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Vote Now For Your Best Dressed Of The Year 2012

It’s the moment you have all been waiting for; the Best Dressed Of The Year poll.

If you are anything like me, you have been excited about this since January 2, 2012.

Looking back over the 20 Best Dressed of the Week pages and 16 Best Dressed event pages, I have discovered so many looks I had totally forgotten about, so it is back to the drawing board for me.

The poll will close on Sunday evening, so VOTE NOW.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to vote for your Best Of 2012.

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146 Responses to Vote Now For Your Best Dressed Of The Year 2012

  1. Samantha December 21, 2012 at 05:29 #

    My Top 10

    1. Angelina Jolie, Atelier Versace, Golden Globes
    The white and red combination was stunning. I had never seen anything quite like it. She looked like an old-school movie star. 50 years from now, this will be the footage they run of her.

    2. Ashlee Simpson, Jenny Packham, SAG Awards
    Perfectly styled. I loved the illusion neckline. She looked stunning.

    3. Nicole Kidman in Lanvin, Cannes
    Wonderful color! She wore her hair up, finally! I just loved this look. Nicole had some great looks this year.

    4. Blake Lively in Zuhair Murad, Savages premiere
    Maybe my favorite gown of the year. Truly wonderful. She looked like a knock-out in it. The styling knocked it down for me… I wasn’t crazy about the hair and make-up, it was a little costume-y.

    5. Fan Bingbing in Elie Saab, Cannes
    What a look! Best Elie Saab of the year. True glamour. I love how she’s not afraid to for it.

    6. Emma Stone in Gucci, Paris Amazing Spiderman premiere
    Wow. Looking at this dress again— fantastic. She really did it justice. Vampy, sexy, mysterious.

    7. Beyonce in Marc Bouwer, UN performance
    While I’m a huge fan of Beyonce, I don’t usually love her style. However, she really knocked it out of the park here. She looked so beautiful and classic in the white, her body looked great, and I thought it still had a bit of an edge to it.

    8. Penelope Cruz in Armani Prive, Oscars
    I just loved the color, and the styling was incredible. I thought she looked like a modern day Grace Kelly in it.

    9. Anne Hathaway in Valentino, NYC Ballet
    I thought Anne had a weak year, but I really liked this gown. Not easy to pull off but I thought she managed it. Really unique look.

    10. Devon Aoki in Alice + Olivia, CFDA Fashion Awards
    The color, the ruffles, and the styling. Just a really great look, modern and elegant.

    Runner-ups:
    – Emilia Clarke in Chanel, Emmys– Great look from a newcomer. Would have been in my top five if not for the shoes! Just really brought it down for me.
    – Rihanna in Armani, Grammys— Another look I just loved. The matte black of the dress and the jewelry— dangerously sexy and I like the Scarface reference. However, the hair— blech.
    – Dita Von Teese in Jenny Packham, Oscar party— Such a beautiful dress.
    – Milla Jovovich in Elie Sabb, Oscars— Loved this. She really knows how to work a look.
    – Diane Kruger in Versus, Cannes— My favorite short dress of this year. So sexy and daring, but Diane manages to pull it off.
    – Nicole Kidman in Versace, Golden Globes— Another stunning look from Nicole. I just wish her hair had been different. If it was, it would have made my Top 10
    – Duchess Catherine in Alexander McQueen, BBC Sports Awards — I thought she looked wonderful, so beautiful. The green was a great choice, and the tailoring was just flawless.

  2. Ayesha December 21, 2012 at 05:17 #

    This list is in no particular order,choosing the looks for hard enough!

    Meryl Streep in Lanvin-Oscars
    Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace- Venice Film Festival opening ceremony
    Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung- CFDA Fashion Awards
    Diane Kruger in Christian Dior Couture- Cannes ff
    Nicole Kidman in Ralph Lauren- Cannes ff
    Jada Pinkett-Smith in Atelier Versace- Cannes ff
    Carey Mulligan in Prada- Met Gala
    Fan Bingbing in Tadashi Shoji- Beijing Film Festival opening ceremony
    Angelababy in Elie Saab- Hong Kong Film Awards
    Shu Qi in Armani Privé- Hong Kong Film Awards
    Michelle Williams- Oscars
    Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann- Golden Globes
    Melissa McCarthy- Oscars
    Ni Ni in Christian Dior-
    Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab- The Hunger Games Berlin premiere
    Karolina Kurkova in Roberto Cavalli-
    Bergdorf Goodman 111th anniversary

  3. S. December 21, 2012 at 04:36 #

    I’m going for the one who blew me away with her looks and her dresses on the Red Carpet – Jessica Chastain.

