Watching the Oscars helps you stay culturally fluent, what with certain films and actors being anointed as the year's best. But the stars' fashion missteps can also help teach you what looks simply aren't winners. See what lessons you can take away from the worst of Oscar fashion.
Importantly, the movie you're nominated for need not dictate your clothes. No one explained this to Kate Winslet, who wore a "depths of the sea"-themed green satin gown to the Oscars at which she was nominated for "Titanic." Perhaps in tribute to Jack Dawson's seaweed-wrapped corpse?