Celebrity Oscar Dresses Inspired Street Fashion/Party Outfit Ideas

From Red Carpet to Streets:

8 Outfits Inspired by 2015 Oscar Gowns

Some of you have requested an article on creating outfits inspired by Oscar looks. So that the trends we saw on the red carpet can actually become wearable and be used in our day-to-day lives rather than just ogled at. And first I thought, how could an outfit inspired by those ostentatious gowns be wearable casually off the red carpet, and if it is so, then how would it still preserve their overall look? But after the popularity of my previous mix n match article,  I took it as a challenge to create these, trying to make them chic yet wearable, and you can play around more to create your own look!!

Read the previous article: Mix n Match Style Guide for 5 Must-Have Nude Fashion Items

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson wore a much talked about sleeveless red gown with beautiful crystal-embellished strap by Saint Laurent.

Here, I swapped the strapless dress with a red top with similar neckline and the crystal strap with a silver mesh scarf. I kept the crystal bracelet, and added tassle silver earrings to match. Instead of the red clutch, I added a silver statement clutch for the party vibe. The party look can easily be turned into a casual day look by wearing faded skinny jeans instead of the denim skirt, flats instead of heels, and carrying a shoulder bag instead of the silver clutch. Avoid the red lips with this outfit for a less formal look.

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This look features:
Asos Plunge Neck Cami Top
DSquared2 Denim Mini Skirt
Betsey Johnson Blue Love Liquid Mesh Scarf
Christian Louboutin Loubibow Clutch
Penny Sue Women’s Danger Pumps in Red Suede
Oscar de la Renta Classic Long Tassle Earrings
Monsoon Elizabeth Glass Floral Bracelet
Aerin Beauty Rose Balm Lipstick

Rita Ora

Rita Ora wore an ornate strapless gown by Marchesa in navy blue with gold embellishments and a long trail.

I loved this gown, and because of the gold, I thought it would be better to make this a party outfit. So I used satin navy top with large arm-holes, because I wanted to use a gold sequinned bralette inside it for the look similar to Rita’s gown. I completed the look with black leggings, gold and blue bracelets, and ring, gold party clutch and Manolo pumps in sapphire blue, similar to Carrie Bradshaw’s in Sex and the City movie.

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This look features:
Salvatore Ferragamo Top
Victoria Sequin Bralette
Rick Owens Classic Lilies Leggings
Manolo Blahnik Pumps
Parvin Beverly Hills Design Gold Bracelet
Alexis Bittar Phoenix Crystal Embellished Cuff
Elizabeth and James Vogel Pave Enamel Earrings
Rebecca Minkoff Blue Gold Starry Ring Set of 3
Nina Ricci Metallic Arc Clutch
Dolce & Gabbana Makeup Classic Cream Lipstick

Gwyneth Paltrow

Speaking of Carrie Bradshaw, Gwyneth Paltrow wore a pale pink one-sleeved dress by Ralph Russo with a huge rose embellishment a la Bradshaw in Sex and the City.

I love me roses any day, so I decided to use a flower pin here on a pale rose colored rib-baring top, also figure-hugging just like Gwenyth’s gown. I paired it with a bubble-type black mini skirt to avoid all pink outfit, only because I don’t care so much for head-to-toe pink. Also: rose-colored heels and black envelope clutch for a day-to-night modern look. The accessories are minimal with this to make the rose pin pop, so I used freshwater pearl studs and bracelet with clean lines, to match the top.

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This look features:
TopShop Elastic Cut-out Crop Top
Carven Black Cotton and Silk Skirt
Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch
Shoe Republic Women’s Kiwi -Blush
Valextra Hinged VS Bangle
Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease Lip Color
Bloomingdale’s Natural Pink Freshwater Pearl Studs
Pink Flower Pin


Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman brought old Hollywood glamour back with her long slit gown by Louis Vuitton in shimmery gold with a contrasting red waistband, and her effortless style.

Once again, because of the excessive use of gold here, I added some black to make it look un-red-carpet-ey. I used a sequinned gold sleeveless top with a black faux-leather mini skirt. I added the conspicuous red belt in Gucci, and some gold jewelry to match. I used nude stilettos instead of gold to avoid it from looking too ‘shiny dicso’, keeping Nicole’s peep-toe style, and also this black #hashtag clutch that I love!! So us!!

