Red carpet dresses have the ultimate glam-factor. Sumptous fabrics, wedding-worthy embellishments and svelte cuts have had us mesmerized for decades, and thanks to a flurry of stunning A-listers wearing decadent designer floorsweepers, we get to admire these luxurious creations just as they were intended. So take a trip with us as we revisit the best 50 red carpet frocks of all time and prepare to be dazzled…
Jessica Alba is a classic Hollywood beauty in this salmon fishtail frock by Oscar De La Renta.
Textured and flirty with a hint of bridal glamour, Diane Kruger scores a fashion ace in this stunning Chanel frock.
Audrey Hepburn, the ultimate 50s glamour icon, proves exactly why she deserves her title in this stunning bridal-esque gown.
Gwen Stefani never ages and never falters in style, we are truly in awe.
Cheryl Cole amps up the glamour at Cannes in this embellished, sheer panel dress by Zuhair Murad.
We love the stunning mustard colour of Michelle Williams’ Vera Wang gown with her porcelain skin.
It’s all about feathers and volume for Hilary Swank in this textured Gucci Premiere gown.
With a flirty chiffon midriff, Elle Macpherson stuns in a striking, strapless, midnight blue gown.
We love the bodice cut of John Galliano’s subtle peachy-pink gown worn by Brit super Kate Moss.
We love Michelle Dockery’s colour-block plum and red Prada gown.
Zooey Deschanel throws back to the 60s in this sultry blue J Mendel dress.
Zuhair Murad gives yet another A-lister a shimmering frock to feel fabulous in. Lucky you, Eva Longoria.
Gwen Stefani gives us an extra special Salvatore Ferragamo shimmy.
Who can forget this mega-glam Burberry Prorsum gown?
Opting for muted pastels in an metallic finish, Keira Knightley wins fashion points for her unique Erdem choice.
Victoria Beckham opts for her own label once again, choosing this stunning sleek grey maxi dress to wear to the Vanity Fair party.
Simple, sleek and stunning, Carey Mulligan truly deserves the spotlight in this Christian Dior gown.
Versace is hugging every inch of Elizabeth Banks’ incredible body!
Amy Adams goes for ultimate glamour in this pale pink Marchesa dress.
We love the deep red tones of this Lanvin number against Emma Stone’s pretty complexion.
Working white into her red carpet look, Amanda Seyfried cuts a super-sleek figure in Givenchy.
Showing off her supermodel credentials, Cindy Crawford wows in a simple, sleek red dress.
Charlize Theron struts on the red carpet in this gorgeous Stella McCartney dress. We would too if we looked that fierce.
Alexa Chung swaps her usual indie style for something more special in the form of this glistening Christopher Kane gown.
Another star obsessed with Stella McCartney is Rosie H-W. We love the floaty cut of this pastel pink floorsweeper.
Cate Blanchett’s breathtaking pastel lavender frock by Givenchy has left us speechless. We’re in love with it!
Elongating her already incredible height, Naomi Campbell flaunts her assets in this draped black gown.
Pretty in pleats, Sarah Jessica Parker wows in a stunning muted pink Halston Heritage gown.
Rihanna goes ultra-glam in a bold red gown by Azzedine Alaia.
Adding a touch of vintage cool to the event is Sienna Miller in Yves Saint Laurent.
Halle Berry flaunts her feminine shape in a black and gold Marchesa gown.
Anne Hathaway takes opulence in her stride, glittering in a jewelled Armani Prive gown.
Braving an extreme plunging neckline, J-Lo was the talk of the town in this racy Versace gown back in 2000.
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer slips into a gorgeous navy blue Versace gown at Cannes.
Both girlie and cool, Suki Waterhouse knows how to pull a showstopper out the bag at an event because we adore this Burberry gown.
Nicole Richie puts her style maven status to good use in this gorgeous Alberta Ferretti combo.
Everybody remembers when Elizabeth Hurley wore ‘that’ Versace dress, right?
Taylor Swift cuts a stunning silhouette in a bodycon frock by Hervé Léger.
Cameron could be a blushing bride in this beautiful slashed neck gown by Valentino Couture.
Maximising her supermodel glamour, Claudia Schiffer teams a slinky red gown with matching lips, tips and accessories.
Rita Ora compliments her honey skin and ice white locks with this gorgeous Ermanno Scervino maxi dress.
Flashing the flesh, Emma Watson opts for this daring LBD by Prabal Gurung. We love her brave choice!
Zoe Saldana looks incredible in this intricately cut gown by Givenchy. Simply stunning.
Kate Hudson sexes up her image with this racy beige back-panelled dress by Versace.
A vision in white, Gwyneth Paltrow is breathtaking in Tom Ford’s all white gown.
Proving just why she’s one of Britain’s hottest supermodels, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley packs a punch in Antonio Berardi.
Rooney Mara wows in this plunging gown by Givenchy, set off by her rich red pout.
Remember Angelina’s famous leg flaunt? Here it is in all its glory as the actress stunns in that suggestive LBD by Versace.
Kate Hudson keeps it pretty in a blue bow-detailed frock by Reem Acra.
Jennifer Lawrence nips in her waist with Christian Dior’s cleverly cut gown.