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The annual People’s Choice Awards cover everything movies, TV, music, and pop culture. And plot twist: the voting power is in the hands of the people…as in you and me. Ahead of the 2018 PCAs on November 11, we’re looking back at all the most attention-grabbing dresses to ever grace the carpet. Here, the 17 most outrageous of them all.

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Talia Shire

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1975

The first ever People’s Choice Awards kicked off in 1975, and Talia Shire was one of the first guests to arrive (alongside then-husband David Shire). Talia kept things pretty casual as far as awards shows go, wearing this collared dress and classic trench with minimal makeup or jewelry.

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People's Choice Awards

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1977

Wearing this androgynous satin gown, Barbra Streisand looked like she came straight from a party at Jay Gatsby’s while attending the 1977 People’s Choice Awards. She won the award for Favorite Motion Picture Actress that night and took home the same award the following year.

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Sixth Annual People's Choice Awards

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1980

Mary Ann Mobley kicked off the bold and colorful 1980s in this scarlet, asymmetrical gown. She kept the look monochromatic with red nails, a burnt red lip, a red clutch bag, and a red flower accessory in her hair.

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Seventh Annual People's Choice Awards

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1981

Charlene Tilton made a statement at the 7th annual People’s Choice Awards when she wore this tuxedo with a white tailcoat and matching top hat. The look was complete with satin detail, a bowtie, and matte burgundy nails.

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1985

Lisa Hartman attended the People’s Choice Awards in 1985 as Paul Stanley’s date. For the occasion, she opted for this daring sequin gown that featured thin fabric and very strategic cutouts.

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14th Annual People's Choice Awards

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1988

Dolly Parton wasn’t afraid to shy away from pearls, crystals, or sheer panelling at the 1988 People’s Choice Awards. She was the physical embodiment of the ’80s in this over-the-top high-neck and won the award for Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer.

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22nd Annual People's Choice Awards

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1996

Sandra Bullock re-defined lingerie in this lace slip dress, which she wore to the 22nd annual People’s Choice Awards. Always on trend, she paired the spaghetti strap look with a diamond hoop necklace and a very ’90s up-do.

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27th Annual People's Choice Awards

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2001

Michael Michele was wearing chevron before chevron was…chevron. The designer and soap opera star wore this floor-length, strapless gown to the PCA’s in 2001 where she blinded photographers on the red carpet. The gown featured a bodice made entirely of sequins, which she complemented with minimal jewelry and a vampy lip.

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28th Annual People's Choice Awards - General Photo Room

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2002

Not afraid to…um…let freedom ring, Reba McEntire wore this sequin American flag gown with a bedazzled star chain belt to the PCAs back in 2002.

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2003

Leave it to Jennifer Aniston to look incredible on the red carpet while carrying a CANE. Right before the 2003 PCA’s, Aniston broke her toe and was forced to bring a wooden cane along to the show. She still managed to stun cameras in a plunging blazer top and diamond drop-neck choker, but you’ll notice her right shoe is actually a walking boot.

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The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

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2004

Oprah loves that leather. In 2004, she attended the People’s Choice Awards and won for Favorite Talk Show Host (duh). To accept the award, she wore a cropped leather top with gold button detail (and earrings to match) over a chic pencil dress.

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31st Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

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2005

At the PCAs we wear pink…or at least Kristen Bell does. The Frozen star looked like a hot pink Marilyn Monroe in 2005, twirling for the cameras in a haltered fit and flare with strappy heels.

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32nd Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

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2006

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Tyra Banks can wear anything. In 2006, she wore this paisley patterned maxi dress to the People’s Choice Awards, accentuating her waist with a thick crocodile skin belt.

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The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

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2007

You know everyone’s favorite Grey’s Anatomy star likes to keep things classy. In 2007, Sandra Oh was a modern Audrey Hepburn in this ruffled pencil dress and satin heels. She finished the look with a textured up-do, smokey shadow, and a glossy, baby pink lip.

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People's Choice Awards 2010 - Press Room

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2010

Demi Lovato looked like some sort of dreamy pirate fairy in this navy blue mini dress back in 2010. Shredded fabric created a thigh-grazing, feathered look that she completed with a tiered, elaborate choker.

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2011 People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

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2011

To bring attention to NoH8—a charitable organization that promotes gender and marriage equality—NCIS‘s Pauley Perrette wore this satin high-low to the People’s Choice Awards in 2011. The gown was designed by Terry King, and Perrette later auctioned signed prints of herself wearing the look to benefit the organization.

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2014

Fourteen years after she wore that orange, latex jumpsuit for “Oops I Did It Again,” Britney Spears can still slip into a form-fitting look. For the 2014 PCA’s, she chose this nude bodycon dress that featured a sheer overlay with crystal roses.

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CBS/People's Choice Awards Photo Booth

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2014

Jennifer Hudson looked stunning in this stark white wrap dress in 2014, but it’s her heels that created buzz. The clear straps across her toes look like they might’ve been a litte too tight for the actress, who kept things practical with a smartwatch on her left wrist.

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People's Choice Awards 2016

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2016

All-sequin everything! Priyanka Chopra tapped precious metals for her 2016 People’s Choice Awards look, covering herself in giant silver and gold sequins. She accessorized the Vera Wang dress with a pair of mirrored heels (want) and bold, smokey eyeshadow.

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People's Choice Awards 2017

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2017

At last year’s People’s Choice Awards, Yara Shahidi called on Off-White to create her red carpet look. The result? This ruffled, checked gown with bell sleeves and collar detail.

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People's Choice Awards 2017 - Press Room

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2017

The queen of sheer looks made sure to turn heads at last year’s PCA’s. Jennifer Lopez wore this black Reem Acra mermaid gown in 2017, which featured a crystal breastplate and subtle shoulder ruching. Always one to sparkle, Lopez stacked diamond rings on her fingers and sparkled even more when she took home the award for Best Crime Drama TV Actress.

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