Red carpet after red carpet, there are several fashion tropes er can always expect to see: the mermaid silhouette; a billowy princess-gown; a streamlined, column dress. Even at the Academy Awards, the, well, Academy Awards of red carpets, time and time again, actresses opt for the same looks out of the fear of trying something new and—gasp—landing on the Worst Dressed List. However, in the age of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci, there is no excuse for not taking some fashion risks. This year’s nominees for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress consist of a group of women who aren’t afraid to step on the daring side of red carpet dressing, including Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, and Sally Hawkins. Here’s hoping next week’s red carpet is an exciting ones full of bright hues, exciting silhouettes, and a bold piece of statement jewelry for good measure. Until then, a look back at 15 actresses—from Cate Blanchett to Kirsten Dunst—who took a fashion risk on the Academy Awards red carpet that most definitely paid off.