For a different kind of fashion Monday I thought, with the excitement of this morning I’d do a roundup of some of my stand out gowns from The 2012 Academy Awards. So much inspiration for your own (or your bridesmaids’!) style!

Milla Jovovich looked every bit the Hollywood glamour girl in a one shouldered shimmering white gown by Ellie Saab. Rooney Mara stayed true to her own personal style in Givenchy, Gwyneth Paltrow kept her look sleek and elegant with a cape designed by Tom Ford while Octavia Spencer looked just beautiful in her embellished Tadashi Shoji gown.

One I did miss who wore the most stunning white gown by Basil Soda was Giuliana Rancic- the back of her gown was incredible!

Michelle Williams was one of my favourites in a stunning burnt orange Louis Vuitton  gown- I loved the detailing (which reportedly took 300 hours!) and the pairing with a pink clutch. Emma Stone pulled off a bow feature of her Giambattista Valli gown and Natalie Portman may have won my heart with this vintage red with black polka dot Christian Dior dress.

Pastels are always such a feminine choice on the red carpet (and if you feel like wearing a subtle colour on your wedding day, a great place to turn for inspiration!) Berenice Bejo wore a mint green Ellie Saab gown with full length lace sleeves while Kate Mara was pretty in pink in a strapless Jack Guisso Couture frock.Wendi McLendon-Covey also went for soft pink with nude, glittering detail by Simin Haute Couture. Penelope Cruz wore the most beautiful blue Amani Prive gown that sat off the shoulders and draped so elegantly.

If there is ever an occasion to wear sparkles it’s the red carpet (or .. your wedding day!) What a lovely surprise to see Maya Rudolph in Australian designer Johanna Johnson (the back of this gown is a stunning jewel encrusted feature). Sandra Bullock went for a glittering waist band in a design from Marchesa. Rose Byrne went for classic black with a twist, she shimmered in Vivienne Westwood.  Judy Greer styled up a dramatic Monique L’huillier silver and black gown while Ellie Kemper gave colour to her sparkling look with a fire coloured strapless Armani Prive gown.


Who were your favourites from this year’s Oscars?


Photos from Instyle