News Awards & Events Oscars Apparently the Oscars Dress Code Was Business Formal This Year One trend ruled the 2022 red carpet: It was blazers and collared shirts as far as the eye could see. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on March 27, 2022 @ 09:23PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Getty Images With today's top fashion trends revolving around things like light academia, goth business casual, and black dress pants, it makes sense that the Oscars red carpet would be full of looks that fit these aesthetics. At the 2022 awards shows, celebrities turned up in their sharpest, structured outfits, many of which involved staples like white button-down shirts and modest, floor-length maxi skirts. Although we wouldn't necessarily arrive at the office in Zendaya's super shiny ensemble, or rock Kristen Stewart's Chanel hot pants suit to a meeting, we definitely got a business formal vibe from these actress's outfits — with an elegant, and kinda-sexy spin. Take a look at what we mean, ahead. See All the Best Looks From the 2022 Oscars 01 of 04 Zendaya Completed Her Look with a Cropped Collared Shirt Getty Images While statement-making and glam paired with her Valentino silver skirt, if she's in need of a quick change, we could easily picture that same top styled with jeans. 02 of 04 Kristen Stewart Showed Up in a Shorts Suit Getty Images Looking back at the Spencer actress' best looks, her structured sets are always full of surprising details — and this time, it was all about those tiny shorts. 03 of 04 Cynthia Erivo Went With a Sexy Blazer Getty Images Her Louis Vuitton look was made complete with a long black skirt and a coordinating bralette, which peeked out from under her bralette. 04 of 04 Uma Thurman Kept It Classic Getty Images The actress posed on the carpet wearing a white button-down and black maxi skirt, giving us ideas for a forever-sleek, versatile outfit that would work for a formal event and a busy work day.