Lupita Nyong’o’s 10 Best Red Carpet Moments (Plus, Oscar Dress Predictions!)

Lupita Nyong’o is quickly becoming a red carpet fashion favorite. Not afraid of color, the 12 Years a Slave Mexican-born actress is up for an Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress,” and we can’t wait to see what she wears to the ceremony! Take a peek at some of her best looks thus far and find out what we think she’ll be wearing come Sunday, March 2:

1. Lupita Nyong'o: Toronto Film Festival

Stunning in White

Can Nyong’o look more dazzling? This Prada gown was the perfect choice for the Toronto premiere of 12 Years a Slave.

2. Lupita Nyong'o: Hollywood Film Awards

Cheery in Yellow

This J. Mendel yellow gown at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards was accented beautifully with a beautiful orange lip look. 

3. Lupita Nyong'o: Governors Awards

Black & White

Black and white is anything but boring at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards (especially when finished with a purple lip). (Kudos to designer Prabal Gurung.)

4. Lupita Nyong'o: Gotham Awards

White Hot

Every girl loves pockets! This Lanvin strapless dress doesn’t disappoint at the IFP's 23nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards with a circle skirt and bow detail. 

5. Lupita Nyong'o: Palm Springs Film Festival

Pink and Gold

This Elie Saab shift dress at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala is a step away from the gowns Nyong’o seems to favor, and we love the gold brocade detail over the pink. Beautiful. 

6. Lupita Nyong'o: Golden Globe Awards

Bold Red

Ah, the dress that landed Nyong’o on many a “best dressed” list! This Ralph Lauren number at the  71st Annual Golden Globe Awards is beautiful, bold and not overdone. Bella! 

7. Lupita Nyong'o: Critics Choice Awards

White Cutout

Nyong’o showed off her awesome physique in this Calvin Klein cutout gown at the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

8. Lupita Nyong'o: SAG Awards

Blue Beauty

Que bonita! Nyong’o looked absolutely fantastic in this bright blue Gucci number with floral detailing at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

9. Lupita Nyong'o: Producers Guild Awards

Brilliant in Beige

Wearing Stella McCartney at the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards, Nyong’o shows how do to a bodycon dress right.

10. Lupita Nyong'o: BAFTA Awards

Green With Envy

Wow! Nyong’o killed it on the red carpet for the BAFTA Awards in London in this Dior gown.  

11. Lupita Nyong'o: Oscar Dress Predictions

What will she wear to the Oscars?

Nyong’o gave a quick teaser about what she could be wearing to the Oscars to The Daily Beast: "I love color and gravitate towards solid block colors. I like clean lines and a classic look, but I also like to have a sense of humor and wear things that put a smile on my face."

Cryptic, but we’ll take it. Here are three looks we think she could be wearing, plus our favorite dresses we think she’d look great in!

1) A white dress

Have you noticed how much Nyong’o gravitates towards white?

2) A solid jewel tone

Nyong’o mostly always wears a solid, clean color (and admits to gravitating towards that), so we’d love to see her in something that packs a punch. Our guess is that it’s going to be by a really known designer.

3) Purple

We’ll go out on a limb here: she hasn’t worn anything too purple-based, so we’d love to see her in this number by. 

Left to right: Armani, Christian Siriano, Carolina Herrera, Zac Posen