The Dramatic Red Dress Is the Oscars’ Biggest Style Trend

The first fashion trend of the Oscars 2022 is attention-grabbing and undeniable: red dresses. As stars began to assemble outside the Dolby Theater on March 27, it became clear that nearly every third actor was wearing a striking red ensemble. 

Maybe it’s a nod to Old Hollywood, a plea for a return to drama after years of pandemic drabness, or a subtle campaign for the new Pixar movie Turning Red. Shades of ruby, blush, and candy apple would fill the theater. Were the celebs and their stylists blushing at the repetition along the carpet? Or can we take the presence of many women in red as a simple sign that Hollywood has really, really missed over-the-top award shows? 

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