1. Lupita Nyong’oSource:Getty
Lupita Nyong’o was a vision of beauty in a green custom gown at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Rihanna won the 2015 Met Gala with a gown that stole the show and fit the theme. She donned a Guo Pei gown by a Chinese couturier that she researched online.
3. Jennifer LopezSource:Getty
Jennifer Lopez wowed us in an Elie Saab embellished beaded tulle gown that will go down in red carpet history.
Queen Bey took no prisoners at the Tidal concert in Brooklyn in a Philipp Plein dress, a Georgine fur, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
5. Gabrielle UnionSource:Getty
Gabby U has been seriously stunning throughout 2015, and this stunning yellow tea-length cocktail dress was no exception. The color is perfection on her skin and that peek-a-boo back is SUPER sexy. Gorgeous!
6. Chanel Iman In Zuhair MuradSource:Getty
At this year’s amfAR gala, all eyes were definitely on supermodel Chanel Iman, who looked nothing short of perfection in this stunning embellished Zuhair Murad!
Zendaya further cemented her status as a fashion favorite this year with unforgettable looks like this off shoulder Vivienne Westwood gown paired with faux locs for the Oscars.
8. Ciara and Russell WilsonSource:Getty
This couple embodies relationship goals at the 2015 Espys: him in a burgundy suit and her in a black belted halter gown with a burgundy hem. Well-played.
9. Serena WilliamsSource:Getty
This is what a winner looks like. Serena glowed on the red carpet at the 2015 Wimbledon Champion’s dinner in a blush pink embellished gown.
10. Viola DavisSource:Getty
One of the greatest moments of 2015 was when Viola Davis became the first Black woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama. It was a pivotal style moment too, as the actress topped her embellished Carmen Marc Valvo gown with a halo of natural hair.
11. Jada Pinkett-SmithSource:Getty
Will Smith couldn’t help but gush over his beautiful wife at the Latin Grammys in a silver embellished dress with a scallop hemline, full skirt, dolman sleeves and a sheer bodice.
12. Jennifer HudsonSource:Getty
Jennifer Hudson won us over this year with her sharp pixie cut, dramatic gowns and affinity for bold lipstick colors. As you can see at The Color Purple opening, it was a winning combination.
13. SolangeSource:Dorothy Hong
Solange thrilled us this year with her fashion choices, hitting the red carpet in capes, jumpsuits, ultra-wide pants and so much more.
14. Angela BassettSource:Getty
The acting phenom is the definition of ageless beauty. She showed off her enviable figure — at 57! — in a fitted red jumpsuit at the Golden Globes nominations event.
15. Kerry WashingtonSource:Getty
Leave it to Kerry Washington to wear Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 just days after it leaves the runway. She twirled at the 2015 Emmys in the designer’s spellbinding silver embellished dress.
16. Tracee Ellis RossSource:Getty
Tracee Ellis Ross continued to top best-dressed lists with her gorgeous hair and stunning frame. Her sexy white dress and romantic wand curls at ‘The Best of the ABFF’ Awards Ceremony’ were no exception.
17. Taraji P. HensonSource:Getty
Werque, Taraji! The ‘Empire’ star has a body that just won’t quit, and she flaunted it proudly on red carpets in sexy cut-out dresses paired with luscious curls.
18. Janelle MonaeSource:Getty
Janelle Monae managed to slay every time she stepped out this year, without abandoning her signature black and white color palette. At the Chanel show, she was mesmerizing in a frilly dress and bow tie by the brand.
19. Kylie And Kendall JennerSource:Getty
Ok, whether you love or hate the Jenner sisters, it’s undeniable that they are beautiful, fashionable young women. And at the red carpet for the ESPYs, where dad Caitlyn was being honored, the fashionistas looked simply stunning.
20. Kim KardashianSource:Getty
Kim Kardashian had many hits and misses dressing her baby bump this year. This elegant cape dress, worn to Steve Stoute’s wedding, was one of our favorite looks.
21. Ciara and Russell WilsonSource:Getty
They stepped out to the White House Correspondent’s Dinner looking like a million bucks. Russell was the perfect compliment to Ciara’s stunning silk halter dress.
Zendaya is just as breathtaking in a gown as she is in pants. Case in point? This sexy Brandon Maxwell pantsuit she wore to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund afterparty.
That ponytail has special powers. It tops our best-dressed list again, this time paired with a brilliant embellished naked dress by Givenchy at the 2015 Met Gala. All hail, Slay-once!