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StyleCaster Editors Weigh In On The Best-Dressed Celebrities of 2012

StyleCaster Editors Weigh In On The Best-Dressed Celebrities of 2012

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    Click to see which lovely ladies our editors thought looked flawless all year long! 

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  • Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Savages" - Arrivals

    "Although I have my doubts regarding Blake Lively's claim that she doesn't use a stylist, I can't say enough positive things about her fashion choices in 2012. From the stunning Zuhair Murad gown (above) at the "Savages" premiere to her custom yellow Gucci number, Blake truly showed she has an eye for picking out pieces that suit her (enviable) frame. And although we haven't seen a full photo of the Marchesa gown she wore to marry Ryan Reynolds, I'd wager that it was completely amazing." —Spencer Cain, Celebrity Editor, StyleCaster News

    Photo: Getty Images / Michael Buckner
  • 12-12-12 Concert Benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund To Aid The victims Of Hurricane  - Press Room

    In Isabel Marant at the 12-12-12 benefit concert paired with Christian Louboutins. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris
  • "Savages" New York Premiere - Inside Arrivals

    In a custom yellow Gucci gown at the New York premiere of her film "Savages." 

    Photo: Getty Images / Stephen Lovekin
  • CHANEL FINE JEWELRY Celebrates It's 80th Anniversary Of The "Bijoux De Diamants" Collection Created By Gabrielle Chanel

    "I chose Leigh Lezark (above in Chanel) because she can wear any brand and make it her own. Unlike many starlets whose clothes tend to wear them, Lezark brings an edgy and modern take to the classics from Chanel to Carolina Herrera. She's also not afraid to take risks wearing more outlandish designers like Jeremy Scott—she somehow makes these runway looks appropriate for the streets and not look like she's in a costume." —Marni Golden, Editorial Director

    Photo: Getty Images / Andrew H. Walker
  • Giambattista Valli: Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring / Summer 2013

    In a full look from Giambattista Valli at the designer's show in Paris. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Francois Durand
  • Viktor & Rolf: Front Row - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring / Summer 2013

    In Viktor & Rolf at the designer's Spring/Summer 2013 show at Paris Fashion Week. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain
  • Jeremy Scott - Front Row - Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    Lezark rocked a Jeremy Scott look at the designer's show at New York Fashion Week back in February. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Craig Barritt
  • Chanel: Photocall - Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2012/13

    "What's not to love about Diane Kruger's style? Seriously, the woman, above in Chanel haute couture, never seems to have a bad fashion day. And while plenty of stars have access to couture, Kruger is one of the few who always seems to give it her own spin." —Leah Bourne, Senior Editor, The Vivant 

    Photo: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain
  • Closing Ceremony & Therese Desqueyroux Premiere - 65th  Annual Cannes Film Festival

    In Christian Dior Couture dress at the Cannes Film Festival. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Vittorio Zunino Celotto
  • "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

    Kruger wore a purple Prada ensemble to the Met Gala. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Larry Busacca
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    Few could pull off this Jason Wu cape like Kruger did at the opening of the St. Regis in Miami. 

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  • 2012 New York City Ballet Fall Gala

    Once you forget her socialite scandals, her bizarre stint on MTV's paltry reality show "The City," and the fact that nobody really knows what she does, it's kind of easy to remember that Olivia Palermo dresses very, very well. Obviously, like any sort-of socialite worth their salt, Palermo shows up to international events, fashion shows, and charity galas looking flawlessly chic but there's something about several of her looks that are oddly accessible (or at least easy to replicate). Throughout 2012, Palermo looked like a modern-day vision of elegance, whether in a tiered Dior gown (above) at the New York Ballet 2012 Gala, or in a menswear-inspired skinny pantsuit during Paris Fashion Week. Of course, having some serious eye-candy in the form of her often tuxedo-clad beau Johannes Huebl on her arm doesn't hurt matters." —Perrie Samotin, Senior Editor, StyleCaster News

    Photo: Getty Images / Jamie McCarthy
  • Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2012

    Palermo in chic suiting separates at Paris Fashion Week. 

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  • Annual Brazil Foundation Gala Party

    In floral Valentino at the Annual Brazil Foundation Gala Party at the American Museum of Natural History. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Jason Kempin
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    At the New York premiere of "Safe" in a floral ensemble. 

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  • Kuning - Presentation - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    In a look by Kuning at the brand's Spring 2013 presentation. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Robin Marchant
  • amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles - Arrivals

    "I've always had a bit of a girl crush on Kate Hudson, so I may be biased, but she has the most amazing style (above in red Prabal Gurung). Most people might equate Kate with a down-to-earth boho chic look, but she really knows how to turn on the glamour for red carpet appearances. And it doesn't hurt that Rachel Zoe is her personal stylist." —Megan Segura, Associate Editor, Daily Makeover

    Photo: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez
  • Premiere Of Fox, 20th Century Fox And Fox Home Entertainment's "Glee" Season 4 - Arrivals

    She wore Alexander McQueen tuxedo pantsuit on September 12 at the premiere of "Glee" in September. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Kevin Winter
  • "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" Premiere And Opening Ceremony - The 69th Venice Film Festival

