Oscars 2011: Best Dressed and Some of the Rest

Fashion always takes center stage on Oscar Night, providing an extra measure of delight to couture aficionados watching at home. But considering what a snooze-fest the actual Oscar telecast proved to be this year, the gorgeous gowns on Hollywood's leading ladies ended up being better than the main event. Here, we highlight some of our favorites as well as a few choices that were obviously created to bait the Fashion Police. Among the notable trends we enjoyed were the frequent appearance of bold colors, sparkle provided by elaborate beading and sequins as opposed to jewels, and several celebrations of vintage couture style.