23.12.08 Best Of

Best Dressed Of The Year 2008 – Critic’s Choice





Have a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

I am taking a break, but will be back soon, although I will be regularly checking your comments.

I can’t wait to bring you all the red carpet action in 2009, especially during award season.

Thanks for all your support during 2008.

The Red Carpet obsessive aka Fashion Critic xxx

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51 Responses to Best Dressed Of The Year 2008 – Critic’s Choice

  1. Fashion Critic December 23, 2008 at 19:38 #

    Sal…Of Course I Put In Cate Blanchett….LOL :)

    I have been dying to say that all day, but had to wait until my post was up.

  2. LILA December 23, 2008 at 19:57 #

    Awesome list!What more can i say..you’re taste is impeccable! Thanks for reminding how stunning Gisele was in that Versace and Carine in that Balmaine (love it). The only one i’d change is Renee Zellweger but anyway..this year’s been full of great dresses with some disasters and it’s been great seeing all these on your fantastic blog..soooooo Marry Christmas and Happy new year, which i hope will bring even more fantastic fashion choices ;)

  3. Hayley December 23, 2008 at 19:57 #

    I love all your choices apart from numbers 3 and 10. I’m not too keen on them, but overall, I much prefer your choice to the reader’s choice.
    Lucy Lui, number 3 and Eva Mendes just look perfection.
    I love this blog so much, and have definitely become an avid reader. Keep up the good work in 2009!
    x

  4. Anonymous December 23, 2008 at 19:58 #

    I love your choices FC! I knew you would not disappoint! Thank you sooo much for your wonderful site!

    I hope you have a Happy Christmas and New Years as well, and enjoy your much deserved break. Hopefully I don’t go through withdrawls. LOL:)

    Looking forward to 2009 as well!

    Caligirl

  5. Emma December 23, 2008 at 20:03 #

    Great Top Ten! Completely agree with Camilla Belle at number one! have a lovely christmas! Thanks for all the updates!

  6. Anonymous December 23, 2008 at 20:05 #

    Camilla Belle looked amazing in that amazing Armani dress, i so agree with you.

    BUT, i just can’t believe that that Balmain dress is at #3, it’s horrible imo.

    Electra.

  7. Fashion Critic December 23, 2008 at 20:09 #

    Phew..thank for not totally hating it.

    I was not sure it would appeal to everyone as it is so different from the readers choice.

  8. Anonymous December 23, 2008 at 20:16 #

    Bravo FC, I knew your list was going to be pure perfection. All the dresses were gorgeous. Your taste is impeccable as always!

  9. shomore December 23, 2008 at 20:35 #

    Have a wonderful holiday and a much deserved break! Thanks for bringing us the inside scoop on the fashion!

  10. Rimini December 23, 2008 at 20:47 #

    Merry christmas sweets..catch u fashionably next year!!!

    Loved Carrine in the Balmain! Very good choices, but then i trust ur taste except ur totally blind when it comes to Vicky B!!!lol!!!

  11. Anonymous December 23, 2008 at 20:59 #

    Carine in Balmain would have definitely been on my list aswell!!

  12. Lexii December 23, 2008 at 21:05 #

    Wow. I totally do not agree with many of those! With all the STUNNING outfits of the year, # 3, 5, and 7 do NOT belong. While Camilla Belle looks gorgeous, she certainly did not deserve number 1!

    I love you FC, but I’m disappointed.

  13. Lara December 23, 2008 at 21:06 #

    The list is perfect! Camilla Belle, Diane kruger and Anne Hathaway are my top favorites of this list.

    Thank you of making such an effort to this site, i check it every day!

    Merry Christmas and happy new year!:)

  14. Amber T December 23, 2008 at 21:13 #

    Love your top 10. Very interesting. I had forgotten how much I had loved #2 and #7! Thank you for the great end of the year recaps. You do such a great job with your blog, I look forward to reading it everyday and I look forward to your upcoming posts in the new year. Have a very happy new year!

  15. Anonymous December 23, 2008 at 21:45 #

    How can you be taking a break? What will I do without your posts?
    I’m obsessed – I sometimes check your blog 5 times a day just to see, if there’s something new. And now you want to give me a detox…

    But still, I want you to know that I loved your 2008 lists and I wish you Merry Christmas and everything fashionable for the whole next year and longer.

    Dominika

  16. Fashion Critic December 23, 2008 at 21:51 #

    LOL @ Rimini

    Lexii, what can I say. I am sorry you are disappointed, but I knew not everyone would like my list which is why I did a Readers Choice list.

    Yes, my choices of Kate Bosworth, Lucy Liu and Carine were edgier than most other Best Dressed list, but these are the dresses I truly loved.

    As for Renee, that dress stayed in my memory because it was not Carolina Herrera for a change.

    I still love ya thou’ ;)

  17. Fashion Critic December 23, 2008 at 21:55 #

    LOL @ Dominika.

    I promised my sister that I would not touch a computer whilst I am home for Christmas, she made me swear on Chanel ;)

    I will be detoxing as well. I don’t know what I will cope without my blog and google reader for 5 days.

