White, Black and Red Dresses Reign Supreme at the 2012 Oscars

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Did you ladies watch the Oscars last Sunday?

Did you notice how the red carpet was extremely saturated with gowns in shades of white, black, and red? There were, of course, the occasional tints of blue, green, purple, and beige, but they were not as abundant as the first three.

That, plus the odd (and slightly disturbing) pose Angelina Jolie took to showcase her leg throughout the show, were among the things I couldn’t forget about the Oscars this year.

Here’s a recap of the women who chose to keep it classic in white, black, and red for the 2012 Oscar Awards!

Classic Elegance: White Gowns Steal the Show

Elegance Defined: Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lopez, and Gwyneth Paltrow Radiate in Diverse Shades of White at the 2012 OscarsElegance Defined: Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lopez, and Gwyneth Paltrow Radiate in Diverse Shades of White at the 2012 Oscars (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / Apega / Ian Wilson / WENN)

A LOT of the Hollywood ladies opted for white – from pure white to ecru to eggshell. And why not? White is the most talked-about non-color on the Spring 2012 runway.

Besides, wearing white always looks elegant, and it is the easiest way to tell everyone you’re oh-so-ready for springtime!

Sophistication in White: Giuliana Rancic, Louise Roe, Shailene Woodley, and Milla Jovovich at the 2012 OscarsSophistication in White: Giuliana Rancic, Louise Roe, Shailene Woodley, and Milla Jovovich at the 2012 Oscars (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / Apega / Ian Wilson / WENN)

Red on the Red Carpet: A Bold and Beautiful Choice

It’s a good thing several celebrities chose to wear this rich and intense hue at the Oscars. Even though the color blends with the red carpet, you really can’t deny how beautiful it looks on these celebs.

We also can’t help but admit that without red, looking at the slew of colorless and subdued evening gowns would have been quite a bore:

Red Carpet Royalty: Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, and Michelle Williams Dazzle in Red at the 2012 OscarsRed Carpet Royalty: Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, and Michelle Williams Dazzle in Red at the 2012 Oscars (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / Apega / Ian Wilson / WENN)

The Timeless Appeal of Black

Chromophobes like Angelina Jolie kept it classic and classy in black. Angie took vampy several notches up by donning an Atelier Versace gown in plush velvet, while the rest chose sequins, satin, and taffeta.

And while we really can’t complain about the color (or non-color, to be exact), more exquisite and elaborate-looking LBDs would have been much more entertaining to watch:

Angelina Jolie Exudes Glamour in a Plush Atelier Versace Gown at the 2012 OscarsAngelina Jolie Exudes Glamour in a Plush Atelier Versace Gown at the 2012 Oscars (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / Apega / Ian Wilson / WENN)

With these pictures, you can pretty much assume that the white dress will be more than just a hot item this coming season, and when it comes to evening gowns, the classic white, red, or black are the colors to grab.

Chic in Black: Anna Faris, Rose Byrne, Julia Ormond, and Tina Fey Showcase Timeless Elegance at the 2012 OscarsChic in Black: Anna Faris, Rose Byrne, Julia Ormond, and Tina Fey Showcase Timeless Elegance at the 2012 Oscars (Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / Apega / Ian Wilson / WENN)

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