You guys, it's T-minus 50 days until Kate Middleton, princess-to-be, walks down the aisle and even though we're pretty sure she's on fitting number 109,939 of the (likely Alexander McQueen-designed) dress by now, we have opinions! The whole rigamarole of the impending royal wedding (we ordered our thimbles and tea cozies aaaaaages ago) has us on flights of nuptial fancy and we'd lovelovelove to see the future Mrs. William Arthur Philip Louis in any of these dresses on her big day. Let's go.

FOR THE SUPER-FORMAL CEREMONY:

Dresses from Bruce Oldfield's wedding collection, Alexander McQueen's A/W 2011/2012 show in Paris on March 8, and Marchesa's Fall 2011 presentation in New York on Feb. 16.
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Bruce Oldfield
Bruce Oldfield was an early contender when Kate and her family reportedly spent some time at his London shop earlier in the year. Coincidence? Doubtful. Bruce's gowns are sleek, feminine and fuss-free (exactly how we'd describe Kate in three words; we're, like, this // close with the girl). Another random-cool fact about Bruce: In 2008, he redesigned McDonald's staff uniforms in Britain. Yes, seriously.
Super-formal ceremony (top, left): Lace is hot, so are belts/sashes. Aaaannnnd, we know how much Kate loves her V-necks. Modesty is tradition for royal wedding ceremonies, so Bruce would have to go easy on the neckline and elongate the sleeves but how chic would that be?
Equally-staid party (bottom, left): This strapless, airy gown has just the right amount of drama and functionality for a royal dance fest. And by "dance" we mean, "sway" and/or "nod acknowledgements."

Alexander McQueen
Sarah Burton unveiled her fall/winter 2011 collection for Alexander McQueen, and lo and behold, it was full of wedding dress look-alikes—structured silhouettes, exaggerated skirts, embroidery, and feathers—fueling the speculation that she'd be the lucky royal wedding dress designer.
Super-formal ceremony (top, middle): Naturally, Sarah would have to sew in some sleeves (maybe an ethereal mesh?), but zoinks, this embroidered and pleated high-collared masterpiece would definitely elicit serious rubbernecking.
Equally-staid party (bottom, middle): In this futuristic halter dress with an embroidered and feathered skirt, all eyes would be on the new princess during the royal reception. Cake? What cake? Oh, thaaaat cake. Yum (who are we kidding? Dress only nearly trumps cake.).

Marchesa
London-born/New York-based designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are the go-to girls for Hollywood A-listers who love making a red carpet entrance (erm, that would be everyone...). The duo's dramatic evening gowns are modern, photo-ready and simply gorgeous.
Super-formal ceremony (top, right): This romantic lace and tulle dark ivory dress is feminine, but not too girly-girl. The neckline is RIDIC.
Equally-staid party (bottom, right): How could Kate not make an unforgettable entrance in this uber-plumed strapless ball gown?

FOR THE EQUALLY-STAID PARTY:

Dresses from Bruce Oldfield's wedding collection, Alexander McQueen's A/W 2011/2012 show in Paris on March 8, and Marchesa's Fall 2011 presentation in New York on Feb. 16.
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Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence, and Mila Kunis at the Miu Miu Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on March 9.
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Awards season is finally over, and after months of red carpet elbow-rubbing, we'd think nominees Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence, and Mila Kunis would be completely sick of each other. Apparently not. The girls reunited at the Miu Miu Paris Fashion Week show this morning looking both chummy and ah-mazing. Hailee continues to KILL it, this time in a ruffled cream, long-sleeve frock that's both chic and age-appropriate, per usual (Taylor Momsen, she is not #thankgoodness). Jennifer channeled her red-hot Oscar gown in this structured, shimmering mini in the same hue, while our obsession with Mila continues to rage thanks to this oh-so gorge black, beaded bubble skirt. Are these former rivals new-found BFFs? Or are they frienemies who are seething at constantly being clumped together? We hope it's the former, but in this case, Hailee is our favorite, thanks to her slick pony, leopard clutch, and Mary-Jane pumps (quadruple straps! sigh). We'd be jealous of her wise-beyond-her-years fashion sense if we weren't so insanely in awe of it. *slow clap*

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Emma Stone at the Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 show during Paris Fashion Week on March 9.
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There is no doubt that we HEART Emma Stone. She's pretty, plucky, we loved her in Easy A and we maaaaaybe want to hang out with her if only she'd return our calls. We adore her lighter hair and the face-framing layers. We dig her dark polish and suede booties. And we would seriously consider going into borderline financial destitution for that super-geometric A-line wool coat, buuuuuuuut IDK re: this dress. Is it the drape? Is it the length? We get that the sliver of leg prevents it from being too demure, and we give the whole ensemble a confident rating of "WEIRDTRESTING." But we're not sure if we like it. Do you?

