Marie Claire picks the year's most stylish celebrities, from Olivia Palermo to Bella Hadid...
There’s nothing we love more than pouring over pictures of well-dressed celebrities. Whether it’s a big event, such as the Oscars or the Grammys, or just celebs out and about on their day off demonstrating the very best in street style, we’ve spent all year deciding who’s nailed it in the style stakes. And now, we’ve whittled it down to our absolute favourite looks of 2016: the is the ultimate best dressed 2016 gallery.
From Best Dressed regulars Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung, to well-heeled newcomers from Gigi and Bella Hadid, to Adwoa Aboah, we’ve spotted everything from fresh-off-the-runway looks, to plenty of our favourite high street brands.
Naturally, the front row is where celebrities truly show off their best looks during fashion month. With such brilliant variations on trends across New York, London, Milan and Paris, the sense of style and inspiration gleaned from each city can vary completely.
We’ve also been keeping an eye on all the other A-list whereabouts – and across seasons, from slick summer styling to chic cover-ups come autumn. Plus, now there are plenty of festive ensembles too.
And of course, the red carpets at award shows and summer film festivals are guaranteed to provide us with loads and loads of gorgeous looks to lust after. With Margot Robbie and Emma Stone on the red carpet circuit all summer, there have been lots of dreamy looks to admire.
From off-duty outfits to full designer looks, we’ve informed our own everyday style through pared back interpretations of our favourite celebrities’ style. Our Best Dressed gallery is our everyday style bible for dressing down or slicking up, and these are the women who have never failed (or at least rarely) to encourage us to try something outside of our sartorial comfort zone.
We’ve gone right back into the annals of 2016’s best dressed celebrities, so without further adieu: welcome to the 2016 style Hall of Fame. Scroll on to see who’s staked their claim to this year’s best dressed 2016 title.
Olivia Palermo at the Sonia Rykiel show during Paris Fashion Week SS17, wearing a jacket by Burberry. (flared jeans)
Bella Hadid wearing a nude coloured Hugo Boss dress and sparkling diamonds on the 2016 GQ Men of the year awards in London.
Best dressed regular Alexa Chung wore this fresh-off-the-runway Chanel dress to the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit in New York.
Topping our list again is Bella Hadid, this time Dior Beauty to celebrate The Art Of Colour with Peter Philips at Milk Studios in New York.
Olivia Palermo at a Stuart Weitzman party.
Margot Robbie wearing Calvin Klein at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York.
Natalie Portman was also looking ravishing at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York this year.
Olivia Palermo nails tricky double denim at the Paul & Joe show during Paris Fashion Week SS17
Landing in our best dressed off-duty supers again, Miranda also gave us all a lesson in top-to-toe denim.
We’re taking top tips from this red carpet look from Gemma Chan. That Dolce & Gabbana floral dress is all kinds of chic. Top marks for those red patent Mary Jane’s, too.
Jourdan Dunn worked some seriously killer arm sleeves while out and about in NYC,showing off one of the best versions of this summer’s ubiquitous off-the-shoulder trend.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gave us airport style envy all year. This time, sporting a casual jeans and white t-shirt ensemble to her flight, she upped the ante with the dream floral bomber of the summer from Magda Butrym.
It wouldn’t be a best dressed gallery without Miss Moss. Here she is at the Fashion Awards 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Jessica Alba attended the Valentino Le Jardin De Delices party during Paris Fashion Week in this gorgeous ensemble.
Emma Watson wore next season Dior to a fashion event in London.
Amber Valetta gave us a lesson in tonal dressing as she arrived at a CFDA party at Chateau Marmont in LA.
Adwoa wowed in Wildfox during London Fashion week.
Girl of the moment Hailey Baldwin became our favorite off-duty style inspiration this year. Here, she’s wearing a patchwork
Isabel Marant leather jacket with shredded denim while out and about in LA.
We also fell head over heels for Gigi’s off-duty looks. In May 2016 she sported these tailored culottes and a cropped knit.
Alexa Chung wore this gorgeous Prada ensemble to the Fashion Awards 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Poppy Delevingne wore Diane Von Furstenberg to the Jo Malone London Girl event in London.
Solange absolutely killed it in this tailored silver suit at the CFDA x Vogue Fund dinner in NYC in November 2016. Stunning, as per.
Hilary Rhoda attended the Lincoln Centre’s Fall Gala which honoured Carolina Herrera in New York. She wore a fuchsia Carolina Herrera dress for the event.
Lily Donaldson attended the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Ball in New York in this subtly sexy red dress.
Amy Adams wore Tom Ford at the Nocturnal Animals premiere in New York.
Karlie Kloss wore Michael Kors to the L’Oreal of Paris Women of Worth event in New York.
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