After a few years of social restrictions related to the pandemic, we’ve been somewhat deprived of the great style of celebrities – but 2022 more than makes up for it. As fashion week and awards season returned to its usual schedule, we were able to enjoy celebrity fashion and it felt as if the freshmen and style teams were making up for lost time.
Whether they’re digging into the archives for a nostalgic red carpet moment, nailing a difficult theme, or simply making everyday outfits look effortlessly chic, the world’s most stylish celebrities are here to entertain and inspire us with their impeccable wardrobes.
Below, we round up the 10 best-dressed women of 2022, in no particular order.
Since she first set foot in the White House, Michelle Obama has been praised for her style and seen by many as an inspiration to master the dress code, upgrade up-and-coming designers, and dress up the workplace. This year, however, we’ve seen a different side of Obama, where he’s been able to adopt a more relaxed (and we dare say ‘cooler’) look.
The former First Lady appeared in public while promoting her new book, The Light We Carry, in the second half of 2022, and we’ve seen her adopt a much more trendy wardrobe than in the past.
From double denim to head-to-toe leather, lots of sequins and even sportswear, Obama has embarked on a new path with his wardrobe, away from the stuffy dress codes of politics and towards a more relaxed and freer style of dressing. She wore Ganni, Balmain, Brandon Maxwell, and even animal Versace. It looks like she’s having more fun with fashion than ever and it suits her very well.
Every year, there’s always at least one debuting red carpet star, and in 2022 that was undoubtedly Taylor Russell. The Canadian actress, who co-starred with Timothy Chalamet in Bones and All, one of the most talked about movies of the year, used her promotional tour to be on the fashion map.
Clearly not afraid to take any risks on the red carpet, Russell has embraced the daring and trendy silhouettes of names like Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Loewe. In many ways, a breath of fresh air in Hollywood is happy to step outside of her comfort zone and take on some of the season’s hottest trends. This has made him one of the most exciting faces to watch on the red carpet, and we’re sure this is just the beginning.
When it comes to effortless street style, Hailey Bieber has long been building her reputation as one of the most influential names to know. The model, who has also inspired countless beauty trends this year, has carved out a niche when it comes to street style, often making use of a muted color palette, expert tailoring and a perfectly polished aesthetic. In 2022, with a new stylist on board, he solidified his uniform and carried it to the red carpet with great success.
In short, now under the guidance of stylist Karla Welch, the model has upgraded her wardrobe. She started to adopt minimalism in her evening dresses and preferred tight-fitting, body-fitting dresses like Saint Laurent. It’s all about unpretentious complexity, and it works for it.
It could well be said that the Venice Film Festival had its most successful, headline-making year ever – at least strictly in terms of fashion. This was largely thanks to stars like Tessa Thompson and Jodie Turner-Smith (read more about her) who created some of the biggest – and most unexpected – red carpet moments of the year; first in dramatic Elie Saab, puffy Marc Jacobs and sculptural Armani Privé.
However, it wasn’t just Venice where Thompson shone. While promoting Westworld and Thor: Love and Thunder, the actress stepped forward with a number of memorable looks, including a liquid-look dress from Armani and a fully sheer long gold dress from up-and-coming Interior.
A huge thank you to Thompson and his stylists Wayman Deon and Micah McDonald for creating some of the most exciting red carpet fashions of 2022.
Some actresses clearly enjoy dressing up for the red carpet, and Anya Taylor-Joy is a prime example of that right now. Whether attending awards shows, sitting in the front row at fashion week or a movie premiere, she never sticks to a simple fashion formula and always sticks to a complete look that makes her so fun to watch.
This year, Taylor-Joy played with her personal style, adopting a different aesthetic for different events. We saw her team in a black veil and a sheer Dior ball gown, daring to don Schiaparelli’s giant wedges, embrace latex at Alexander McQueen, and even step into Dior’s giant-ringed skirt. Few can pull off all these clothes.
Anne Hathaway is not new to the Hollywood scene, but 2022 has seen her enjoying a fashion renaissance that delights her fans. While most of the internet likened it to the make-up of Devil Wears Prada character Andy Sachs, it was actually much more subtle than that; stylist Erin Walsh polished the look.
The actress stood out at Cannes in a beautiful white sequined Armani Privé dress and a Gucci mini dress with flashy sunglasses, while at one point she also played with Valentino pink and wore a very flamboyant David Koma dress at the WeCrashed premiere.
He always exuded confidence. Hathaway seems to be in a new phase with her personal style and we can’t wait to see where she goes next.
Another star to wow in Venice this year is Jodie Turner-Smith, who has become a hit on the fashion scene for wearing bright colours, unexpected silhouettes and a variety of brands and embracing the joy that clothing can bring.
This year’s red carpet appearances included a Met Gala suit that was definitely the most colorful Venice Film Festival wardrobe we’ve ever seen (she was dressed in a beaded, fringed leotard for Gilded Glamor and a full skirt from Gucci) (Rainbow Christopher John Rogers dresses, Harbison’s bright blue bespoke design and an all-over denim Balmain ball gown) and wrapped up the year by hosting the Fashion Awards, where she took the stage with a variety of statement pieces, including some eye-catching green Gucci.
All in all, it was a pleasure to watch Turner-Smith’s fashion in 2022.
It was a big year for Florence Pugh, who starred in some of the most talked about movies of the year;
The British actress seems to have found her style easily, approaching every event with great confidence. Her style isn’t so apologetic – she’s usually girly (she likes a cute taffeta dress) but what she’s wearing always has an edge, whether it’s her slick hair, dark makeup, or vampire accessories.
The look she makes the most headlines makes this point perfectly. Pugh wore a Barbie pink Valentino dress at the house’s couture fashion show in July; It was girly, fluffy and made of tulle, but it was also completely sheer. When the trolls decided to criticize her “two cute little nipples” she had an excellent reaction.
“My job in this industry has always been to say ‘fuck it and fuck it’ when someone expects my body to evolve into an idea of what is sexy or sexually appealing… Magic. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect everyone. respect women. show.”
Without apologizing to him.
It’s impossible not to mention Rihanna in 2022 without mentioning the celebrity style. Announcing her first pregnancy in predictably glamorous fashion in January, the singer completely shattered the maternity style rulebook, paving the way for pregnant women everywhere to dress as they please.
Rihanna took care to wear sheer, sticky or tight-fitting suits during her pregnancy, refusing to hide her body. This perhaps shouldn’t be seen as particularly groundbreaking in 2022, and she’s certainly not the only star to eschew traditional maternity fashion in recent years. famous.
From sheer Dior dressing gowns to cropped tops and low-rise jeans, Rihanna embraced her personal style throughout her pregnancy and paved the way for us all to do the same.
She may have disagreed with her final outfit of 2022 — her Noughties-inspired dress over denim look reminiscent of the Jingle Bell Ball — but Katie Holmes remains one of our favorite celebs to watch when it comes to street style and front row style. .
Since being photographed a few years ago in that Khaite cardigan (and matching bralette) hauling a taxi, Holmes has been known for his unflinching approach to clothing, always looking perfectly put together but always very comfortable. We saw her master the white suit and hoodie at Fashion Week this year, continuing to specialize in dressing modestly, pairing ballet pumps with wide-leg jeans, and embracing leather over leather.
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