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Oscars 2021: The show-stopping looks that made us swoon on Hollywood's biggest night

The show is back on the scene and scaled down - but the looks were still incredible.

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Brandi Fowler
Fashion and Lifestyle Writer
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Oscars night has finally arrived! It marks the end of the first virtual awards season - and a sign of new beginnings. 

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Rather than the mainly virtual events we saw at the beginning of the most unique awards season any of us have ever experienced, the beloved Academy Awards red carpet is back, but in a more scaled-down way.

The major dose of awards show fashion we've seen from stars at home this year has made its return to the actual event location - two this time around - with stars wowing at the Dolby Theatre and Union Station in Los Angeles. 

And they didn't disappoint on Hollywood's biggest night.

Carey Mulligan (pictured above) stole the show when she hit the carpet in a dreamy metallic gold Maison Valentino SS21 gown. Her stylist, Nicky Yates, finished the look with delicate Cartier gold hoop earrings. 

Take a peek at more celebrities who made us swoon at the 2021 Oscars.

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The statuesque Malcolm & Marie star made heads turn when she hit the red carpet in a strapless neon yellow custom Valentino gown complete with a bandeau-style top and a striking midriff cutout. It was an iconic fashion moment.

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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda has nailed her awards season looks time and time again this year, so we weren't surprised when she exuded old Hollywood glamor yet again in a dreamy, strapless red Armani Prive gown paired with a bold red lip.

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Regina King

The actress-director looked incredible in an icy sky blue custom Louis Vuitton gown with a statement-making silhouette that flattered her figure. The One Night in Miami director's stylists Wayman and Micah topped the look with Forevermark jewelry. 

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Halle Berry

Simply breathtaking! The Oscar winner debuted a new blunt bob and dazzled in a flowy, strapless Dolce & Gabbana gown.

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Angela Bassett

We want a sip of whatever fountain of youth Angela is sipping from. The 62-year-old actress continued to prove she doesn't age when she stepped on the carpet looked ravishing in a red Alberta Ferretti gown paired with drop diamond earrings. The striking splash of blue on her lids was the perfect touch. 

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Margot Robbie

Margot dazzled in a floral Chanel dress and debuted a fierce new set of wispy bangs that got everyone talking. The Birds of Prey star pulled the rest of her hair back into a low ponytail and completed her look with a black clutch.  

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Vanessa Kirby

The Pieces of a Woman star stunned in a strapless white Gucci gown paired with a bold red lip and a diamond choker.

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Reese Witherspoon

The Little Fires Everywhere star looked amazing in a Christian Dior red dress, styled by Petra Flannery. 

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Andra Day

The United States vs. Billie Holiday star stunned in a gold, metallic Vera Wang dress complete with a daring cut-out and thigh-high slit. 

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Viola Davis

The Ma Rainey's Black Bottom star dazzled in a custom Alexander McQueen gown styled by Elizabeth Stewart, who paired the look with diamond drop earrings. 

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Maria Bakalova

The Borat star slayed one of the biggest trends of the night in a white Louis Vuitton gown complete with a plunging neckline and tulle skirt. 

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The songstress often hits the carpet in a look no one sees coming, and tonight was no different. H.E.R. stunned in a shimmery custom Dundas hooded look that was a tribute to Prince. 

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