20.12.10

Who Was Your Best Dressed This Year?

Yay.

It’s that time again when I ask you to cast your votes to decide the top 10 looks of the year.

Remember that week when Emma Watson beat out Gwyneth Paltrow for your vote?

Do you also remember when we had so many great looks during Cannes Film Festival that I had to do a Best Dressed Of The Day poll?

Look back over the Best Dressed of the Week and Best Dressed at various events like the Oscars and The Tony Award polls to help make your decision as to who was your favourite this year.

The top 10 will be revealed on Thursday 23 December.

Credit: Rex, Zuma Press, INFEvents & Getty

In Victoria Beckham's Closet - Alexander McQueen Strong-Shouldered Coat & Brian Atwood Dante Pumps

In Victoria Beckham’s Closet – Alexander McQueen Strong-Shouldered Coat & Brian Atwood Dante Pumps

Emily Blunt In Roksanda Ilincic – “Gulliver’s Travels” LA Premiere

Emily Blunt In Roksanda Ilincic – “Gulliver’s Travels” LA Premiere

100 Responses to Who Was Your Best Dressed This Year?

  1. Marvel December 20, 2010 at 12:05 #

    SO excited….

    Just a few questions FC. When is the deadline to submit our favourite and do we get to pick more than 1??

    Thanks

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 12:16 #

      Yes, you should be able to pick more than one and the deadline is the morning of Thursday 23 December

      • Marvel December 20, 2010 at 12:26 #

        Thank You

  2. Alice December 20, 2010 at 12:12 #

    is it just actresses? because in the thing that you fill in, you have put actress.

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 12:15 #

      Sorry. You’re right I’ve changed it to celebrity

  3. Alina December 20, 2010 at 12:15 #

    Hope Fan Bingbing with her dragon robe will win. She deserves it – her look was perfect!

    • Victoria December 20, 2010 at 13:48 #

      Totally agree with you! That look has stayed in my mind ever since I saw it! :D

    • Giuseppi December 20, 2010 at 14:32 #

      Oooh… I forgot about that.

  4. adrien December 20, 2010 at 12:34 #

    So exciting!!!

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 12:45 #

      I’m addicted to reading all your answers. Some I had forgotten.

      • adrien December 20, 2010 at 15:27 #

        What an honour!

  5. Alicat December 20, 2010 at 12:44 #

    I went through all the best dressed posts and picked 5 gowns which really stood out. 3 ot these gowns were worn by Asian actresses. However, my pick of the 5 was Odette Yustman in J. Mendel for the “You Again” LA Premiere. The colour was eye-popping and she oozed self confidence. Perfection.

  6. N. December 20, 2010 at 12:52 #

    My absolute favorite is (I suspect you already got it a few times before) Cate Blanchett’s Christian Lacroix at the SKII’s “Clear for Life” Event. I’m happy to know we can vote several times, though!

    • Vicky December 20, 2010 at 14:21 #

      Totally agree!
      Without looking through all the polls that’s the only gown I could remember that made me breathless! And after going through all the pages it’s still my clear winner.
      Cannes FF did have some real beauties and of course award season produced a few as well, but in my book, no one came close to Queen Cate!!

      • mm December 20, 2010 at 16:38 #

        I agree, that look was my #2

    • Ally December 20, 2010 at 17:32 #

      that was the first look that came to my mind too. She looked amazing.

    • KateS December 21, 2010 at 00:05 #

      Yes, this was the first dress I thought of, too – nothing topped this look for me this year.

    • Gaber December 21, 2010 at 00:38 #

      This wasn’t my favourite look, but it’s the first look that comes to mind when thinking about 2010.

  7. Janine December 20, 2010 at 12:54 #

    I wrote Zoe Saldana in amazing Givenchy Couture at 2010 Oscars.

    • Alina December 20, 2010 at 13:08 #

      GOD..I forgot about her. Amazing look!

    • Carolina Roq December 20, 2010 at 13:28 #

      Me too!!

