Inside the Best Parties from Oscar Weekend

Meryl Streep and Brie Larson
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If you thought the Academy Awards was just about the show itself on Sunday night, you'd be so wrong. Not only does the weekend consist of the many post-Oscars after-parties, but the pre-parties, luncheons, and honor ceremonies all lead up to the big night.

For us, these pre-Oscars parties just mean even more gorgeous dresses to fawn over, and style inspiration from today's best and brightest stars.

From red carpet darling Naomi Watts's effortlessly elegant style to Janelle Monáe's exciting and edgy fashion choices, Oscar weekend parties provide some amazing red carpet looks, both traditional and more adventurous.

Scroll down to see the best looks so far, and keep checking in as we lead up to the big day, when the Oscars air Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts
Chris Weeks/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga
Chris Weeks/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman
Chris Weeks/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld
Chris Weeks/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra
Chris Weeks/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe
Chris Weeks/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins
Chris Weeks/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Ellie Bamber

Ellie Bamber
Presley Ann Slack/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams
Presley Ann Slack/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe
Presley Ann Slack/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart
Presley Ann Slack/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone
Chris Weeks/Getty

At Chanel and Charles Finch’s Pre-Oscars Dinner

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Alicia Vikander and Bulgari International Communications Director, Stephane Gerschel

Alicia Vikander and Bulgari International Communications Director, Stephane Gerschel
Gisela Schober/Getty

At the Bulgari Pre-Oscars party at Hotel Chateau Marmont

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Josephine Skriver and Toni Garrn

Josephine Skriver and Toni Garrn
Gisela Schober/Getty

At the Bulgari Pre-Oscars party at hotel Chateau Marmont

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Lottie Moss

Lottie Moss
Gisela Schober/Getty

At the Bulgari Pre-Oscars party at Hotel Chateau Marmont

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone
Steve Granitz/WireImage

At the Women in Film party

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Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

At the Women in Film party in an Adeam dress and Tasaki jewelry.

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Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz
Steve Granitz/WireImage

At the Women in Film party

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Meryl Streep and Brie Larson

Meryl Streep and Brie Larson
Vivien Killilea/Getty

At the Women in Film party

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Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

At the Women in Film party

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Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

At the Women in Film party

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Rowan Blanchard and Jaime King

Rowan Blanchard and Jaime King
Tommaso Boddi/Getty

At the Women in Film party

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Ellie Bamber

Ellie Bamber
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

At the Women in Film party

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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

At the Women in Film party

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Gaby Hoffmann and Jenny Slate

Gaby Hoffmann and Jenny Slate
Vivien Killilea/Getty

At the Women in Film party

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Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

At the Women in Film party

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Charlotte McKinney

Charlotte McKinney
Gisela Schober/Getty

At the Net-A-Porter pre-Oscar lunch at hotel Chateau Marmont.

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Denise Richards

Denise Richards
Gisela Schober/Getty

At the Net-A-Porter pre-Oscar lunch at hotel Chateau Marmont.

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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
Gisela Schober/Getty

At the Net-A-Porter pre-Oscar lunch at hotel Chateau Marmont.

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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts
Jesse Grant/Getty

At the Cadillac party at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana 
Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

At the Cadillac party at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont

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Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery
Allen Berezovsky/WireImage

At the Cadillac party at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont

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Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer
Allen Berezovsky/WireImage

At the Cadillac party at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont

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Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz
Allen Berezovsky/WireImage

At the Cadillac party at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont

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Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe
Amanda Edwards/Getty

At Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

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Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi
Amanda Edwards/Getty

At Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

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Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley
David Crotty

At Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union
Amanda Edwards/Getty

At Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross
Amanda Edwards/Getty

At Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

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Tina Knowles

Tina Knowles
Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

At Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox
David Crotty/Getty

At Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

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Issa Rae

Issa Rae
Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

At Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

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