dress on for size. Use your creativity and apply a large white floral appliqué to the bodice to truly embody the star’s look. Add a string of pearls, get a sleek blowout, and voila! Wedding ready.

Sizes 2 - 12
Sheer tulle overlay
Zip back

5 of 11 Image Credits: David's Bridal

Best Regina King-Inspired Dress

Metallic A-Line Gown With Beaded Waist

Price: $150.00

The blush-colored Atelier Versace gown King blessed the red carpet with this year was like a breath of fresh air. Get the look in this David's Bridal style in a similar hue that also features metallic shimmer and beaded embellishment. All you need to complete the outfit is to hold your head high and show the world you love being you, just like the actress who inspired your attire.

Sizes 1 - 15
Back zipper
Sheath silhouette

6 of 11 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Margot Robbie-Inspired Dress

Aidan Mattox Tiered Ruffle Crepe Gown

Price: $495.00

Meet the billowy, tiered gown that reminds us of Margot Robbie’s vintage Chanel Oscars dress. The look-at-me layers and ethereal mermaid silhouette give us major Margot vibes. Do a red lip with simple, soft, wavy hair and you’ll, like, basically be her at your upcoming event.

Sizes 0 - 16
Non-stretch fabric
Mesh, inset V-neck bodice
Built-in bra cups
Back zip

7 of 11 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Florence Pugh-Inspired Dress

Basix Strapless Ball Gown

Price: $390.00

We bow down to the Little Women star’s bright teal Louis Vuitton ruffled gown. Get the look in this copycat Basix dress that features luxe layers of floaty green material and a strapless bodice. A modern up-do and a statement necklace complete the look.

Sizes 0 - 16
Sweetheart neckline
Back zip

8 of 11 Image Credits: David's Bridal

Best Rebel Wilson-Inspired Dress

Metallic Off-the-Shoulder Seamed Plus Size Gown

Price: $200.00

Wilson owned the red carpet in her Jason Wu-designed gold gown inspired by old Hollywood glam. Get the look with this off-the-shoulder glittery style available in plus sizes from David’s Bridal. Just add red lipstick and soft curls.

Sizes 18 - 22
Spaghetti straps
Thigh-high slit
Back zip

9 of 11 Image Credits: Neiman Marcus

Best Janelle Monáe-Inspired Dress

Mac Duggal Asymmetric Ruffle Metallic Ball Gown

Price: $598.00

All hail Janelle Monáe’s avant garde sense of style! Her Ralph Lauren Collection ball gown with a hoodie infused memorable drama into the Oscars red carpet. Inspired by the singer’s look, we scoped out this platinum Mac Duggal ball gown that features its own dramatic style elements, like an oversized shoulder ruffle and billowing skirt with a high slit. We’re pretty sure Janelle would approve.

Sizes 0 - 16
A-line silhouette
Side seam pockets
Side zip

10 of 11 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Idina Menzel-Inspired Dress

Aidan Mattox Ruffled Strapless Column Gown

Price: $245.00

We loved both Idina Menzel’s red carpet and performance looks. Copy her first look in this hot pink strapless column gown with ruffles and a sweetheart neckline. The asymmetric flounce detailing adds something different to the style and will certainly help you stand out at your upcoming wedding.

Sizes 0 - 16
Inner corset
Back zip

11 of 11 Image Credits: ASOS

Best Sandra Oh-Inspired Gown

Maya Delicate Sequin Wrap Maxi Dress

Price: $237.00

Sandra looked like a runway model on the Oscars red carpet in her ruffled Elie Saab gown with a deep V-neck and feminine bow detailing. Take a page out of the actress’s style book and sport this taupe wrap dress with a plunge neckline and sequins that will make you sparkle just like a movie star.

Sizes 2 - 12
Satin-style waistband