  4. Prudence December 21, 2012 at 02:10 #

    I just have to add : please dont forget that the true style stars are the ones that can kill it OFF the red carpet! we had soooooo many incredible non gown – wearing moments this year!

  5. Prudence December 21, 2012 at 01:59 #

    this is beyond hard. forget 10, i can only round it up to 20!!!! There are of course two non negotiables. idk how youre going to do this FC,2012 was a great year for red carpet major moments!!!

    • Fashion Critic December 21, 2012 at 08:51 #

      I’m going to have to be ruthless 😀

  6. JoJo December 21, 2012 at 01:57 #

    Ohhhh it’s so difficult! putting together my top 25 now, trying to narrow it down to 10!

    Thanks FC for all your hard work on my very favourite website, I have looked at it every day for 3 years and I love it.

    Merry Christmas!

    • Fashion Critic December 21, 2012 at 08:53 #

      My pleasure…bring on awards season 😀

      Merry Christmas x

  7. Marybeth December 21, 2012 at 01:37 #

    For sheer, feminine beauty, I most loved MAR SAURA in Oscar de La Renta (Global Gift Gala), DIANE KRUGER in the sky blue G Valli (opening of Cannes), and ZHANG ZIYI in Mark Bouwer (NY Chinese Film Festival.)

    For the glamourous wow-factor, I especially loved KATE HUDSON in Versace (Venice Film Festival), DIANE KRUGER in V Westwood (Cannes), and ELIZABETH BANKS in that bright yellow Bill Blass (H Games, London.)

    The minimalist looks that really grabbed me were NAOMIE HARRIS in the navy Martin Margiella (Sydney premiere of Skyfall), SOLANGE KNOWLES in the white Robin Singer (amfAR Gala), and THANDIE NEWTON in the black Osman (Laureus Awards.)

    One more to bring it to ten. I have to go with REESE WITHERSPOON’s Versace (Cannes)as one of the best maternity looks I’ve ever seen. Then there was OCTAVIA SPENCER in Tadashi Shoji (Oscars), who showed us you don’t have to be reed thin to look sexy and gorgeous.
    Well, I will stop at eleven!

  8. Gro December 21, 2012 at 01:15 #

    I´m a little bit surprised Coco Rocha in Zac Posen
    (Spring Dinner Dance Year’s In April) hasnt been mentioned yet.She is my favorite for this year, I just loved her outfit immediately 🙂

    And FC, thanks for all the hard work and the high amount of great articles and fashion posts every day. I think its now my second year on your site and its has become like a daily routine, fist page opening when i get on the internet is redcapet-fashionawards 🙂 I even check the site on weekendbreaks, eventhough I know new articles are not posted until monday lol
    Its just really one of the best fashion sites I know 🙂

    • Fashion Critic December 21, 2012 at 08:52 #

      Love ya for that…thank u xxxx

  9. Marta December 21, 2012 at 00:46 #

    Girls please PLEASE don’t forget about

    Freida Pinto

    during Cannes Film Festival

    lime Versace gown and pink Michael Angel dress!

    These are my two favourites!

    • Prudence December 21, 2012 at 02:40 #

      that michael angel dress was amazing! deffs on my list!

  10. Dhppy December 21, 2012 at 00:32 #

    Well, I’ve whittled it down to 28… and I’m exhausted! Holy cow, is your job hard.

  11. Cashawna December 21, 2012 at 00:06 #

    This is what I wait for all year. I found this site about 3 years ago while browsing around looking for good fashion site and i haven’t been disappointed and I have come here for the last 3 years because no mattter how much fashion site is out there nothing compare to this..thank you FC

    • Fashion Critic December 21, 2012 at 00:27 #

      Thank you.

      You guys rock..feeling very appreciated right sbout now. Feels good.

  12. d December 20, 2012 at 23:48 #

    I wish the picture could be enlarged?? sorry……

  13. JG December 20, 2012 at 23:17 #

    This was SO hard but I think I have narrowed them down (finally):

    1. Diane Kruger in Christian Dior Couture – Cannes Film Festival
    2. Kate Hudson in Prabal Gurung – amfAR Gala
    3. Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan Atelier – Met Gala
    4. Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab – Hunger Games Berlin Premiere
    5. Elizabeth Banks in Bill Blass – Hunger Games London Premiere
    6. Emma Stone in Bottega Veneta – The Amazing Spiderman Rome Premiere
    7. LeeLee Sobieski in Christian Dior – Dior Spring 2013 Presentation
    8. Emma Stone in Lanvin – Golden Globes
    9. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton – Oscars
    10. Emmy Rossum in Monique Lhullier – Project Runway taping

    As always, thanks so much for your hard work. Can’t say it enough. Looking forward to even more amazing looks in 2013!

