When female celebrities make an appearance, countless numbers watch to see what red carpet dresses will show themselves on the stars. While the red carpet may be rolled out for many occasions, major awards ceremonies such as the Oscars are among the most-watched red carpet fashion events. Celebrity dresses run the gamut from clean and classic to outrageous and avant garde, but with the top designer names and the highest caliber couture in full force on the red carpet, there's no question these dresses are talked about!
Pictured: Kiera Knightly is stunning in an assymetrical mermaid style burgundy gown.
Stars show they can pull off feminine frills, like this delicate gown Sandra Bullock wore at the 76th Annual Academy Awards.
Fun and flirty dresses have a spot on the red carpet, as Kelly Rowland illustrates in a short, metallic dress emebellished with feathers at the Brit Awards.
In this distinctive deep gray dress with frontal criss cross and sweeping train, Charlize Theron embodies the perfect combination of elegance and drama.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
The simple shape of Jennifer Love Hewitt's dress at the 60th Emmy Awards allows the unique design details to shine through.
Ann Hathaway strolls the red carpet with confidence in a shimmery, spaghetti strap version of the little black dress at the Valentino Garavani Designer Exhibition.
"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera is anything but in this eye-catching strapless teal dress, seen at the red carpet premiers of "This Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2."
The daring red carpet dress Jennifer Lopez donned at the 42nd annual Grammy awards is one that will be long remembered. Whether you have the funds to pull off a red carpet look doesn't matter - seeing pictures of the stars in their red carpet couture can be a style inspiration like no other!