The sleeves were the stars on the Oscars red carpet

By: Mishal Cazmi

The 2018 Oscars red carpet this year was full of sartorial surprises as the stars showed up in everything beautiful floor-sweeping ball gowns to sleek, statuesque dresses and shimmering metallics to pretty pastels.

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The most unexpected trend of the night, however, wasn’t a standout shade or eye-popping accessory. Whether it was on Allison Janney’s stunning red gown or Salma Hayek’s shimmery dress, sleeves were the stars of the night.

Best Supporting Actress winner Allison wore a gorgeous red custom Reem Acra dress with dramatic slit sleeves to attend her very first Oscars ceremony.

Taraji P. Henson turned up the heat in a black dress that boasted sexy cutouts and sheer panels, including sheer sleeves that draped and cascaded down the length of her arms.

Laura Dern’s single sleeve detail added romance to her minimalist white Calvin Klein dress.

Salma delivered plenty of bling in her pretty purple Gucci dress with a bejewelled neckline and sleeves.

Emily Blunt’s ethereal Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown was dressed up with several whimsical details like a ruffled neckline and voluminous sheer sleeves.

Zendaya wore an off-the-shoulder Giambattista Valli chiffon gown in chocolate brown with a single sleeve elegantly draped over one shoulder.

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