Oscar nominees tend to play it safe with their gowns at the Academy Awards, but a few guests have brought a bit more skin to the red carpet, and we appreciate them for that. Here’s a roundup of the sexiest dresses to ever hit the Academy Awards.

Vikki Dougan, 1957
Going backless in 1957? No big deal for Vikki, here.

Ava Gardner, 1960
A little plunge never hurt nobody.

Natalie Wood, 1962
Look back at it!

Elke Sommer, 1968
Yes to this cleave moment.

Diahann Carroll, 1968
Deep Vs and sheer sleeves.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1970
Diamonds and décolletage go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Raquel Welch, 1972
Plunging blue wrap dress, FTW.

Cher, 1973
OK, Cher. We see you in this crop-top, ultra sheer two-piece look.

Lauren Hutton, 1975
The ultra-plunge neckline was obviously a major Oscars trend in the ’70s.

Jennifer O’Neill, 1985

Rita Moreno, 1987
Strappy backs!

Cindy Crawford, 1991
More extreme plunge action, right this way.

Rachel Hunter, 1993
Like a sexy exclamation mark.

Marisa Tomei, 1994
Taking backless to new extremes.

Ellen Barkin, 1994
What free the nipple looked like in the early ’90s. (Kinda the same as it does now.)

Elizabeth Hurley, 1995
Living that low-cut, sweetheart neckline and spaghetti strap life.

Halle Berry, 2002
Three words: Totally. Sheer. Top.

Hilary Swank, 2005
Now, this is backless.

Chrissy Teigen, 2009
More plunges, less problems.

Camila Alves, 2011
‘Lil more side boob for you.

Kerry Washigton, 2016
Love a leather bondage sitch on the red carpet.

Charlize Theron, 2016
Red hot, right?

Priyanka Chopra, 2017
This dress was basically just a skirt with a front flap and back flap and lots of side-boob action.

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