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Lady Gaga at the Thierry Mugler Spring/Summer 2012 show on March 2 in Paris.
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For a woman who sings, dances, makes wombs/eggs/pods an outfit, and crafts her signature fragrance to smell like blood, why wouldn't she ALSO try her hand at modeling? It was only a matter of time before Lady Gaga would find herself strutting down the Mugler runway—she'd already been tapped as the brand's musical director, tasked with creating fashion show tunes for creative director Nicola Formichetti. So, yes, we knew it was coming. But what surprised us was how professional the pop star's strut was (even in INSANELY high platform heels).

Lady Gaga at the Thierry Mugler Spring/Summer 2012 show on March 2 in Paris.
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In addition to two hip-length ponytails, and the stilt shoes (seriously, they look like they were a foot high...GAH!), Lady G wore two looks: a sheer condom-colored top over a ribbed corset with a long fitted skirt and wide hat; and a sheer black top over a bra with a long latex skirt and flat cap.

Oh, and don't ask us about the other models and their looks. Gaga stole the show AGAIN.

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Kendall Jenner modeling for Sherri Hill.
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Khloe Kardashian recently posted a few pics of her lil' sis Kendall Jenner modeling a strapless ballerina-style black prom dress for Sherri Hill (available online at SherriHill.com). Here's what the proud older sibling had to say about her up-and-coming model sister: "OMG I seriously couldn't even breathe when I saw these pics of Kendall!!!!!" WELL, if you'd like to take someone's breath away (that would be one heck of a reaction, huh?), and you haven't found your prom dress yet, look no further. Here are our fave gasp-worthy long and short frock picks.

GO LONG!

Prom Dresses

From left to right:
+ Sherri Hill One-Strap Dress (SherriHill.com)
+ Teri Jon Strapless Silk Floral Garland Gown ($760, SaksFifthAvenue.com)
+ Kurt Thomas Silk Chiffon Stapless Sweetheart Dress ($455, SaksFifthAvenue.com)
+ BCBG Max Azria Mel Ruffled One-Shoulder Gown ($298, BCBG.com)
+ Jessica Simpson One Shoulder Glitter Chiffon Tiered Ball Gown ($229, DavidsBridal.com)

SHORT AND SWEET

Prom Dresses

From left to right:
+ BCBG Max Azria Evangeline Rosetta One Shoulder Dress ($398, SaksFifthAvenue.com)
+ Maggy London Sequin Waist Chiffon Dress ($148, Nordstrom.com)
+ Alice + Olivia Tiered Peplum Dress ($368, Bloomindales.com)
+ Way-In Sequined Party Dress ($74, Nordstrom.com)
+ BCBG Max Azria Pleated-Organza Bustier Dress ($648, BCBG.com)

+ Which prom dress would you wear?

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Taye Diggs, Ewan McGregor, and James Franco at the 2011 Film Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on Feb. 26.
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We LOVE when guys raise the fashion bar in atypical red carpet ensembles, which is exactly what Taye Diggs, Ewan McGregor, and James Franco did at the Film Independent Spirit Awards this weekend. Taye stepped out in a gray suit jacket, a white and blue striped shirt, a blue and yellow bow tie, dark cuffed jeans, beige suede wingtip oxfords, tortoise shell glasses, and a brown fedora. Ewan McGregor layered up in a navy and gray striped coat, a gray scarf, a navy vest, an olive tee, dark skinny jeans, a brown belt and brown lace-up shoes. James Franco (spotted in the press room after winning the Best Male Lead award for 127 Hours) took an unusual spin on a gray suit by throwing a navy wool cardigan over it. He also wore a light gray tie, a white button-up shirt, and black lace-up shoes. While we're into all three boys' fearless individual style, we give our hat tip to Mr. Diggs! He took a simple ensemble and made it pop with fun accessories. But what do you think?

+ Who looked best at the Film Independent Spirit Awards—Taye Diggs, Ewan McGregor, or James Franco?

