Wednesday, 28 December 2016

2016 Best Dressed - Top 10

This is the now the third year in a row that I have compiled a 'Best Dressed' list. If you follow my Pinterest page (details below), you will know that I have a 'Celebrity Red Carpet' board and I love seeing how runway gowns translate onto the red carpet. Once again, we have seen some stunning gowns gracing the red carpet in 2016 at countless premieres, awards shows, film festivals and the all important MET Gala. Over the course of the year I have made note of some of my favourite looks and I have now put together my 'Top 10 Best Dressed' list.
Margot Robbie - Tom Ford - Academy Awards - Los Angeles, February
This entire red carpet look was flawless. The gold snakeskin effect dress was perfect for the Academy Awards. Whilst many opted for billowing gowns, this slimming dress with plunging neckline looked elegant without being over-the-top. Styling was kept simple with a black tassel bag from The Row. My favourite look from this years's Oscars.
Bella Hadid - Givenchy - MET Gala - New York, May
A fairly classic bustier dress was given a dramatic overhaul with theatrical volume on the hem. Over the knee boots were the perfect choice for this daring look.
Zoe Saldana - Dolce and Gabbana - MET Gala - New York, May
Last year it was Rihanna who stole the show at the MET Gala wearing a Guo Pei gown, this year it was Zoe Saldana. Her custom made Dolce and Gabbana gown came with layer upon layer of coloured feathers. If there was ever an occasion to pull out all the stops to impress, the MET Gala is that occasion. A truly unique gown which Zoe wore with such grace.
Blake Lively - Burberry - MET Gala - New York, May
This Oriental inspired blush gown was custom made by Burberry. An iridescent train made this exceptional gown look breathtaking on the red carpet. Floral embroidery added further intrigue.
Kate Hudson - Atelier Versace - MET Gala - New York, May
Not your average gown, but afterall the theme of the MET Gala was 'Manus x Machina'. This unconventional dress was the most apt for the event, with intricate pieces of material carefully pinned together. Eye-catching for all the right reasons.
Taylor Swift - Louis Vuitton - MET Gala - New York, May
This look divided opinion on the night, but for me a 'best dressed' list is all about memorable looks - and this is certainly one of them. I loved this 'edgier' look from Taylor, who usually opts for prettier, feminine dresses. The silver Louis Vuitton dress, which was made to look like snake skin, was actually constructed from thousands of sequins.
Jennifer Lawrence - Dior SS17 - 'Passengers' Premiere - Los Angeles, December
As the face of Dior, you can always rely on JLaw for some stunning red carpet appearances. At the Los Angeles premiere of her latest film Passengers, Jennifer wore a beautiful white Dior bustier gown with full tulle skirt. A deep red lip complimented the embellished heart detailing. J'adore!
Jaime King - Schiaparelli Fall 16 Couture - Star Wars Rogue One Premiere - Los Angeles, December
I adore Jaime King's red carpet style, and this Schiaparelli couture gown was stunning. Gold and black is a perfect combination for a red carpet event, and the intertwined thread really made this sculptural gown stand out.  
Elle Fanning - Zuhair Murad Spring 16 Couture - Cannes Film Festival - France, May
Elle has easily been one of the best dressed stars of 2016, with countless incredible red carpet looks, but this Zuhair Murad caged gown was my favourite. The delicate embroidered flowers were beautiful. Sleek hair and make-up completed the look.
Kate Bosworth - Dolce and Gabbana - Golden Globes - Los Angeles, January
Whilst there may not be anything too different about this gown, there was no denying just how stunning it looked on the red carpet. Shimmering sequins in silver and pink dazzled on the red carpet. No need for statement styling, as the dress did all the talking.

Who was your best dressed of 2016?

Phillippa x

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