News Awards & Events Oscars Oscar Gowns We'd Love to See By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Instagram Twitter InStyle's mantra is "Everybody's in," and that means anyone who finds their way to our stories should find themselves reflected in them. We prioritize bringing the right writer to every story and sometimes collaborate as a team to ensure we're including points of view across race, gender expression, body size, skin and hair type, and more. Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. For more about our team, click here. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 28, 2011 @ 03:53PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty; Daniele Schiavello/Catwalking/Getty Oscar Gowns We'd Love to See 01 of 08 Nicole Kidman Steve Granitz/WireImage; Imaxtree NOMINATION Best Actress, Rabbit Hole RED-CARPET STYLE For the Golden Globes, Kidman sported a sleek custom column from Prada in shimmery ivory sequins. OUR PICK The statuesque beauty never disappoints in slim-fitting styles-we'd put her in this delicate petal pink design by her stylist L'Wren Scott. 02 of 08 Natalie Portman Frazer Harrison/Getty; Chris Moore/Catwalking/Getty NOMINATION Best Actress, Black Swan RED-CARPET STYLE Portman chose a softly draped blush satin number from Viktor & Rolf to flaunt her baby bump at the Golden Globes. OUR PICK She danced her way into the nomination, and this feather-fringed John Galliano looks perfect twirling around. It also has a forgiving blouson silhouette for the glowing mom-to-be. 03 of 08 Michelle Williams Steve Granitz/WireImage; Courtesy of Givenchy NOMINATION Best Actress, Blue Valentine RED-CARPET STYLE Williams channeled '60s flower power for the Golden Globes in a daisy-studded dress from Valentino. OUR PICK This Givenchy couture design combines a clean sculptural bodice with a romantic flowing skirt-the perfect complement to the star's practical-but-pretty pixie cut. 04 of 08 Melissa Leo Steve Granitz/WireImage; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty NOMINATION Best Supporting Actress, The Fighter RED-CARPET STYLE For her Globes appearance, Leo went for a not-so-basic black strong-shouldered Marc Bouwer gown. OUR PICK We think the actress should stick with sparkles and show up in this sophisticated sequin design from Elie Saab couture. The soft amber hue nicely accentuates Leo's russet locks. 05 of 08 Helena Bonham Carter Matt Sayles/AP Photo; Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty NOMINATION Best Actress in a Supporting Role, The King's Speech RED-CARPET STYLE Bonham Carter made headlines after the Globes with her eccentric Vivienne Westwood dress worn with mismatched satin shoes. OUR PICK This true original would still look theatrical in a cutaway gown from Christian Dior couture. Its soft ombre shading is edgy, not ostentatious. 06 of 08 Hailee Steinfeld Jeff Vespa/WireImage; Karl Prouse/Catwalking/Getty NOMINATION Best Supporting Actress, True Grit RED-CARPET STYLE For the Golden Globes, Steinfeld chose a sophisticated (but age-appropriate) white gown by fellow up-and-comer Prabal Gurung. OUR PICK If anyone can flout convention, it's a 14-year-old nominee! We'd like to see Steinfeld go short with a gorgeously embellished Gucci minidress, preferably in this vibrant peacock hue. 07 of 08 Annette Bening Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; Courtesy of Jason Wu NOMINATION Best Actress, The Kids Are All Right RED-CARPET STYLE Bening dropped by the InStyle after-party in a modest cut-velvet look by Tom Ford. OUR PICK This dramatic Jason Wu design was made for the long lean star. Its two-tone style would draw all eyes to her small waist and narrow frame. 08 of 08 Amy Adams Jason Merritt/Getty; Daniele Schiavello/Catwalking/Getty NOMINATION Best Actress, The Fighter RED-CARPET STYLE For the Globes, Adams chose a deep blue Marchesa gown with laser-cut rosettes. OUR PICK Adams always shines in Carolina Herrera-we think this unusual brushed metallic gown would liven up any red carpet.