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Why Opt for One Oscars Dress When You Can Wear Two? These Stars Are Pros at the Quick Change

Moments after the cams stopped rolling, the throng of A-listers at the 2015 Oscars flocked to the various after parties scattered around Hollywood, but not without a quick outfit change. While some remained consistent with their designer choice or their red carpet aesthetic, others threw caution to the wind and went for a completely different look. Either way, the result was stunning. We spotlighted 15 stylish stars who turnt up in amazing down-to-party attire.

1. Jennifer Lopez (above)

J.Lo had a real-life Cinderella moment when she swept onto the Oscars red carpet in a billowing Elie Saab Haute Couture creation. But for the after-party, she reverted back to her signature aesthetic with a sheer skin-tight navel-plunging crystal-embroidered Zuhair Murad Couture number.

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2. Lupita Nyong’o

Nyong’o caused a stir on the red carpet when she stepped out in a jewelry masterpiece of a dress by Calvin Klein Collection that took months and more than 6,000 pearls to create. After the ceremony, she wore Calvin Klein Collection again but instead, chose a strapless gilded column.

3. Emma Stone

The actress traded in her beaded chartreuse Elie Saab Haute Couture gown for a plunging lace burgundy Altuzarra number off the fall 2015 runway.

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4. Margot Robbie

Robbie struck the same pose twice, but in strikingly different looks. The first, in a plunging long-sleeve draped Saint Laurent number, and the second, in a strapless striped ankle-grazing frock.

5. Rita Ora

Ora aimed for the same dramatic mermaid silhouette—a grand gold-embroidered Marchesa piece on the red carpet and a scandalous one-shoulder sheer-back Donna Karan Atelier gown.

6. Solange Knowles

Fashion risk-taker Knowles went for a paprika Christian Siriano crepe top and wide-leg pants at the Oscars. For the after-party, she stuck to the high-neck theme and selected a white crystal beaded Naeem Khan gown.

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7. Chrissy Teigen

Teigen dialed up the drama on the red carpet in a plunging icy blue Zuhair Murad Couture dress with a dangerously high slit. She later switched into a playful orange-and-violet color-block cut-out Emilio Pucci column.

8. Marion Cotillard

The Parisian beauty was a vision in a white textural Dior Haute Couture creation—and again later on in the night in playful embellished tiered frock.

9. Lady Gaga

Leave it to Gaga to bring the drama twice. She wore a custom voluminous Azzedine Alaia piece (with red gloves, no less) at the Oscars and a vampy curve-clinging black number at the after-party.

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10. Zoe Saldana

New mom Saldana showed off her amazing post-baby physique in a blush Atelier Versace draped number on the red carpet and again in a stunning black-and-white Prabal Gurung piece later that night.

11. Keira Knightley

Expectant mom Knightley dressed her baby bump in a breathtaking Valentino Couture replete with whimsical embroidery. She stuck to the same designer for her after-party look, but left the whimsy aside and went for a classic dark ground-grazing number.

12. Felicity Jones

Jones tapped her inner Victorian both on and off the red carpet. She started her night with a high-neck pale gray embroidered Alexander McQueen ball gown and then changed into an embellished high-neck black column.

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13. Naomi Watts

Watts shimmed on the red carpet in a silver scaly Armani Prive creation with black beaded embroidery. Later, she took the menswear route and suited up in a sleek white pantsuit with black accessories.

14. Faith Hill

The singer defined elegance in a plunging draped J. Mendel design (fresh off the fall 2015 runway) at the Oscars. For the after-party, she stuck with the same silhouette, but added a playful edge, courtesy of Armani Prive’s polka dots and ruffled tiers.

15. Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Dewan-Tatum struck a stark contrast with her gowns—a plunging white Zuhair Murad Couture gown for day and a smoldering black lace racer-back Zuhair Murad Couture gown for night.

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Kate Middleton Recycles a Midnight Blue Dress for Her Last Night in NYC


December 9, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

So nice that she wore it–not twice–but thrice! The Duchess of Cambridge has been the talk of the town this week in New York City as she and Prince William continue to make the most of their whirlwind tour of the Big Apple, and her outfit selections have certainly been a popular part of the conversation.

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Tuesday night, the Duchess of Cambridge chose an off the shoulder ink blue silk tulle frock with a black velvet belt by British designer Jenny Packham to attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (above, left)–but this isn’t the first time we’ve seen her in it.

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Kate first wore the gown to the 100 Women in Hedge Funds event back in 2013 (above, right) and later, she resurfaced the dress for her first public appearance of 2014 at The National Portrait Gallery in February (above, middle). But on this most recent occasion, she accessorized the gown a little differently than ever before–with a baby bump!

Earlier on Tuesday, the expectant Duchess and the Prince made a stop at the Creativity is GREAT event, which was held at NeueHouse especially in their honor, before making their way downtown for a touching stop at the 9/11 Memorial, rocking a $ 99 black turtleneck dress and bright pink Mulberry coat for the occasion. No matter what part of the world she’s in, we continue to admire the Duchess for her ongoing effort to keep it real when it comes to mixing affordable pieces into her wardrobe, and re-wearing many of her favorites.

