2016 has been quite the stylish year for our favourite celebrities! We've seen razzle dazzle dresses, barely-there gowns (thanks to strategically placed sequins!) and a whole host of stunning looks from the world's top designers.
To reflect the past year’s sartorial highlights, Juliet Herd, editor of Hello Fashion Monthly (HFM) and Jill Wanless, Deputy Editor at HFM, have put together HELLO!'s 30 Best Dressed of 2016.
Among this super-stylish group of trendsetters is the perennially elegant Duchess of Cambridge, who has been looking better than ever thanks to a series of fashion-forward outfit choices. The red Preen dress she wore for a reception dinner during the Royal tour of Canada was a highlight.
Also featured are actresses Alicia Vikander, Blake Lively and Lily James, all of whom navigated awards season and press tours with impeccable taste. Special mention goes to Blake, who managed to dress her growing baby bump with aplomb, wearing a series of simply stunning gowns at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Young models like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn are also included in the list, having proved their fashion clout both on and off the runway.
And, of course, it wouldn't be a best-dressed list without the perennially stylish Victoria Beckham, who has swapped her favourite black and neutral tones for bold yellow ensembles and kitsch fluffy accessories.
Juliet Herd said 2016 has seen some unforgettable looks. “From Kate Middleton's stylish red Preen dress on her Canadian tour to Gigi Hadid's ice maiden Versace creation at the British Fashion Awards, 2016 was as much about individuality and freedom of expression as it was about making fashion statements,” she commented.
“Other stand-outs include Suki Waterhouse's diaphanous blush pink Ralph & Russo confection at the London Evening Standard Film Awards and anything Louis Vuitton worn by Alicia Vikander. The Victoria's Secret supers Kendall, Taylor, Jourdan et al rocked both the catwalk and the red carpet and injected new fun into fashion. Long may it continue!”