The 60 Best Red Carpet Dresses of All Time

Over time, the red carpet has delivered plenty of memorable fashion moments. From unforgettable gowns to short and sweet dresses, Hollywood’s brightest stars have graced the red carpet with a wide variety of looks. We’ve selected 60 of the best dresses to hit the red carpet.

1. Beyoncé

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Topping off our list is Queen B herself, Beyoncé. The American singer-songwriter wore this show-stopping gown at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in February of 2009, stealing the spotlight with ease. From her hit singles like “Single Ladies” and “Crazy in Love” to her roles in films like “The Lion King” and “Dreamgirls”, this world-renowned star commands attention on every red carpet she walks on.

2. Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson came dressed to impress at the Fifth Annual Baby2Baby Gala in November of 2016. The actress’ simple yet stunning dress paired well with her natural makeup and fair skin. This award-winning star is well known for her starring roles in films like “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” and “Bride Wars”.

3. Angelina Jolie

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In October of 2021, Angelina Jolie arrived on the red carpet for the premiere of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Eternals”, where she starred as Thena. The”Eternals” and “Maleficent” star’s silver gown surely turned heads as she donned this elegant number.

4. Jennifer Aniston

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When American actress Jennifer Aniston showed up at the “Zoolander 2” premiere in this demure yet stylish dress, she had heads turning all around her. Aniston paired the gown with classic makeup for a ladylike look.

5. Dolly Parton

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If this doesn’t scream Dolly Parton, we don’t know what will. This country music star wore this half-fringe, half-glam dress at the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards, where she co-hosted alongside Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett.

6. Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus donned this beautiful gown at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Isn’t It Romantic”, which perfectly fit the theme of the night. As far as making a fashion statement, this singer-songwriter and actress knocked it out of the park.

7. Jennifer Lopez

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Only Jennifer Lopez could make this simple dress so incredibly stunning. Lopez sported this gown at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she was nominated for playing Ramona in Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers” film.

8. Reese Witherspoon

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This emerald green number was worn by Reese Witherspoon at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The actress pulled off this unique dress with ease, dropping jaws on the red carpet.

9. Scarlett Johansson

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It’s no surprise that this dress had heads spinning when Scarlett Johansson wore it on the red carpet. The actress wore the gown at the British Academy Film Awards, pulling it off effortlessly.

10. Nicole Kidman

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This gown worn by Nicole Kidman is the definition of timeless and elegance. When the actress wore this dress at the premiere of Amazon Studios’ “Being the Ricardos”, it became clear that Kidman doesn’t mess around when it comes to fashion.

11. Billy Porter

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When Billy Porter showed up to the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in this gown, he proved that clothes truly have no gender. The American actor, singer, and author rocked this eccentric dress with bold high heels that turned heads.

12. Gina Kirschenheiter

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Gina Kirschenheiter rocked this short and sweet pink dress at the 2022 CMT Music Awards this April. The “Real Housewives of Orange County” star sported this flirty metallic outfit that was quite the scene-stealer.

13. Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow proved that sometimes less is more at the amfAR’s Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. This simple yet elegant dress suited her nicely, proving the dress is anything but basic.

14. Octavia Spencer

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Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer rocked an embellished, cinched gown on the night of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. The actress’ dress commanded serious attention on the red carpet.

15. Emily Blunt

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This dress worn by Emily Blunt on the red carpet was exquisitely-tailored to her and made for a sleek, bold look. The actress wore this gown to the world premiere of her recent film, “A Quiet Place Part II”.

16. Jennifer Lawrence

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This gown worn by Jennifer Lawrence is perhaps one of the most elegant picks on our list. The actress sported this dress with her baby bump at Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up” world premiere.

17. Rihanna

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This dress proves that there truly isn’t anything that Rihanna can’t pull off. At the world premiere of “Ocean’s 8”, this singer-songwriter and actress turned heads with this bold and unique dress.

18. Selena Gomez

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This gown worn by Selena Gomez is the epitome of elegance. Worn at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards, this dress fits the singer and actress perfectly and is paired with a sleek hairstyle and beautiful jewelry.

19. Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga wore this tasteful and sophisticated gown to the British Academy Film Awards, stealing the spotlight all around her. The actress and singer paired the dress with luscious curls and the perfect accessories to compliment the dress.

20. Bella Hadid

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This red carpet look from Bella Hadid was bold, to say the least. The model wore this gown to the 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival, where she reminded everyone that fashion can be fun.

