These days, the fashion on the Oscars red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre generates as many headlines as who wins those little gold guys inside.
But, put a foot wrong on this red carpet and the pictures will haunt an actor for the rest of their career.
Which explains why many are reluctant to take any risks with their look. Jennifer Lawrence opts out of the dress race completely by always wearing the same designer .....
Hopes for some maverick style choices from the class of 2014 were therefore not overly high.
Here’s our best 4 and worst 4 dressed picks on a night when the dresses – and tuxedos – were pale and occasionally interesting.
Lupita in Prada
Cate Blanchett in Armani
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
Penelope Cruz in Giambattisa Valli
Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel
Glenn Close in Zac Posen
Jade Smith in Versace
Kristin Chenowith in Cavalli
Who was your best and worst dresses celebs?? xo
( pics: Getty & Rex)