That’s a wrap! Well, almost. With just one week left until we shout five, four, three, two, one in unison and toast to 2018, it’s time to look back at some of the greatest red-carpet style seen this year. Week after week, Savoir Flair rounds up the best-dressed celebrities and asks for your votes, so we’re taking today to celebrate the most-commendable looks from 2017 – according to you.
The votes have been counted, the memorable moments considered. And the conclusion drawn comprises 20 formidable females, all of whom have inspired us in one way or another in 2017. Keep scrolling to discover who won first place, as well as some (perhaps) unexpected additions…
(L-R) Wearing Miu Miu, Gucci, Miu Miu, Christian Dior, Prada, Alexander McQueen
And the winner is… Elle Fanning! Topping our best-dressed celebrity list time and time again, the young actress truly shined in 2017. From her roles in The Beguilded and How to Talk to Girls at Parties to her impeccable red-carpet style, Fanning is always a picture of exquisite elegance – and she’s only 19 years old. We can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for her.
(L-R) Wearing Tory Burch, Alexandre Vauthier, Balmain
Kate Bosworth’s prom-meets-punk ensembles were a big hit this year, but the star’s use of color, bold shapes, and unconventional styling also help award her second place.
Wearing Louis Vuitton
This year, the Louis Vuitton ambassador didn’t stray far from what she knows works every time – and with outfits this good, why would she?
(L-R) Wearing Vivetta, Louis Vuitton, Vivetta
If there was an award for “Most Experimental”, Zendaya would win by a landslide. Let’s hope she continues to have this much fun with fashion next year.
(L-R) Wearing Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Gucci
The eternally elegant Nicole Kidman is practically a human clothes hanger when it comes to wearing couture – everything looks good on her.
(L-R) Wearing Christian Dior, Versace, Saint Laurent
Inheriting her parents’ relentlessly cool demeanour, Zoë Kravitz boasts a personal aesthetic that strikes the perfect balance between edgy and refined.
(L-R) Wearing Versace, Christian Dior Couture, Christian Dior
It’s been a somewhat quiet year for J.Law, especially after her movie Mother! received less than rave reviews. In contrast, her style throughout 2017 was an undeniable hit.
(L-R) Wearing Dice Kayek, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli
This year, Paris Haute Couture Week was less about frothy gowns, and more about what Céline Dion would wear next. Her FROW looks ranged from stunning to outrageous, but one thing was certain: this legend knows how to have fun with fashion.
(L-R) Wearing Custom Louis Vuitton, Oscar De La Renta, Louis Vuitton
The British actress began her year with a busy press tour, which saw her wear – and document – an array of looks, all of which were sustainably created.
Tracee Ellis Ross
(L-R) Wearing Rosie Assoulin, Jenny Packham, Michael Kors
2017 saw Tracee Ellis Ross become the first black woman to receive a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy since 1983. Not only did she look ah-mazing all year long, but she’s also a self-proclaimed “proud feminist” who supports the #StrongNotSkinny movement.
(L-R) Wearing Jacquemus, Coach, Oscar De La Renta
Gomez ended 2017 as a platinum-blonde gone bohemian, but she earns her place on this best-dressed list for the looks that she was serving earlier in the year, too.
(L-R) Wearing Giambattista Valli, Oscar De La Renta, Giambattista Valli
It’s safe to say that Rihanna completely dominated 2017. From her role in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to her super successful Fenty Beauty launch, RiRi slayed over and over – and over – again.
(L-R) Wearing Givenchy, Chanel, Louis Vuitton
Hollywood’s resident funny girl had a drastic hair transformation in the latter part of the year, but her outfits remained true to her signature sophisticated style throughout.
(L-R) Wearing Christian Dior, Valentino, Schiaparelli
All hail Queen Olivia. The style chameleon showcased her keen eye for design through her debut collaboration with Banana Republic at London Fashion Week in September, but it was her personal style that stole the show.
(L-R) Wearing Altuzzara, Versace, Louis Vuitton
2017 was the year that earned Margot Robbie her style-icon status, and it seems that she has nailed her signature look: florals, whimsical pleating, and bohemian embroidery.
(L-R) Wearing Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton
If Cate Blanchett’s style was to be summarized with one descriptor, it would be risk-taking. Leather and sharp tailoring look so good on her, and we admire her ability to switch between floor-length gowns and playful suiting.
Wearing Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham has mastered the art of marketing, never papped not wearing her namesake label. And frankly, it looks so good that we don’t blame her.
(L-R) Wearing Atelier Versace, Bill Blass, Atelier Versace
Despite her A-list status, Amal Clooney has never been known to revel in the public eye, avoiding media attention whenever possible. But when she does step onto the red carpet, she does it with pure class.
(L-R) Wearing Givenchy, Elie Saab Couture, Prada
No one does romanticism quite like Lily Collins. Her porcelain skin and “English rose” aesthetic is the perfect canvas for monochrome and Prada’s 1920s details.
(L-R) Wearing Walter Mendez, Michael Kors, Stello
Damn, mama. The one thing that was so great about Beyoncé’s style this year? She threw away the rulebook and didn’t feel the need to adapt her signature look to her pregnancy.