The Glamour of the Oscars Highlighting Fashion Trends at the 2012 Ceremony

Every year the Oscar's red carpet walk is one of the highlights of the next fashion trends. Who will be the best or worst dressed? This year vintage style, was definitely in tune with the Great Gatsby's and the roaring 20s mania. Drawing inspiration from the Golden Age of Hollywood, many of this year's frocks were touched with nostalgia fitting the night's big winner, the provocative silent film, "The Artist." Long hemlines, elegant jewellery, and swept-back hair were common denominators on the red carpet. Read on to identify additional Oscars fashion trends.

Trend 1: Choose Brilliant and diamante Accessories

While there were necklaces, bracelets, and earrings worth millions of dollars worn on the red carpet this year, actresses tended to pick embellished dresses that minimized the need for jewellery or chose to infuse timeless, classic accessories into their looks. Dangling earrings, compact bedazzled purses, and simple short diamante and gem necklaces were prevalent, more often backed in silver than gold.

Trend 2: Why Not Wear Red?

This year, several starlets nixed the notion that crimson, ruby, or scarlet gowns can clash with the red carpet. Natalie Portman chose a vintage Christian Dior cherry red dress speckled with flirty, micro-polka dots. Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams wore a luscious strapless floor-length Louis Vuitton gown in coral. Emma Stone looked statuesque her the love-it-or-hate-it strawberry-hued Giambattista Valli Couture frock.

Trend 3: Opt for Elegant Whites and Neutrals

Wearing an architectural Givenchy dress selected on the day of the ceremony, "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara embodied the notion that formal white dresses do not have to say bridal. Gwyneth Paltrow transcended in her in snowy white Tom Ford gown with removable cape that oozed simplicity with clear lines and at the some with such great impact. At the complete opposite adding a dramatic look to the red carpet, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer looked radiant in oyster-hued Tadashi.