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2013 Oscars: Red carpet fashion predictions

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2013 Oscars: Red carpet fashion predictions

Most people tune into the Oscars to see who's going to take home the coveted gold figurines, but that's not the number 1 draw for everyone. Fashion sleuths and beauty geeks are far more interested in who will win in the most contentious category: best dressed. I don't know how I watched red carpets pre-Twitter – it makes it SO much more enjoyable. I'll be live-tweeting my picks for hits and misses from the red carpet on Sunday night, along with a handful of style enthusiasts on the Canadian Living staff. Join us by following along with #CLoscars.

Last year, Jessica Chastain was one of my top three picks. She wore a custom Alexander McQueen gown crafted out of black silk organza and gold bullion metal thread. One of my biggest fashion weaknesses is the glorious colour combo of gold and black – meaning, that dress had me at hello. Chastain is one of the front-runners to win the Best Actress Award on Sunday, so all eyes will be on the bombshell ginger. I find most actresses pretty predictable when it comes to award season, but Chastain is a wild card. She's a style chameleon who is constantly shaking up the styles, cuts and colours of the dresses she chooses – or that her stylist chooses for her. Plus, her hair and makeup are all over the place, too. But in a good way. She always keeps me guessing. These are my red carpet predictions of what we might see her wearing on Sunday evening.

  • SAFE BET: Alexander McQueen pre-fall 2013. Chastain wore McQueen to the award show last year and she didn't disappoint. Plus, she sported a white McQueen gown earlier this year to another red carpet event.
  • RUNNER UP: Monique Lhuillier pre-fall 2013. This grey sequinned and embroidered cap-sleeved gown is simply stunning and the shape would look incredible on Chastain's svelte frame.
  • WILD CARD: Elie Saab Haute Couture fall/winter 2012/2013. Maybe I picked this one because it's a gold, beaded and embroidered dress that's shot on a black background. Yes, that's why. But it's elaborately breathtaking and it would look incredible on the Zero Dark Thirty star.
Share your predictions. Which actresses will be wearing which designers on Sunday night? Jessica Chastain photo credit, Getty Images.
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