10 Best Southern Oscars Looks of All Time

March 2, 2014 | By | Comments (3)

Let’s get real: the Oscars are as much about the dresses as they are the cinematic achievement. (Thank you, Academy!) The hits, the misses, the gowns so iconic they merit their own Wikipedia page. Here, 10 of our favorite award-worthy looks of all time.

1. Jennifer Lawrence, 2013. Not even a stumble could dampen the Kentucky native’s spirit in this gorgeous Dior gown.

Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage

2. Joanne Woodward, 1957. The Oscar winner sewed this dress herself before the show!

Photo by Bruce Bailey/Getty Images

Photo by Bruce Bailey/Getty Images

3. Julia Roberts, 2001. This is the dress that spawned that aforementioned Wikipedia page: “Black and white Valentino dress of Julia Roberts”

Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

4. Reese Witherspoon, 2006. Tennessee-darling Reese walked the line all the way to an Oscar that year in this vintage Christian Dior. (We found out how to get Reese’s red carpet look!)

Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage

Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage

5. Jennifer Garner, 2013. A ruffled train added drama to this plum Gucci number the Texan wore last year.

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

6. Vivien Leigh, 1940. Vivien represented our love for florals in this poppy-printed gown she wore when accepting an award for her role as Southern style icon Scarlett O’ Hara.

NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

7. Sandra Bullock, 2010. America’s Sweetheart glittered brighter than an Oscar in Marchesa.

Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images

Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images

8. Octavia Spencer, 2012. The Alabama native accepted her first Academy Award (for The Help) in this gown designer Tadashi Shoji designed just for her.

Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage

Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage

9. Renée Zellweger, 2001. Renée donned vintage Jean Desses and stole the show in canary yellow.

Photo by SGranitz/WireImage

Photo by SGranitz/WireImage

10.  Nicole Kidman, 1997. The Nashville transplant made red carpet history, outshining date Tom Cruse in this chartreuse, Dior stunner.

Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage

Photo by Ke.Mazur/WireImage

Who did we miss? Tell us in the comments! 

COMMENTS

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    March 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm
  2. Linda

    she was born in Houston, TX

    March 2, 2014 at 6:18 pm
  3. Susan

    Jennifer Garner is from W. VA.

    March 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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