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22 Most Controversial Oscars Dresses Celebrities Have Ever Worn


22 Most Controversial Oscars Dresses Celebrities Have Ever Worn

Some people were revolted, others love it.

An expression, a statement, a work of art, etc. Fashion is a medium that many individuals use to convey a message. Alternatively, they want to look different or eye-catching. The red carpet is such a place for celebrities. What they wore as the cameras were pointed to them will forever be eternalized on the internet.

Often, celebrities must also bear through negative comments and the embarrassment when their choice of outfits for the night wasn’t living up to the standard for some. While on the other end of the spectrum are people who praised their brave sense of fashion.

Uma Thurman

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A maiden from the ranch? Uma Thurman’s choice of dress for the Oscars 2004 fell on Christian Lacroix’s outlandish voluminous dress with a dirndl-vest while a blue satin belt wrapped around her waist.


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2015 Oscars red carpet sees Zendaya looking gorgeous in this glam Vivienne Westwood’s white gown. But Guiliana Rancic’s called how she seemed to smell like “patchouli or weed” because of the dreadlocks.

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway’s most searched up 2013 Prada dress ended up caused by the chest darts and we wouldn’t blame her to feel overly conscious of what she wears after that.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow had to agree that appearing without a bra in Alexander McQueen’s controversially sheer dress for the Oscars 2002 was too much.

Halle Berry

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Halle Berry appeared on the red carpet in 2002 in Elie Saab’s creation, which featured a completely sheer bodice embroidered with flowers. she got her Best Actress Oscar for ‘Monster’s Ball.’



Oscar-winner Cher appeared on the red carpet in 1998 in a glittering gown by Bob Mackie.

Taraji P. Henson

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She perfectly shut down the Oscars red carpet in 2018 with her slit-up-to-there Vera Wang look.

Celine Dion

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When it comes to becoming a fashion icon, it also means bracing negative comments when your taste crossed the border of being weird. Like when Celine Dion wore her Dior tuxedo backward.

Charlize Theron

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The way Dior decided to design the dress with those roses might not have been on purpose. It probably did not sink in on anyone’s mind until Charlize Theron walked the 2010 Oscars red carpet in it.

Demi Moore

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She deserve some points for making the gown-and-pants combo dress herself in the ’80s.

Edy Williams

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Different and unusual was the norm for Edy Williams. Among her most controversial looks was this ‘bikini’ made of strands of pearls that hopefully covered just enough along with a white thong.

Barbra Streisand

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Streisand’s choice of sheer jumpsuit by Arnold Scaasi as she walked up the stage to receive her Best Actress award in 1969 was pretty memorable for many.

Natalie Portman

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The custom Dior gown with the cape Natalie Portman wore for the 2020 Oscars red carpet was drop-dead gorgeous. She embroidered the last names of female directors who were not nominated in the Oscars. Rose McGowan calls her attire choice “deeply offensive,” as she had only worked with one other female director ever.

Faith Hill


She thought that she was trying to live up to her nomination for “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in this rainbow pastel Versace gown from back in 2002.

Marjan Pejoski

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People thought she took her swan dress by Bjork in 2001 way too seriously and even laid an egg while posing on the red carpet.

Angelina Jolie

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It’s a sexy shot and we get it. But when Jolie decided to stick out her leg for the nth time in this black Versace gown back in 2012, photographers were itching to ask for a different pose from her already.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker

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‘South Park’ creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker walked on the 2000 Oscars red carpet in sandals and parody looks of some iconic celebrities’ appearances. Yeah, high fashion is a niche; not just everyone can rock it!

Billy Porter

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People will never forget the day Billy Porter broke the red carpet with his grandeur Christian Siriano’s tuxedo dress. Aloof and proud as he should, his gender-breaking appearance, however, were not well received in 2019 by many conservative viewers.

Lizzie Gardiner

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A fashion designer that goes broke will always have a backup idea. Like what Lizzie Gardiner did when she sewed a bunch of expired American Express cards into a golden gown and showed up for the 1995 Oscars.

Geena Davis

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This ruffled minidress Davis wore in 1992 was a result of when a saloon girl married a prima ballerina.

Jennifer Lawrence

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People have no doubt about Jennifer Lawrence’s fashion choices. Her Dior Haute couture strapless cream-colored gown made her a head-turning existence. Until she fell the stairs on her way up after declared for Best Actress award for her “Silver Linings Playbook” role.

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