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Don't Worry Darling, Florence Pugh Made Another Daring Style Choice for the Oscars Red Carpet

Florence Pugh chose another head-turning look at the 2023 Oscars, where she'll present a trophy and will see whether her movie "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" wins for Best Animated Feature.

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Florence Pugh went for it at the 2023 Oscars on March 12, stepping out on the red carpet in a draped beige Valentino gown with ruffled off-the-shoulder sleeves, worn with black shorts and dark platform heels.

The "Don't Worry Darling" star had her blonde hair in a wavy up 'do and accessorized with Tiffany & Co jewelry, including a platinum diamond necklace and platinum earrings with pink tourmalines and diamonds.

As for the inspo behind the bold look? She told E! News' Laverne Cox on the red carpet that she's going for "a bit of romantic, a bit of punk, wearing some shorts," adding, "They're very short."

She noted she's rooting for "Everything Everywhere All at Once" on Sunday night. "I went in and left feeling like I had just witnessed life in front of me," Pugh said. "It was unbelievable."

Florence Pugh attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood.
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Pugh, 27, offered a style departure from her Goldilocks character from the 2022 "Shrek" spinoff "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish," which is nominated at the 2023 Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film. (Also nominated in the category are Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio," "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On," "The Sea Beast" and "Turning Red.")

Pugh is known for her bold and controversial fashion choices — ranging from a boudoir-inspired dress to that sheer hot pink gown she wore last summer — but opted for a more classic style at the Academy Awards, where she's on hand to present trophies for Adapted and Original Screenplay later in the evening.

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"I always loved making an entrance and I always loved having people turn around in the street and think: ‘Oh my god, what is she wearing?' and not necessarily always in a good way," the "Black Widow" star previously told The Outnet. "It's always been very apparent that I do have two sides and whether it's me going out onto a red carpet or me going onto a stage or me going to set, you are in some way performing."

Pugh — who was spotted holding hands with photographer Charlie Gooch on Valentine's Day — suggested that one key part of picking a red carpet outfit is how empowering it feels. 

"When you feel good in the clothes that you're wearing," she noted, "you are unstoppable."

Viola Davis is an EGOT thanks to her Grammy win on Sunday. "The Woman King" star took home the Recording Academy's award in the in the audio book, narration and storytelling recording category for her audio book "Finding Me."

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