With the Oscars just days away, it's time to get ready to see the most dramatic dresses around.  Think of the award show red carpet as the prime opportunity for celebs of all sizes — from Jennifer Lopez to Ashley Graham to Melissa McCarthy — to show us their most unforgettable looks. It is the biggest night in Hollywood, after all.

Here are 28 ways women have celebrated their curves at the Oscars in the past. Hopefully you'll get some inspiration for your own Oscar night watch party! 

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Elizabeth Taylor wore major bling for the 1970 Oscars. 

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Oprah wore a tiered shimmering yellow gown at the 2005 Oscars. 

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Jennifer Hudson shined just like her Oscar in 2007.

jennifer hudson oscars 2007
photo: Reuters/Mike Blake
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And because it was 2007, Hudson topped her gown with a metallic bolero. 

Jennifer Hudson red carpet
photo: Russell Einhorn/Splash News
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Beyoncé looked like a doll at the 2009 Oscars in this structured gown. 

beyonce oscars 2009
photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
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When Gabourey Sidibe was nominated in 2010, she looked like a queen for the Vanity Fair after-party. 

gabourey sidibe oscars 2010
photo: Russ Einhorn / Splash News
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From the gorgeous draping to the flower in her hair, Mo'Nique looked like a garden goddess at the 2010 Oscars. 

Mo'Nique oscars 2010
photo: Reuters/Gary Hershorn
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Oprah presented at the 2011 Oscars in a dress that literally looks like a star. 

oprah oscars 2011
photo: Reuters/Gary Hershorn

Honestly who cares who wins when Oprah is presenting?!

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When Melissa McCarthy was nominated for an Oscar in 2012, she wore a dreamy soft pink gown with bling. 

melissa mccarthy oscars pretty
photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
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When Octavia Spencer won an Oscar in 2012, she looked very angelic on the red carpet. 

octavia spencer red carpet
photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
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Serena Williams wore an open back gown with a mermaid skirt in canary yellow to the 2012 Vanity Fair after-party. 

serena williams 2012 vanity fair
photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok
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For the 2012 Vanity Fair party, Jennifer Lopez wore a shimmering red gown with a deep V-neck. 

jennifer lopez vanity fair red dress
photo: Buchanan / Splash News
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Adele went goth princess for the 2013 Oscars. 

adele oscars 2013
photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

She also picked up an Oscar that year! 

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McCarthy's slicked back hair, embellished shoulders, and matching sleeves was an edgy look for the actress at the 2013 Vanity Fair after-party. 

melissa mccarthy oscars 2013
photo: VSummers / Splash News
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Queen Latifah showed how outdated the "curvy girls shouldn't wear white" rule is at the 2013 Oscars. 

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Spencer wore a one-shoulder tulle gown for the 2013 Oscars. 

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Christina Hendricks looked like a goth pin-up for the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. 

christina hendricks oscars 2014
photo: Splash News

Cop the shawl, y'all. 

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For the 2014 Oscars, Sidibe wore a bold purple gown with a statement belt. 

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Williams looked RED HOT at the 2015 Vanity Fair after-party.

serena williams 2015
photo: Splash News
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Queen Latifah paired her one-shoulder red gown with a thick bracelet and metallic clutch for the 2015 Vanity Fair party. 

queen latifah red dress
photo: All Access Photo/Splash News
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At the 2015 Oscars, Oprah was doing the millennial pink trend before it was cool. 

oprah vanity fair party
photo: Paul A. Hebert/Press Line/Splash News
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Head-to-hem red with a strappy bra made Ashley Graham's 2016 look a winner. 

ashley graham vanity fair party
photo: All Access Photo/Splash News
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Rebel Wilson's dress for the 2016 Oscars had slashes of glitter. 

rebel wilson oscars 2016
photo: AdMedia / Splash News
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Sofia Vergara wore a strapless deep blue gown for the 2016 Oscars. 

sofia vergara oscars 2016
photo: AdMedia / Splash News
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Salma Hayek wore a semi-sheer gown for the 2017 Oscars. 

salma hayek oscars 2017
photo: Reuters/Mike Blake
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For the 2017 Vanity Fair party, Demi Lovato wore an ethereal lavender gown. 

demi lovato vanity fair 2017
photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok
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Mariah Carey wore a patterned, flowing gown for the 2017 Vanity Fair party,

mariah carey vanity fair
photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok

Watch the Oscars on Sunday to check out more gorgeous gowns!

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