Jennifer! Kate! Amy! See the Best Oscars Dress Changes of the Night

03/03/2014 at 02:48 PM ET

We’ve always wondered something about Oscars night: Where do the stars go to make their quick outfit changes from show gowns to afterparty dresses. Seriously, is there a special meeting place? A hotel suite somewhere? A bathroom? Backstage meet-up spot? (It sounds like the makings for a reality show!) Regardless, they always manage to flawlessly transition into new looks.

You already know the PEOPLE StyleWatch editors’ best dressed picks from the main event. Now, catch the most noteworthy gown switch-ups below (all from the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty), vote on your favorite and share any thoughts in the comments.

RELATED PHOTOS: See all the most buzzworthy Oscars afterparties dresses right here!

Kate Hudson Oscars 2014Invision/AP(2)

Kate Hudson gave editors the cape moment we were waiting for thanks to the bolero on her custom Atelier Versace gown. Plus, the crazy plunging neckline made the liquid silver dress an instant favorite. Later, Hudson switched into an equally statement-making Zuhair Murad design with illusion detailing and intricate black beading.

Jennifer Lawrence Oscars 2014Kevin Mazur/Wireimage; Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

We saw two very different sides of Jennifer Lawrence Sunday night: The mature Oscar nominee who went for a sophisticated red Christian Dior gown with peplum detailing at the waist (teamed with more than $3 million in diamonds!) and the fun-loving 23-year-old actress who isn’t afraid to show some leg in a heavily-embellished Tom Ford mini dress. However, the verdict is still out on those swept-back strands.

Lupita Nyong'o Oscars 2014Kevin Mazur/Wireimage; Venturelli/Getty

A collective silence settled in the PEOPLE newsroom when Lupita Nyong’o stepped on the carpet looking like a goddess in her long pleated Prada gown, which she called “Nairobi blue,” because it reminded her of home. And she continued to show her love for color in a mint Miu Miu design with fringe detailing at the neckline. The Fred Leighton diamond headband, however, remained a staple.

Amy Adams Oscars 2014Kevin Mazur/Wireimage; David Livingston/Getty

We love Amy Adams, but we really wish she did something different with her hair. (We suppose that’s for a different story.) The actress couldn’t resist slipping out of her structured Gucci Première dark blue gown and into a one-shoulder flowy Carolina Herrera dress for the drinks and dancing portion of the evening.

Anne Hathaway Oscars 2014Getty(2)

Finally, we don’t think this black Gucci column gown with an embroidered bodice or the black-and-white Viktor & Rolf gown come close to Anne Hathaway’s ‘Best Oscars Dress of the Last Decade’ title, but we’re curious to see how you vote!

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–Brittany Talarico

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Guest on

Rachel Zoe is a hit or miss. JL first dress is great and the second one is a dud. More people are dropping her as a stylist and I can understand why. Love Anne H and her new looks. Overall, a beautiful night.

sally on

not exactly sure why Kate Hudson is “relevant”? What does she do anyway? but there she is….everywhere.

maureenstern on

Jennifer Lawrence looks much better with more meat on her. not sure why she’s getting herself so skinny lately.

Juls1314 on

Sally – Kate Hudson is an Academy Award nominated actress – that’s why she’s there.

karmen on

Anne Hathaway needs to get hair extensions. She looks ugly with that pixie cut.

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Hanna on

Why do they change dresses?

Candace on

Actually Juls1314, she is an academy award winning actress. She won for Almost Famous.

guest on

I guess I’m in the minority, but I loved both of Ann Hathaway’s looks. I also thought Kate Hudson was best dressed of the night in the Versace gown.

Chris Cooper on

I must be the only person in the world who hated Kate Hudson’s cape. I think it looked like something from the wardrobe of ‘Dynasty’ or the Mrs. Liberace Collection.

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