Best & Worst Dressed

No one knew exactly what to expect this year in terms of Oscar fashions – and while some stars didn't disappoint, gracing the abbreviated red carpet in gorgeous gowns, others made us cringe with their fashion faux pas. Take a peek at the creme de la creme and the bottom of the barrel in our special gallery.

SHEER BEAUTY

Black is anything but basic on nominee Nia Vardalos (for Best Original Screenplay for her sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding). The gathered top and sheer sleeves give way to a long skirt with a beautiful pleated train, creating a regal look.