Stars have always dazzled on the red carpet with sequin and beading detail but they upped the ante at the 2013 Oscars by making sparkling gowns one of the hottest trends of the night.
Hudson showed up in a long sleeve, deep teal gown by Roberto Cavalli that she said, after three days of fittings, brought her stylist to tears.
Keibler stood out in a stunning, body-hugging Naeem Khan dress that showcased her flawless figure. The pewter gown featured a sheer back with a black waistband that accentuated the star's curves. Chastain, one of the first to arrive, wore a copper gown by Armani Prive, "It reminded me of old Hollywood glamour," she gushed.
Others shining in bling on the red carpet include Catherine Zeta-Jones in an Oscar statuette gold Zuhair Murad Couture gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Nicole Kidman in a black and gold L'Wren Scott ensemble and nominee Naomi Watts in a stunning asymmetrical Armani Prive gown with minimal accessories.
Which star do you think was most dazzling in the trend?