The Oscars are always a time to mercilessly judge celebs for their fashion choices, whether you find a look drop dead gorgeous or terribly tacky. Regardless of how you felt about this year's pink trend at the Oscars, you have to admit that something caused all these celebs to decide now was the time to pull out the pink tulle.

Our theory? Killing Eve's Villanelle is definitely to blame.

Killing Eve ran away with several awards this season, and both critics and fans alike have fallen head over heels for this new series. Who wouldn't love a twisted story of obsession between two women caught up in a game of cat and mouse? And one of the visuals that stuck with fans of the first season was when Villanelle wore that whimsical pink dress in Episode 2.

The outfit personified the kind of girlish frivolity Villanelle became known for, and it seemed to cloak the psychopath in a non-threatening aura that we all know is totally false. The pink, puffy dress was an iconic wardrobe piece that cemented Villanelle as a character that could catch your eye as easily as she could slit your throat.

Jodie Comer, <em>Killing Eve</em>Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

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That's why it's no coincidence that the pink puff is back with a vengeance on the Oscars red carpet. Stars like Kacey Musgraves, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Paulson, Gemma Chan, Linda Cardellini and more showed up rocking pink, poofy dresses, proving the Villanelle Effect has truly reached its full force. Some of them were less than impressive, and we're sure Villanelle would so not approve, but some of them we're sure she'd just kill for.

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Here's hoping the Villanelle Effect will be a long-lasting one. We never say no to pink dresses.

Killing Eve Season 2 premieres Sunday, April 7 at 8/7c on BBC America.

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