69th Venice Film Festival

Best of 2012~ Fashion Wrap Up Red Carpet Favorites

2012 was filled with stunning red carpet looks. Tons of celebrities dressed to impress at the Golden Globes, Oscars and movie premieres this year. It's amazing how the styling of one ensemble or standout gown can have such an impact and leave a lasting impression in red carpet fashion for many years. From Diane Kruger to Rihanna, I've rounded up my 12 favorite show-stopping red carpet fashions from this past year. Here we go!

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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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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Vanessa Hudgens in Temperley London at the Spring Breakers Venice Film Festival Premiere

Vanessa joined her co-stars on the red carpet for the premiere of Spring Breakers at the Venice Film Festival in this dazzling, nude, silk-chiffon Temperley London gold sequined gown featuring a daring neckline and billowy flutter sleeves.

The young actress added H. Stern diamond and gold jewels and a high shine minaudière to her elegant look.

A high top-knot and metallic manicure finished her red carpet ensemble.

What do you think of Vanessa's look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Zimbio

Selena Gomez in Atelier Versace at the Spring Breakers Venice Film Festival Premiere

Selena was a vision on the red carpet for the premiere of Spring Breakers at the Venice Film Festival wearing this strapless, blush pink Atelier Versace gown featuring a dramatic cascading side train.

The young star accessorized her glamorous look with satin Sergio Rossi peep-toes, a glittering Judith Leiber clutch and sparkling Lorraine Schwartz gems.

A glossy pink lip and a sweeping side swept up-do finished her look.

Do you love Selena's red carpet style?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Zimbio

Ashley Benson in Alberta Ferretti at the Spring Breakers Venice Film Festival Premiere

Ashley walked the red carpet for the premiere of Spring Breakers at the Venice Film Festival in this shimmering, strapless, cobalt blue Alberta Ferretti column gown.

She teamed her look with Jimmy Choo suede heels, an embellished clutch, dalla nonna portafortuna silver stacking rings and Dana Rebecca One-of-a-Kind Tourmaline and Diamond drop earrings.

Smokey eyes and a pink lip completed Ashley's dazzling look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a closer look at Ashley's Dana Rebecca "Courtney Lauren" earrings. 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Freida Pinto in Alexander McQueen at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gala Dinner

Freida hosted the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gala dinner at the Venice Film Festival wearing this sleek, printed Alexander McQueen peek-a-boo gown.

The actress finished her sexy look with a Jaeger-LeCoultre gold watch, lovely chic up-do and pink lip.

Do you love the cut-out craze that seems to be all the rage in Hollywood right now? What do you think of Freida's look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Ashley Benson in Cacharel at the Spring Breakers Venice Film Festival Photo Call

Ashley joined her co-stars on the red carpet for the Spring Breakers photo call at the Venice Film Festival in this lovely cream, off the shoulder Cacharel A-line dress.

The blonde beauty added Dana Rebecca Designs, Lauren Joy earrings and nude Giorgio Armani cut-out heels.

Kohl rimmed eyes, a pink lip and loose wavy tresses completed Ashley's elegant look.

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Vanessa Hudgens in Blumarine at the Spring Breakers Venice Film Festival Photo Call

Vanessa attended the Spring Breakers photo call at the Venice Film Festival in a black and white Blumarine A-line dress featuring cap-sleeves.

The young actress teamed her ladylike look with sky-high Guiseppe Zanotti platform pumps and a delicate jewels.

A wavy bob and nude lop completed her look.

Do you prefer Vanessa's sophisticated feminine look to her usual boho style?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Zimbio

Selena Gomez in Dolce & Gabbana at the Spring Breakers Venice Film Festival Photo Call

Selena attended the photo call for Spring Breakers at the Venice Film Festival wearing this gorgeous, black and gold Dolce & Gabbana brocade print lace cocktail dress.

The multi-talented star teamed her sensational look with criss-cross Jimmy Choo heels and Melinda Maria earrings.

A soft up-do with loose pieces that framed her face and a pink lip completed her look.

Do you love Selena's look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Zimbio

Olga Kurylenko in Valentino at the To The Wonder Venice Film Festival Premiere

Olga walked the red carpet for the premiere of To The Wonder at the Venice Film Festival in this dramatic, black Valentino gown featuring a leather and lace bodice and beautiful lace skirt.

The Magic City star added sparkling diamond accessories and a Salvatore Ferragamo box clutch to compliment her edgy yet feminine look.

A lovely pink lip and a chic, curly up-do completed her striking look.

What do you think of the Ukrainian beauty's look?

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Zimbio

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