Actress Kristen Bell wore a corseted Cavalli gown in a mermaid silhouette at the 2014 Oscars.

It was an off-white shade and strapless, with a tight, constricting top, which contrasted beautifully with the fluffy, airy bottom half. It fit her like a glove. The 'Veronica Mars' beauty was such a lovely vision.

Bell smartly accessorized with a statement necklace, since her amazing figure and the pretty shape of her gown were the focal point.

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Here is a view of the corset detail in the back. As you can see, the fabric had three different textures, adding to the overall chicness and intricacy of this utterly gorgeous gown.

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