50 BEST DRESSED

Who won fash­ion in 2018? Meet this year’s most out­ra­geously el­e­gant orig­i­nals

InStyle (USA) - - Directory - by JEN­NIFER FERRISE & ERIC WIL­SON

WE round up the most fash­ion­able celebri­ties of 2018, from Jen­nifer Lopez to Yara Shahidi

1 JEN­NIFER LOPEZ Whether she’s re­defin­ing cou­ples-style goals with A-rod or turn­ing heads in yet an­other jaw-drop­ping Ver­sace gown, one thing’s for sure: Jenny from the block has never looked bet­ter.

2 CATE BLANCHETT

So­phis­ti­cated and avant-garde, Blanchett is right at home in vel­vet, feath­ers, se­quins, and pretty much any­thing else she throws on. Let’s just say we wouldn’t want to fol­low her on the step and re­peat.

3 ZOË KRAVITZ

Day­time pas­tels, peek­a­boo cropped tops… It’s hard to pre­dict what fash­ion’s res­i­dent cool girl will try next—and that’s just how she likes it. “Her style is very con­nected to her mood,” says stylist An­drew Muka­mal.

4 ZEN­DAYA

When it comes to sar­to­rial choices, Zen­daya al­ways goes with her gut. “She loves looks that feel light,” says stylist Law Roach. “When she puts some­thing on and we have an aha mo­ment, that’s when we know it’s a win­ner.”

5 RI­HANNA

For­get the slinky dresses. Now that Riri’s a power player in the fash­ion and beauty worlds, she’s dress­ing like a boss. Her daily uni­form of over­size jack­ets and jog­gers is both badass and en­tirely orig­i­nal.

6 SARAH PAUL­SON

Of all the boldly col­ored gowns Paul­son wore this year, one shone brighter than the rest for the star. “My neon green Prada [right] was ex­tra­or­di­nary,” she says. “I felt like an ex­trater­res­trial in cou­ture.”

7 KRIS­TEN STE­WART

Ste­wart does Coco proud when she leaves the heels at home and brings her re­bel­lious tomboy spirit to Chanel’s lat­est of­fer­ings.

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CHAR­L­IZE THERON in GIVENCHY

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LIYA KEBEDE in SO­NIA RYKIEL

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NI­COLE KID­MAN in GIVENCHY

11 YARA SHAHIDI

“What you wear is an ex­ten­sion of who you want to be—that’s what makes it so much fun.”

12 MIL­LIE BOBBY BROWN

Brown is the only 14-year-old we know who can take school­yard sta­ples, like Con­verse sneak­ers and cheer­lead­ing skirts, and make them look chic (with a cap­i­tal C). Call it high end meets high school.

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KERRY WASH­ING­TON in ATE­LIER VER­SACE

14

MAR­GOT ROB­BIE in LOUIS VUIT­TON

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RUTH NEGGA in MICHAEL KORS COL­LEC­TION

16

TRACEE EL­LIS ROSS

in CHRISTO­PHER KANE

17 LAURA HAR­RIER

Har­rier has a distinct way of de­scrib­ing her ef­fort­lessly cool sense of style: “It’s like Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes and Françoise Hardy had a baby,” she says.

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JANE FONDA

in BRAN­DON MAXWELL

19

MADE­LINE BREWER

in a GIOR­GIO AR­MANI suit

20 CON­STANCE WU

“The fash­ion in Con­stance’s film Crazy Rich Asians was such a fo­cal point, we wanted to have the same kind of im­pact on the red car­pet,” says stylist Mi­caela Erlanger, who out­fit­ted Wu in a string of high-wattage looks in­clud­ing this Ralph & Russo cre­ation (right) that featured more than 200,000 crys­tals.

21 LILY COLLINS

“I’m not afraid to let my cloth­ing have a voice,” says Collins. So what’s been speak­ing to her lately? “Vin­tage sports­wear, power suits, and any­thing white be­cause it’s so bright and fresh.”

22 PRIYANKA CHO­PRA

“I’m feel­ing very fem­i­nine this year,” says Cho­pra, who has re­cently adopted a fetch­ing ro­ta­tion of airy day dresses and stream­lined minis. Per­haps it’s be­cause she’s in love? Ei­ther way, we’re smit­ten.

23 WHOOPI GOLD­BERG

in CHRIS­TIAN SIRIANO

24 ELLE FAN­NING

Twenty-year-old Fan­ning has an el­e­gance that hear­kens back to Old Hol­ly­wood. “Thank you, Mai­son Valentino, for mak­ing me feel like Grace Kelly,” she said of her col­or­block cou­ture gown for the Ber­lin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val.

25 JU­DITH LIGHT

Bro­cade, stripes, snake­skin, oh my! Light shines bright in clas­sics served up with a dash of ec­cen­tric­ity.

26 BRIE LAR­SON

in SCOTCH & SODA

27 GEMMA CHAN

in OS­CAR DE LA RENTA

28 CAROLYN MUR­PHY

in GABRIELA HEARST

29 JANELLE MONÁE

in NI­CO­LAS JEBRAN

30 NAOMI CAMP­BELL

in CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

31 MICHELLE MONAGHAN

Monaghan’s style mantra? “Less is more,” she says. “Most of the time. Un­til it’s not, and then go for it, dar­ling.”

CHANEL

KATE SPADE NEW YORK

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