    In a nude Atelier Versace gown at the Venice International Film Festival in August. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Vittorio Zunino Celotto
  • 84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

    "Jessica Chastain is always daring with her look—pairing statement-making lips and glam curls with her red carpet dresses. She wins my best dressed pick for this year mainly because of her Oscars gown, that gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress (above) that everyone fell head over heels for." —Rachel Adler, Beauty Director, Beauty High 

    Photo: Getty Images / Kevork Djansezian
  • TNT/TBS Broadcasts The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

    In blue Calvin Klein at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Mark Davis
  • Celebration For The 40th Anniversary Of Sir Charlie Chaplin's Honorary Academy Award

    Chastain wore a forest green Elie Saab dress with Jimmy Choos at the celebration for the 40th anniversary of Sir Charlie Chaplin's honorary Academy Award. 

    Photo: Getty Images / David Livingston
  • Taylor Swift Switches On Westfield London Christmas Lights

    "What I love about Taylor Swift's style is that though she has a very strong look, she finds ways to play with in her retro-inspired style (like the vintage red dress above) from more casual high-waisted short moments to classic ladylike dresses. I also love how she's championed the midi-length dress that looks so sophisticated and chic while being totally age-appropriate. More than anything though, it seems like a genuine style for her, rather than a constructed image by her record label or stylist and she clearly has fun with it! —Liz Doupnik, Fashion Editor, StyleCaster News

    Photo: Getty Images / Ben Pruchnie
  • KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball - Night 1 - Arrivals

    In a simple striped Kate Spade dress at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball event. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Imeh Akpanudosen
  • BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards - Arrivals

    Swift wore a short dress by alice + olivia at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards in London, England. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Stuart Wilson
  • Teen Choice Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    In a sexy look from Maria Lucia Hohan at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.

    Photo: Getty Images / Jason Merritt
  • The Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards - Cocktail Party

    "What I loved about Emma Stone’s red carpet style this year was the way she mixed retro ('50s dresses and a smoldering cat-eye) with girly trends (peplum and hair accessories) for perfect feminine ensembles. As a girly girl myself, it was inspiring to see her make stereotypically 'cute' looks professional and even sexy (above in Burberry)." —Shannon Farrell, Editorial Assistant, Daily Makeover

    Photo: Getty Images / Andrew H. Walker
  • Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man" - Arrivals

    In a Chanel dress and Louboutins at the "Spider-Man" premiere in Los Angeles. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Jason Merritt
  • 'The Amazing Spider Man' - Paris Premiere

    In a black tulle Gucci gown in Paris. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Pascal Le Segretain
  • "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

    Clad in Lanvin, Stone attended the Met Gala back in May in New York City. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Larry Busacca
  • 2012 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals

    Stone attended the MTV Movie Awards in a two-tone Martin Grant dress. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Jason Merritt
  • Trevor Live - Arrivals

    "Is Rashida Jones the coolest and most normal-seeming person in Hollywood, or what? She looks as good in boyish collared shirts and thick-framed glasses as she does in colorful, patterned dresses. She wore a banana yellow gown to the Vanity Fair Oscars party and totally pulled it off. And since I'm a beauty editor, she gets extra points in my book for consistently sticking with a statement lip. Love her!" —Wendy Rodewald, Senior Editor, Daily Makeover

    Photo: Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez
  • 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals

    In a mustard yellow Elie Saab gown at the legendary Vanity Fair Oscar party. 

    Photo: Getty Images / John Shearer
  • "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

    In a floral get-up from her close friend Tory Burch at the Met Gala. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris
  • Marni At H&M Collection Launch - Red Carpet

    At the launch of the Marni for H&M collaboration, Jones wore a dress from the line. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Jason Merritt
  • "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala

    "Solange Knowles has always had a forward-thinking sense of style, but this year she really seemed to come into her own. I love that she's not afraid of bold color (above in Rachel Roy)—or a good print—and she's got a great sense of how and when to mix high and low. She also tends to wear something she likes over and over again -- which I kind of love. She has this great pair of colorful Ferragamo heels that she wore all year." —Laurel Pinson, Editor in Chief

    Photo: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris
  • EPIX And VANITY FAIR Present The Premiere Of "Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story Of 007" At MoMA And Metropolitan Club

    In a powder pink shorts suit at the premiere of "Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007" in New York City.  

    Photo: Getty Images / Theo Wargo
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    In a patterned Diane Von Furstenberg ensemble at the designer's show at New York Fashion Week. 

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    In an affordable H&M look at a store opening in Mexico. 

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Looking back, 2012 was undoubtedly a major year for red-carpet fashion. Between countless awards shows, movie premieres, fashion shows and other big events, it’s incredibly difficult to compile a definitive list of best dressed stars, simply because there just were so many. So, we decided to open up the conversation and enlisted help from editors from our four properties (StyleCaster News, The Vivant, Daily Makeover, and Beauty High) to weigh in on their number one style star of 2012.

As you’ll see, our office has wide-ranging tastes: Taylor SwiftLeigh Lezark, Diane Kruger and Solange Knowles are just a few of the ladies our editors think killed it this year.

Without further ado, we present our personal picks for the best-dressed celebrities of the year, along with their most memorable ensembles.

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