Tame was the name of the game at the 2014 Oscars. Most stars played it safe so the few who did take risks stood out even more.
Take Lupita Nyong'o. We knew the 12 Years a Slave star was going to wear an attention-grabbing color (as is her signature style) but we could have never have guessed how gorgeous the "Nairobi" blue Prada she picked would be.
Also, adding a splash of color to the sea of shimmering nudes was Jennifer Lawrence who rocked a sizzling orange Dior Couture number. Not satisfied with just the bold hue, the Oscar winner made sure she wouldn't be missed by topping her gown with a $2 million diamond necklace.
But if we're talking about the most dazzling overall, it's probably a tie between Angelina Jolie and Kate Hudson. Ditching her usually black, Jolie shined in an Elie Saab Couture gown and Hudson took the plung in an Atelier Versace gown.
But that's just the beginning. To see all the best dressed stars at the 2014 Acadamy Awards, click through the gallery below.