Alicia Vikander, ever the minimalist in hair and makeup, chose a corseted Vuitton dress with lace tiers.
Brie Larsen stunned in a velvet Oscar de la Renta frock with just the right amount of flounce and restraint in design.
Jennifer Aniston's go-to black gown got a sexy upgrade with a high slit, low-cut bodice and sparkling embellishments, courtesy of Versace.
Selma Hayek was a McQueen dream in a sheer black gown with artful gathers and drapes.
At the same time mysterious and classic, these stars showed that black gowns can be anything but ordinary on the red carpet. If you don't already have a favorite SBD in your arsenal, now might be the perfect time to get one.