Before the next round of award shows begin, we're taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting the most memorable red carpet outfits of 2019. From the Grammys to the Met Gala, and every film festival in between, there were countless celebrity looks that made our jaws drop out of sheer admiration. Some of our absolute favorites include Blake Lively's yellow dress (that's when she debuted her baby bump!) and Cardi B's pearl-themed Grammys outfit. Join us to relive some of the best red carpet ensembles ever, ahead.
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The singer arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar After-Party in a glittery high-low dress from Zuhair Murad Couture. The gown gave off glamorous under-the-sea vibes and suited the nighttime festivities.
Kendall skipped the actual award show red carpet, but came to the Oscars after-party in this dangerously-revealing Rami Kadi dress. How does one rock this dress with undergarments? You don't. She also wore Alevi Milano shoes.
Dresses are overrated sometimes, we know. Zoë Kravitz picked a gold bralette from Tiffany & Co. and paired it with a Saint Laurent skirt, shoes, and bag for her Oscars after-party look. This ensemble was a look only Kravitz could pull off.
This magenta gown is perfect for hiding food babies and feeling comfortable, thanks to the voluminous silhouette. It even had pockets! Chan stunned in the color, making a splash on the Oscars red carpet.
The singer very rarely pops up on major red carpets, but showed up to the Cannes Film Festival in this pale pink two-piece Louis Vuitton set and Bulgari jewels. Gomez looked like a true Hollywood starlet.
The actress, hands down, took best-dressed at the Cannes Film Festival; she debuted one amazing look after another. Our personal favorite was this jacquard gown with rose rampage and pistachio lace encrustations (fancy) from Valentino Haute Couture. The sweet braids helped complete the romantic and ethereal look.
The actress arrived on the Oscars red carpet in a metallic silver Celine dress with a thigh-high slit, which showed off her Jimmy Choo shoes, and a plunging back. She looked regal and elegant.
The actress and her stylist Jason Bolden continue to take risks with her fashion, and the looks always pay off. Case in point, this Fendi Couture catsuit from the house's fall 2018 collection. Yara wore it with a transparent tulle dress with a bejeweled collar and hundreds of Cartier crystals.
The Duchess of Sussex has a soft spot for McQueen creations when it comes to important events. Here, she wore a one-shoulder gown from the fashion house when she attended the BAFTAs at Royal Albert Hall in London with Prince William. The Duchess, who usually opts for more conservative pieces, looked modern and gorgeous with this bare-shoulder moment.
After-parties at the Oscars call for more fun ensembles, and this see-through dress by Yanina Couture hits the mark. Roberts looked like a radiant diamond, and the pop of red lip gave off old Hollywood vibes.
The actress channeled Poison Ivy at the Emmys in an emerald Vera Wang corset dress that draped at the waist. She continued the monochrome vibe with satin emerald green pumps by Brian Atwood. She won best-dressed that night in our books.
The singer stuck with a classic white dress for the SAG Awards, choosing a haute couture look from Dior. She accessorized with Tiffany & Co Blue Book collection jewelry and white Jimmy Choo shoes. A vampy dark lip and smokey eyes kept the outfit from looking too sweet and angelic.
The actress wore a custom Michael Kors dress to the SAG Awards and carried a Jimmy Choo clutch. It was a winning look for the actress, who also won an award that night for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in A Quiet Place.
Only a few actors break out of the black tux mold on the red carpet. Timothee Chalamet is one of them. The 23-year-old actor is one of Hollywood's best-dressed male stars as evidenced by this silver Haider Ackermann ensemble with black boots at the Venice Film Festival.
As the face of Chanel's Gabrielle fragrance, the actress repped the fashion house at just about every red carpet event in 2019. Here, she stunned in a white and gold column Chanel dress with a plunging neckline at the SAGs.
Though Emma Stone can rock a gown with the best of them, she'll sometimes choose a pair of trousers. The actress showed up to the SAGs in this intricate Louis Vuitton blouse with black pants. The outfit was different, but still felt formal enough for the big night.
One of the most memorable televised moments in 2019 was when Camila Cabello wore this Balmain dress and performed on stage with Shawn Mendes to their song "Señorita" at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. She looked like an angel-slash-goddess and their fans, of course, freaking out appropriately at the duo's chemistry and looks on stage.
The singer arrived to the MTV Video Music Awards in a printed Versace blazer dress and thigh-high black boots. The rather colorful ensemble set the stage for the performer to debut similar pieces when she performed at the awards show.
The model arrived to the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards in a two-piece Charlotte Knowles set with Gianvito Rossi shoes. Hello, major abs moment.
The Kardasian-Jenner clan popped up at the Emmys, much to everyone's surprise. While Kim went for a more understated black dress, Kendall wore a black liquid-like bodysuit under a bold floral gown. The Richard Quinn look was unforgettable.
So Miley didn't exactly walk the red carpet in this look, but the reason was understandable. The singer made a last-minute appearance to the show not long after the news broke about her and Liam Hemsworth's split. She performed "Slide Away" in a simple black minidress and heels.
The singer practically broke the internet with her abs in this Moschino by Jeremy Scott top and skirt at the Billboard Music Awards. Cardi B channeled genie-in-a-bottle vibes.
If you didn't already know, the actress is a Chanel girl (she has appeared in their fragrance campaigns). She traded in her typically more masculine silhouettes for this feminine pink gown at the Venice Film Festival. The fuchsia lace bustier dress was from the fall/winter 2019 Haute Couture collection.
This yellow Retrofête dress will always be remembered as the lewk that Blake wore to debut her baby bump at her husband's movie premiere in NYC. She gave birth to her third child, a baby girl, in October.
How to make a black dress a little more interesting: add a giant bow to the shoulder. Ciara wore this Stéphane Rolland fall 2018 haute couture design to the Billboard Music Awards. The gown was the perfect mix of elegance and flare for the red carpet.
Jennifer Lopez, in Ralph and Russo, and Lady Gaga, in Celine by Hedi Slimane, posing together at the Grammys. That's all we have to say, folks.
Usually, there are one or two outfits at the Grammys that make you do a double take. Katy Perry was wearing one of them. She arrived to the Grammys in this Balmain dress that reminded us of...a (very delicious) pink frosted cupcake.
No one could hold a match to Cardi B's over-the-top oyster shell ensemble from Mugler at the Grammys. (Sorry, Katy.) The singer even wore a headpiece made of pearls to drive home the point.
There were so many good looks at this year's Met Gala, one of them Serena's yellow Atelier Versace dress covered in pink butterflies. You can't see them in this shot, but the tennis star wore Off-White for Nike sneakers underneath her dress for her more comfortable evening ahead.
The theme for the Met Gala this year was "camp," and no one does it better than Moschino. Katy Perry rocked a design from the fashion house, choosing to be a chandelier for the night. We have to say, this would also make a pretty good Halloween costume.