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The 2011 Oscars red carpet was just the beginning. Nominees plus dozens of other celebs slipped into their cutest cocktail dresses for the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, one of the most coveted post-Academy Awards tickets in Hollywood.

SHOWSTOPPERS: A memo must have gone out! There was a TON of crimson at the Oscars, and the scene was much the same at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Zoe Saldana wore a Prabal Gurung fuchsia and red frock, Selena Gomez slipped into a body-lengthening Dolce & Gabbana gown, Anna Kendrick wore a ruffled scarlet Notte by Marchesa dress, and Anna Paquin rocked a ballet-inspired Monique Lhuillier dress.

Zoe Saldana, Selena Gomez, Anna Kendrick, and Anna Paquin at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood on Feb. 27
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THRILL OF THE LACE: Nothing says glamour like a little lace. Mia Wasikowska (in Stella McCartney), Zooey Deschanel (in Valentino), Ginnifer Goodwin (in Erdem), and Jena Malone (in a sleeveless, tummy-"showing" cocktail dress) chose to drive the point home in A LOT of the feminine fabric.

Mia Wasikowska, Zooey Deschanel, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Jena Malone at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood on Feb. 27
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AU NATUREL: You'd think that wearing a dress that matches your skin tone would completely wash you out and make you look like a blob of, well, beige. But it was quite the opposite for Jessica Biel (in a strappy Versace gown), Gwyneth Paltrow (in the same Michael Kors gown she performed in at the Oscars), Taylor Swift (in a Zuhair Murad minidress), and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in a Valentino Haute Couture dress). These stars glowed!

Jessica Biel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Swift, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood on Feb. 27
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SINGING THE BLUES: Our new fashion theory is that ANYONE can dazzle in a blue hue. Enter: Rosario Dawson in a high-slit Diane von Furstenberg dress, Lea Michele in a long-sleeve sparkling Roberto Cavalli gown, and Dianna Agron in an ankle-length, flowing frock by J. Mendel.

Rosario Dawson, Lea Michele, and Dianna Agron at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood on Feb. 27
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TAKE THE PLUNGE: One thing's for sure—a lot of double-sided tape was used last night to keep the deep necklines of Claire Danes' cream Calvin Klein dress, Emma Roberts' sparkling Jenny Packham creation, and Gabrielle Union's stunning Diane von Furstenberg purple dress in place.

Claire Danes, Emma Roberts, and Gabrielle Union at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood on Feb. 27
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CHIC FRILLS: You have to be careful with ruffles, as there's a fine line between classy and trashy, but these ladies pull them off. Rashida Jones (in Valentino), Selita Ebanks (in red and beige one-shoulder dress), Amanda Seyfried (in Valentino), and Cameron Diaz (in Carolina Herrera), looked uber-ladylike in their perfectly frilly frocks.

Rashida Jones, Selita Ebanks, and Cameron Diaz at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood on Feb. 27
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PRINTS CHARMING:We know that trends come in threes (at least). But we were so mesmerized by Emma Stone's short-sleeved Chanel Haute Couture dress and Lourdes Leon's AllSaints Aztec minidress that we couldn't help but mentioning. You like, right?

Lourdes Leon and Emma Stone at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood on Feb. 27
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Hosting the Oscars is no easy task. And we're just talking about the outfit changes! Anne Hathaway, who cohosted the 83rd Annual Academy Awards last night with nominee James Franco, went through eight stunning looks throughout the evening, all while singing, dancing, and laughing at Franco's deadpan jokes. The actress (who is the youngest person to ever host, by the way) definitely deserves kudos for that! Here's the look-by-look...

RED CARPET ALERT: Anne was one of a handful of celebs who chose red for the red carpet. Her pick, this Valentino tube dress with some serious bustle action going on. To drive the crimson theme home, the actress painted her nails and pout in the hue.


Anne Hathaway arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27.
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SNOW QUEEN: For her opening monologue Anne wore a white strapless flowing number with beading by Givenchy. Oh, and Anne, don't think we didn't notice that you changed your nail polish from red to nude!

Anne Hathaway at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27.
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BOYS CLUB: James Franco wasn't the only one to wear a tux onstage. Anne slipped into the feminine Lanvin number with satin lapels for her brief sing-song. She paired the sexy suit with glittering Swarovski crystal-covered Brian Atwood pumps.

Anne Hathaway at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27.
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GREY GARDEN: Rumor has it that this princess-style gown was custom designed for Anne by Vivienne Westwood. The actress teamed the taffeta and lace corseted frock with a fancy pants diamond and amethyst necklace.

