The 2014 Academy Awards was upon us last night and like many fashion aficionados out there we all tuned in hours ahead the big show to see what our favorite celebrities wore on the red carpet.

 

Who did you look forward to seeing on the red carpet and did they wow you as expected?

 

We mostly looked forward to our favorite Hollywood “It Girl” Lupita Nyong’o and as expected, she nailed her look from head to toe. She truly was the epitome of perfection last night.

 

(Related: The Fashion World Loves Lupita Nyong’o)

 

In honor of Women’s History Month and our deep love for red carpet fashion, we have compiled below a shortlist of the five best dressed women at last night’s Oscar celebration.

 

Lupita Nyong'o in Prada. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Lupita Nyong’o in Prada. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

1. Lupita Nyong’o – She wore a blue fairy tale gown by Prada, which was a perfect choice for the new queen of red carpet fashion. When asked about her dress, the actress said “It’s a blue that reminds me of Nairobi, so I wanted to have a little bit of home.” She completed her look with a gold and diamond headband by Fred Leighton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Washington in Jason Wu. (Getty Images)

Kerry Washington in Jason Wu. (Getty Images)

2. Kerry Washington – Pregnancy has never looked this good. The new mom-to-be wowed in a Jason Wu gown, the first red carpet appearance for the designer. She accessorized with Jennifer Meyer jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlize Theron in Dior. (Getty Images)

Charlize Theron in Dior. (Getty Images)

3. Charlize Theron – The actress looked amazing in a black gown with plunging neckline by Dior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

4. Kate Hudson – She opted for a white Versace gown with a deep plunging neckline and an added cape to cover her shoulder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé. (Getty Images)

Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé. (Getty Images)

5. Cate Blanchett – The actress looked stunning in a cap-sleeve embellished gown by Armani Privé. “It’s heavy, but I love it,” the Best Actress winner revealed on the red carpet. She completed her look with Chopard jewelry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who were your best dressed female celebrities at the Oscars? Share with us below or tweet me @LindaAmaechi.