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We've gotten so used to seeing shades of neon and metallics on the red carpet, we almost forgot how breathtaking a solid black gown can be. But for the 2022 Oscars, plenty of actresses set out to remind us, arriving at the awards show in their own elegant versions, each one different and special in its own right.

While a little black dress feels like a basic when you're getting ready for a cocktail party, at a fashion bonanza kind of event — where electric, vibrant, over-the-top designs have become the norm — suddenly this muted neutral becomes a bolder choice. We also can't help but think that these stars and their stylists were looking toward the future — black dresses were all over the fall 2022 runways, which is all the more reason to fish one out from the back of your own closet, ASAP.

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Laverne Cox

Velvet and voluminous, the actress' dress was custom-made by August Getty Atelier.

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Vanessa Hudgens

Hudgens' sequined Michael Kors design also featured sexy side cutouts.

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Sofia Carson

Carson looked like a princess arriving for the ball in a tulle Giambattista Valli gown.

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Maddie Ziegler

While attending her first-ever Oscars, Ziegler kept it classic with a strapless, black Giambattista Valli gown accented with glittering Swarovski jewelry.

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Stephanie Beatriz

There were hundreds of pleats included in Beatriz's Dior Haute Couture dress, which also featured a cape detail.

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Rachel Zegler

Although her invite to the Oscars was last-minute, the West Side Story actress showed up dressed to impress in a sheer Dior Haute Couture look.

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Cybill Shepherd

Shepherd skipped the heels and wore comfy sneakers with her black dress.

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Kourtney Kardashian

It was a coordinating couple moment for this duo. Kardashian matched her man in a sleek Mugler dress.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Gyllenhaal had a magical red carpet moment in this embellished Schiaparelli design.

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Billie Eilish

This voluminous, ruffled Gucci gown proved to be good luck for Eilish, who took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for "No Time to Die."

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Rita Moreno

The 90-year-old West Side Story actress showed off a single shoulder in her Carolina Herrera gown.

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10 Must-Visit Historical Places Around the World .
Photo by Mustafah Abdulaziz The 450-foot-tall Great Pyramid at Giza is made of an estimated 2.3 million blocks of stone cut by hand. Certain sites capture the world’s imagination not only because of their beauty and the human ingenuity that they exemplify but also because of the unique window into the past that each enduring location provides. These 10 UNESCO-protected spots, including many of the Seven New Wonders of the World, are among the most sought-after tourist attractions around the globe. You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate these choice historical places. 1.

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