21. Mila Kunis

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Mila Kunis stunned the crowd with this red number at the premiere Of Lionsgate’s “The Spy Who Dumped Me”. The actress paired the gown with a sleek hairstyle and hoop earrings, looking stunning in a simple yet bold look.

22. Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman dressed to impress on the red carpet with this black number. The actress wore the little black dress to the premiere of FOX’s “Lucy In The Sky”.

23. Kate Middleton

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Kate Middleton, aka Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge dazzled the crowd in this sparkling gown. When she walked down the red carpet at the world premiere Of “No Time to Die”, she was sure to make an impact on the crowd.

24. Kirsten Dunst

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Kirsten Dunst is known for keeping it classy on the red carpet, and this stunning red number compliments her style to perfection. The “Little Women” and “The Power of the Dog” actress donned the gown at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

25. Halle Berry

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Halle Berry proved that you can be comfortable and fashionable with what seems to be a romper/dress on the red carpet. The actress wore this ensemble at the Los Angeles premiere of “Moonfall”, showing off the classy attire.

26. Anne Hathaway

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This is one of Anne Hathaway’s classier looks, as the cream-colored dress is modest in design. The actress paired the dress with heels, earrings, and a clutch to match at the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards.

27. Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz’s simple yet elegant black dress shows just the right amount of skin. Diaz donned this dress at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Other Woman”, where she plays the starring role.

28. Eva Mendes

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Eva Mendes wore this gown at the Art Of Elysium “Heaven” Gala in 2011, which is fitting considering she looks like an angel. The actress paired the gown with a flower crown atop a classy updo.

29. Blake Lively

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One of her most unique looks to date, Blake Lively rocked this dress with ease. The “Gossip Girl” and “A Simple Favor” actress donned the look at the Time 100 Gala in 2017, stunning the guests with the intricate detailing of the dress.

30. Katy Perry

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While this dress is one of the more tame looks we’ve seen from Katy Perry, it’s both classy and flattering. Perry wore this metallic dress at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, shining like the pop star she is.

31. Rachel McAdams

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When Rachel McAdams wore this sheer number to the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, she surely caught the attention of everyone on the red carpet. The actress paired an elegant updo with the dress to complement its unique look.

32. Lupita Nyong’o

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This next dress is one of the most flattering gowns we’ve seen on actress Lupita Nyong’o. The star donned this dress at the 50th NAACP Image Awards.

33. Salma Hayek

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34. Cara Delevingne

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Cara Delevingne is no stranger to runways, so when it comes to red carpet appearances, she kills it every time. This model donned this lacey black dress at the Glamour Women Of The Year event in 2016.

35. Kristen Stewart

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This gown worn by Kristen Stewart is almost as red as the carpet she walked on. The actress wore the dress at the 2021 Gotham Awards Presented By The Gotham Film & Media Institute.

36. Julia Roberts

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Sometimes, all you need is an elegant black dress to look as good as you ever have. Julia Roberts proved this at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where she rocked a long velvet gown on the red carpet.

37. Victoria Beckham

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While you may know that Victoria Beckham is a single, songwriter, and TV personality, you may not know that she’s also a fashion designer as well. Beckham displayed her passion for fashion at the amfAR Hong Kong Gala in 2015.

38. Elle Fanning

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“Babel” and “Phoebe in Wonderland” star Elle Fanning taught everyone that gold is her color when she walked the red carpet at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards. The American actress paired the dress with a red lip to add an extra flair to the look.

39. Hailey Baldwin

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Hailey Baldwin, or should we say Hailey Bieber, wore this blush-colored, sparkly gown on the red carpet with pink hair to match. The star donned the dress at the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival, where she turned heads from every direction.

40. Emily Ratajkowski

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Emily Ratajkowski is an American model, actress, author, and now, fashion icon. When the star wore this stunning gown to the 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards, she came dressed to impress.

41. Lily Collins

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“The Blind Side” and “Windfall” actress Lily Collins knows how to keep is cute and classy, as proven by this red carpet look. Collins wore this gown at the special screening of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Tolkien”, where she paired the dress with a high bun and a golden hair accessory to go with it.

42. Pamela Anderson

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Pamela Anderson, the former star of the original “Baywatch”, showed up to the movie remake’s premiere in a sparkling gown that makes it hard not to stare.

43. Emma Stone

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When Emma Stone wore this bohemian-inspired dress on the red carpet, she came to impress. The American actress donned this dress at the 75th Venice Film Festival, pairing it with loose girls and soft smiles.