    I just hope my sister does not count my blackberry as a computer.

  18. Leslie December 23, 2008 at 22:03 #

    I absolutely adore your blog and can’t wait for another amazing year!

    Thanks for sharing with us all!

    Your list included two of my suggested favorites as well! Camilla and Lucy :D

  19. Anonymous December 23, 2008 at 22:15 #

    merry xmas FC
    I love every single outfit in this list they surely make my top 15 if not ten…

    XOXO

  20. Leo December 23, 2008 at 23:22 #

    I adore your list, many of these would enter my top of the year too. Gisele, Carine, Cate, Diane. I find it hard to make a top 10, I always end up with a top 20.

    Merry Christmas to you! Have a nice break, I so envy anyone with a christmas break right now. I’m working so hard this time of the year. Enjoy!

    Your blog was my one of internet finds of the year, It’s great to read your comments on the red carpets. Keep up the good work on ’09.

  21. alex December 23, 2008 at 23:43 #

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and have been following for about 2 years now. i check it every day. i’m not joking, actually every day. and i have recommended it to ALL my friends, even my male friends. they laughed at first, but they check it almost as much as i do now
    have a happy christmas and new year and enjoy your time off
    just please dont take TOO much time off, or i may have to start working at work :)

  22. Trixy Tran December 23, 2008 at 23:51 #

    What a gorgeous concentration of beautiful dresses! I love all of them!

  23. Anonymous December 24, 2008 at 00:06 #

    Oh, you meant Christmas break! What a relief! I though longer break, like a month or so.

    I think just for the Christmas I will manage somehow ;p

    Dominika

  24. Elisabeth December 24, 2008 at 00:06 #

    Thank you for two amazing blogs, I don't know what I would do without them.

    I understand you want to have a break, but does that mean you won't even update the Beckham blog? 'Cause I don't know how I will find out what the Beckhams do without it.

    <3

  25. Lexii. December 24, 2008 at 00:59 #

    FC,
    I hope I didn’t insult you. Your style and insight are impeccable!
    I’ll always read your blog, and I’ll miss you on your break!

    Happy Holidays! :)

  26. Ricca December 24, 2008 at 03:38 #

    What about Olga Kurylenko? I loved all her dresses, especially the ones you thought were amazing and perfection

  27. Anonymous December 24, 2008 at 06:02 #

    the only disappiontment is Kate Bosworth. I don’t consider her stylish at all. Very Bad Pick!

    Thankx for a wonderful year.

  28. Ni December 24, 2008 at 06:21 #

    Hi FC
    Not too keen on 3 and 7 but otherwise I loved the list.Didnt you have tough time coming up with that list. :D

    I have been following your blog for a while now and had to tell you I am almost addicted to it now. Great job. I cant tell you how many online subscriptions I have deleted after I found your blog, thank you for that. :)

    Merry christmas
    waiting for you in 2009.
    your devoted reader
    Namruta
    :)

  29. nicole December 24, 2008 at 07:14 #

    love all the choices but 3
    anne hathway would be higher up for me but overall great variety.
    love the blog and have a happy holidays!

  30. Danika December 24, 2008 at 07:35 #

    Great list ! I had forgotten about a lot of the dresses that you picked, so it was a pleasant surprise to see a few in there that I had really liked, especially Cate, Diane and Camilla.

    Hope you enjoy your well deserved break…. :)

  31. SydneyCheapChic December 24, 2008 at 08:30 #

    Yay my number one Cate made it! Happy with alot of your picks, i especially loved 1, 2 and 9.. i can see why Anne Hathaway made it in with that dress, but to me it looks like the beautiful flowers on the dress are actually wilting on the red carpet.

  32. Isabella December 24, 2008 at 10:49 #

    YES!!! Cate Blanchett is in it! :)
    (Haha, I sound like I’m totally crazy, eh?)
    I love the whole list- okay, maybe Camille Belle isn’t #1 for me and maybe Renée Zellweger’s dress isn’t #7-worthy- but the rest is just perfection.
    And I’m proud of my German girl Diane- #2! Wooo! :D

    So thanks for all your amazing Best Ofs- actually thanks for all of your posts.
    So: Merry Christmas, enjoy your holidays!
    Isabella

  33. Flavia December 24, 2008 at 11:34 #

    mmm dont like nmb 3 at all but love all the others (except nmb 4-5 maybe :D)..but i love the blog^^

    happy holidays!

  34. Soho500 December 24, 2008 at 12:28 #

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    PS: I have initiated an idea to create a fashion and style blogroll where bloggers from the jewelry, fashion, style and beauty could participate.
    All you need to do is to add my blog link to your blog and i’ll do the same.
    That way, we could have a mutual partnership and we could refer visitors to each other’s blog.
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  35. loletta December 24, 2008 at 13:44 #

    Happy Christmas… can´t wait to see more of you !!

  36. Sal December 24, 2008 at 14:48 #

    Yes, i knew i could count on you Fashion Critic to put Cate in the top 10! I still can’t believe she didn’t get enough votes to make it into the reader’s top 10 though.