Anne Hathaway at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27.
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SHIMMY-SHIMMY: This one-shoulder silver beaded embroidered gown by Oscar de la Renta may have been Anne's personal favorite. With all of its tassels, she couldn't help but dance. Totally understandable. P.S. We wouldn't have minded seeing her hair coifed like this—wavy and carefree—for the entire show.

Anne Hathaway at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27.
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BRICK HOUSE: Anne showed off her amazing figure in this brick-colored Atelier Versace silk gown, which featured a body-hugging, corset-style bodice.

Anne Hathaway at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27.
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PURPLE REIGN: This luminescent and satin-y sapphire Armani Privé evening gown features off-the-shoulder straps, a fitted bodice and a high back slit. We are dying to know what color/brand lipstick Anne is wearing here. Anyone? Anyone?

Anne Hathaway at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27.
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ALL THAT GLITTERS: To close the night, Anne slinked into a skintight Tom Ford lace long-sleeve dress, which was adorned with mesmerizing crystals, and pulled her hair into a low party-ready bun.

Anne Hathaway at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27.
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The red (er, fuschia) carpet at Sunday night's 83rd Annual Academy Awards (aka the granddaddy of all awards shows) featured a handful of classic fashion hits (trains, bustles, etc.), plus a slew of surprise ensembles (who knew so many celebs would rock red?!). Here are the looks we’ll be talking about ALL week long…

MILA KUNIS: Black Swan star Mila Kunis brought the glamor in a lacy lilac Elie Saab gown, which she wore with Neil Lane jewelry. J'ADORE!

Mila Kunis on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.
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MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Michelle Williams, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Blue Valentine, balanced the conservative cut of her champagne Chanel gown with head-to-toe encrusted crystals.

Michelle Williams on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.
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MANDY MOORE: Mandy Moore, who performed with Zachary Levi, rocked the red carpet in a twinkling gold Monique Lhuillier gown.

Mandy Moore on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.
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FLORENCE WELCH: Florence Welch, who performed "If I Rise" from 127 Hours, let her fiery red hair do the talking, while keeping her gown choice—a lace tiered Valentino number—muted.

Florence Welch on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.
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JENNIFER LAWRENCE: One of the first celebs to walk the red carpet, Jennifer Lawrence got the party started in a sleek red Calvin Klein shift that looked painted on!

Jennifer Lawrence on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.
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For every awards show that comes, we try to predict which trends will rule the red carpet. Most of the time, we are completely surprised (pleasantly) by the looks the stars step out in...which was the case at Sunday night's 2011 Academy Awards. From lovely lace to shades of purple, here’s the lowdown on this year’s hottest Oscars red carpet trends.

IN THE NUDE: Mandy Moore, Halle Berry, and Florence Welch looked naturally beautiful in nude-hued gowns. Mandy wore a shoulder-baring Marchesa dress, while Halle also sported a magnificent Marchesa creation, and Florence gave the red carpet a vintage-y vibe in a tired Valentino frock.

Mandy Moore, Halle Berry, and Florence Welch on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
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RED HAUTE: Jennifer Lawrence (in Calvin Klein), Sandra Bullock (in Vera Wang), and Jennifer Hudson (in Versace) were just a few of the bombshells to wear a serious pop of color.

Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, and Jennifer Hudson on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
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SHADES OF PURPLE: Purple reigned with Mila Kunis donning a boundary-pushing Elie Saab gown with white drop earrings, Natalie Portman showing her baby bump in a flowing Rodarte dress, and Cate Blanchett wearing a work of art in the form of a Givenchy frock.

Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
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GLITTER AND SEQUINS: It's one way to turn heads on the red carpet! Mandy Moore (in Monique Lhuillier), Amy Adams (in L'Wren Scott), and Michelle Williams (in Chanel) weren't hard to miss in their sparkling gowns.

Mandy Moore, Amy Adams, and Michelle Williams on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
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SHEER THINGS: Mila Kunis, Hailee Steinfeld, and Scarlett Johansson looked lovely in lace. Mila's lavender Elie Saab dress was demure yet insanely sexy. Meanwhile, Hailee looked like a modern day princess in Marchesa, and Scarlett's Dolce & Gabbana gown was the talk of the carpet.

Mila Kunis, Hailee Steinfeld, and Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011, in Hollywood, Calif.
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