If you haven't paid much attention to the fierce competition raging in the Oscar race for "Highest Pants," don't worry—we're here to break down the contenders for you. The creased slacks designed by Casey Storm in Her were given a lot of attention because of their extra-long zippers and hidden buttons, but they were not, in fact, the only high-waisted pants on screens this Oscar year. Below you'll find the four films vying for the coveted trophy, in the order that we think is least to most likely to win (this completely trivial category that we made up). Cast your vote in the comments at the bottom of the post. Best of luck to all.

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Stills from 'Dallas Buyers Club.'
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Matthew McConaughey lost over 40 pounds to play the role of Ron Woodroff in Dallas Buyers Club. His character continues to lose weight throughout the film due to his battle with AIDS, so a belt was necessary to hold up the jeans on his wiry frame. From the front, the pants don't look all that high, but from the back, you can see how they're cinched, sitting at the top of his waist. On the waistline spectrum (your grandfather to Britney Spears in the "I'm A Slave 4 U" video), they could sit higher, but they could also definitely be lower.

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Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams, Halle Berry, Bjork, and Anne Hathaway wore memorable Oscars dresses.
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You guys, the 86th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday. Like, in three days. Do you have your viewing gowns picked out? Have you picked up cheeses for your appetizer spread? Phew. Us, too. In order to mentally prepare ourselves for all the red carpet looks we'll be treated to on Sunday (also, #tbt), we're taking a look at past Oscars' looks—from Angelina Jolie's right leg-baring Versace Atelier gown to Anne Hathaway's nipple-parody-inducing Prada dress, and everything that came before them.

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Pharrell and his rainbow of hats.
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You guys. Pharrell Williams' hat game is just getting better and better. We didn't think that was possible, seeing as the oversized millinery he wore to the Grammys is already more famous than you or I will ever be. But then again, we didn't realize the now-infamous Vivienne Westwood accessory comes in a variety of bold colors, many of which Pharrell has been wearing lately. What's better than a brown Buffalo hat? A FUCHSIA Buffalo hat.

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Anne Hathaway in her Prada Oscars look and a dress from Valentino's s/s 2013 collection.
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Who would have thought that NOT wearing a dress could cause such a stir?! Who would have thought that Anne Hathaway could be so controversial?! We never would have pegged the now-Academy-Award-winning actress as either the progenitor of a meme or as the spark for a firestorm, but that's exactly what went down at the Oscars on Sunday night. One of the preferred activities of fashion pundits is, of course, to speculate about what the biggest names on the carpet are going to wear, and Anne was thought to be a no-brainer. "She'll wear Valentino!" they all said, and moved on to the less predictable starlets. It was something of a shock, therefore, for Anne to take the red carpet not in her trusty Valentino, but in the pink Prada dress heard round the world Twittersphere. While Anne's "les nipperables" moment may have take center stage to the designer she had chosen to wear, once the meme-frenzy died down heads began to be scratched. Anne was quoted on the red carpet mentioning over and over that she had chosen her dress mere hours before hopping in her limo and heading to the ceremony, so there was definitely an air of something a little fishy going on. We, on the other hand, are extremely familiar with the last minute quick change, as we frequently get almost all the way out the door before deciding that we have on the wrong shoes, or necklace, or, well, whole outfit! So, what's the big deal anyway? We unpack the great dress debate after the jump!

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The Oscars are the biggest night in movies, to be sure, but they're also definitely one of the biggest nights in fashion as well! Who doesn't love seeing their favorite movie stars on the top of their game, both professionally and sartorially?! We absolutely do. We had two of MTV's style experts, MTV News' Christina Garibaldi and MTV Style Editor-At-Large Mary HK Choi weigh in on their favorite moments on last night's red carpet, from Jennifer Lawrence's romantic Dior gown to Anne Hathaway's Prada wardrobe malfunction. Were the best accessories on the carpet K.Stew's crutch (and accompanying crutch holding secret agent) and Quvenzhané Wallis' puppy purse? Watch the video below to find out all that and more!