      • mm December 20, 2010 at 16:37 #

        Me four!

        • Jessica December 21, 2010 at 02:01 #

          I thought of this right away!!

  8. Kiran Sooknandan December 20, 2010 at 13:05 #

    Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad at the Costume Inisitute Gala or Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture at the Oscars?…hmmmm….

  9. perfumeorpoison December 20, 2010 at 13:13 #

    it’s so hard to choose one………..!!!!!
    ok after numerous editing and re-writing, my no.1 pick is sarah jessica parker in alexander mcqueen at the 2010 cfda awards. that one was a show stopper. <3 her!!

  10. Henrique December 20, 2010 at 13:34 #

    Jennifer Lopez in Lanvin at “The Back-Up Plan” London Premiere? Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera at Emmy Awards? It’s gonna be hard to pick…

  11. Linda December 20, 2010 at 13:39 #

    Awesome! This will be so much fun…

  12. chryssa December 20, 2010 at 13:43 #

    Who can top Cate Blanchett in Christian Lacroix?Rhetorical question…

  13. june December 20, 2010 at 13:46 #

    it’s really impossible to pick anyone other than cate blanchett in that lovely lacroix gown

  14. Victoria December 20, 2010 at 13:49 #

    Woohoo so glad BDOTY is here again! :D So excited to get started, thanks FC for another year of fabulous red carpet coverage!

    Merry Christmas in advance!

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 14:15 #

      I share your excitement. I have been picking my 10 since October and had to change it a few times :)

  15. Alina December 20, 2010 at 14:19 #

    FC, when are you going to start posting your awards?

    I’m really excited!

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 14:44 #

      on the 23rd. I’ll start with the readers choice and then post the polls on 23 and 24th x

  16. anne December 20, 2010 at 14:26 #

    Robert Pattinson in Gucci! :D kidding but i just saw that post. I’m really excited to see FC’s picks cause i’m sure i’ll go “oh yeah…i totally forgot about that one”. Good luck counting all the votes :).

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 14:43 #

      thank you :D

  17. Pablo December 20, 2010 at 14:33 #

    Yay!! Year-lists again!! So cool!! :D

    Ok, I already sent my top 5, maybe I should stop… Na, I’ll send my next 5 right away!! :)

    It’s really exciting to see what other readers voted, there are always so many great looks I had forgotten…

  18. marian December 20, 2010 at 14:57 #

    can we do singular best dressed – for the outfit/day/time/celebrity and then best dressed overall for the celebrity who just nailed it all year long?

    because fan bing bing and cate blanchett and carey mulligan and blake lively even deserve some serious praise for their ability to rock the red carpet consistently.

  19. Dominika December 20, 2010 at 15:04 #

    It won’t let me vote again… :(

  20. noo December 20, 2010 at 15:40 #

    i looked at all the polls from this year, picked 96 gowns and did a bracket, here are my top 6

    Lady Gaga’s mcqueen gown at the VMAs
    Sarah jessica parker in vivienne westwood
    Coco Rocha in Zac Posen at the met gala
    diane kruger in Christian Lacroix at The Golden Globe Awards
    Diane Kruger in Jason Wu at the sag awards
    Anna kendrick in marchesa at the golden globes

  21. noo December 20, 2010 at 15:59 #

    i looked at all the polls and did a bracket of 96 dresses :D here are my top 6

    diane kruger at the golden globes in christian lacroix
    anna kendrick in marchesa at the golden globes
    lady gaga in mcqueen at the vmas
    diane kruger in jason wu at the sag awards
    coco rocha in zac posen at the met gala
    sarah jessica parker in vivienne westwood

  22. rebecca December 20, 2010 at 16:01 #

    i can’t just nail it down to one person….. zoe saldana in givenchy, jennifer lopez at the met gala in zuhair murad, gwyenth paltrow in atelier versace??????
    AHHHHHHH all i’m sure of is that elle fanning HAS to be the one to watch, because so far in all her feature posts you haven’t disliked any of her looks, and we haven’t either. and she’s so young. so much potential for the years ahead.

