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 give us their most unforgettable looks. It is Hollywood's biggest night, after all.

Here are 34 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! 

Elizabeth Taylor

The movie star wore major bling for the 1970 Oscars. Her look is one that's just as iconic today as it was 50 years ago. 

Oprah Winfrey

The television icon wore a tiered shimmering yellow gown at the 2005 Oscars. Fifteen years later, and fans are still talking about it. 

Jennifer Hudson 

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Hudson shined just like her Oscar in 2007. The best supporting actress winner dazzled as she accepted her award for her role in Dreamgirls.

Hudson wasn't done. 

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Because it was 2007, Hudson topped her gown with a metallic bolero. 


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The singer looked like a doll at the 2009 Oscars in this structured gown. The black and gold masterpiece was paired perfectly with a slick ponytail.

Gabourey Sidibe 

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The actress was nominated in 2010 for her role in Precious, she looked like a queen at the Vanity Fair after-party. 


Mo'Nique oscars 2010
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From the gorgeous draping to the flower in her hair, she looked like a garden goddess at the 2010 Oscars. 

Oprah stunned again.

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Honestly, who cares who wins when Oprah is presenting?! She presented at the 2011 Oscars in a dress that literally looks like a star. 

Melissa McCarthy

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 The comedian was nominated for an Oscar in 2012 and wore a dreamy soft pink gown with bling. 

Octavia Spencer 

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The brilliant actress won an Oscar in 2012 and she did so looking very angelic on the red carpet. 

Serena Williams 

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The tennis star wore an open back gown with a mermaid skirt in canary yellow to the 2012 Vanity Fair after-party. 

Jennifer Lopez

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For the 2012 Vanity Fair party, Lopez wore a shimmering red gown with a deep V-neck. 


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She not only walked the red carpet, she also picked up an Oscar that year! She went goth princess for the 2013 Oscars. 

McCarthy did it again. 

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With slicked-back hair, embellished shoulders, and matching sleeves, the edgy look was on par for the actress at the 2013 Vanity Fair after-party. 

Queen Latifah 

The queen showed how outdated the "curvy girls shouldn't wear white" rule is at the 2013 Oscars. 

Spencer returned and looked even better. 

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

Christina Hendricks 

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Cop the shawl, y'all. Hendricks looked like a goth pin-up for the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. 

Sidibe dazzled again. 

For the 2014 Oscars, she wore a bold purple gown with a statement belt. We can't get enough of her red carpet moments. 

Serena Williams never misses. 

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She looked red hot at the 2015 Vanity Fair after-party. And once again, the back was out. 

Queen Latifah 

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She paired her one-shoulder red gown with a thick bracelet and metallic clutch for the 2015 Vanity Fair party. 

Winfrey was back and better in 2015. 

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At the 2015 Oscars, Winfrey was doing the millennial pink trend before it was cool. 

Ashley Graham is such a hot mama. 

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Head-to-hem in red with a strappy bra made her 2016 look a winner. Give us cleavage, hunny!

Rebel Wilson

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Her simple black dress for the 2016 Oscars had slashes of glitter. We couldn't help but to stan.

Sofia Vergara 

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Vergara wore a strapless deep blue gown for the 2016 Oscars. When does this hot mama ever disappoint?

Salma Hayek

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Hayek wore a semi-sheer gown for the 2017 Oscars. The simple yet seductive dress is one of our all-time favorites. 

Demi Lovato

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For the 2017 Vanity Fair party, Lovato wore an ethereal lavender gown. 

Mariah Carey

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Carey was giving us serious leg at the 2017 Vanity Fair after-party, and the legend's look was one of our favorites of the night. 

Octavia Spencer looking oh-so regal. 

Octavia Spencer Oscars 2018
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We all know that emerald green is always elegant, and it surely was with this off-the-shoulder gown at the 2018 awards. 

Andra Day

Andra Day Oscars 2018
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The Rise Up singer made the red carpet her chair at the 2018 Oscars. Giving us shoulders and comfort. 

Hayek in lavender.

Selma Hayek Oscars 2018
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Every time she hits the red carpet, we can't help but to swoon. This tiered dress in 2018 was a certified showstopper. 

Jennifer Lopez

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Disco ball, but make it fashion. Lopez surely did in this reflective dress that showed off all of her curves.

Queen Latifah in black.

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Black is never boring, especially when Latifah is wearing it. The gown was certainly a 2019 favorite.

Ashley Graham

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Pre-baby Graham hit the red carpet in a stunning black gown with an asymmetric neckline. 

Melissa McCarthy

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In 2019, McCarthy brought new meaning to suits and we're obsessed. 

Tune into the Oscars this Sunday, February 9, for all the newest looks!