10 runway gowns we want to see at the Oscars (and who’d rock them)

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The Best Dressed list. Besides winning an Oscar (you know, so you can keep it in your bathroom like Kate Winslet), securing a spot on one of the Best Dressed lists is what this golden night is all about. Behind the scenes, stylists have been working around the clock for weeks (and sometimes months) with their celeb clients, like Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence, to find the perfect dress. The one that will spark a flashbulb frenzy on the red carpet and fill up the Twitterverse for all the right reasons. Who doesn’t remember Nicole Kidman’s chartreuse haute couture gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior in 1997 or Lupita Nyong’o’s pastel Prada gown in 2014? Both winners, regardless if they went home with a gold statue or not.

This Sunday, the 88th Academy Awards will roll out its red carpet, and at home we’ll be playing the dress game—OMG, I love it or OMFG, I hate it. It’s like the Super Bowl of fashion (the annual Met Gala in New York comes a close second). Celebs suit up and either score serious style points or get tackled in the post red carpet wrap-ups on TV, social media, and even around the office. From Rachel McAdams to Rooney Mara, this year’s female nominees are all poised to take home statues and/or sartorial bragging rights. We’ll be watching, but in the meantime check out our Oscar nominee dream dress pairings from the Fall 2016 collections. Anything can happen on this magical night.