The Oscars’ red carpet fashion was beige, but the after party frocks were anything but.

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The Academy Awards are the peak of Hollywood’s awards season but there were a few things missing from last night’s red carpet fashion.

Colour. Risk. Excitement.

Apart from a few bold shakers, the overwhelming trend was beige – both in colour and in feel. (Post continues after gallery.)

However we now know why everyone played it so safe at the actual ceremony. They were saving the good stuff for the Oscar’s after parties.

While there are plenty to choose from, it’s the Vanity Fair After Party that’s the golden ticket.

There was bling, there was colour and there was even a gold lame cape (Thanks Jessica Biel).

Listen: We need to recap what the hell happened at the Oscars yesterday. Post continues after audio.

Kate Hudson

Yes, it’s another gold/beige/nude number but this is FIERCE.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Jessica Rabbit, eat your heart out.

Sofia Vergara

Vergara stepped out of her comfort zone (read – strapless fishtail gowns) and went full disco ball. We love it.

Silver streak: @SofiaVergara in #MichaelKorsCollection at @VanityFair’s 2017 Oscar Party. #VFOscars #Oscars

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Heidi Klum

Feathered perfection.

Lily Collins

Vampy Hollywood glamour at its best.

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Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery at The Vanity Fair Oscar Party | #hair by @kristenshawhair #Oscars17 #VFOscars #MichelleDockery #TraceyMattinglyLLC

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Jennifer Aniston.

Lea Michelle

Freida Pinto

Elizabeth Banks

Golden goddess | @elizabethbanks in ELIE SAAB Haute Couture at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party #VFOscars

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Jessica Alba

Brie Larson

Reese Witherspoon

Kerry Washington

A striking @KerryWashington wears #MichaelKorsCollection at @VanityFair’s 2017 Oscar Party. #VFOscars #Oscars

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Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga is a vision in Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017 at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. #VFOscars #ODLRFall17

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Katy Perry

????: @KatyPerry inside the 2017 #VFOscars @Instagram portrait studio. Photograph by @MarkSeliger.

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Thandie Newton

Emma Stone

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Viola Davis

Janelle Monae

My favourite picks ????????????#janellemonae #vanityfairparty #oscars2017 #BestDressed #vfoscars

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Kate Bosworth

Kate Beckinsdale

Dakota Johnson 

Oscars 2017 #Oscars #Oscars2017 #DakotaJohnson #VanityFair #afterparty #VFOscars

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Isla Fisher

@islafisher Wearing #AlexPerryOfficial SS17 ‘Elsa’ Gown #VFOscars @vanityfair #Oscars #VanityFair #IslaFisher #AlexPerry

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Kate Upton

Em Ratajakowski

Oscars 2017!

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What’s your favourite gown from the Oscars after party?