The 88th Academy Awards are this Sunday, which means awards season is over, which means you’ll no longer have an excuse for vegging out in front of the TV with a bottle of champagne and Chinese takeout on Sunday nights while watching the festivities. Why does it always feel so festive?
Frankly, the Oscars red carpet can be kind of boring on the hair and makeup front. With a few key exceptions, most stars are more interested in looking polished and pretty rather than making a splash—this ain’t no London Fashion Week—but we’ll still squeal over a particularly well-done bold lip or messy updo. We can’t help it. It’s in the DNA.
Here, we’ve rounded up 55 of the most notable Oscars looks of the past 10 years, from 2006 all the way through last year’s awards. Some of them still hold up, while we could probably stand to leave a few of the others in the past. Oh, what a difference a decade makes.