  14. justme December 20, 2012 at 22:29 #

    I feel like Tom Cruise in a Mission Impossible movie. It took me awhile but at the end, I went with my guts. These may not be the prettiest looks but they are the ones which have marked my mind.
    So here is my top 10 (in no particular order):
    – Kasia Smutniak in Valentino – 2012 Venice Film Festival Photocall
    – Paz Vega in Stéphane Rolland Couture – ‘Madagascar 3′ Cannes Film Festival Premiere
    – Angelababy in Elie Saab – 31st Hong Kong Film Awards
    – Zhang Ziyi in Marc Bouwer – ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere
    – Sonam Kapoor in Salvatore Ferragamo – Ferragamo Museum and Palazzo Spini Feroni
    – Huo Si Yan in Dolce & Gabbana – 2012 Beijing Film Festival Opening Ceremony
    – Beyoncé Knowles in Marc Bouwer – ‘I Was Here’ World Humanitarian Day Performance
    – Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab – ‘The Hunger Games’ Berlin Premiere
    – Pace Wu in Chloé – Paris Fashion Week
    – Léa Seydoux in Elie Saab – ‘L’Enfant D’en Haut’ Berlin Film Festival Premiere

    • EmmaWoodhouse December 20, 2012 at 23:34 #

      Mission Impossible–EXACTLY! I didn’t put Kasia Smutniak and now I feel like a barbarian! Haha

      • justme December 21, 2012 at 09:41 #

        Awww just vote for Kasia, Emma. You know you want to lol.
        I couldn’t remember her name so it took me awhile to track her back on the site. But I just had this vivid image of her sublime Valentino dress that it didn’t matter, I had to vote for her.

  15. Hannah December 20, 2012 at 21:48 #

    There were a few for me. Cate last week, Angela Sarafyan in Vintage and JPG, Karolina in the amazing print suit, Reese in Atelier Versace at Cannes,btu above all other, by very very far was Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann. That was perfection defined. MY runners up would be JEnnifer Lawrence in the gold Prabal Gurung and Octavia Spencer at the Oscars.

  16. noo December 20, 2012 at 21:41 #

    I have narrowed it down to my top 12 and that is as far as I could go 😀 Here they are in no particular order:

    1- Amber Heard in Donna Karan, Art of Elysium Heaven Gala
    2- Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood, Amour Cannes film

    festival premiere
    3- Doutzen Kroes in Versace, amfAr gala
    4- Fan Bing Bing in Tadashi Shoji, 2nd Beijing international film

    festival
    5- Jane fonda in atelier versace, cannes film festival opening
    6- Julianna Marguiles in Giambattista Valli Couture, Emmy

    Awards
    7- Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe, Met Gala
    8- Kate Winslet in Jenny Packham, Titanic 3D world premiere
    9- Rihanna in Tom Ford, Met Gala
    10- Stacy Kiebler in Marchesa, 2012 Oscars
    11- Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann, Golden Globes
    12- Zhang Ziyi in Marc Bouwer Couture, New York Chines Film Festival

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 22:21 #

      LOL good for you….x

  17. Nat December 20, 2012 at 21:36 #

    Hardest decision of my life!
    1. Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli – Moonrise Kingdom
    2. Charlize Theron in Dior Couture – Oscars
    3. Naomi Watts in Marchesa – Cannes Film Festival
    4. Kasia Smutniak in Valentino – Venice Film Festival Photocall
    5. Emma Stone in Lanvin – Golden Globes
    6. Keira Knightley in Erdem – Anna Karenina LA Premiere
    7. Amber Heard in Donna Karan – Art of Elysium
    8. Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe – Met Gala
    9. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham – Olympic Concert
    10. Elizabeth Banks in Bill Blass – Hunger Games Londom Premiere

    I am bawling now because that was so difficult. Thanks for all your hard work! I can’t go a day without checking this site.

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 22:20 #

      feeling your pain and appreciating your effort.

