Although red-carpet events have lessened during the holiday season, the looks captured in this best-dressed gallery are just as inspiring and as covetable as ever. Stars the likes of Taylor Swift, Amy Adams, and Jourdan Dunn made the most of California’s mild weather and stepped out in elegant winter whites, cross-body halter necklines, fashion-forward monochrome, subtle cutout details, and full skirts.
Click through the gallery for all of the greatest red-carpet moments of this week’s best-dressed celebrities.
Who: Sienna Miller wearing a Balenciaga dress at the American Sniper premiere
Why it works: Sienna Miller has long courted the avant-garde, but her sense of style grows more sophisticated with age. This see-through Balenciaga is the perfect balance of whimsy and grace.
BUY NOW: Torn dress, AED 933/SAR 953, West LA
Who: Jourdan Dunn wearing a David Koma top and skirt and Sophia Webster sandals at the AIRBALL event
Why it works: Jourdan Dunn is on top of the world right now, and her confidence shines in a racy two-piece that flaunts her magnificent figure in style.
BUY NOW: Victoria Victoria Beckham dress, AED 3,489/SAR 3,566, The Corner
Who: Taylor Swift wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music luncheon
Why it works: Taylor Swift prefers to rock princess-like looks and extravagant ball gowns, but this particular dress focuses on a more stylish approach to the feminine with a midi-length skirt and etched-lace details along a scalloped hemline.
BUY NOW: Alice + Olivia dress, AED 2,079/SAR 2,125, FarFetch
Who: Emma Roberts wearing head-to-toe Valentino at the Valentino Sale Bianca 945 event
Why it works: Emma Roberts captures the essence of the liberated 1970s femme fatale in a radiant pink skater dress, which is age appropriate, yet fashion forward.
BUY NOW: Ted Baker dress, AED 798/SAR 815, Ted Baker
Who: Amy Adams wearing a Max Mara dress at the Big Eyes premiere
Why it works: Like a true red-carpet veteran, Amy Adams knows that less is more. Even though this gorgeous Max Mara dress is modest, she looks incredibly sultry in it.
BUY NOW: L’Agence shirtdress, AED 1,282/SAR 1,310, Intermix
Who: Hailee Steinfeld wearing head-to-toe Dior at the Esprit Dior Tokyo 2015 show
Why it works: Hailee Steinfeld looks exactly like a precious porcelain doll in this imaginative bell-shaped gown from Dior.
BUY NOW: Needle & Thread dress, AED 893/SAR 912, Net-a-Porter
Who: Emma Roberts wearing a printed bustier top, black high-waisted trousers, and red pointed pumps at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2014
Why it works: Although Emma Roberts will rock the feminine, she is completely at home in a sexy, skin-baring look that channels silver-screen vixens like Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield.
BUY NOW: Zimmermann top, AED 1,947/SAR 1,990, Stylebop
Who: Taylor Swift wearing a Reem Acra dress and Jimmy Choo sandals at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2014
Why it works: Taylor Swift continues her love affair with Middle Eastern designer Reem Acra in this revealing purple dress.
BUY NOW: M Missoni dress, AED 666/SAR 680, The Outnet