A stylish woman will never underestimate the power of a little black dress. It's always on trend, so you know you can wear it for over 10 years, à la Kate Moss, or in the case of a few Oscar-winning women, it can be a red carpet staple and lucky charm. Yes, there just might be such thing as an Oscar-winning dress color.
According to Cosmopolitan, over the past 30 years, 32% of the winners for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress have donned a black iteration of a gown, making it the most popular color of choice. While white came in second with 25%, it's easy to think back and recall some of the iconic LBGs (little black gowns, if you will) from years past. Julia Roberts's vintage Valentino number from 2001 and Nicole Kidman's beautifully draped Jean Paul Gaultier gown from 2003— which each actress wore while accepting a golden statue—are forever ingrained in our minds, as is Rachel Weisz's chic 2006 Narciso Rodriguez dress at the time of her Best Supporting Actress win. Cosmopolitan's study goes on to break down more about the black dress that seems to be the red carpet favorite, including its silhouette, neckline, and sheerness, proving that science and fashion can come together when it comes to the red carpet's biggest night.
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