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Oscars red carpet: 3 designs to look for at this year's Oscars red carpet

Posted at 10:25 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 12:52:41-05

PHOENIX — The glitz, the glam, and -- oh yeah -- the gowns.

"It's the business of being fabulous!" said Valley stylist and fashion expert Oscar de las Salas. "That's what the red carpet is."

And no one knows better than him! He has helped style dozens of clients for major awards shows, including Hollywood's biggest night.

"You have to understand their personality. You have to understand their style. They have to be comfortable. That is the most important part," he said.

But sometimes, the stars trade high comfort for high fashion, like J. Lo's big bow dress from this year's Golden Globes.

"Imagine Jennifer Lopez with that big bow in front of her, eating or going to the bathroom. Not easy!" said de las Salas.

He said people should expect to see more of that -- big bows and excess material -- on the red carpet this year.

"The fashion has taken a spin back to the big, flamboyant and 'volume-metric," he said. "Lots of volume when it comes to fabric. We are going to see big sleeves. Big puffy sleeves! Or sleeves that look like tunic and go all the way to the floor."

Classic, form-fitting, and floor-length dresses are in always in style, he said. We could also see dresses that are short and sexy in the front, yet long and elegant in the back.

And when it comes to "fringe benefits," Oscar said, it's the return of the "Roaring Twenties" with flapper-inspired gowns in a bright, spring palette.

And remember, all that glitters is gold at the Academy Awards -- and bling is back big time for 2020

"You will see a lot of designers trying to put a lot of sequins on. Almost like a disco ball!"

Our Oscars Red Carpet coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 on ABC15. The 92nd Academy Awards begin at 6 p.m.