  23. Vee December 20, 2010 at 16:04 #

    Is it weird that I’m taking my submission very seriously?

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 16:59 #

      Not at all

  24. Nora December 20, 2010 at 16:11 #

    I absolutely love BDOTY! Went through all the pages looking for my favorites, and I’ve sent their names in. Thing is there are some celebrities that were just outstanding all year long, but they didn’t have any real SUPER jaw-dropping moment, you know? I mean celebs like Emma Watson, Olivia Palermo, Eva Mendez and Anne Hathaway who you can always depend on to bring something stunning to the red carpet. Thank you so much FC for all the work you put in for this blog, I really love it!

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 16:57 #

      You are very welcome

      It’s my pleasure to bring it to you each day

  25. anna December 20, 2010 at 16:37 #

    Dian Kruger in Jason Wu at the SAG awards.
    Zoe Saldana in Givenchy at the Oscars.

  26. lifeisdolce December 20, 2010 at 17:27 #

    i hope people don’t judge me for voting for robert pattinson in gucci at the twilight LA premiere. gemma arterton in gucci at the tamara drewe london premiere was also so stunning.

  27. Hannah December 20, 2010 at 17:54 #

    Oh my goodness I was close to tears when I did this. It was harder than I thought it would be, I even copy and pasted my favourites onto a power point and deleted them one by one. I voted for fan Bingbing, simpyl because I lvoed it SO much, it is so unique, she wore it with integrity and alot of grace adn elegance. Kate bosworth in Jil Sander was definitely runner up, she also had elegance and integrity to wear it, but I am that bit more in Love with Fan Bingbing’s amazing dress, and I have yet to forget it since she wore it.
    FC, I think we should be allwoed multiple votes, because I actually cancelled a date to do this (first a powerpoint then a date cancellation – my life is VERY sad), thereby multiple choices would make it easier. Pretty Please?
    I know you will choose well, and it has been amazing to look over all the amazing BDOTW’s, even that sad week when there were only 4 cndidates. I hope you ahd just as much fun, and I honestly cannot express my gratitude to all your amazing hard work over the year, and also the years before that. xxxxx

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 18:52 #

      Thank you my dear xxx

      It is super hard. I changed mine twice today

  28. Victoria December 20, 2010 at 18:17 #

    Hi FC, I’m not able to be able to vote more than once? I tried refreshing but it simply says thank you for taking this survey..

    Can anyone else tell me how to work around this issue? Thanks! :D

    • Victoria December 20, 2010 at 18:18 #

      Sorry I meant I’m not able

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 18:51 #

      It should allow you to vote more than once. Try refreshing your page

    • Nora December 20, 2010 at 20:02 #

      This is happening to me too. :(
      I tried refreshing and all.

  29. Ethne Blist December 20, 2010 at 18:45 #

    Does anyone remember Fan Bing Bing and how she took the world of fashion and Elie Saab by storm (not to mention our Fashion Critic’s heart)? I see Fan has been praised here, but the one Fan look that made me melt, turn green with envy and celebrate was her Elie Saab nude silk mousseline pleated Elie Saab Spring 2009 Couture gown with an embellished bodice at the 2010 Canne sFim Festival “Chongqing Blues” premiere. Here is the link to bring back the lost memory:

    http://www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com/2010/05/14/2010-cannes-film-festival-chongqing-blues-premiere-fan-bingbing-in-elie-saab-couture/

  30. Estranged December 20, 2010 at 21:09 #

    I went through all BDOTW posted in 2010 and finally chose my own top 11 (couldn’t make it 10). Unfortunately, I’m not able to vote for more than one look. I tried refreshing the page and everything else.

    • anna December 21, 2010 at 01:45 #

      If you want to vote again just close the window and open up a new one.

