The 12 Most Unforgettable Dresses of 2016’s Red Carpet Events

Before we bid goodbye to this strong year of sartorial wins, let us take a look back at a dozen of the most stunning dresses we’ve seen on the red carpet this year. These will forever be etched in our fashion subconscious.

1. Claire Danes’ LED dress at the MET Gala (Full Story)

Claire Danes at the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum Art in New York on May 2, 2016.

Taken from Zac Posen’s Instagram account.

Who will ever forget Claire Danes’ ball gown at this year’s MET Gala? That thing screamed fairy tale princess, from its sweetheart bodice all the way down to its full skirt. But while the gown from Zac Posen looked spectacular in the daylight, it turned out to be unforgettable once the lights went out. The twinkling gown was outfitted with numerous LED lights.

2. Blake Lively at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (Full Story)

Blake Lively at the 69th Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Slay Back” in France on May 13, 2016.

The 29-year-old’s second pregnancy did not stop her from looking spectacular at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. All her looks this year have been stunning but we’re particularly smitten with this Vivienne Westwood number that boasted of embellished bodice and tiered skirt. Blake looked like a living, breathing Disney princess.

3. Zendaya Coleman at the 2016 Golden Globes After Party

Zendaya Coleman at The Weinstein Company and Netflix 2016 Golden Globes After Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 11, 2016.

We absolutely love the 20-year-old’s red tiered gown from Marchesa she wore to the Golden Globes After Party. Apparently, so did the rest of the world seeing as how it’s still ubiquitous on many social media platforms.

4. Alessandra Ambrosio at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (Full Story)

 Alessandra Ambrosio at the 69th Cannes Film Festival premiere of “The Last Face” on May 20, 2016.

The Victoria’s Secret model floored us with her Zuhair Murad outfit that was basically a cross between a gown and a jumpsuit. With all those embellishments, it’s easy to understand why we can’t forget this look.

5. Nicole Kidman at the 2016 Met GALA

Nicole Kidman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: Magnus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Met Museum in New York on May 2, 2016.

The actress brought the entire galaxy with her to this year’s MET Gala. Nicole’s caped Alexander McQueen dress with galaxy embellishments adhered to the gala’s futuristic theme perfectly.

6. Chanel Iman at the amfAR Fundraiser Event

Chanel Iman at the amfAR fundraiser event at Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc in France on May 19, 2016.

Daring meets modest. That’s the vibe we got from the model’s Marchesa dress at this year’s amfAR fundraiser event.

7. Kendall Jenner at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (Full Story)

 Kendall Jenner at the premiere of ‘Mal de Pierres’ (From the Land of the Moon) at the Grand Theatre Lumiere in Cannes on May 15, 2016.

The reality star and model pulled all the stops at the Cannes Film Festival this year. She set the red carpet on fire in this custom see-through creation from Roberto Cavalli.

8. Gigi Hadid at the American Music Awards 2016

Gigi Hadid at The American Music Awards 2016 in Los Angeles on November 21, 2016.

The 21-year-old channeled her inner bohemian goddess in this Roberto Cavalli lace frock at the AMAs this year. We loved how edgy she looked without going overboard.

9. Olivia Culpo at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (Full Story)

Olivia Culpo at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 19, 2016.

Another Zac Posen dress that twinkled in the night! The only difference is that this dress that Olivia wore wasn’t equipped with electrical lights.

10. Emilia Clarke at the U.K. premiere of “Me Before You” (Full Story)

 Emilia Clarke poses playfully on the red carpet before the UK premiere of “Me Before You” in London on May 25, 2016.

The British actress was a ray of sunshine at her movie’s London premiere in a lace tiered dress from premium fashion blogger-turned-fashion designer, Ulyana Sergeenko. This is a dress that will instantly make you look pretty!

11. Elle Fanning at Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood (Full Story)

Elle Fanning at Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood presented by Pixhug in Los Angeles on August 16, 2016.

Elle Fanning was a sight to behold in a quirky dress from the Marc Jacobs Resort 2017 collection. This dress begged for attention with its over-the-top embellishments.

12. Lily Collins at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards (Full Story)

Lily Collins at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica on December 11, 2016

Just recently, the 27-year-old stunned in an Elie Saab bell-sleeved dress. This dress suited the actress to perfection.

What do you think of these dresses? Did you find them as unforgettable as we do?

Credit: WENN/ FayesVision/ Euan Cherry/ Dennis Van Tine/ Future Image/ Apega/ Joe/ Michael Boardman

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