A Look Back at the Evolution of Oscar Dresses from Every Best Actress Winner Since 1929

Best Oscars Fashions
Some of the best looks throughout the years.
As we anxiously wait out the few hours left before Hollywood’s biggest night of fashion, it seems appropriate to take a look back at some of the most prominent dresses from Oscars of years past.

I would say the most talked about dress at the Academy Awards typically ends up being about the big winner: Best Actress.  Thanks to Mediarun Digital, we can now see each one of the Best Actress’ dresses dating all the way back to 1929… In just ONE awesome infographic.

It’s so intriguing to look back at some of the most memorable gowns (Who could forget Cher’s getup from ’98?) and see how awards trends have changed overtime… Sometimes even making a big comeback.  For example, despite the color, the style of Hilary Swank’s 2000 Oscar gown is quite similar to that of Joanne Woodward’s from 1958.

However, you’ll notice 16 winners are missing.  Those who were not in attendance to accept their award are not shown–For example, Katharine Hepburn, who never showed up to accept any of her four Best Actress trophies.

Nonetheless, we get a great glance at the history of Oscar fashion overtime.  There’s no doubt whoever takes home the award this year will make a fabulous addition to the list.