    • meimei December 21, 2010 at 02:17 #

      Just click the heading over and over again….it worked for me…good luck! It’s sooo hard to pick the top 10.

  31. Parvati December 20, 2010 at 21:35 #

    There were 6 looks that I loved:
    Lea Michelle in Catherine Malandrino (SAG Awards)
    Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab (Tony Awards)
    Vera Farmiga in Marchesa (BAFTA Awards)
    Gwyneth Paltrow in Michael Kors (CFDA Fashion Awards)
    Rihanna in Elie Saab Haute Couture (American Music Awards)
    Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen (SAG Awards)

  32. Dana @ Fashion Under $100 December 20, 2010 at 21:36 #

    DK in that mustard Jason Wu at the Sag Awards. LOVE.

  33. From Russia With Love December 20, 2010 at 21:59 #

    I did all the homework (read all best dressed posts) and picked 10. But can’t vote more than once.
    So here’s my list.

    Cate Blanchett in Christian Lacroix
    Kristin Davis in vintage Balmain
    Ashley Olsen in lace Alexander McQueen
    Diane Kruger in pink Lacroix at Golden Globes
    Lady Gaga in Armani Prive at Grammys
    Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture at Oscars
    Cate Blanchett in McQueen at Robin Hood premiere
    Rihanna in green Alexandre Vauthier
    Dita von Teese in yellow Elie Saab at Life Ball

    • From Russia With Love December 20, 2010 at 21:59 #

      oops… forgot January Jones in blue Atelier Versace at emmys

      • asherlev1 December 21, 2010 at 03:44 #

        So many people hated that but I really didn’t. Good for you for picking that! :D

        Dita Von Teese in that Elie Saab gown was amazzzing.

  34. Elena December 20, 2010 at 22:02 #

    Me neither, I couldn’t vote more than just once. Refreshing the page doesn’t help

  35. Simon December 20, 2010 at 22:20 #

    I choose Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Couture @ Oscars, i voted for her, cauz’ after all those month after the Oscars i still think about her in this amazing dress!

  36. Spanish lover December 20, 2010 at 22:34 #

    What a hard choice. My vote goes to Diane Kruger in Jason Wu at the SAG Awards. But I can’t choose just one!!!

  37. lee December 20, 2010 at 22:38 #

    FC, thanks for distracting me (yet again) in the middle of my final exams :-P

    kidding, of course! this is my favorite poll of the year.

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2010 at 22:54 #

      good luck with your exams :D

  38. Regina December 20, 2010 at 23:21 #

    Awsome choices!
    But where is Cate in vintage Lacroix and Zoe in Givenchy?(((

  39. anna December 21, 2010 at 01:48 #

    To vote more than once just close the window and open up a new one.

  40. Reemito December 21, 2010 at 03:20 #

    Rachel Bilson in the animal print Roberto Cavalli gown, Camilla Belle in that fabulous red Jason Wu and Emma Watson in Rafael Lopez .. those are my favorites in 2010.
    and I’d like to add Elle Fanning as one of the best dressed young celebrates this year.

  41. asherlev1 December 21, 2010 at 03:40 #

    GAHHH. I had my two picked and then I realized I missed CATE BLANCHETT. WHAT EVEN. *scurries off to add it*

    I adored both Kiko Mizuhara in Valentino Couture at the Venice Film Festival and Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors at the BAFTA Awards. And there are so many more I’m sure I’m missing but this is too hard!

  42. asherlev1 December 21, 2010 at 03:43 #

    GAHHH. I had my two picked and then I realized I missed CATE BLANCHETT. WHAT EVEN. *scurries off to add it*

    I adored both Kiko Mizuhara in Valentino Couture at the Venice Film Festival and Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors at the BAFTA Awards. And there are so many more I’m sure I’m missing but this is too hard! There were looks by Kiera Knightley and Shu Qi and Elle Fanning and that Valentino dress by Lin Chi Ling that all made me drool. *Sigh*

  43. rebecca December 21, 2010 at 05:11 #

    oh btw fashion critic, you should let us do a vote of who was the most consistent of 2010 (olivia palermo gets my vote) and the ‘back on track’ person, and the person with the most potential for the new year. i know YOU do that, but it would be nice if we got a vote too :D GREAT JOB WITH THE BLOG! its now my number 1 visited page:)

    • Fashion Critic December 21, 2010 at 10:07 #

      thanks Rebecca. You right most consistent should come from you guys

  44. Alfie December 21, 2010 at 06:28 #

    Beyonce at the 2010 Grammys in that stunning black Atelier Versace mini!

