Between all the award shows, movie premiers, film festivals and more, there definitely wasn’t a lack of red carpet style for 2016. While our favorite celebrities definitely slayed in style when on the step and repeat, #TeamBeautiful picked the top 12 most stylish red carpet moments of 2016. Don’t miss these looks!
1. MICHELLE OBAMA AT THE BLACK CAUCUS’ PHOENIX AWARDS DINNER 2016Source:Getty
There is nothing she wears that doesn’t emote elegance and class with a modern twist. She wore a striking gold, Naeem Khan dress. Unlike most golden dresses, this one didn’t have sequin or sparkle, but rather metallic fabric weaved throughout to add texture and dimension. President Barack Obama who? It’s clear who stole the show.
2. VIOLA DAVIS SAG AWARDSSource:Getty
This lavender Zac Posen gown looked regal and elegant on the How To Get Away With Murder actress. The neckline is feminine, yet had architecture, for a eye catching (and sexy) look.
3. JENNIFER LOPEZ GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2016Source:Getty
Jennifer Lopez is known for her red carpet style. After all, her infamous Versace gown she wore in 2000 to the Grammy Awards caused Google to invent Google Image Search. Yellow is hard to wear on the red carpet (and not look like a walking McDonald’s ad); however, J.Lo aka Slay Lo stunned in Giambattista Valli Couture. Yellow means caution and beware of all this style!
4. RIHANNA AT THE 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDSSource:Getty
While everyone else was sporting see-through style, Rihanna gave us a power shoulder and showed she’s a major style player in vintage Mugler.
5. NAOMIE HARRIS AT THE 2016 MET GALASource:Getty
Naomie Harris wore floor length Burberry gown and paired the look with Messika jewelry and Christian Louboutin sandals. Gorgeous!
6. BEYONCÉ AT THE TIDAL X 1015 CHARITY CONCERTSource:Getty
In the name of charity, Bey wore a custom Guillermo Gattoni, semi-sheer black gown. She paired the ensemble with lots of chunky bangles and bracelets. She wore , black diamond rings and earrings by Lorraine Schwartz. Her stylist revealed the dress was inspired by sacrificial body art, practiced by African tribes. Beyoncé had her earring latch on to her dress, drawing blood from her ear! The Gods are watching!
7. LUPITA NYONG’O AT QUEEN OF KATWE PREMIERE IN SOUTH AFRICASource:Getty
Lupita Nyong’o was truly the Queen of Headwrap Style of 2016. I loved how she paired this printed Balmain Resort 2017 dress with an all black headwrap for major elegance and style! The gold face painting above the eyebrows was a nice added touch.
8. NAOMI CAMPBELL AT THE 2016 MET GALASource:Getty
Naomi Campbell pulls off metallics and cut-outs in this gorgeous, jewel-encrusted Cavalli Couture gown. Showing off her flat stomach and sex appeal, it’s hard to believe this supermodel is actually 45!
9. CYNTHIA ERIVO AT THE 70th ANNUAL TONY AWARDSSource:Getty
What do you wear to win a Tony Award? A statement dress of course. The Color Purple star, Cynthia Erivo arrived at the Tony Awards in a Roberto Cavalli tiered ruffle gown with cut-outs on the side. She paired the printed ensemble with Salvatore Ferragamo, cut-out shoes with a a black suede and gold leather stacked heel placed on a black python sole. Wow!
10. AJA NAOMI KING BIRTH OF A NATION PREMIERESource:Getty
Feathered and fashionably fabulous, Aja Naomi King wears a white Huishan Zhang gown accented with a black belt and black clutch. What a way to change up black and white style!
11. KENDALL JENNER MTV MOVIE AWARDS 2016Source:Getty
Kendall Jenner wore an asymmetrical black Kristian Aadnevik gown, but it was her Dsquared lace up, thigh high shoes sandals that stole the show. It’s almost as if the dress was there to show off the shoes, versus the other way around!
12. BLUE IVYSource:Getty
Blue Ivy arrives to the MTV VMAs 2016 red carpet looking like a total princess in this beige dress, crown and all. (Mom Beyoncé doesn’t look too bad, either!).