Move over, classic black. On the Oscars red carpet Sunday, the white dress is turning out to be one of the evening's biggest trends.
We're not talking basic white gowns either, but showpieces elaborately embroidered with sparkling pearls, beads and flowers, putting new emphasis on couture-level detail work.
Pearl and ivory beading cover Lupita Nyong'o's custom white Calvin Klein halter gown.
Faith Hill is wearing a long-sleeved beaded ivory J Mendel gown, and Julianne Moore chose a strapless crystalline Chanel creation, with unique floral embroidery at the top.
Marion Cotillard's dramatic modern-looking off-white silk creation by Christian Dior couture has a sheer polka dot effect and a low back bustle.