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Everything Jennifer Lawrence Has Worn on Her Road to the Oscars

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In 2017, Jennifer Lawrence's $15 million contract with Dior that stipulates she wear its pieces on every major red carpet will be up, and then she'll be free to wear whatever she pleases to the Oscars or movie premieres. But now is not that time, and so Jennifer Lawrence's style this awards season can pretty much be described as Dior's flowy, angelic gowns, and then everything else.

In comparison to her fellow Best Actress nominees, however, Lawrence made far fewer appearances on red carpets this awards season. Though the publicity for the final Hunger Games movie took her to red carpets all over the world, the hype for Joy, the film for which she's nominated, was limited to small premieres and late night TV show appearances for the most part.

To dissect the small range of looks she wore leading up to this year's Oscars, a team of Racked's resident J Law experts have assembled to deliver their thoughts.

The Timeline

The Verdict

Save for a few baffling missteps, Jennifer Lawrence's Oscars practice rounds have been simple, elegant, and safe. But honestly, until this whole Dior contract is up, we'll still be waiting for her to wear something that stands out as much as her very first Oscars dress. We'll catch up with you back in 2017, Jen.