PHOTOS: See Everything Kate Middleton Has Worn in N.Y.C.

Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, and Brie Larson Dress Up as One of the Dudes in Jenny Lewis’s New Music Video

Let’s give a round of applause to Jenny Lewis who just made our Tuesday so much better by releasing the music video for her new single “Just One of the Guys,” off her upcoming album The Voyager. Directed by Lewis herself, the video stars her pals Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, and Brie Larson, and it’s awesome.

It starts out with Lewis in a rainbow-and-unicorn-patterned suit crooning in the foreground, as her trio of A-list pals act as her backup band strumming and swaying in all-white ensembles behind her. However, it’s not long before they all switch into tracksuits, don fake mustaches, and you know, just act like one of the guys. Watch the video below to see it all go down, and make sure not to miss Hathaway’s rat tail. Yes, really.

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How The Fault in Our Stars Costume Designer Discovered Shailene Woodley’s Memorable Blue Dress

Due to the tears spouting from our eye sockets, it was easy for us to glaze over the fashions featured in The Fault in Our Stars. But one article of clothing was impossible to miss. For TFIOS die-hards, surely one of the most poignant scenes in the book is when Hazel, a 16-year-old with thyroid cancer and “an impressive and long-settled satellite colony” in her lungs attends an over-the-top romantic dinner with Gus, a fellow cancer patient and amputee, at a lavish restaurant in Amsterdam that overlooks the city’s canals. For the fancy occasion, Hazel dons a fittingly fancy dress.

So when John Green’s much-adored YA novel was adapted into a film, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as Hazel and Gus, one of the questions on the forefront of our mind was, of course, What would that dress look like? Would the movie stay faithful to the story and outfit Hazel in a “blue-print, flowery knee-length Forever 21 thing,” or would it defer to a stunning piece of designer garb? We reached out to costume designer Mary Claire Hannan to get the full scoop.

First off, how did you find the dress?

Just before I left for Pittsburgh to shoot the movie, I was running through the Beverly Center in West Hollywood in search of last-minute wardrobe treasures. I ran into Halston Heritage and there she was. The dress was a beautiful shade of blue—somewhere between cornflower and French.

In the book, the dress is described a bit differently. Why the change?

I knew the movie was filming in Amsterdam in October, so a sundress was never going to work. This one had a simple silhouette that felt fresh, young, and demure. It was a perfect cinematic match for what I had been looking for.

What was Shailene’s reaction when she tried it on?

It fit her like a glove. She was delighted. We camera-tested it and off we went.

Besides the dress, what were the other important wardrobe choices for the movie?

The Magritte T-shirt she wore to meet Peter Van Houten [author of the faux book An Imperial Affliction]. It was important to make sure the pipe read very well on camera and yet was not so big it overwhelmed the actress. We looked at many hues of color and size before we chose that one. Gus’s leather jacket was also an important piece—it showed he came from a privileged family and it gave him that classic James Dean–leading male look.

This story resonated with a lot of people, and it topped the box office last weekend. Why did you gravitate toward it?

I loved the script and the story—John Green is an amazing writer. I had also just lost my little brother to a similar cancer to Gus’s, so I could relate. At first I thought it would be too difficult to do, but I found making this movie was actually very therapeutic.

Want more Shailene? Check out the actress’s best red carpet looks in our gallery.

Rebecca Taylor’s One-Stop LWD (Little White Dress) Shop

An escape to the islands of Turks and Caicos left designer Rebecca Taylor with more than a tan—it inspired the idea for her Little White Dress capsule collection. “ I saw the dress’s versatility, from the beach to the cabana party,” she says. “So I wanted to make one for every occasion in a woman’s busy schedule.” Each of the nine dresses has a summertime personality, so you’ll definitely find one to match your mood.

Click through the gallery to find the LWD that speaks to you.

Plus, pick up the June issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download, for more features like this!

Jennifer Lawrence’s Latest Red Carpet Look? A Slinky Velvet Dress and Slick Strands

As the face of Dior, Jennifer Lawrence has had a long-standing relationship with the brand. In the past year, we’ve witnessed the actress in a nonstop a parade of Dior gowns, couture and otherwise, on the red carpet. In fact, we had seen so much of Lawrence in Dior (falling in Dior, accepting awards in Dior, sitting front row at Dior, posing for Dior) that we could barely remember a time when she wasn’t contractually obligated to wear the label. And that’s why we were so taken aback when she broke her streak and hit the world premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past on Saturday in a non-Dior dress (only Lawrence could rock headlines for playing designer switcheroo!).

The actress stunned all when she stepped out in a slinky velvet jacquard bias-cut Jason Wu slip gown that molded to her every curve. She further amped up the sensuality by pairing the rich fabric with dark, moody accessories, like Ana Khouri jewelry and a black Kotur clutch. What’s more, she even debuted a new hairstyle: a deep-parted style with her longer strands slicked to one side.

It’s definitely a new look for Lawrence, and it’s one we can get behind (though after much deliberation). It could be the beginning of a whole new aesthetic or simply a one-time fluke. As to whether she’ll experiment with other brands or resume her Dior run, we’ll just have to wait until her next red carpet appearance.

In the meantime, take a look back at all her looks on and off the red carpet.