With just a week to go until the red carpet's biggest night, we're getting in the mood for Oscar glamour with this statuesque Angel Sanchez gown. Formfitting to say the least, the dress proves why Sanchez has become a celebrity favorite with the likes of Sandra Bullock and Eva Longoria—the designer knows how to dress a woman's body.
This gown in particular emphasizes the silhouette with geometric seaming, a voluminous pleated skirt, and a flourish of monochromatic embellishment. It's the kind of gown that only requires a clean updo and minimal styling. Wear it with a drop earring, like on this model, and you're ready to go—even to the Oscars if you can swing an invite.
—Phillip B. Crook