  45. Charlotte December 21, 2010 at 08:30 #

    Okay, well obviously I’m on a different page from everyone else.

    Am i only one that still goes weak at the knees for Blake Lively in Marchesa and the MET Costume Gala?

    I also love Diana Kruger in Karl Lagerfeld at the Sherlock Holmes premier.

    Also, how can i forget Leighton Meester wearing a stunning Elie Saab dress at the Hollywood Awards.

    aaah!

    so excited to see the outcome

  46. noo December 21, 2010 at 08:45 #

    FC help me out :D people can only vote once and i can’t narrow down my choice :( I wanna say diane kruger in lacroix at the golden globes but i can’t get coco rocha’s zac posen gown from the met gala out of my head! will you do me the honor of being my tiebreaker?

    • Fashion Critic December 21, 2010 at 10:05 #

      I changed the setting so it should allow more than one.

      I will do it again today.

      • noo December 21, 2010 at 10:16 #

        thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :D i was stressing endlessly over this, is that normal?

        • Fashion Critic December 21, 2010 at 10:18 #

          No. I’m stressed about it too :D

      • Victoria December 21, 2010 at 11:14 #

        Thank you so much. :D

  47. Chloe December 21, 2010 at 11:24 #

    1) Ashley Olsen and Christian Lacroix Couture
    2) Megan Fox in Armani Prive at Jonah Hex Premiere
    3) Keira Knightley in Couture Chanel

    :)

  48. Marisa December 21, 2010 at 11:25 #

    Emma Watson in Rafael Lopez

  49. mol December 21, 2010 at 12:57 #

    This was too hard! My top ten are: 1. Lady Gaga in Francesco Sognamiglio (Brit Awards) 2. Chloe Sevigny in Proenza Schouler (Met Costume Institue Gala) 3. Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein (Met Costume Institute Gala) 4. Leighton Meester in Marc Jacobs (Country Strong Nashville Premiere) 5.Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab (oscars) 6. Apphia Michael in Viktor Rolf spring 2009 (Wallpaper Design Awards) 7. Sarah Jessica Parker in Lanvin (WB Presentation Day at ShoWest) 8. Ashley Olsen in Christian Lacroix Couture (Elle Style Awards) 9. Dree Hemingway in Valentino Couture Spring 2010 (amfAR’s Cinema against Aids Gala) 10. Han Chae-young in 3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2010 (Asia Model Festive Awards) So many I had to leave out…..

  50. kathryn December 21, 2010 at 18:23 #

    If I had to choose one, it’s Cate Blanchett in Christian Lacroix, in the words of RZ she SHUT IT DOWN!
    My Top 10
    1. Cate Blanchett in Christian Lacroix
    2. J. Lo in Zuhair Murad Couture at the Costume Institute
    3. SJP in Vivienne Westwood Sex in the City 2 in Toyko
    4. Diane Krueger in Jason Wu at SAG
    5. Kristin Davis in Vintage Jean Dessess
    6. Jennifer Aniston in Donna Karen
    7. Zoe Saldana in RM by Roland Mouret
    8. Zoe Saldana in Givenchy at the Oscars
    9. Sandra Bullock in Marchesa at the Oscars
    10. Camille Belle in Jason Wu at Costume Institute Gala

    Honorable Mention: Diane Krueger in Christian Lacroix at Golden Globes

  51. Erik December 21, 2010 at 23:30 #

    Oh no this must be a joke! I’ve been so busy the past few days so I wasn’t able to go on the computer, and now I see this! I was so eagerly waiting to vote for my Best Dressed Of The Year and now it turns out I’m too late..

