03/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Oscars Best-Dressed Pictures (PHOTOS)

In keeping with the times, simplicity stole the show on Sunday night's Oscars ceremony. Here are the women who wore their dresses, and didn't let their dresses wear them. Note the minimalist approach to jewelry this year: the most elegant women wore one statement-making piece (see Angelina Jolie's emerald earrings) or, as in Beyonce's case, no jewelry at all.

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