  37. Nik December 24, 2008 at 15:36 #

    I love the list FC!

    I, for one am not a prude to your choices of adding 3,5, and 10 to your list and I praise you for your open mindedness.

    This list proved to me not only how imopeccobale and exquisite your taste is, but how well you understand style and image. Each celebrity on the list fit their dress in a way that only they could have pulled off that dress– the dress didnt wear them, they wore it. (I cite Giselle and Ms..Bosworth as a prime example.)

    And thanks for reminding us of Renee. I remember when I first realized she wasent wearing Corolina, I had thought I was in some twilight zone.

    Good job sticking to your guts and instinct FC (unlike other pretentious critics out there).

  38. Kou December 24, 2008 at 20:43 #

    FC, as usual excellent taste. I’m especially happy with the inclusion of Lucy Liu.

  39. connermoo December 25, 2008 at 00:32 #

    I love your website. Thanks for keeping me entertained. Happy Christmas and here’s to a great red carpet-filled 2009!

  40. Eliza December 25, 2008 at 11:00 #

    I don’t like number 7 at all- for me there had been so many better dresses like this one.
    For example Charlize Theron’s Versace gown.
    Or Charlize’s white Dior dress.
    Or Natalie Portman’s Givenchy dress.
    Or Georgina Chapman’s Marchesa gown.
    Or…
    But it’s your list- and it’s a really good one!
    Enjoy your break- I’m looking forward to your new posts in 2009!

  41. Kaya December 25, 2008 at 18:56 #

    I love your blog, i am officially hooked, look forward to 2008

    Love the list, but I cant seem to get into Anne Hathaway everything seems so contrived with her

  42. Anonymous December 25, 2008 at 20:25 #

    I love this list it serves two purposes the best dresses of 2008 and the celebrities with the best dressing sense in 2008 (or their stylist’s sense isnt it ms. 8)
    Cate Blanchett,Renee Zellweger,Camille Belle,Anne Hathaway,Kate Bosworth,Diane Kruger,Lucy Liu…yep it has them all!

  43. whitestroke December 25, 2008 at 20:43 #

    I don't agree with all your choices, which is okay, we all have different tastes… but as a whole, I prefer your list WAY BETTER. Because it's so much more diverse. You've got both gowns and lots of short dresses. Variety of designers, too. Pleasant surprises were especially Lucy Liu and Kate Bosworth. I have forgotten about that look of Kate, but I completely agree. I love her on the red carpet in general, so I'm glad she's on the list.

    This made me make my own list, which I was fighting against 'cause I'll have a huge problem cutting it down to 10 looks only, but I'll give my best. Will drop a comment if I do it.

    I think I found your blog in the late 2007, which means I spent the entire 2008 following everything in here. It took me a long time to stop feeling intimidated and start leaving comments, though. Can't wait for the new red carpet year!

    Happy holidays! <3

  44. Dorian Gray December 26, 2008 at 00:12 #

    Merry XMAS to the best fashion blogger of the world! I love this website and I’ll be watching it in 2009 too! How could I live without it?

  45. Anonymous December 26, 2008 at 00:28 #

    @Eliza: Wow, you’re so right, I had forgotten about Natalie Portman’s Givenchy dress. That was gorgeous!

    I don’t really agree with this list, but well… each one has his own taste! But I definitely wouldn’t put Camilla Belle on my Top 10. It was a good appearance, but there were much better ones, like Charlize Theron’s Versace dress. I also loved Anne Hathaway’s blue Zac Posen dress!

    Anyway, I love your blog, I visit it every day and I can’t wait for our 2009 reviews!

    Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  46. Kate December 26, 2008 at 23:15 #

    I think Anne and Eva should have rated higher than they did, and I miss Jessica Alba’s lovely red DG dress from about a month ago (that I recall you LOVED–in red and bold font), but overall I like your list.

    Can’t wait for you to return and show me the red carpet appearances the new year will bring!

  47. Erin December 27, 2008 at 00:42 #

    Are you going to do a worst dressed of 2008? I sure hope so… :)

  48. Fashion Critic December 27, 2008 at 10:21 #

    Alex 2 years. Now that is amazing.

    You have seen it grow from nothing then. There will be some changes i 2009. I hope you will like them.

    Thank you all for your comments.

    I am already itching to start blogging again after a few days off.

  49. My Fashion Frenzy December 27, 2008 at 18:09 #

    happy holidays! and still thinking about dress #5 … do I like it? hm…

  50. GuajinaPosh December 30, 2008 at 15:38 #

    I’m dissapointed!! Victoria Beckham should be there!

  51. Ingrid January 5, 2009 at 08:00 #

    Where’s Thandie Newton? And weren’t we bored of Renee Zellweger’s sweetheart necklines? Lucy Liu’s a bit of a miss for me…she can’t pull off a lot of her outfits; this is one of them.
    Otherwise fantastic list; Camille Belle is definitely fashion’s sweetheart – this girl knows how to work it.

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