      Thanks for your support x

  18. marie December 20, 2012 at 21:13 #

    i voted for:

    Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood – Amour Premiere (Cannes)
    Diane Kruger in Christian Dior – Cannes Closing Ceremony
    Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab – Hunger Games Berlin Premiere
    Elizabeth Banks in Bill Blass – Hunger Games London Premiere
    Elizabeth Banks in Antonio Berardi – White House Correspondents Association Dinner
    Catherine Cambridge in Jenny Packham – BOA Olympic Concert
    Zoe Saldana in Givenchy – SAG 2012
    Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung – CFDA Awards
    Elle Fanning in Oscar dela Renta – Ginger and Rosa London Premiere
    Jennifer Lawrence in Prabal Gurung – Hunger Games LA Premiere
    still choosing among Ms. Obama’s fantastic looks this year..
    FC, would you consider best fashion spread on next year’s Best of 2013 poll? I sure hope the world doesn’t end today. It would be so unfair to not see the results. 😀

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 22:20 #

      LOL…I think this is hard enough 😀

      • marie December 21, 2012 at 18:57 #

        that’s it!i’m not reading the comments anymore..i’m overwhelmed with the comments and remembering those gowns I’ve forgotten.. can’t wait to read the results on the 24th..happy holidays FC- got a flight to catch..besos from the Philippines!

  19. Mary December 20, 2012 at 21:04 #

    Hi FC!

    What an amazing year! My favorite of the year is the girl who brought a smile to my face every time she left home: Solange Knowles. She looked incredible in yellow this year but my favorite was the yellow Rachel Roy dress she wore to the Met Ball(?).Simply stunning.
    Runner ups : Diane Kruger in Westwood at Cannes and Reese Witherspoon also at Cannes.

    Beijos from Brazil. Amo seu blog!

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 22:20 #

      greetings from London…can’t wait to put together the final list. I haven’t even checked it yet. Want to leave it to the last minute

  20. Glenda December 20, 2012 at 20:59 #

    I had a moment of clarity and suddenly this question, which I at first deemed impossible to answer (Cate Blanchett literally stormed onto the red carpet at the very last minute, did she?), seemed like a no-brainer: Keira Knightley in Elie Saab Couture at the Toronto Film Festival. Divine.

  21. Mel December 20, 2012 at 20:56 #

    This was a dificult choice but my favorites are:
    1. Emilia Clarke in Chanel – Emmy Awards
    2. Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli Couture – Moonrise Kingdom Cannes Premiere
    3. Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen – Les Mis NY Premiere
    4. Nieves Alvaren in DavidDelfin – Solo Moda Week 9
    5. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford – Oscars
    6. Michelle Jenner in Zuhair Murad – Goya Awards
    7. Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace – Golden Globes
    8. Rose McGowan in Preen – 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival opening night
    9. Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci – Golden Globes
    10. Marion Cotillard in Dior – 2012 AFI FEST “Rust And Bone” Gala Premiere

  22. Ramsay December 20, 2012 at 20:52 #

    *Venice

  23. Ramsay December 20, 2012 at 20:48 #

    My top 10
    1- Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at the Oscars
    2- Cate Blanchett in Rodarte at Dubai Film Festival
    3- Princess Caroline de Monaco in Black Chanel at Luxembourg princess wedding
    4- Nicole Kidman in Lanvin at Paperboy premiere in Cannes
    5- Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace at Cenice Film Festival
    6- Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackerman at the Golden Globes
    7- Emma Stone in red and white Chanel
    8- Anna Wintour in Prada at the Met Gala
    9- Kate Bosworth in Prada at the Met Gala
    10- Kate Hudson in red Prabal Gurung
    10- Diane Kruger in black Valentino int Toronto film festival

    • Ramsay December 22, 2012 at 11:58 #

      I actually forgot about Leelee Sobieski both in white Jil Sander, red Dior coat and burgundy The Row coat- FC don’t you think she’d deserve a honorable mention for consistently looking classy and fashion forward this year?

