The 12 Best Dressed Stars of 2012: Emma Stone, Selena Gomez & More!

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While certain trends come and go, style is forever, and these celebs have definitely taken that idea to heart. Red carpet might not always be as glamorous as they appear (crowded spaces in a loud, chaotic area), but these stars sure know how to work the red carpet!

For Teen’s year-end round up, we put together a list (in no particular order) of the 12 ladies we think have the best Hollywood style. And though it was hard to pick, we chose what we believe are three of their best ensembles.

Scroll down to see our picks!

Ariana Grande

The Sam & Cat star has a feminine style and loves to show it off. Whether she’s in a mini showing off her legs (like at the Kids’ Choice Awards in March), or going for a more elegant look (like at the Breaking Dawn — Part 2 premiere in November), Ariana certainly knows what looks good on her!



Bella Thorne

Even though Bella is only 15 years old, she’s a red carpet pro! When it comes to styles and colors, Bella isn’t afraid to mix it up — although she does love a short party dress. Another thing we love about Bella is that her hair and make up is always evolving. Gotta love someone who can go change their hair from light to dark in the blink of an eye!



Blake Lively

Blake is the epitome of Hollywood glamour. It’s not enough that she got to wear fun fashions for six season of Gossip Girl, but she also gets to rock the most elegant clothes on the red carpet, too. And it definitely doesn’t suck that she has been the muse for shoe legend Christian Louboutin!



Emma Stone

Emma has a fun, flirty style that feels like it’s just the right amount of glam and casual. Also, Emma is no stranger to fashion risks — just look at that amazing pant suit! We also love that Emma doesn’t have to show a lot of skin to looks desirable. She looks just as good covered up!



Emma Watson

Emma has slowly but surely transformed into a fashion maven. While she walked red carpet in cute (and age appropriate)  frocks during her Harry Potter days, Emma has officially grown up, and we’re loving her sophisticated look!



Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer’s first big “wow” fashion moment was when she wore a stunning red gown to the 2011′ Oscars, and she hasn’t stopped “wow”-ing us since! With an amazing, curvaceous bod, Jen looks fabulous in whatever she looks.  She definitely makes rocking high-end fashions look easy!



Kristen Stewart

Kristen is somewhat of a reluctant fashionista, — she loves her Converse and t-shirts! — but when she does dress up for a red carpet, she always stuns. This was a big year of lace, and sheer for Kristen, as she wore sheer to two of her biggest premieres: Snow White and the Huntsman back in May, and a nude, lace gown to Breaking Dawn — Part 2 back in November. Although, our fave look might have to be her red-hot gown during the Cannes Film Festival.



Lea Michele

Even though Lea’s character on Glee might not have the best sense of style, Lea is the complete opposite! Lea loves to show skin, but the way she does, doesn’t make it feel like too much. Lea certainly adds a touch of femininity to whatever she wears — not to mention her hair and make up always look fantastic!



Nina Dobrev

All hail Nina! Seriously, we don’t know how she does it, but every time this girl walks on a red carpet, jaws hit the floor. Just look at her gown from the Met Gala (middle pic) back in May! It just doesn’t get much more stunning than that.



Selena Gomez

Selena has made a flawless transition from teen to young woman, and her style is a big part of that. Selena never looks too young, or too old, when she hits the red carpet. She knows just how much skin to show, and what ensembles look best for her shape.



The Pretty Little Liars Girls

OK, so we’re kind of cheating with this one, but they all seriously have such great style we couldn’t pick just one! Not only do Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario and Shay Mitchell look flawless on their ABC Family show, the ladies know how to dress IRL, too.



Taylor Swift

Taylor’s style screams feminine, and we mean that in the best way possible! Though she doesn’t take too many risks, she knows what works for her, and we applaud her for that. She’s best known for her sparkly gowns, but 2012 was a year of evolution for her, as she rocked lace, tight, form-fitting dresses, and much more. Way to go, Taylor!



What do you think about our picks for best dressed? Do you agree? Or is there someone we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Pearl

    Emma Stone all the way. XD It’s not in the red carpet but I liked her dress in the vogue carpet :))

  • Fabiana


  • The Truth

    Well I definitely agree with Jennifer Lawrence although her best moment this year was the Prabal Gurung dress at the LA premiere of The Hunger Games.
    And even though I don’t like Kristen Stewart I can’t deny that she’s had a standout year in the fashion department.
    Although I love Emma Watson I prefer last year’s fashion choices better this year she was a bit bland for my taste but I still loved her ensembles.
    Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift have finally grown up and I am loving everything they wear as off lately.
    Nina Dobrev has not disappointed as of yet.
    Bella Thorne is beginning to flourish as I did adore her feather dress but her clothes are a bit to grown for her age.
    Emma Stone and Blake Lively definitely deserve to be there seeing how they are the fashion gurus.
    Also kudos to the PLL girls.
    But I am seriously disapointed that Zendaya was not on this list she has had an amazing year in the fashion department. With her beautiful gown at the NAACP awards, the pink tuxedo for her birthday, the gold maxi skirt she wore for the teenvogue party, the demure look she showcased at the sparkle premiere, the alice + olivia dress she wore for the AMA’s, her vintage 1950’s dress for the Staples for Student event, her shoshanna dress, and her casual outfit to the premiere of let it shine all wowed me. I would have preferred to see her take Ariana Grande’s place.

  • Directiongurl

    NINA GOBREV!!!! She looks amazayn!!!

  • Paula

    The Pretty Little Liars Girls and Nina Dobrev are the best dressed

  • zyzy

    this is awesome!!!! (don’t tell me this is a bad word)

  • Mónica

    Nina Dobrev is the best *o*

  • Alice

    Bella Thorne e Taylor Swift Sempre Impecáveis.
    Emma Watson <3 Kristen Stewart Sempree Divaaas

  • Everlostfreak

    Nina’s! She always looks amazing!