44. Ariana Grande

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If you know anything about Ariana Grande, it’s that she likes to go big or go home. This dress is one of her more tame looks, but she still looks like a stunning lady in red. The singer-songwriter wore this dress to the 58th GRAMMY Awards.

45. Isla Fisher

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Red hair and a green dress? Name a better duo, we’ll wait. Isla Fisher rocked this combo at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019, pairing it with a red lip and a red clutch to match.

46. Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev has been keeping it classy throughout her entire career in Hollywood, and the same goes for her red carpet appearances. The actress wore a red lacey gown with a black clutch and natural makeup at the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

47. Emma Roberts

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Orange you glad Emma Roberts wore this stunning dress on the red carpet? We are. The actress donned the vibrant dress at the premiere of the HBO Documentary Film, “Very Ralph”.

48. Kate Beckinsale

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Emma Roberts isn’t the only celeb who’s rocked an orange dress on the red carpet; Kate Beckinsale has, too. This orange number was worn by the actress at the Warner Bros. premiere of “The Suicide Squad”.

49. Drew Berrymore

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Drew Berrymore served a bohemian look at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017. The actress sported beach waves with the dress with glowy, natural makeup.

50. Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift became a green goddess the night of the American Music Awards in 2019. The singer-songwriter wore this open-slit dress with tall, black boots to match.

51. Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood knows how to keep things short, sweet, and sparkly, as seen in her red carpet appearance in March of this year. The country singer wore this number at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards.

52. Leighton Meester

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Leighton Meester was serving soft smiles and silk in this red carpet look. The actress donned this purple and gold gown at the screening of Fox Searchlight’s “Ready Or Not”.

53. Shay Mitchell

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If there’s one celeb on our list that knows how to color coordinate, it’s Shay Mitchell. This actress wore a beautiful green gown with matching accessories at the Weinstein Company And Netflix Golden Globe Party.

54. Zooey Deschanel

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Zooey Deschanel kept it classy and sassy with this elegant red dress at Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party. The actress paired the look with red heels, a clutch, and a stunning necklace.

55. Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Heigl was all smiles as she wore this stunning navy blue gown on the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. The “27 Dresses” and “Life As We Know It” star was a presenter alongside David Duchovny in 2015.

56. Alicia Keys

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Katherine Heigl isn’t the only celeb who’s rocked blue on the red carpet; Alicia Keys has, too. The “Girl on Fire” singer attended the 56th GRAMMY Awards in 2014 and went home with a prize for the best R&B album.

57. Jennifer Garner

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Jennifer Garner donned this elegant red number at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The “13 Going on 30” star paired the gown with silver jewelry and natural, wavy hair.

58. Rashida Jones

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Rashida Jones wore this floral, fun dress at the Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Award Nominees Brunch in 2013. The “Parks and Recreation” and “The Office” star wore gold jewelry with a natural makeup look.

59. Sandra Bullock

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While Sandra Bullock may have been attending the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “The Lost City”, she was sure to not get lost in the crowd with this dress. The “Bird Box” and “The Proposal” star wore this sparkly, feather-covered gown with pride, pairing it with a deep, smoky makeup look and sleek, straight hair.

60. Megan Fox

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Megan Fox never fails to wow the crowd at a red carpet event. The actress wore this purple, open-slit dress at the premiere of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in Tokyo.


Celeb Facts - Insured Body Parts

  1. It is rumored Taylor Swift has her legs insured for $40 million. It is believed Swift insured her legs before her 2015 tour, in case of injuries while on tour. The rumor has not been confirmed, but a now-deleted Instagram post showed a scratch from her cat captioned, "Great work Meredith, I was just trying to love you, and now you owe me 40 million dollars.
  2. It is rumored that a $35 million insurance policy exists covering Mariah Carey's voice. The superstar made the decision in case anything went wrong on her recent world tour. We are impressed with her five-octave vocal range, but is it worth $35 million?
  3. As one of the most famous actresses in the world, Julia Robert's has a smile that is iconic. Thus, the actress ensured her smile or, more specifically, her teeth for $30 million. The Pretty Woman star's smile has gained her a spot as the lovely grinning face for fragrance brand Lancôme.
  4. American footballer Troy Polamalu, who became the spokesperson for Head & Shoulders in 2010, had not cut his hair since 2000. His head of hair is valued at $1 million and holds the Guinness Book of World Records for most expensive hair. His hair even has its own Facebook group!
  5. Kim Kardashian, perhaps the most famous Kardashian, has valued her iconic bum at a hefty $21 million. In addition to the exuberant insurance policy, it is reported she spends $5,000 daily to have her clothes tailored to fit "just right" around her posterior.

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