This was an unpredictable year . . . to say the least. But one thing we could always count on in 2017 was our favorite stars coming through with red carpet and street style looks that we could all agree upon.
Whether it was a Hollywood MVP, a surprise newbie, or a certain Titanic singer, these 14 stars delivered plenty of eye candy to sweeten up the last few months. Look back on the boldest moments from this year’s best dressed as we reflect on 2017 and anticipate the many stunning dresses, suits, and more to come!
Millie Bobby Brown
Not just a breakout for her acting chops on Netflix’s Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown has had a defining red carpet year — all by the age of 13. Capped off by Calvin Klein’s appropriately demure tea-length dress at this year’s Emmy Awards, the star’s style is playful, daring, and, much like her roles, wise beyond its years.
From the highs to the lows, what a year Selena Gomez has had. While she’s always an inspiration for her candidness, she blew us away this year with an understated style evolution that saw her in more relaxed silhouettes and retro cuts worthy of a fashion fetish.
Kaia Gerber didn’t just burst onto the runway this year, she also made quite the impact off of it too. It’s no shock that this genetically blessed model could nail catwalk-worthy looks, but her street style’s where she both brought us back to the days of Cindy Crawford and led the way for a new generation of model-off-duty dressing.
It’s almost cheating when you look this good in everything you wear, still Priyanka Chopra officially dominated Hollywood with her bold and fearless red carpet picks. Not only did she look gorgeous in her glamorous gowns, but she also had fun while doing it.
Rihanna’s biggest contribution might have been to the makeup world this year, still her fashion game remains on point. Entirely unapologetic, this style icon takes risks, and that is always a thing of beauty.
This one came out of the blue like an iceberg in the Atlantic (we couldn’t resist). With a little help from superstylist Law Roach, Celine Dion had her arguably best and definitely most stylish year, whether it was strutting on Instagram or stepping out on the streets of Paris. Much like the singer herself, her look is sultry and quirky in a way that makes our hearts go on and on.
When Alexander Wang calls you the “body of our generation,” people take note. Dressed in the designer’s Met Gala jumpsuit, this catwalk queen proved the designer’s point right.
Not to be outdone, Gigi had a pretty stellar year too — from an ongoing collaboration with the hotter-than-ever designer Tommy Hilfiger to magazine covers galore. Whether she was dressed up, dressed down, or even borrowing from the boys, one thing was for sure: she looked good doing it.
All hail! Nicole Kidman’s big year extended from the silver to the small screen and straight onto the red carpet. We’ve always loved the elegant star’s fashion-forward picks, and this year she proved she’s only getting better!
Elle Fanning must have been taking some notes on the set of The Beguiled, because this was one seriously stylish red carpet circuit. Wearing age-appropriate yet sophisticated designs, this young star promises to remain on the best dressed list for years to come.
Just when we thought Amal Clooney’s style couldn’t get better, presenting: Amal Clooney’s maternity style. The polished dresser looks ready to get down to work no matter what the occasion — whether it’s a gala or the courtroom.
Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz
This was the year that we fell for another royal, Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. A bona-fide street style star, this glamorous dresser earned a brief stint as the editor in chief of Vogue Arabia for its recent launch and continues to turn heads with her modest yet opulent Fashion Week looks.
Proof that sexy doesn’t have a size, Ashley Graham won the hearts of fans and designers alike with her curve-hugging dresses and skin-baring styles. Bathing suits? Yes. Minis? Yes. There was nothing Graham couldn’t wear — or do — this year.
Nobody has done more for swimsuit fashion this year than the queen of Instagram bikinis. Still, this beauty doesn’t need to be wearing beachwear to heat up our screens.