  24. Nicky December 20, 2012 at 20:46 #

    My favorites:
    1) Elizabeth Banks in Bill Blass – Hunger Games European Premiere
    2) Dianna Agron in Carolina Herrera – Met Gala
    3) Carly Rae Jepsen in Gomez-Gracia – Billboard Awards
    4) Emma Stone in Lanvin – Golden Globes
    5) Julie Bowen in Monique Lhuillier – Emmys
    6) Miley Cyrus in Cavalli – Oscars Vanity Fair Party
    7) Blake Lively in Michael Kors – GMA interview
    8) Blake Lively in Zuhair Murad – Savages Premiere
    9) Carrie Underwood in Reem Acra – CMAs
    10) Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen – Oscars
    11) Elle Fanning in Rochas – Ginger & Rosa London Premiere
    12) Kristen Stewart in Zuhair Murad – Breaking Dawn UK Premiere
    13) Miranda Cosgrove in Collette Dinnigan – Teen Choice Awards
    14) Selena Gomez in Dolce & Gabbana – Kids Choice Awards

  25. Elena December 20, 2012 at 20:44 #

    And
    Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford – 2012 Oscars
    Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab Couture – 2012 Oscars

  26. Elena December 20, 2012 at 20:42 #

    Kate Hudson – Atelier Versace – ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ Venice Film Festival Premiere

  27. moonbeam December 20, 2012 at 19:43 #

    I wish you had included Jada Pinkett Smith in the shimmery orange Versace gown or ANY of Michelle Obama’s best looks!

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 19:47 #

      I don’t think you understand. You are suppose to vote.

      The pictures are random BDOTW polls from the year.

      • moonbeam December 20, 2012 at 20:47 #

        Oh! Ok, thanks for the clarification.

  28. Rashmi December 20, 2012 at 19:20 #

    You people have put down almost all best ones.. I will just add Blake Lively In Zuhair Murad Couture to it. She was spectacular, like all the above lists.

    In the end you will have the most difficult selections to make FC 🙂 All the best !!!

  29. Nat39 December 20, 2012 at 19:17 #

    My winner is, without a doubt, Karolina Kurkova in striking gold Rachel Zoe (Met gala). She set the bar with this look so incredibly high, she remains untouchable, on a whole other superior level from everyone else for me.

    Some other memorable looks:

    Angelababy in blue Elie Saab
    Angelina Jolie in Versace Golden Globes
    Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi Emmys

    Thank you for all your hard work, FC. I really enjoy your site.

    • Mari December 21, 2012 at 04:19 #

      Loved that white and red Versace dress in Angelina Jolie, checking out some more tomorrow!

  30. Steph December 20, 2012 at 18:43 #

    most amazing look: Ashley Green in navy corseted Donna Karan Atelier at NY premiere…to die for!!!

  31. ash December 20, 2012 at 18:11 #

    I’m having a Sophie’s Choice moment…

    1)Diane Kruger in Christian Dior Couture at Cannes
    2)Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace at Venice Film Festival
    3)Sonam Kapoor in Salvatore Ferragamo at Ferragamo Museum
    4)Fan Bing Bing in Tadashi Shoji at Beijing Film Festival
    5)Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood at Cannes
    6)Elizabeth Banks In Elie Saab – ‘The Hunger Games’ Berlin Premiere
    7)Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli Couture at Cannes
    8)Rihanna in Giorgio Armani at Grammy Awards
    9)Zhang Ziyi in Marc Bouwer Couture at New York Chinese Film Festival
    10). Keira Knightley in Erdem at Anna Karenina premiere in LA

    • noo December 20, 2012 at 21:56 #

      i also loved diane kruger in vivienne westwood (6 of my top 12 were gold dresses) and i loved fan’s tadashi shoji and zhang’s marc bouwer (apparently there was also a velvet theme to mine) 😀 Anyway I love your list!

  32. Anne gaelle December 20, 2012 at 18:05 #

    My list is ready since October with some adjustments.
    My 18 best dressed of the year (not in order):
    – Emma Stone in Lanvin at Golden Globes
    – Clara Toledo in Zurair Murad at Goya 2012
    – Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab at the Premiere of “Hunger Games”
    – Blake Lively in Murad Zurair at the Premiere of “Savages”
    – Diane Kruger in G. Valli at Cannes
    – Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe at the Met
    – Jennifer Lawrence in Prabal Gurug at the Premiere of “Hunger Games”
    – Amber Head in Donna Karan at the 2012 Art of Elysium
    – Diane Kruger in Vivianne Westwood at Cannes
    – Paz de la Vega in Stephane Rolland at Cannes
    – Kate Winslet in Jenny Packman the Premiere of “Titanic 3-D ‘
    – Kate Hudson in Prabal Gurub the Amfar
    – Kiera Knigthley in Elie Saab at Toronto Film Festival
    – Emmy Rossum in Monique Lhuilllier the “Project” Runaway
    – Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen at the Oscars
    – Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace at the Venice Film Festival
    – Angelababy in Elie Saab
    – Mar Saura in Oscar de la Renta

    Thank you again for the work.

