>The thing about fashion predictions for the red carpet is that, usually, it's close to impossible to really know what an actress will select, especially when a custom option is on the table. And even if she chooses a gorgeous dress that paraded down the Couture Fashion Week runway this past week, there could be many tweaks and alterations, and ultimately, the dress that appears on award night looks nothing like the original. But hey, we're going to make some guesses for the Oscars anyway.
>After all, the fun of following the red carpet is learning about our favorite star's style POV. So with this in mind, we revisited the 2017 Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees' past Oscar looks and selected a couture creation that we think each of them will most likely wear on the red carpet.
>We're not keeping score, but we might do a little victory dance if we've nailed this one on the head. Scroll down to see.
Best Actress Nominees
Natalie Portman chose a purple empire-waist dress by Rodarte to pick up her Oscar for Best Actress in 2011.
This year, we're thinking the expecting actress might go for an equally regal creation, like this Ralph & Russo white and gold-lined number.
In 2015, Meryl Streep wore a Lanvin suit—clean, elegant, and insanely chic.
Because Streep's style is almost as consistent as her Oscar wins, we think this stunning Chanel design could be perfect. The pocket details and sparkle embellishment on the chest give classic tailoring just the slightest upgrade.
This year will be Ruth Negga's first time attending the Oscars as a nominee. So with this in mind, we'll take a cue from her custom Louis Vuitton dress at the Golden Globes.
Negga tends to bring excitement and plenty of unexpected choices to the red carpet. Therefore, we think the Loving actress would look fantastic in this Zuhair Murad design.
For anyone who didn't know Isabelle Huppert before last month's Golden Globes, the French actress blew everyone away with her win along with this stunning pastel ensemble.
Frankly, our money is on this Armani Privé design since Huppert attended the show in Paris this past week. Coincidence?
Emma Stone, seen here at the Academy Awards in 2015, always masters the balance of sophisticated and modern—never over the top but never an obvious choice either.
We think this sweet, playful Dior gown could be just what the La La Land actress is looking for.
Best Supporting Actress Nominees
Of everyone on our list, Michelle Williams is the hardest to predict because chances are, she might go for another custom Louis Vuitton dress, much like the one here that she chose for her appearance at the Oscars in 2013.
But if we had to choose, we'd love to see Williams in this statement-making Gaimbattista Valli design in an unexpected color—seems like something she'd do.
Naomie Harris was last seen on the Oscar red carpet in 2013, and her style has changed a bit since then.
This Ralph & Russo design is practically made for Harris. The figure-hugging shape, the neutral (but non-boring) shade, the perfect structure—it all works so well.
You can't argue that Viola Davis loves a classic, feminine shape with a fitted bodice and full skirt. This Zac Posen design from 2015 is one of several examples.
We'd love to see Davis try another feminine silhouette, like this Alexis Mabille gown. The emerald color and the cape are perfect for Hollywood royalty like her. The sleeves are not for the faint of heart, but it's the Oscars after all.
As an Oscar presenter in 2015, Nicole Kidman chose a unique color combination.
But as a nominee this year, we think she'll stick to something in a more classic hue, and let the amazing details of this Atelier Versace number do all the talking.
Octavia Spencer is another actress whose style is hard to fit into a box. She definitely loves an off-the-shoulder and elegant design, like her Tadashi Shoji dress from 2015. But she also opted for a pantsuit when she appeared at the Golden Globes earlier this month.
Our prediction meets in the middle. We love Spencer's penchant for a cool pant silhouette, and this dress-jumpsuit hybrid from Elie Saab could be the best of both worlds for the nominee.
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