30 Best Red Carpet Moments of 2016

Time flies really fast! In just a couple of days, we are about to kiss 2016 goodbye and great a whole new year ahead of us. This year had its own ups and downs; in the fashion world, it’s either hot or not. Hollywood has been really amazing and a ton of gorgeous celebrities definitely stunned us in so many levels. We have listed these celebrities along with the designer pieces of their choice to take a look back at their greatest fashion moments. So before we wrap this year up, we would like to dedicate this article to the most unforgettable red carpet looks this year.

#1 Adele in Givenchy

Givenchy has dressed so many amazing artists. From Audrey Hepburn to Madonna and now, Adele. In the 2016 Grammy Awards, Adele showed up on the red carpet in her very elegant black evening dress embellished with sparkling beads and crystals. We would also like to mention how beautiful the cutouts of sleeves are! Read more about Black Dresses here.

#2 Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Alicia Vikander totally stunned everyone with her very eye-catching gown. It only features a very classic long-sleeved evening gown with a thigh-high slit; but what made the gown red carpet-worthy is the artistic sequins patterned to perfection. It’s a mix of classic colors that shines on every angle!

#3 Allision Williams in DKNY

Usually, the default red carpet outfit for ladies would be something long, extravagant and sparkly. On the other hand, a lot of female celebs still choose to go for something sleek and edgy – such as a monochrome pantsuit. In Allison Williams’ case, she definitely nailed her white DKNY pantsuit!

#4 Amy Adams in Tom Ford

Well, most of the time, Tom Ford has always been a big win in the red carpet. For the premiere of Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Amy Adams just basically blinded everyone with her gorgeously glistening evening gown. The gown featured an asymmetrical cut, with one sleeve bare and the other fully covered.

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Black Sleeveless Crew Neck Abstract Slit Evening Dress $127

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Dark Green Sleeveless Plunging Neck Mermaid Evening Dress $127

Dark Green Sleeveless Plunging Neck Mermaid Evening Dress $127

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Black Spaghetti Embellished Evening Dress $135

Black Spaghetti Embellished Evening Dress $135

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#5 Blake Lively in Versace Atelier

Another proof that Blake Lively truly turned “maternity style” into a whole new level! Most women think about clothing that will sort of camouflage their baby bump but Blake Lively graced the red carpet with this sexy see-through evening gown that dazzles in her every move! What’s not to love, right?

#6 Brie Larson in Calvin Klein Collection

Brie Larson looked extremely dashing in her Calvin Klein evening gown! Yes, Calvin Klein isn’t just about amazing underwear – they make exceptional red carpet gowns too! Her custom-made gown shines through just as how as she shone during the 2016 Golden Globes for winning “Best Actress” for the film “Room”.

#7 Cara Delevingne in Balmain

Another proof that the red carpet isn’t only limited to long, stunning dresses. Cara’s tight-fitting jumpsuit is sure risky as a red carpet piece but Balmain didn’t fail her. Not even just a bit.

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Dark Blue V Neck Racerback Mermaid Plain Evening Dress $125

Dark Blue V Neck Racerback Mermaid Plain Evening Dress $125

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Red Embroidered Evening Floral A-line Evening Dress $146

Red Embroidered Evening Floral A-line Evening Dress $146

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#8 Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

Source: InStyle

Source: InStyle

Cate Blanchett looked like one of the enchanting goddesses of the forest with her beautiful soft blue gown embellished with delicate flowers and crystal dew. Armani truly won everyone with this dress on Cate’s feminine physique.

#9 Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa

Source: InStyle

Source: InStyle

There is no doubt that Marchesa makes the most glamorous red carpet gowns this is why figures like Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton wear it. On the red carpet, Chrissy Teigen looked gorgeous in her floral Marchesa gown. And yes, she’s pregnant that time!

#10 Claire Danes in Zac Posen

Source: Glamour UK

Source: Glamour UK

Remember how Claire Danes broke the internet when her gown made headlines and trended worldwide?! Her magical blue dress is the one to blame! When she walked the red carpet at Met Gala, she already stunned everyone with it. But this is not where the magic happens. In Zac Posen’s Instagram, he showed that the gown twinkles and glows in the dark! How ethereal!

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Paneled Crew Neck Elegant Satin Solid Evening Dress $125

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Pink Sequins Shimmery Tulle Sleeveless Evening Dress $135

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#11 Emilia Clarke in Atelier Versace

Source: Glamour UK

Source: Glamour UK

This nude gown from Atelier Versace is the epitome of simply elegant. Emilia Clarke showed that the dress is just insanely beautiful on her! No frills and embellishments needed. The elegant nude dress itself is the star of the show.

#12 Eva Longoria in Julien Macdonald

Source: Glamour UK

Source: Glamour UK

Eva Longoria walked the SAG Awards red carpet in this khaki green dress by Julien Macdonald. The embellishments are perfect and its cuts truly enhanced Eva’s voluptuous figure.

#13 Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger

Source: Glamour UK

Source: Glamour UK

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid looked like a couple from the future with their shiny metallic ensembles! But hey, let’s talk about Gigi hadid here for a moment. The gown may seem like nothing special at first glance, but that shiny gunmetal one piece is just everything gorgeous. It’s sexy and futuristic – perfect for 2016 Met Gala’s theme!