  33. zineb December 20, 2012 at 17:56 #

    Ended up voting for The Duchess in Jenny Packham

  34. livy December 20, 2012 at 17:28 #

    Jennifer Lawrence in SPETACULAR Prabal Gurung n Hunger Games premiere… and Diane Kruger n Giambattista Valli Couture

  35. vicky December 20, 2012 at 17:18 #

    Umph, so hard to choose! 🙂
    It’s been an amazing year, especially thanks to Cannes FF (Diane Kruger!!)

  36. Rodrigo December 20, 2012 at 17:00 #

    I was the only naive that voted for Rihanna in Vivienne Westwood at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!!! 🙁 but she totally sold me the look!!!

    It’s great to re-see all the best looks, and remember the excitement (and let- downs) that we had through the year.

  37. Tracey December 20, 2012 at 16:57 #

    My two favs, Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger were beat out by that incredible Zuhair murad couture dress on blake lively.

  38. smruthi December 20, 2012 at 16:45 #

    No Jennifer Lawrence in Prabal Gurung ?? I thought we all loved her.

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 17:39 #

      You need to cast your vote. The pictures are just window dressing. That isn’t the final list

      • smruthi December 20, 2012 at 19:58 #

        My mistake FC. May be I was too excited that I didnt bother to read all of what you were trying to convey. :D.

  39. rebyy December 20, 2012 at 16:23 #

    w nina dobrev met gala 2012!!!

  40. Ioana December 20, 2012 at 16:13 #

    For me it was kinda easy. I already had my BDOTY (no. 1), but then I looked back in the BDOTW polls and major events of the year and decided for the rest of “My BDOTY Awards” 🙂 : http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/sanslogique/My-BDOTY-Awards_zps2cc86a00.jpg

    1. Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli Couture – Opening Ceremony at Cannes Film Festival -I KNEW IT from the moment I saw her. major fashion historical moment.
    2. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham – ‘Our Greatest Team Rises – BOA Olympic Concert’
    3. Yao Chen in Georges Hobeika Couture – ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ World Premiere – unforgettable princess moment. I’m all into princess gowns.
    4. Kate Winslet in Jenny Packham – Titanic 3D World premiere
    5. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford – 2012 Oscars – veery hard to forget
    6. Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab Couture – 2012 Oscars
    7. Charlize Theron in Christian Dior Couture – 2012 Golden Globes Awards
    8. Florence Welch in Gucci – LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala
    9. Keira Knightley in Erdem – ‘Anna Karenina’ LA premiere
    10. Angelababy in Barney Cheng – 2nd Beijing Film Festival

    I’m so sad that some of my favourites from the last years red carpets, such as Olivia Wilde, Marion Cotillard, Zhang Ziyi or Cate Blanchett (!) didn’t offer me something “WOW” this year, something unforgettable. too bad.

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 16:27 #

      Agreed, Marion didn’t deliver

      Cute line up btw

    • Moxie December 20, 2012 at 16:49 #

      Love your list. Several of those are on my full list of my 25 faves.

      I did have two Zhang Ziyi looks on my full list: in Marc Bouwer Couture – New York Chinese Film Festival and in Marc Bouwer – ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Toronto Film Festival Premiere.

      • noo December 20, 2012 at 21:53 #

        I have the blue marc bouwer in my top 12, it was simply divine 😀

    • Ana December 21, 2012 at 08:16 #

      Ioana, your top ten is almost identical as mine, 😉

    • Jess2 December 21, 2012 at 15:23 #

      Great list Loana!

  41. yana December 20, 2012 at 15:57 #

    I guess I’ve voted about 15 times already, and there are still some great looks I want to vote for… Amazing year!
    Thanks FC for all the enjoyment!

  42. Jess December 20, 2012 at 15:57 #

    Thanks for all the hard work you do FC! It is so hard to narrow it down, I am down to fifteen. I forgot how many great looks there was this year! I am so excited to see the results!

  43. shifa December 20, 2012 at 15:49 #

    Oh dear FC! I’m drowning right now, last year was MUCH easier. Thank you for doing this, I’m sure it’ll take me hours to decide my favorites.

