From Back-laces to Dudes with Long Hair, Check Out the 7 Biggest Trends from the Oscars Red Carpet

We already told you the red carpet trends we wanted to see die this year--and while some predictably showed up at the Oscars last night (sigh--Old Hollywood waves), there were some new and different red carpet trends.
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We already told you the red carpet trends we wanted to see die this year--and while some predictably showed up at the Oscars last night (sigh--Old Hollywood waves), there were some new and different red carpet trends.
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There's always a bit of group think that seems to go down on a red carpet. Last night's Oscars were no exception. Check out the seven major trends to emerge last night. Some were predictable (shiny metallic columns) and some took us by surprise (two major back-laces!).

Click through to check them out.

L-R: Anne Hathaway in Prada, Amanda Seyfreid in Alexander McQueen, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture, Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

L-R: Anne Hathaway in Prada, Amanda Seyfreid in Alexander McQueen, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture, Charlize Theron in Dior Couture

Like a Virgin:

These pale shades were sweet, but in strong, simple shapes, they weren't too cloying.

Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron

Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron

No Lipstick Lipstick:

Jessica Chastain was the first A-lister to the red carpet (with lipstick to match), but after that everyone pretty much left their statement lips at home.

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli, Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton, Quvenzhané Wallis in Armani, Helen Hunt in H&M

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli, Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton, Quvenzhané Wallis in Armani, Helen Hunt in H&M

Blue Period:

The perfect anecdote to pale confections? Moody blues.

Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway

Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway

Backlaces:

OK there were only two, but they spoke loudly to us. We loved Jennifer Lawrence's dainty version, but Anne Hathaway's blingy Tiffany version was pretty amazing, too.

L-R: Nicole Kidman in L'Wren Scott, Naomi Watts in Armani, Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan, Halle Berry in Versace

L-R: Nicole Kidman in L'Wren Scott, Naomi Watts in Armani, Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan, Halle Berry in Versace

Mr(s). Roboto:

Heavily beaded and bedazzled gowns in metallic shades caught the spotlight brilliantly.

Halle Berry, Melissa McCarthy, Maria Menounos, Adele

Halle Berry, Melissa McCarthy, Maria Menounos, Adele

Big Hair:

Hair was so voluminous that we couldn't fit it all in one slide. Halle Berry even managed to make a very small amount of hair very large.

Claudio Miranda, Per Hallberg, Gandalf (did not attend Oscars), Paul N.J. Ottosson, Paul Rudd

Claudio Miranda, Per Hallberg, Gandalf (did not attend Oscars), Paul N.J. Ottosson, Paul Rudd

Gandalf Guys:

While Peter Jackson and The Hobbit were robbed--robbed--this year at the Oscars, Gandalf the wizard certainly inspired a lot of the guys in Hollywood. Paul Rudd has a baby version of it.