Forget about the actual Oscars ceremony. For many of us viewing the gala from the comfort of our couches, the best part is watching the celebrities make their way down the red carpet.
But it's not easy being the object of all that scrutiny, even if you are a celebrity.
To see what it would be like, Good Morning America and Henry Roth of Style Network's Style Court, gathered together four ordinary women, and identified the fashion problems that they would need to address if they were Oscar-bound. Like celebrities, each woman had particular assets they wanted to play up, and figure flaws they wanted to hide.
Rachel has a classic pear shape, with a smaller bust and full hips, so it is important to create balanced proportions with clothes. She wore a 2-piece outfit: black sleeveless knit top with black beading, and a lime green skirt with black beaded belt. Dress: $6,200 by Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Cole: She has a petite hourglass figure: large bust, small waist and large hips and wanted to emphasize her tiny waist. She wore a black strapless tee-length gown by Catherine Regeher. Price: $1,200, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Damaris: Tall, slender and sleek, narrow hips, Damaris needs to avoid column dresses and should wear something on a bias cut. She wore a pink flower print gown with beaded shoulders, bias cut Dress by Badgley Mischka, $5,800, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Angela has a full bust and a small waist; should avoid high neck lines. She wore a floor-length gold satin with a swoop neck by Kevan Hall $1,180, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Sally Hershberger Downtown in New York did hair styles for each of the women, and makeup was by Jeanine Lobell and Stila Cosmetics.