While the annual Academy Awards is the night to honor the best in film, it's also the mecca for some amazing red carpet style.

Not only do we sit in front of our screens eagerly waiting for our favorite stars to arrive in their couture garb, but it's also become the place where fashion trends begin. With the help of many stylists and designers, many celebrities bring out their brightest, boldest and most beautiful frocks.

It's rare, but in some years, we're blessed with a true fashionable surprise -- and we're not always talking about the good kind. Whether it's unexpected color choices, funky material or generously revealing ensembles, these are ten of the most shocking outfits at the Oscars.

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