The 4 Do's and Don'ts of the Oscars Red Carpet

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Yahoo! Style editor-in-chief and FABLife co-host Joe Zee is sharing the cardinal rules for how to shine bright on the Oscars red carpet.

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Be Bold: "In 2012, Angelina [Jolie] showed up as the very last person on the red carpet, but in that black Versace gown," Zee told ET. "But the best win of the night was her leg sticking out of that slit. She owned that dress!"

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Incorporate Eye-Popping Colors: "Nicole Kidman, in 1997, was the first person to wear a Dior dress on the red carpet and it was that lemongrass, neon green yellow. People weren't sure if they liked it or hated it, but to this day, it's one you remember."

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Neglect the Importance of Support: "I'm talking about undergarments here," Zee clarified. "Remember Gwyneth Paltrow in that sheer Alexander McQueen dress all the way back in 2002? People still talk about it, and even Gwyneth herself said, 'I love that dress. I just wish I wore a bra.'"


Stand Out Too Much: "In 2004, Charlize Theron won for Monster, and she looked beautiful, but she was a little too orange -- and I don't mean her dress. I mean her skin tone."

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Don't miss ET's live Academy Awards pre-show on Pop this Sunday, Feb. 28., starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Go to to find out where to watch.