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 15:51 #

      Feeling your pain 😀

      • Shifa December 20, 2012 at 22:38 #

        Honestly whatever fashion crack celebrities are smoking this year is making me tear my hair out and pace back and forth

        • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 22:42 #

          lol… 😀

  44. Abigail December 20, 2012 at 15:32 #

    This was so hard! My top five were Kate Hudson in the nude Atelier Versace from the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Emmy Rossum in that incredible hot pink Monique Lhuillier from the Project Runway taping, Blake Lively in Zuhair Murad Couture at the Savages LA premiere, Diane Kruger in the gold Vivienne Westwood at the Cannes Film Festival and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the teal Jenny Packham.

    But, ultimately, Celine Dion in the taupe, off the shoulder J Mendel at the Bambi Awards swept everyone out of the running. It was simply the most incredibly elegant and unusual dress I’ve seen this year.

    And thank you so much for all you do for this blog! Every morning I start my work day with a cup of tea and your site. A little bit of fashion is the best way to start your day off right 🙂

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 15:48 #

      A little bit of fashion is the best way to start your day off right – totes…I wouldn’t have it any other way 😉

  45. Yeliz December 20, 2012 at 15:32 #

    Picking up best dressed of the year is the hardest job to do, it’s even harder than this assignment I’m writing right now. I don’t even think I can narrow it down to 10. Last year I narrowed it down to 15.
    I think I’ll post my list tomorrow for good, there is no way I can finish it today.

    And although this is the hardest job to do, it’s also the most fun thing to do. I just love love love this time!

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 15:50 #

      I have about 24….getting to 10 will be very difficult, but I have 3 that are non-negotiable leaving me with just 7 to confirm.

      • noo December 20, 2012 at 21:50 #

        if you want to post your top 24 we wont be complaining 😀 in fact we will welcome it!

        • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 22:18 #

          lol..it would be a long post 😀

          • T from Sydney December 21, 2012 at 01:38 #

            I don’t mind. I would love to see it!!!

        • Yeliz December 21, 2012 at 00:22 #

          That is an amazing idea, think about posting it FC, I’m sure we would all be happy to see your Top 24. 🙂

  46. Moxie December 20, 2012 at 15:31 #

    I have a spreadsheet of my top 25 that has been sorted and resorted, because I keep changing my mind!

    • Moxie December 20, 2012 at 16:04 #

      So hard to choose!

      1 – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – Jenny Packham – ‘Our Greatest Team Rises – BOA Olympic Concert’
      2 – Kate Hudson – Prabal Gurung – amfAR 3rd Annual Inspiration Gala
      3 – Fan Bingbing – Elie Saab – 2012 Trophée Chopard Party
      4 – Jessica Chastain – Alexander McQueen – 2012 Oscars
      5 – Gwyneth Paltrow – Tom Ford – 2012 Oscars
      6 – Keira Knightly – Erdem – LA Premiere of Anna Karenina
      7 – Diane Kruger – Vivienne Westwood – ‘Amour’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere
      8 – Diane Kruger – Giambattista Valli Couture – ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere & Opening Ceremony

      • rebyy December 20, 2012 at 16:28 #

        you have my tastes

        • Moxie December 20, 2012 at 16:42 #

          Always nice to find a kindred spirit.

      • Moxie December 20, 2012 at 16:46 #

        Also Naomi Watts in Zac Posen at The Impossible LA premiere. Didn’t win BDOTW, but I loved it.

        A couple of Nieves Alvarez’ outfits (one Versace and one Editions by Georges Chakra) round out my list.

        Honorable mentions to: Octavia Spencer’s Tadashi Shoji gown at the Oscars, Zhang Ziyi in Marc Bouwer at the NY Chinese Film Festival and Summer Glau in Erin Fetherstone at the Celebration of Dance gala.

        I like classics with an original twist.

      • EmmaWoodhouse December 20, 2012 at 23:26 #

        LOL we have a lot of the same favorites! Good list! 🙂 I’m really tempted to make it a top 15 because my top ten is just not enough!
        1) Catherine Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham
        2) Fan Bing Bing Caped Elie Saab at Cannes
        3)Penelope Cruz Giorgio Armani 2012 Oscars
        4) Jessica Chastain Alexander McQueen 2012 Oscars
        5) Diane Cruz Vivienne Westwood Cannes
        6)Angelababy Elie Saab Hong Kong Film Awards
        7)Zhang Ziyi Marc Bouwer
        8)Keira Knightley Elie Saab Anna Karenina Premiere
        9)Taylor Swift Zuhair Murad Grammy Awards
        10)Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg Elie Saab Royal Wedding
        11)Carey Mulligan Prada Met Gala
        12)Emma Stone Giambattista Valli Oscars
        13)Leslie Mann Naeem Khan White House Correspondents Dinner
        14)Elizabeth Banks Elie Saab Hunger Games London Premiere
        15)Cate Blanchett Rodarte Dubai Film Festival

        • Moxie December 27, 2012 at 18:02 #

          Quite a few of those are on my extended list as well.

