Kate Hudson's Oscars Dress Features a Bolero (and We're Obsessed With It!)

03/02/2014 at 09:56 PM ET

Kate Hudson's Oscars dressGetty(2); Wireimage

We predicted that someone would show up to this year’s Oscars wearing a cape. And we were close. Kate Hudson selected a striking silver Atelier Versace gown, featuring a bolero (basically, a baby cape), and the unique dress needs your attention from all angles.

“I would call it a bolero,” Hudson’s stylist, Sophie Lopez, tells PEOPLE of the extra fabric draped on the back of Hudson’s custom creation. “It’s just like a little bolero, not a full cape. It was kind of like a 1930’s vibe.”

Not only does the plunging design show some skin from the front, but the dress also features a dramatic open back. The actress topped her skin-baring look with Jimmy Choo heels, a Versace clutch, Neil Lane jewels and side-swept waves that nabbed a spot on our Beauty Awards list.

Kate Hudson's Oscars dress sketchCourtesy Versace

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Until now, the most well-known red carpet cape moment in Oscars history was probably Gwyneth Paltrow’s white Tom Ford stunner. And Lupita Nyong’o tried the superhero-inspired trend at this year’s Golden Globes in Ralph Lauren collection. So how does Hudson’s look stack up? Share your thoughts in the comments!

–Brittany Talarico

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MsKitty on

This dress was absolutely gorgeous. She was by far my favorite of the night.

lola on

LOVED the dress, but not the color. Made her look washed out. A little bit of color would have been better.

Janine Marie Max on


Rachel on

She doesn’t have the tits to carry it. And Matthew Bellamy was where? Clearly not with her!

lr on

That dress looks like it’s swallowing her up. Way too much dress for her small size-it looks heavy. I think it would look better on someone much taller and more sophisticated.

thenitenurse on

The dress was beautiful but the color was a bit bridal. Is Kate Hudson retired from the movies? We haven’t seen her in a movie in ages.

Rannie on

Terrible, just terrible. She’s getting ugly as she gets older.

Renee on

Loved the dress, wished it was a different color on her…scarlet red would of been breathtaking!

Cincy35 on

I just adore Kate in this dress.It is perfection on her. I don’t she looks too bridal or washed out. Just gorgeous! I would love to try on that dress. I love how it hugs all of her curves. very sexy and classy to. Just love it! A breath of fresh air! Kate…can I please have your dress when your done and get bored with it? That would be awesome!!!!

JRP on

You know, the more I look at it, the more I think that it stole the evening. So unique, from each and every angle. And even though it may have been intended to have a bit of a 30’s vibe, I think it has elements of other decades as well. Timeless and gorgeous!

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