Given the history and tradition surrounding the 90-year-old event, celebrities tend to play it safe on the Oscars red carpet (with some exceptions). The after-parties, however, are a different story. That's where you'll find the daring trends that are less common at the ceremony, including exposed lingerie, thigh-high slits, naked dresses, and more. In other words, less TV-ready and more party-ready.
I mined through years of Oscars after-party images to decipher which trends keep coming up time and again, and I can guarantee you these looks will also be on display at this year's festivities. Ashley Graham, Kerry Washington, and Karolína Kurková, for instance, have been all about the lingerie-as-outerwear trend in past years, while Beyoncé and Jennifer Aniston have been on the same page about the thigh-high-slit look that screams after-party. Scroll down to see and shop the four trends that celebrities always wear to Oscars after-parties.
Ashley Graham, 2016
On Ashley Graham: Bao Tranchi dress
Karolína Kurková, 2018
On Karolina Kurkova: Balmain dress; Gianvito Rossi shoes