They know what looks good on them. They walk with confidence. They don't tug at their gowns or fuss with their hair. They smile like they know good secrets -- and they probably do.
Hats off to women such as "Avatar" star Sigourney Weaver, 60, resplendent in a red Lanvin one-shouldered dress, with a brooch perched high on her shoulder.
Helen Mirren, 64, nominated for her work in "The Last Station," wore a pewter Badgley Mischka dress with shimmering, sheer long sleeves -- totally elegant.
Director Kathryn Bigelow, 58, wore pewter as well, a simple Edition Soir Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati gown that did justice to her figure and then got out of the way so we could focus on her work on "The Hurt Locker."
And of course, there was Meryl. Meryl Streep, 60, at the Oscars this time for her work as Julia Child in "Julie & Julia" looked magnificent in a white cleavage-bearing dress by "Project Runway" alum Chris March. Daring, maybe, but didn't look downmarket at all.
We can't wait to see what these women wear next. Until then, take a look at all the Oscar 2010 highlights here.