Best Dressed Celebrities of 2016

From Michelle Obama's dazzling choices to Rihanna's rebellious streetwear mix, individuality reigned supreme as the year's best dressed made heads turn


Launched this year, Zendaya's self-described inclusive clothing line Daya by Zendaya is a collaboration with her stylist Law Roach, and highlights the star's love of fashion. She sported many daring looks throughout the year, including this Paco Rabanne-inspired dress by Michael Kors to the Met Gala. Picture / Getty

Emma Stone has seen the year out on the promo circuit for her latest film La La Land in pretty looks not far removed from the retro wardrobe seen in the film. From floaty Prada (pictured) to lacy Giambattista Valli , the actress has kept things short and sweet for her red carpet appearances. Picture / Supplied

It was a big year for the Knowles sisters, with Beyonce releasing her album Lemonade in March followed by Solange's album A Seat At The Table in September. Solange’s stylistic music videos for songs Don't Touch My Hair and Crane's In The Sky showcased her thoughtful approach to fashion – wearing up and coming designers and artisanal looks, adding her own touches like a skew-whiff button on this Off-White suit. Picture / Getty

Lady Gaga's elegant turn in 2016 saw her in sleek white looks by stylist and designer Brandon Maxwell (pictured), a custom sparkling Gucci suit for her performance at the Super Bowl and Versace to accept a Golden Globe. Upon the release of her album Joanne later in the year, Gaga marked her latest style phase with wide brim pink hats by L.A based milliner Gladys Tamez. Picture / Getty

From her many fashion collaborations with brands such as Marks & Spencer and AG Jeans, Alexa's modern day ode to British cool continued to inspire this year. From ‘cool Alexa’ to ‘elegant Alexa’, wearing newcomers such as Ashley Williams (seen here at London Fashion Week) to red carpet favourite Prada. Picture / Getty

Whether in her favourite Armani or show stopping Gucci, as seen here at the IWC Gala in October, Cate's choices highlighted her love of theatre and drama. Picture / Getty

Bond girl Naomie Harris had a breakout year on the red carpet, wearing multi coloured cocktail dresses, metallic Gucci suits and this sequin Dolce & Gabbana dress at the premiere of Moonlight in Atlanta. Her choices have been bold and daring. Picture / Getty

Sienna Miller's return to form both on screen and on the red carpet has been well received. This look from the Prada Spring 2017 collection highlights Sienna's fun personality and playful approach to style. Picture / Supplied

No one else can mix haute couture and streetwear quite like Rihanna. Her fearless approach to fashion was distilled in her Fenty Puma collections, shown at New York and Paris Fashion Weeks, and her multiple outfit changes at the VMA Awards. This Saint Laurent fur coat was one of the coolest looks this year. Picture / Getty

Outgoing US First Lady Michelle Obama made an impact across the board, whether campaigning for Hillary Clinton or fulfilling the last of her duties at state events. She showcased an array of designers and memorable looks, from designers including Dries van Noten, Christian Siriano and Versace (pictured). Picture / Supplied. Read more about Michelle Obama's influence on fashion

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