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
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
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
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
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.
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