Hollywood just wrapped up a very busy awards season ending with the Oscars this past week. Each of tinseltown's finest did their best to put together the most show-stopping looks.
And while hundreds of stars stepped across red carpets the past few months, there were 10 women that caught our attention as the most confident and boldest fashionistas this awards season!
From Jennifer Lopez's daring decollatage to Angelina Jolie's sky-high slits, we have lots to cover!
Check out all the gorgeous pics in our countdown of Hollywood's Top 10 Boldest Fashionistas of 2012!
10. Lea Michele
Ms. Michele may play a bashful Rachel Berry on TV's hit show Glee, but this starlet is anything but modest! Michele always looks amazing and polished and whether you love or hate the dresses, one thing is for sure -- her confident style always turns heads. Our favorite looks on Michele this year were the silver Marchesa illusion dress she wore to the Golden Globes; the gorgeouse romanesque one-shouldered Versace gown she wore to the SAG Awards and the short white fringed Marchesa number she wore to the 2012 People's Choice Awards. Standing O, Lea!
9. Angelina Jolie
Angelina is known for wearing fairly simple gowns on the red carpet, so when she shows up in something out of her comfort zone, it will always be the talk of the town. Here are a few from this years award's season that definitely grabbed our attention! Jolie stole the carpet at the Oscars this week when she arrived in a black velvet Atelier Versace gown with a thigh-high slit that seemed to go on for days. Jolie made sure to put her best foot forward ensuring the maximum amount of coverage (or lack thereof) of her right leg.
Jolie veered away from black when she wore a strapless satin white and ruby red Atelier Versace gown to the Golden Globes this year. It was not a favorite amongst all of the critics, but it definitely shows that Angie doesn't mind giving it her all when she does take a risk. And last we have Angelina's SAG Awards gown. Although it wasn't the boldest we have seen on the red carpet this year, the slinky black metallic liquidity of the dress made it a bold choice that only the right person could really pull off.
8. Sofia Vergara
Sofia honestly looks amazing in everything she wears. Vergara always goes that extra-step in upping the WOW factor everytime she hits the red carpet. Never to miss a best-dressed list, here are our favorites from this years award's season. Vergara looked simply stunning in a navy blue-hued Vera Wang gown she wore to the Golden Globes. The mermaid silhouette esconsed all of her best features, and although she didn't take an award home that night, she won many-a Best Dressed prize! Our next favorite was the silk fuschia Marchesa gown Vergara wore to the SAG Awards, yet another show-stopper! And lastly Vergara went ultra-bold in a sparkly, vampy Monique Lhuillier knee-length cocktail dress at the Producer's Guild Awards.
7. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth has a knack for wearing very adventurous gowns, most of which have landed her on a best dressed list. She is always the one celebrity that we can count on making a statement with her red carpet selections. We just love the draped white Tom Ford gown with cape she wore to the 2012 Oscars. The cape was not a critics favorite but we loved it! Gwyneth rocked another fun, fearless gown at the 2012 Grammy's with an elegant black Stella McCartney dress. The backless gown had striking cuts that extended through to the front of her flat tummy and was adorned with a solid gold belt.
6. Miley Cyrus
Miley has a very bold fashion palette that might not translate as well for other actresses her age, but she always ends up pulling it off. Miley channeled old Hollywood glam this year at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in a stunning grey Roberto Cavalli gown with silver floral embellishment. Our second favorite look this season was the cream David Koma dress Miley wore to the People's Choice Awards. The knee-length cocktail dress had a plunging mesh neckline with mesh paneling on the backside of the dress that had a spectrum of bright colors.
5. Jennifer Lopez
J.Lo is famous for pushing the envelope with daring necklines, just like that famous green Versace dress she wore to the Grammy's in 2000, you know "The Dress". Lopez pulled out the stops again at the 2012 Oscars with not one, but two bold looks! Lopez arrived at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in a gold form-fitting gown by Zuhair Murad. The body-hugging gown was designed to cling to every inch of her body including her daring decollatage. Lopez changed into a second dress for the Vanity Fair Oscar Party; a sparkly maroon gown also by Zuhair Murad with just as much of a plunging neckline as the first.
4. Emma Stone
Emma is known for taking some risks on the red carpet, and she did just that for the 2012 award's season. Stone made a very bold statement at the 2012 Oscars in a red Giambattista Valli dress with giant bow accent at her neck. Emma wowed on the red carpet of the SAG Awards this year donning a not-so-typical tea length Alexander McQueen gown. The '50's-inspired dress was certainly a fearless choice that she certainly pulled off. Our last fav of the season was the plum tulle siren Lanvin gown she wore to the Golden Globes. The gown had many layers to it including a side paneling in berry with a crystal eagle leather belt and embroidered shoulders. Not many starlets could have pulled off such darings look!
RiRi is quite the bold and voyeuristic fashionista! She rocked her toned slender self on the red carpet at the 2012 Grammy Awards in a black custom Giorgio Armani gown that not only had a plunging neckline, it also had a daring thigh-high slit as well as an open back. The We Found Love singer glittered at the Brit Awards in a gold Givenchy Couture gown with an ever more plunging neckline and high slit. Ri-Ri rocked a similiar style at the Stella McCartney London Fashion Week party in an emerald green gown with low neckline and high slit. We've discovered a pattern here, have you?
2. Michelle Williams
Michelle is always the brave fashionista. Not one of her red carpet gowns could really ever be predicted, except to say that she will always continue to wow us with her choices. Williams looked simply stunning at the 2012 Oscars in a strapless coral Louis Vuitton gown that appeared to layer ever so delicately on her tiny frame. She looked ever more a glamourous star. Williams bold choice for the Golden Globe Awards was another attention-grabber. The peacock-inspired midnight blue Jason Wu gown could only have been done by one of Hollywood's audacious fashionistas. Our last selection was Williams in a simple, yet amazing, red Valentino tea-length gown with lace sleeves at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards.
1. Katy Perry
Katy is always ready to wow on every red carpet she attends. She tops off our last as the #1 boldest fashionista on the 2012 awards season red carpet. For starters, only Katy Perry could pull of smurf-inspired blue hair with as elegant of dresses as she has chosen this year. Perry looked amazing in the pale blue Elie Saab gown she wore to the 2012 Grammy's. Perry chose a very unique Alexis Mabille dress for the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute. The ultra-feminine silk crepe gown was very regal with lace inserts over a pleated underskirt in Chantilly lace. Perry topped off her Alexis Mabille dress with a large floral head-piece. Our final favorite Katy Perry look of the season was a gorgeous Blumarine gown with full length silk tulle and embellished with silver and black iridescent sequins that she wore to the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party.
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