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26 Oscar Dresses You Once Thought Were SooooOOOooo Pretty

Maybe they still are. Let’s take a look at the gowns you fantasized about once upon a time.

1. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Barbie-princess-bubblegum pink gown in 1999.

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2. Uma Thurman’s ‘99 two-piece nouveau-Cinderella outfit. This will make a comeback. Just you watch.

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3. In 2001, you may have been on the fence about Cameron Diaz’s kimono-inspired thing. At the time, it felt kinda chic.

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4. Jada Pinkett Smith showed up to the 2001 Oscars in a very expensive patchwork quilt.

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5. You may have not been the biggest Melissa Rivers fan, but this 2004 dress had all the makings of a girly masterpiece: flowers, flowy material, flowers.

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6. Scarlett Johansson’s 2004 Hollywood glam dress she reportedly purchased during a jaunt in Emerald City.

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7. Samantha Morton wore this embroidered masterpiece in 2004. Thoughts?

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8. You either loved it or hated it — Celine Dion’s sleek backwards tuxedo suit in 1999.

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9. Sandra Bullock looked almost bride-like in 2004.

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10. Daryl Hannah: Hollywood Barbie circa 1990.

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11. Kate Winslet made periwinkle a thing again with this 2005 gown.

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12. Natalie Portman looking like a gauzy, shimmery nymph in 2005.

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13. Hilary Swank’s midnight blue gown in 2005 was just an excuse to brag about her buff bod.

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14. Squee! Little Anna Paquin in 1994. Because she was a kid and cool and at the Oscars, you would have loved anything she wore.

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15. In 1995, Sharon Stone shined in this puffy silver number. Soooo shiny.

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16. While no one should ever wear this dress again, you must admit Susan Sarandon is positively owning it at the 1996 Oscars.

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17. Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997. Midriff FTW. And with a belly chain?!?! Yesssss.

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18. In ‘98, Cameron Diaz looked like a modern Shakespearean damsel.

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19. Kate Winslet’s embroidered old world-inspired dress was soooo regal in 1998.

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20. Nicole Kidman’s choice for the ‘97 awards made the world’s ugliest color okay for a second.

21. Geena Davis’ 1992 pick was fit for a sexy fairytale.

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22. Lizzy Gardiner, 1995: OMG, nevermind.

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23. Winona Ryder in 1994: sparkly flapper with spaghetti straps.

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24. Halle Berry’s dress for the ‘96 Oscars was a purple paradise combining the two best textures of the ’90s: velvet and shiny silk.

25. Jennifer Lopez, 1999: swoooooooon.

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26. You’ll always remember Kate Winslet’s pretty-in-pink look in 1996. But she was too skinny!

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