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This look features:
Rachel Entwistle Bone Ring Gold with Rubies
Eddie Parker Flavia Hashtag Clutch
Steve Madden Mayven Heel
Pinko Fitted Leather Skirt
Gucci Red Leather Belt
Whistles Hammered Drop Earrings

Scarlet Johansson

Scarlet Johansson wore an unmissable figure-hugging silk gown by Versace with matching beaded necklace.

For me this is an easy color to create an outfit around, because I have lots of it in my own wardrobe. It’s certainly eye-catchy. I wanted to have a deep-neck top for this to show off a bib-necklace, but not too revealing. And I chose it long and not too tight, so it pairs well with the skinny black jeggings I chose. I added some green nailpolish and Scarlett’s pink lip color with emerald green suede platform heels to complete the look!

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This look features:
Etsy Green Bib Necklace
Milly Green Top
Steve Madden Green Suede Buzzzer Heels
Deborah Lippmann Laughin’ to the Bank Green Shimmer Nailpolish
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte
Helmut Lang Coated Denim Leggings

Keira Knightley

‘The Imitation Game’ star Keira Knightley looked like a happy mom-to-be in her pink flower applique beige Velentino gown.

This is a very feminine and romantic look, with her beiges and pink and white flowers and her brunette waves, pink lips, the works. So I decided to create a day look around it, perfect for a brunch date or just hanging out by yourself in the city treating yourself to a glass of wine. I used the flower pattern with a print skirt, and paired it with a beige top, rose colored textured handbag and beautiful pale rose pumps. The high and plain neckline for this top calls for layering of necklaces, but not too clunky. So I used thin multi-strand chain necklace with a ribbon pendant necklace in pale rose. Add Keira’s pink lipstick and some nice matte nailpolish just a hint darker than the outfit and you’re all set!

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This look features:
Jaeger Contemporary Tank Top
Sheinside Women’s Floral Pleated Skirt
New Look Pure Color Shell Pink Lipstick
L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Countess 104 Nailpolish Beige
Charlotte Olympia Monroe Pointed Pink Pumps
3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Soleil Pink Shoulder Bag
Bjorg the Grand Illusion Big Eyeball Necklace
Gorjana Taner Bar Triple Gold Necklace


Emma Stone

“Birdman’ star Emma Stone wore a gold sequinned gown with a long slit by Elie Saab Couture and brunette wavy tied hair with red lips.

Beautiful, as always. This was a tricky outfit to convert into something you can wear out casually, because of the sequins and all the gold. So I decided to tone it down to pale yellow, with a dress that has a plain top but a sequinned skirt in a pattern. I used brighter yellow accessories to balance the look and avoid it from looking too washed-out. And also added Emma’s silver bracelet, and red lips.

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This look features:
Jil Sander Triangle Wristlet Yellow Handbag
Gianvito Rossi Yellow Pumps
Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer Red
Givenchy Beauty Limited Edition Red Lipstick
Canary Yellow Marquis Cluster Earrings
Dorothy Perkins Beige Pattern Sequin Dress
Aurelie Bidermann Lace Cuff – Silver

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga wore a white voluminous gown by Azzedine Alaia and elbow-length red gloves.

Another tricky one, because play just another bit with the red-white balance, and you end up with a Santa Claus -inspired outfit that’d be more suited for climbing down chimneys and dropping kids gifts rather than rocking your city’s chic dinners and cocktail nights. That’s why, I used a white sequin applique dress, white pumps, white microbead-textured clutch and white pearl studs. For the red glove highlights, I’d just pile on all the nice bright red bracelets you could find. The broader the better. And finish it off with the classic red lip. Just be sure to not use any other red accessory than the bracelets and the lipstick. And voila!

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This look features:
White OPI Nail lacquer
Joseph Lewis Layered Sequinned Organza White Dress
Gucci Iconic Red Lipstick
Jimmy Choo Dahlia White Leather Pumps
Whistles Small Stingray Clutch
Majorica White Tahitian Pearl Studs
Givenchy Obsedia Red Leather Triple Wrap Bracelet
Dolce & Gabbana Red Leather Cuff Bracelet
Hermes Clic H Red Bracelet
Victor and Rolf Rock Red Velvet Cuff

Hope this was fun! Lemme know, which was your favorite look? And least favorite!?! :p


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