Winning women: The stunning gowns of 'Best Actress' Oscar winners past

Being nominated for an Academy Award is one of the highest honors in the world of the performing arts. This year's nominees for Best Actress are all incredibly stylish women in their own right, but the women who have won in the past were as well! While we try to guess what Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore might wear to this year's show, take a look at the last 10 winners of the Academy Award for Best Actress and what they wore on their exciting night.

Do you see the trend we're seeing? With a few select standouts (Hilary Swank's navy blue and Natalie Portman's fuchsia) almost all of the winners wore a soft, neutral, often shimmery hue. Should this year's nominees take note?!

Scroll through to see the past winners!

2014: Cate Blanchett, Armani Prive
86th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsWon for: Blue Jasmine

2013: Jennifer Lawrence, Dior
Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2013
Won for: Silver Linings Playbook

2012: Meryl Streep, Lanvin
Meryl Streep Oscars 2012
Won for: The Iron Lady

2011: Natalie Portman, Rodarte
Natalie Portman Oscars 2011
Won for: Black Swan

2010: Sandra Bullock, Marchesa
Sandra Bullock Oscars 2010
Won for: The Blind Side

2009: Kate Winslet, Atelier Yves Saint Laurent
Kate Winslet Oscars 2009
Won for: The Reader

2008: Marion Cotillard, Jean Paul Gaultier
Marion Cotillard Oscars 2008
Won for: La Vie En Rose

2007: Helen Mirren, Christian Lacroix
Helen Mirren Oscars 2007
Won for: The Queen

2006: Reese Witherspoon, vintage Dior
Reese Witherspoon Oscars 2006
Won for: Walk the Line

2005: Hilary Swank, Guy Laroche
Hilary Swank Oscars 2005
Won for: Million Dollar Baby

2004: Charlize Theron, Gucci
Charlize Theron Oscars 2004
Won for: Monster

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