  47. Henrique December 20, 2012 at 15:30 #

    I worked on my top 10 yesterday:
    1. Nicole Kidman in Versace at 2012 Golden Globes Awards
    2. Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga at ‘On The Road’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere
    3. Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace at ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ Venice Film Festival Premiere
    4. Elle Fanning in Rochas at ‘Ginger and Rosa’ London Film Festival Premiere
    5. Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Première at 2012 Golden Globes Awards
    6. Emmy Rossum in Monique Lhuillier at ‘Project Runway’ Taping
    7. Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann at 2012 Golden Globes Awards
    8. Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga at 2012 Emmy Awards
    9. Salma Hayek in Gucci at 2012 Golden Globes Awards
    10. Diane Kruger in Prada at 2012 Met Gala

    • noo December 20, 2012 at 21:44 #

      Even though we have different tastes you share my appreciation for tilda swinton’s globes look, which i will remember as one of the best looks to ever hit the globes red carpet!

  48. Christine December 20, 2012 at 15:29 #

    This is too HARD FC!!!!! I have no idea where to begin.

    SO many choices. How can you pick just one LOL.

    Diane Kruger cannes galore, Elizabeth Banks Style Queen, Asian Red Carpets, so hard to narrow down.

    Will need a moment to think about this one.

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 15:50 #

      Thankfully it’s a top 10, but even that is hard

      • Christine December 21, 2012 at 21:15 #

        Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe- 2012 Met Gala is my number 1. She shut that place down the ground LOL 😀 I even praised Jesus.

        Still thinking about the remaining 9.

      • Christine December 21, 2012 at 23:00 #

        Ok, Ok here it goes! Omg, this was hard FC!!! My top 10 with my number 1 best dressed. I narrow it down from 50 to 10!!! So many beautiful looks from 2012, I cannot wait for 2013! Bring it 😀

        Ok here it goes:

        1.Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe -Met Gala
        2.Karolina Kurkova in Roberto Cavalli-Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th Anniversary Celebration
        3.Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford-The 2012 Oscars
        4.Elizabeth Banks in Bill Blass-‘The Hunger Games’ London Premiere
        5.Kate Hudson in Prabal Gurung-amfAR 3rd Annual Inspiration Gala
        6.Jennifer Lawrence in Prabal Gurung-‘The Hunger Games’ LA Premiere
        7.Bianca Balti in Fendi-Scenes From A Fashion Fairy Tale’ Exhibition
        8.Nicole Kidman In Lanvin-‘The Paperboy’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere
        9.Diane Kruger In Vivienne Westwood – ‘Amour’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere
        10.Rihanna In Tom Ford – 2012 Met Gala

  49. Leela December 20, 2012 at 15:11 #

    I love looking back at these, but I must say last years one was soooo much easier thanks to Rosie Huntington Whiteley’s premiere outfits.

    • Leela December 20, 2012 at 15:41 #

      Okay I went through all of them and opened my favs in a separate tab and just voted for all the ones I like.

      Ended up with;
      Elizabeth Banks in Bill Blass
      Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab
      Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham
      Kate Hudson in Jenny Packham
      Reese Witherspoon in Atelier Versace

  50. EmmaWoodhouse December 20, 2012 at 15:09 #

    OK, FC. I’m dead. DEAD DEAD DEAD. There is too much awesomeness!
    How can I pick ONE? ONE?

    • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 15:18 #

      Try narrowing down to 10. You can vote for as many as you like

      • EmmaWoodhouse December 20, 2012 at 15:26 #

        Oh, OK! 🙂 Amazing:D

      • Beta December 20, 2012 at 16:22 #

        ohh brilliant!!

      • Rashmi December 20, 2012 at 16:42 #

        Thats awesome !!! Am starting now 😀

        • Rashmi December 20, 2012 at 19:27 #

          Oh, I just remembered, it was the Best dressed of the Year post that got me find this wonderful site and from that day 2 years back, am hooked! 🙂

          • Fashion Critic December 20, 2012 at 19:47 #

            I’m always interested to hear how people found my site…thank you.

      • Rita December 21, 2012 at 17:18 #

        Umm why didn’t I realize I can vote as many times as I like.. I’ve been voting BDOTY well a few years now… 😀

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