Best Dresses of the Year
This year’s gowns were all about drama – bold colors, edgy metallics and dramatic silhouettes. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg
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Forever glamorous, Jennifer Lopez gave the Golden Globes red carpet the cold shoulder in her beaded Marchesa.
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Kate Hudson was radiant in a billowing Dior by John Galliano at the Dior Haute Couture show at Versailles.
Cameron Diaz got layered up in her dramatic raspberry Dior by John Galliano gown at the Costume Institute Gala in N.Y.C.
Ellen Pompeo added curves to her slim figure with a Michael Kors glittering gown at the Costume Institute Gala.
What looked like feathers from a distance turned out to be a multitude of tiny pieces of shredded chiffon – lending an ethereal quality to Penélope Cruz’s Oscar gown.
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Liv Tyler matches her aquamarine eyes to her draped Calvin Klein Collection dress at the Costume Institute Gala.
Va-va-voom! Halle Berry shows off her flawless figure in a plunging Roberto Cavalli at an L.A. awards show.
Looking every bit the modern goddess, Jessica Alba is golden in her Gucci gown at a London premiere.
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Ever the trendsetter, Cate Blanchett is simply stunning in her platinum Ralph Lauren.
Kerry Washington blooms in her bold Oscar de la Renta gown at an L.A. premiere.
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Heroes star Ali Larter saves the Golden Globes red carpet in her sexy v-neck Reem Acra gown.
Model-turned-actress Joy Bryant is still a stunner for the cameras in her vintage Hervé Légér gown at a Beverly Hills gala.
Reese Witherspoon showed that single is sexy in her yellow Nina Ricci dress at the Golden Globes.
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Kate Bosworth is the bee’s knees in this ’20s-inspired Prada at the Costume Institute Gala.
No one does the little black dress like Jennifer Aniston – in this case, a shimmering Chanel at the GLAAD Media Awards in Hollywood.
Drew Barrymore is the lady in red – Ferragamo, that is – as she enters a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman.
Fabulous at 49, Michelle Pfeiffer shows how it’s done in her white Jenni Kayne at the L.A. premiere of Hairspray.
Showing off her dancer’s legs, Charlize Theron is gorgeous in a green silk Stella McCartney minidress at a Beverly Hills luncheon.