News Awards & Events Oscars What Will Stars Wear? By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter 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. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 2, 2010 @ 03:35PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage (2); ImaxTree What Will Stars Wear? 01 of 10 Sandra Bullock Jason Merritt/Getty; Larry Busacca/WireImage; ImaxTree Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee for The Blind Side HER PICKS Bullock glistened in an iridescent Bottega Veneta gown for the Golden Globes and wore a structured Alexander McQueen design to the SAG Awards. OUR PICK With its sculptural silhouette and futuristic fabric, this Armani Prive haute couture gown is the perfect classic-yet-cutting-edge choice for the actress. 02 of 10 Maggie Gyllenhaal Jason Merritt/Getty; Bryan Bedder/Getty; ImaxTree Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for Crazy Heart HER PICKS Gyllenhaal played up her shape at the Golden Globes in a warm apricot mermaid dress from RM by Roland Mouret and chose a similarly asymmetrical design from Lanvin for the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards. OUR PICK Donna Karan's chiffon gown is artful enough to interest the adventurous actress with its multiple layers and single sleeve, while its peach hue is guaranteed to flatter her complexion. 03 of 10 Vera Farmiga Steve Granitz/WireImage; Kevin Mazur/WireImage; ImaxTree Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for Up in the Air HER PICKS At the Golden Globes, Farmiga was a classic Hollywood siren in a Dolce & Gabbana mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline. She then hit the SAG Awards in a diaphanous J. Mendel dress in sheer seafoam. OUR PICK We'd love to see the actress reveal her shape in a delicately embellished Elie Saab gown with a thigh-high slit. 04 of 10 Penelope Cruz Frazer Harrison/Getty; Steve Granitz/WireImage; ImaxTree Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for Nine HER PICKS Whether in beaded Giorgio Armani at the Golden Globes or in cocktail-length L'Wren Scott at the SAG Awards, it's clear that Cruz is loyal to not-so-basic black. OUR PICK For a slight twist on the actress's favorite shade, we recommend Nina Ricci's midnight-blue chiffon confection-the artful yet understated lace and embellishment is classic Cruz. 05 of 10 Mo'Nique Kevin Winter/Getty; Larry Busacca/WireImage; ImaxTree Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire HER PICKS The Globes winner chose a golden goddess gown from Reem Acra for the awards ceremony, and then selected a metallic-embellished Badgley Mischka V-neck dress for the SAG Awards. OUR PICK With its seductively low-cut neckline and intricate beading, this fresh-from-the-runway Isaac Mizrahi gown would flatter the star's curves while lending some spotlight-stealing sparkle. 06 of 10 Meryl Streep Steve Granitz/WireImage; Frazer Harrison/Getty; ImaxTree Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee for Julie & Julia HER PICKS This awards show veteran isn't afraid to take risks: She chose a cinched-waist gown from Project Runway contestant Chris March for the Golden Globes and a '40s-inspired print design from Balenciaga for the SAG Awards. OUR PICK With its delicate orchid pattern and neatly-defined waist, this floaty Valentino number would highlight Streep's shape while staying true to the actress's bohemian flair. 07 of 10 Helen Mirren Frazer Harrison/Getty; Dan MacMedan/WireImage; ImaxTree Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee for The Last Station HER PICKS Mirren wore a curve-hugging, long-sleeved Armani gown to the Golden Globes, and chose a Badgley Mischka print dress with a coordinating shawl for the SAG Awards. OUR PICK With its shirred-sleeve shrug and figure-flaunting lines, we think that this Carolina Herrera number is absolutely age-appropriate-and totally sexy. 08 of 10 Gabourey Sidibe Jason Merritt/Getty; Steve Granitz/WireImage; Arun Nevader/WireImage Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire HER PICKS Sidibe wore full-skirted Kevan Hall gown in emerald for the Golden Globes and a ruched sapphire Pamella Roland design for the SAG Awards. OUR PICK We love this brilliant ruby creation from actress-favorite Kevan Hall. The wrapped top and off-the-shoulder neckline would flatter the young star's upper body, and the shade would satisfy her love of bold color. 09 of 10 Carey Mulligan Steve Granitz/WireImage; Kevork Djansezian/Getty; ImaxTree Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee for An Education HER PICKS Newcomer Mulligan has made some stunning choices, from her delicately ruffled midnight-blue Nina Ricci gown at the Globes to her bejeweled Lanvin at the SAG Awards. OUR PICK This gorgeously embellished draped satin gown from Chanel's couture collection perfectly embodies Mulligan's sophisticated style. With its sequined bodice and toga-inspired swag, the satin column will provide the ideal contrast to the actress's signature pixie cut. 10 of 10 Anna Kendrick Steve Granitz/WireImage (2); ImaxTree Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominee for Up in the Air HER PICKS Kendrick chose a romantic, ruffled Marchesa gown for the Golden Globes, and an orchid-hued Alberta Ferretti number for the SAG Awards. OUR PICK With its rosette-trimmed skirt and structured bodice, this crimson design from Monique Lhuillier is the perfect blend of feminine frill and standout shade.