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2010 at 09:34 #

      leave your vote here and I will add it to the list

      • Erik December 22, 2010 at 17:04 #

        Thank you so much!:)
        My top ten is:

        1. Princess Victoria of Sweden in Elie Saab Couture – Stockholm Concert Hall
        2. Cate Blanchett in Christian Lacroix Couture – SK-II’s “Clear for Life” Event
        3. Fan Bingbing in Elie Saab Couture – Cannes Film Festival
        4. Anna Kendrick in Elie Saab Couture – White House Dinner
        5. Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci – Cannes Film Festival
        6. Anne Hathaway in Valentino – Met Gala
        7. Carey Mulligan in Vionnet – BAFTAs
        8. Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta – Golden Globes
        9. Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta – Oscars
        10. Ashley Olsen in Alexander McQueen – Art of Elysium Gala

        I can’t wait for your BDOTY! xx

  52. Ayesha December 22, 2010 at 07:00 #

    oh….NO!!
    DID I MISS THE POLL???
    i was really looking forward to it…i have voted in all the bdotw polls since the past 8-9 months or so…

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2010 at 09:32 #

      sorry. I got so many votes it would’ve taken me weeks to collate if I hadn’t closed it. :)

      Who was you fave and I’ll add it to the list

      • Ayesha December 22, 2010 at 09:50 #

        cate blachett in christian lacorix….i thought i had missed the BDOTY poll.

        • Fashion Critic December 22, 2010 at 10:20 #

          will add thanks

  53. Ayesha December 22, 2010 at 09:45 #

    Cate Blanchett’s Christian Lacorix look was beyond awesome!

  54. rebecca December 22, 2010 at 18:08 #

    just went through posts according to designer and remembered dree hemingway’s valentino couture dress she wore back in may. PLEASE contend her for bdoty or at least put her somewhere in that list, as you have said before it is one of your favorite looks from 2010:)

  55. adrien December 22, 2010 at 19:23 #

    No!! I was away for a few days… you said the deadline was tomorrow…
    Well I guess my top ten will be just for me…:((

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2010 at 09:48 #

      Sorry I received thousands of replies. More than expected.

      • adrien December 23, 2010 at 13:07 #

        You are too famous! ;)

  56. Kaz December 22, 2010 at 22:50 #

    Hi FC

    I’ve possibly missed the boat but I thought I would chance it and let you know the top looks I narrowed down to last night after flicking through all the BDOTW and BD from the past year! What a wonderful way to pass a few hours :)

    A clear number one for me this year is Emma Watson in Rafael Lopez… I loved everything about this look and I really hope she has a place on the BDOTY poll.

    My runners up in no particular order…

    – Juncal Rivero in Hannibal Laguna at the Telva Awards
    – Minnie Driver in Marchesa at the ‘Conviction’ London Premiere
    – Odette Yustman in J. Mendel at the ‘You Again’ LA Premiere
    – Sandra Bullock in Marchesa at the Oscars
    – Drew Barrymore in Atelier Versace at the Golden Globes
    – Keri Hilson in Dolce & Gabbana at the Grammys
    – Naomi Watts in RM by Roland Mouret at the Tony Awards
    – Kristin Davis in Jean Desses at the ‘SATC 2′ New York Premiere
    – Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad at the Costume Institute Gala

    There were so many others I loved too – what a wonderful year FC, thanks for bringing us so much beauty via your website!! x

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2010 at 09:46 #

      Kaz. I will add your votes to the poll.

      Thanks for your kinds words. I look forward to bringing you so much more in 2011 x

      • Kaz December 23, 2010 at 10:53 #

        You’re a gem FC – thanks :)

        I can’t wait to see the poll, I am dying of anticipation (in a good way!)

        :)

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