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Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Solange Knowles attend the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
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It's not just the Oscars ceremony itself that draws hoards of well-heeled starlets, ladies turn it out for the parties during and after the show, too. One of the biggest, most anticipated annual Oscar parties is Vanity Fair's which often boasts a stacked Young Hollywood guest list CHOCK full of shimmering, glittering, pretty young thangs. Last night's Vanity Fair Oscar Party was certainly no exception as a major trend for party-goers was dresses that shone and glinted in the light.

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Chloe Moretz, Kate Bosworth, and Jessica Chastain rock white hues at the Chanel pre-Oscar dinner.
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It's easy to get swept up in the Oscars in and of itself, but now that we're finally out of our Academy Awards hangover, it's time to see what ELSE was happening in the buildup to the big event. Earlier this week Chanel hosted a pre-Oscars dinner in Los Angeles, and spoiler alert: the party was filled to the brim with some of our favorite Hollywood PYTs looking amazing. Shocking, we know. It should probably go without saying that the stars were decked out in clothes courtesy of French fashion house (jealous!), but despite the fact that they were wearing the same designer, the attendees opted for one of two trends: light and dark. Take Chloe Moretz and Kate Bosworth, who skipped the official Oscars ceremony but still showed off their rad outfits early. The actresses looked totally adorable wearing Chanel shift dresses and basic round pumps, Chloe in an off-white tweed minidress, and Kate in a ladylike pale pink number. And then could who ever forget Jessica Chastain?! The Best Actress nominee stopped by the dinner wearing a pleated white frock with glittery embellishment, rounding out the ethereal light-hued trio perfectly. While these girls went pretty and angelic, fellow trendsetters Lily Collins, Zoe Kravtiz, and Ginnifer Goodwin took the opposite approach in gothy-glam dark looks.

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Michelle Obama presents Best Picture to "Argo" at 2013 Oscars.
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There were a lot of surprises at tonight's 2013 Oscars, but our favorite has to have been the reveal of Michelle Obama presenting the award for "Best Picture" to Argo. A grinning and bow tied Jack Nicholson introduced his special presenting guest: Madame FLOTUS who appeared via satellite video from the White House. Breaking away from the White House Oscar party, Michelle twirled toward camera wearing a STUNNING Naeem Khan gown covered in zillions of silver beads that glittered in the camera lights.

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After a huge (and we mean HUGE) buildup, it seems almost weird to think that the 2013 Oscars are ...over. Crazy, right? But before we get all nostalgic and deal with our impending case of awards season hangover, we've got more important matters to deal with, like the DRESSES (duh). Considering the Academy Awards as an event is basically IT— like Hollywood prom— everyone upped their game in a big way tonight. From Quvenzhané Wallis and her puppy purse all the way to Jennifer Lawrence's stunning Dior gown, we've whittled down the star-studded red carpet into our 2013 Oscars Top Ten Best Dressed Ladies. So you ready for this?! Let's go!

JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE

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Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2013 Oscars.
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Paging Captain Obvious: it's been a loooong road to the Oscars for Jennifer Lawrence. But after countless interviews, award shows, and even a bout with pneumonia, the Best Actress WINNER (!!) chose THE perfect gown to culminate her Academy Award journey. Crafted by Christian Dior with a dramatic mermaid silhouette, an all-over leaf pattern, and a epic voluminous skirt, J.Law's dress fits her like haute couture glove. She's a superstar on so many levels here, and we can't ever get enough.

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Zooey Deschanel at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars party.
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We may have come to know Zooey Deschanel for her creative nail art at award shows (from film strips at the Golden Globes to retro TVs at the Emmys), but we were thrown for a loop when she showed up with a brand new HAIR CUT at the Vanity Fair Oscars party after the big show. And we're not just talking a trim, or new bangs. The New Girl star completely chopped her luscious long locks for a sleek and stunning bob, which has been a growing trend for celebs this year.

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