In a year filled with great fashion, it is easy to forget even the most glamorous looks to grace the red carpets of events near and far. But as 2015 draws to a close, we can’t help but recall the most fashionable, eye-catching looks of the year that made us stop in our tracks.
Kicking off awards season in a sparkly Zuhair Murad number was Giuliana Rancic, who stunned on the Emmys red carpet in the embellishment-encrusted gown. Rancic’s gown was complemented by soft, subtle waves and dainty jewelry.
In an equally breathtaking look on country’s night to rock, Jennifer Nettles took to the red carpet of the CMAs in a pale pink gown with a mesh-covered bodice and beading at the chest. She completed her striking look with upswept hair and dramatic eye makeup.
To celebrate Glamour’s 25th Women of the Year Awards, singer Jennifer Hudson rocked the red carpet in a slate-grey gown with floral appliqués and a plunging neckline. The singer polished off her look with some sparkly bangles and earrings.
Taking the British Fashion Awards by storm in a stunning black and white number was model Jourdan Dunn, who took to the red carpet in the colorblocked number that was complete with waist cutouts and a thigh-high slit. She completed her mock-neck gown with silver single-strap sandals and minimal jewelry.
Wearing an out-of-this-world style for the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was Lupita Nyong’o, who wore an Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture crystal-encrusted gown complete with satin-trimmed cutouts. The actress topped off her look with a bright red lipstick and Chopard jewelry.
While all of these ladies were styled to perfection in 2015, there is one thing to remember from their looks to apply to the way we dress not just in 2016, but in all years to come:
The key to any good outfit is confidence; when you feel good about yourself and what you’re wearing, it immediately elevates everything from the simplest T-shirt and jeans to the most elaborate couture gown.
So in 2016, remember that you are beautiful, and dress like you know you’re beautiful.