60 of the most breathtakingly gorgeous Oscars dresses of all time

There is nothing quite like the Oscars.

Hollywood's biggest night is taking place this Sunday, honoring the film world's biggest achievements over the past year. And though it's been a rocky year for Hollywood, we're expecting the 2020 red carpet to remain as glamorous as ever. 

It's the Olympics for fashion enthusiasts -- and we can't wait. 

To commemorate the upcoming awards show, we're revisiting the most gorgeous looks over the award show's 90-year history. From intricate beading, exquisite lace and dramatic trains, the Oscars pre-show never disappoints. 

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Prettiest Oscars dresses of all time
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Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta (2008)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Gina Rodriguez arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Cate Blanchett in Armani (2016) 
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior (2016) 
Amy Adams in Oscar de La Renta (2013)
Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy (1954)
Lupita Nyong'o in Prada (2014)
Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani (2009)
Angelina Jolie in Versace (2012) 
Nicole Kidman in Armani (2017)
Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford (2015) 
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji (2012)
Sarah Jessica Parker in Dior (2009)
Naomi Watts in Armani (2016)
Reese Witherspoon in Dior (2006)
Grace Kelly in Edith Head (1955) 
Julia Roberts in Valentino (2001)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Viola Davis arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Octavia Spencer in Marchesa (2017)
Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph Lauren (1999)
Salma Hayek in Prada (2005)
Viola Davis in Armani (2017)
Goldie Hawn in a slinky silver gown (1978) 
Cate Blanchett in Armani (2014) 
Charlize Theron in Dior (2013)
Kate Winslet in Ben de Lisi (2002)
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen (2014)
Jennifer Aniston in Valentino (2009)
Cindy Crawford in white Herve Leger (1993)
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy (2011)
Julianne Moore in Chanel (2015)
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive (2013)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang (2011)
Meryl Streep in Lanvin (2013)
Brie Larson in Gucci (2016)
Sandra Bullock in Marchesa (2010)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Danai Gurira attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Penelope Cruz in Versace (2007)
Amy Adams in Gucci (2014)
Emma Stone in Elie Saab (2015)
Halle Berry in Versace (2017)
Kate Bosworth in Cong Tri (2019) 
Julianne Moore in Chanel (2016) 
Mila Kunis in Elie Saab (2011)
Freida Pinto in John Galliano (2009)
Helen Mirren in Christian Lacroix (2007)
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior (2013)
Molly Sims in Zuhair Murad Couture (2019) 
Hilary Swank in Versace (2008)
Hilary Swank in Gucci (2011)
Halle Berry in Marchesa (2011)
Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen (2017)
Actress Penelope Cruz in vintage Balmain (2009)
Kate Hudson in Versace (2014)
Beyonce in Giorgio Armani Prive (2007)
Michelle Williams in Louis Vitton (2012)
Natalie Portman in Rodarte (2009)
Hailee Steinfeld in Elie Saab Haute Couture (2019) 
Gal Gadot in Givenchy (2018) 
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Making up these spectacular looks include Julianne Moore's white beaded Chanel ensemble which she donned to the awards show in 2015. Frieda Pinto stunned in a royal blue lace gown designed by John Galliano at the 2009 extravaganza, while Naomi Watts took our breath away in a sequined one-shoulder Armani frock in 2013. 

But Cate Blanchett sported one of our favorite looks in Oscar history: a powder blue Armani gown with 3D florals. The 2016 ensemble also featured a plunging neckline, a risque look for the ever-fashionable actress. 

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Oscars through the decades: 1979
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Brooke Shields (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RAQUEL WELCH;DEAN MARTIN
(Original Caption) 4/9/1979-Hollywood, CA: Actress Meryl Streep arrives at the Music Center for the Academy Award presentations.
THE 51ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Show Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JON VOIGHT;JANE FONDA
(Original Caption) This is a close up of actress Audrey Hepburn as she attended the Academy Awards.
American actor Raquel Welch attends the Academy Awards ceremony, wearing a blue evening dress and gold necklace, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the L.A. Music Center, Los Angeles, California, April 9, 1979. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Actress Valerie Perrine attends the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Steve Martin during 51st Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A. Music Center in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actors Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve attend the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor Ricky Schroder attends the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 2, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
TV Personality David Frost and Actress Carol Lynley attend the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken during 51st Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A. Music Center in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 9: Actress Valerie Perrine attending 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Raquel Welch (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DAVID L. WOLPER;MIA FARROW
LOS ANGELES, CA - 1980: Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field is photographed on the red carpet of the 1980 Los Angeles, California, Academy Awards ceremonies. Field won the Academy Award for Best Actress in the 1979 film 'Norma Rae.' (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 4/10/1979-Hollywood, CA-Actress Jane Fonda wears a giant smile, as she holds her Oscar for 'Best Actress in a Leading Role,' which she won at the 51st annual Academy Awards, for her role in 'Coming Home.'
Actress Margot Kidder attends the 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 51ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Show Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) LAUREN BACALL;OLIVER STONE
BEVERLY HILLS,CA - APRIL 9: Actress Ginger Rogers attends the 51st Annual Academy Awards After Party Hosted by Irving 'Swifty' Lazar on April 9, 1979 at The Bistro in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 9: Kim Novak attends 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) DONNA SUMMER
Actor Peter Falk and wife Shera Danese attend Swifty Lazar's Party for 51st Annual Academy Awards on April 9, 1979 at Bistro Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Brooke Shields (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ROBIN WILLIAMS
THE 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Presentation Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JON VOIGHT
Steve Martin during 51st Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A. Music Center in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE 51ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Show Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) GIORGIO MORODER;RAQUEL WELCH
THE 51ST ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS - Backstage Show Coverage - Airdate: April 9, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JANE FONDA;SHIRLEY MACLAINE
Diane Keaton and Warren Beatty during 51st Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the L.A. Music Center in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Christopher Walken (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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