Charlize Theron Wore a Thigh-High Slit Dior Dress to the 2020 Oscars

Sexy but classic.

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Fact: Charlize Theron always looks gorgeous on the red carpet. For the Oscars red carpet (opens in new tab), one of the most important events in Hollywood, the actress continued to bring her fashion A-game. Theron showed up in a black Dior Haute Couture dress that featured a peplum hem, a hanging shoulder strap, and a long train that dragged along behind her on the red carpet. The black gown was a classic piece and had one very sexy detail: a thigh-high slit that climbed up her left leg. The slit showed off a pair of strappy black heels.

Theron posed up a storm on the red carpet (I would too if I was in that dress) and her mom, Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz, was right besides her as Theron's date. It's an important night for the actress; she's nominated for a Best Actress award in Bombshell. If she wins tonight, it'll be her second Academy Award (she won in 2004 for her portrayal of a real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster). Check out her full look, below.

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(Image credit: Amy Sussman)

92nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

(Image credit: Amy Sussman)

92nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

(Image credit: Amy Sussman)

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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.