Perhaps the only thing as exciting as (or perhaps, in this year's case, even more exciting than) the fashions debuted at the Oscars are those worn to the parties.
Some of my favorite looks this year included those of Jessica Biel (who showed off her flawless figure in a shimmering, gold and silver paneled Atelier Versace gown), Selena Gomez (who looked like a Roman goddess in a plunging, chiffon-draped Dolce & Gabbana gown), and Camila Alves (who reminded the world how she managed to turn Matthew McConaughey into a one-woman man in a nude, illusionary-inset Zuhair Murad gown with black flowers embroidered throughout).
Top party picks also included those of Ashley Tisdale (who sparkled the whole night through in a crystal-embellished Jenny Packham gown) and Lea Michele (who had a magic moment in a midnight-blue Roberto Cavalli gown with dark and electric blue sequins creating a mosaic effect throughout).
See more celebrity styles from the 2011 Oscars.
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