These Are the Best Red Carpet Looks of 2018—Hands Down

How many do you remember?


Every year, red carpets come and go—the SAGs, the Oscars, the VMAs, the Emmys, Cannes!—giving us more amazing dresses, than we can count. Choosing the best of the best is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Ahead, these are the best, most memorable, most lust-worthy outfits to walk a red carpet in 2018.

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Kendall Jenner in Schiaparelli

The model bared it all (but in an elegant way) on the red carpet at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in this see-through Schiaparelli gown.

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Gigi Hadid in Versace

The model wore a Versace creation reminiscent of stained glass to the 2018 Met Gala on May 7.

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Viola Davis in Michael Kors Collection

Davis attended the 2018 Academy Awards on March 4 in a bright pink Michael Kors Collection dress with matching clutch and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

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Constance Wu in Jason Wu

The star of Crazy Rich Asians attended the 2018 Emmy Awards on September 17. She wore a slinky sequined Jason Wu dress with Harry Winston jewels.

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Rihanna in Maison Margiela

Rihanna dressed like the pope at the 2018 Met Gala. Her three-piece jewel-encrusted outfit was from Maison Margiela.

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Angelina Jolie in Ralph & Russo

On January 11, Angelina attended the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards. She wore a Ralph & Russo dress (with a fun, feathery bodice), Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Neil Lane jewelry.

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Blake Lively in Versace

Blake stunned in her Versace dress for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7. She even had a hidden message in her outfit.

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Reese Witherspoon in Michael Kors

Witherspoon wore a rich red one-shoulder Michael Kors gown to the premiere of A Wrinkle in Time on February 26 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

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Thandie Newton in Brandon Maxwell

The actress attended the 2018 Emmy Awards on September 17 in a Brandon Maxwell dress and Harry Winston jewels.

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Ariana Grande in Vera Wang

The singer attended the 2018 Met Gala on May 7 in a Vera Wang gown featuring a reprint of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling panting. She finished the look with Butani earrings.

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Margot Robbie in Chanel

The best actress nominee wore a custom Chanel Haute Couture dress to the 2018 Academy Awards on March 4. She accessorized with a Chanel bag and jewels from the fashion house.

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Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo

For the 2018 Emmy Awards on September 17, Biel, who was nominated, wore a Ralph & Russo couture dress with Harry Winston jewels and a Tyler Ellis clutch.

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Issa Rae in Vera Wang

The Insecure star wore a Vera Wang jumpsuit with Tamara Mellon shoes and Piaget jewels to the 2018 Emmy Awards on September 17.

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Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham

The Duchess attended the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on February 18 in London. She wore a Jenny Packham emerald gown (and gorgeous emerald jewels to match!) and a Mascaro clutch.

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Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn

Clooney, a co-host of the 2018 Met Gala, wore a Richard Quinn outfit with Lorraine Schwartz jewels to the event on May 7.

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Joan Smalls in Roberto Cavalli

The model attended the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on May 12 in a Roberto Cavalli off-the-shoulder sheer dress.

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Dakota Fanning in Dior

The star attended the 2018 Emmy Awards on September 17. She wore a simple-yet-gorgeous pleated green Dior gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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Natalia Dyer in Dolce & Gabbana

The Stranger Things actress wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress with Jimmy Choo shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels to the 2018 Emmy Awards on September 17.

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Mandy Moore in Ralph Lauren

The This Is Us star looked striking in this Ralph Lauren gown (in a stunning shade of cobalt blue) at the SAG Awards on January 21 in L.A.

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Tiffany Haddish in Prabal Gurung

Haddish chose a Prabal Gurung dress for the 2018 Emmy Awards on September 17. The colors represented the flag of her father's country: Eritrea.

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Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé

Kidman looked every bit the Hollywood icon that she is at the 2018 Academy Awards. She wore an Armani Privé dress with Christian Louboutin heels and Platinum by Harry Winston jewels.

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Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein

The teenager looked somehow darling and cool in a pink Calvin Klein dress with Converse sneakers at the 2018 SAG Awards.

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Zoey Deutch in Elie Saab

The actress attended the 2018 Academy Awards in a sustainable Elie Saab archival gown with vintage details and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

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Octavia Spencer in Brandon Maxwell

Spencer attended the 2018 Academy Awards in a Brandon Maxwell dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels on March 4. She carried a Tyler Ellis clutch.

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Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab

The actress arrived to the premiere of Ocean's 8 on June 5 in NYC wearing an Elie Saab Haute Couture gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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Emily Blunt in Oscar de la Renta

For the NYC premiere of A Quiet Place on April 2, Blunt went with a geometric Oscar de la Renta dress, Gianvito Rossi shoes, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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Lupita Nyong'o in Versace

The Black Panther star attended the 2018 Academy Awards looking like the Oscar statue itself in a gold Versace dress, Alexandre Birman shoes, and Niwaka jewels.

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Cardi B in Ashi Studio

On January 28, the singer arrived to the 60th annual Grammy awards in NYC while wearing an Ashi Studio dress, Messika jewelry, and Christian Louboutin heels. We love the short skirt with train that seems to flow from her shoulders!

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Diane Kruger in Giorgio Armani Prive

Kruger arrived to the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on May 13 in a one-shoulder Giorgio Armani Prive gown in a soft and beautiful shade of pastel blue.

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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

The actress looked slightly edgier than usual in a Dior dress and Niwaka jewelry at the 2018 Academy Awards on March 4.

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