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In photos: The five best Oscar dresses of 2013

The Globe's fashion experts pick their favourites of the evening

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Naomi Watts fittingly chose to wear a breast plate courtesy of Armani Privé to battle it out for best actress. In our eyes, she already wins best dressed.

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Mermaid tails (yaaaawn) were everywhere, but Olivia Munn's Marchesa gown was a masterclass in tailoring that was interesting enough to pull it off.

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Anne Hathaway's Prada was perfectly executed origami: precise and strict in cut. But the open party in the back really made it a standout.

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Jessica Chastain's Armani gown looked as if it has been poured on. It reminded us of another famous Jessica: Rabbit. Luckily, she kept her hair and makeup classic and classy to avoid any cartoon comparisons.

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Yes, it was another mermaid tail but Kerry Washington's Miu Miu dress saves it with beading intricate enough to distract us. Plus the colour, arguably the hottest of the night, was made for her.

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