2012 Oscars

Best of 2012~ Best Dresses of the Year

From leg baring sheer gowns, to sensational dresses with flowing trains, 2012 have given us a plethora of color, embroidery, sequins and lace. The red carpet was filled with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence topping best dressed lists everywhere and sent fashion editors rushing to snatch up these gowns for future trend pieces in their fashion spreads. Here's a wrap up of the twelve show-stopping dresses that grabbed the most attention on the red carpet this year! 

Which of the twelve gowns were your favorites?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Happy Birthday Cameron Diaz~

Cameron Diaz turns 40 today! Take a look at her top five style moments from this past year.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Style Icon~ Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is now more than ever a household name brand. She has gone from fly to fabulous -- her relationships, philanthropic work, movies, albums and fashions keep her in the headlines constantly. Currently you can see Jennifer in the much anticipated comedy film, What To Expect When You're Expecting.

For the past two seasons of American Idol, Lopez, 42, has been in our living rooms on a weekly basis. Rumor has it that this year was her last time sitting on the judges panel of the popular reality show. However, the latin beauty is never too far from the spotlight as her world tour kicks off July 14th in Montreal. 

It's no secret that Jennifer loves fashion. Her favorite brands range from Marchesa to Louboutin. During her career, Lopez has launched a few fashion lines including J. Lo by Jennifer Lopez and Sweetface. In 2011 she and then husband, Marc Anthony, launched a joint fashion line with retailer Kohls. Since launching her first perfume, Glow by J.Lo, in September of 2002, 17 scents have followed. This includes her most recent perfume, Glowing, which launched this past spring and is a tribute to her inaugural scent. In addition to representing her own brands, Jennifer endorses a handful of products and brands including: L'Oréal, Gillette Women's products, FIAT and TOUS jewelry.

Knowing and understanding trends in fashion is what makes Jennifer a style icon. She effortlessly keeps her look on the cutting edge while maintaining a timeless signature style. J.Lo has had a plethora of stylish moments on and off the red carpet over the years. Here we take a look at her ten best looks ever.

 At the 2007 Oscars, Jennifer was a vision in this dreamy, lavender, Marchesa gown with a crystal beaded neckline.  Jennifer looked stunning in this sparkling, silver, Emilio Pucci mini paired with Swarovski crystal clutch and spiked Louboutin heels at the Grammy Awards in 2011.

 

In November of 2010, Lopez announced her collaboration with Kohls in this white Gucci sheath dress paired with python print heels and Neil Lane jewels. For the 2011 Met Gala, Jennifer looked stunning in this floor-sweeping, fuchsia, Gucci gown. A miniaudiere and H. Stern gems completed her look.

 

 Lopez made quite the entrance at the 2012 Oscars in this breath-taking, ivory, Zuhair Murad gown with a sexy plunging neckline. Lorraine Schwartz gems, Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and Jimmy Choo heels complete her sensational look.  At the 2009 Golden Globes, Lopez flaunted her curves in this glittering, gold Marchesa gown with a daring neckline. The singer added Lorraine Schwartz jewelry to complete her sultry look.

 

For the Miami screening of her movie The Back Up Plan, Lopez wore this striking, Georges Chakra minidress embellished with Swarovski crystals. Jennifer dazzled in this curve-hugging, bronze, Gianfranco Ferre dress with a plunging neckline for a benefit concert at the Apollo Theater. Sergio Rossi heels, an embellished Etro clutch and sparkling Roberto Cavalli gems completed her gorgeous look.

 

Jennifer hosted an American Music Awards after party in this sexy, Emilio Pucci feathered minidress. She added Jimmy Choo pumps and sparking roll clutch to complete her look. For the 2000 Grammy's, Lopez turned heads in this jungle print, Versace gown. This is the look that made Jennifer an instant icon, and people still talk about this dress.

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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