#14 Helen Mirren in Bruce Oldfield

Laces are just simply timeless. Helen Mirren showed her beauty navy lace dress off in front of the photographers in the Cannes Film Festival. The dress perfectly complements her sleek short hairdo, clutch and sandals.

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Dark Green Crossback Elegant Plunging Neck Evening Dress $105

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Dark Blue Cutout Crew Neck Polka Dots Elegant Evening Dress $109

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#15 Janelle Monae in Toni Maticevski

Source: Cosmopolitan

Source: Cosmopolitan

Janelle’s beautiful black and white ball gown featured artistic prints that truly catches eyeballs! There pieces that looks quite mundane in black and white but definitely not this dress by Toni Maticevski!

#16 Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad

Source: Cosmopolitan

Source: Cosmopolitan

Jenna shows everyone thatit’s not only her husband we should “wow” to but her own sense of fashion as well. The evening dress looks exquisitely perfect for her.

#17 Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture

Source: Cosmopolitan

Source: Cosmopolitan

As one of the muses of Christian Dior, Jennifer Lawrence sure wears the iconic fashion designer brand every single time she walks the red carpet. Well, Dior and J. Law are in the win-win here because they are just so made for each other!

#18 Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli 

Source: InStyle

Source: InStyle

After J. Law, let’s now move on to the one and only J. Lo! At 37, Jennifer Lopez still looks stunning and sexy. It’s like she never ages! To live up to her ever glamorous life, she walked the Golden Globes with this ravishing yellow gown that features a cape and a thigh-high slit. Read about Cape Dress: Back to the Medieval Times this Winter

#19 Jourdan Dunn in Zac Posen

Source: InStyle

Source: InStyle

As a supermodel, Jourdan shows everyone how to perfectly flaunt a sophisticated old rose gown zt the 2016 Tony Awards. She strikes a pose showing the dress’ low hemline and creative pleated edges.

#20 Karlie Kloss in Brandon Maxwell

Another supermodel that made it to this list is Karlie Kloss. Her daring cutout dress genuinely embraces her perfect physique and towering height. We also learned that the designer cut the off the bottom of the dress to turn it into a sexy cocktail dress for the after party! Awesome!

#21 Kendall Jenner in Kristian Aadvenik

Another red carpet moment that broke the internet is this piece that Kendall Jenner wore for the MTV Movie Awards. Her sexy lace up dress matches her stilettos that feature a what seemingly unending lace! Well, nonetheless the whole ensemble emphasized Kendall’s most coveted asset – her long legs.

#22 Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

Very elegant and unique – there’s no better red carpet jumpsuit to flaunt this other than Mother Monster herself. Lady Gaga’s glamorous white jumpsuit featured symmetrical pleats that defined the whole ensemble.

#23 Lupita Nyong’o in Jason Wu

Source: InStyle

Source: InStyle

In all honesty, we can’t even remember a single fashion fail from Lupita Nyong’o. Every single time she’s spotted; whether on the streets or on the red carpet, she seems to wear only the best clothes! This dress that she wore in Tony Awards’ red carpet is just a full abstract of pleasing colors that perfectly complement her gorgeous complexion.

#24 Naomi Watts in Armani

Source: InStyle

Source: InStyle

Naomi Watts had everyone’s eyes on her at the Oscar’s and she’s not even a nominee that time! Well, that’s what Armani can do! She looks absolutely dazzling in her glitzy iridescent dress which mimics the color of the galaxy.

#25 Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

If you’re into something creative, elegant and out of this world, Alexander McQueen is the designer brand you should definitely go for. At the ACM Awards red carpet, Nicole Kidman showed how to rock an Alexander Mcqueen. The black see-through dress is majestic with its shiny abstract embellishments.

#26 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Alexandre Vauthier Couture

Rosie never fails to looks sexy and sophisticated with her fashion pieces. This particular dress is so ravishing that it’s hard to take your eyes off her! She’s blazing hot in her all-red ensemble from head to toe.

#27 Saorise Ronan in Calvin Klein

Here’s a slip dress taken to a much glamorous, red carpet-worthy fashion piece. Its emerald shade is so glitzy and festive that it perfectly shines along with Saorise’s natural beauty.

#28 Sarah Paulson in Prada

Source: Cosmopolitan

Source: Cosmopolitan

Apart from that gleaming award Sarah has in her hand, her Prada dress is also just as fantastically gleaming! Her Prada dress is so beautifully dramatic on its own that Sarah doesn’t have to wear any additional accessories just for her to stand out!

#29 Viola Davis in Zac Posen

Source: Cosmopolitan

Source: Cosmopolitan

Oh yes, it’s been an amazing and glamorous year for Zac Posen. Another prominent Hollywood A-lister has yet again slayed the red carpet in a stunning Zac Posen dress. Viola knows how to work her silky satin gown out with its subtly daring cuts!

#30 Zoe Saladana in Dolce & Gabbana

Source: Cosmopolitan

Source: Cosmopolitan

Last but definitely not the least! Zoe Saldana wowed everyone at the 2016 Met Gala with her very extravagant gown by Dolce & Gabbana. The breathtaking details of the gown truly suits Zoe’s fiercely gorgeous look. This look is definitely one for the books!

Now this wraps up our list of the Best of the Best red carpet moments this year. Which one is your favorite? If you’re thinking about raking inspiration from this looks for the holiday season, don’t forget to pair it up with the classiest clutch! Read our post about Fashionable Evening Clutches.

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