10 Unforgettable Dresses that Made Headlines in 2015

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From stolen red carpet gowns to viral dress phenomenons, 2015 was filled with some unforgettable dresses and gowns that will forever be engraved in our fashion books. Below are 10 of the most memorable frocks that made headlines this year:

1. Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscars dress

The Oscars are always full of glamorous celebrities dressed in head-to-toe expensive designer garb. One particular dress caught the eye of some petty criminals and turned this into an after-Oscars saga that we will never forget. The stolen dress was a Calvin Klein couture gown embellished with pearls and worn by Lupita Nyong’o. The thieves later returned it because as it turns out, the pearls were all fake! Full story here.

Lupita Nyong’o at the 87th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 22, 2015

2. Kyemah McEntyre’s prom dress

One of our favorite Cinderella moments from 2015 is Kyemah McEntyre’s prom story. The talented girl was often bullied and called names but redemption came when she rocked a self-made couture printed dress that earned her the title of “Prom Queen” and also pretty much launched her career.

3. Rihanna’s Met Gala dress

One of Rihanna’s best looks of all time was her scene-stealing Met Gala ensemble. Wearing an unbelievably stunning yellow dress coat that was decorated with luscious fur and beautiful embroidery, everyone was at a standstill when RiRi stepped onto the red carpet. The gown was made by Chinese designer Guo Pei.

Rihanna at the 2015 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 4, 2015

4. Kendall Jenner’s Calvin Klein dress

Kendall Jenner made an unforgettable entrance at the amfAR Gala in Cannes, France when she confidently twirled and turned in a custom Calvin Klein Collection dress. The purple number had a gorgeous skirt and a bandeau-styled top. This look cemented Kendall as the one with the best and classiest style among the Jenner-Kardashian clan.

Kendall Jenner at the 68th Cannes Film Festival – amfAR’s Cinema Against Aids Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes Cannes, France on May 21, 2015

5. Jaden Smith’s Topshop striped dress

Everyone already kind of knows that the Smith family is far from being conventional, and Will and Jada let their kids do pretty much whatever they want. Jaden Smith made headlines when he posted a photo of himself wearing a Topshop sweater dress for women. Full story here.

Jaden Smith’s Instagram post where he’s wearing a Topshop women’s striped sweater dress — posted on April 10, 2015

6. Cinderella’s gown

The Cinderella movie remake shown this year received a lot of flak because people noticed that the Disney princess’ waist was so impossibly tiny. Producers were quick to defend that it was the corset and the angle that made the waist look so small. Full story here.

7. Caitlyn Jenner’s Versace wrap dress

Caitlyn Jenner chose to wear a sophisticated Atelier Versace wrap dress for one of the biggest moments of her life — the acceptance of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 Espy Awards. Although there were some controversies surrounding Caitlyn’s receipt of the award, we can’t deny that she looked great in that gorgeous white dress.

8. Kim Kardashian’s naked dress

The naked dress was such a big hit this year and everyone from Beyonce to Jennifer Lopez was wearing the sheer trend — even on the red carpet. Unsurprisingly, Kim K. had a lot of dress moments this year, but one of her most unforgettable red carpet looks of 2015 was the Roberto Cavalli sheer gown decorated with intricate beading and wispy feathers. While the dress was quite revealing, it looked surprisingly glamorous on her.

Kim Kardashian at the China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 4, 2015

9. Taylor Swift’s Grammy’s dress

Taylor Swift (and her gang of good-looking celeb BFFs) pretty much ruled 2015. One of the best and most beautiful dresses T. Swift sported this year was the stunning Elie Saab gown, which featured a mullet-style hemline and a gorgeous gradient turquoise color.

10. #thedress

Probably the most unforgettable dress moment of 2015 is the viral phenomenon that totally gripped the world. A certain dress photo became viral because of its phantom colors, which started a color debate — was it blue and black or white and gold? Celebrities and experts chimed in on #thedress that made rounds on social media, and even doctors and researchers tried to explain the mysterious phenomenon.

The dress is from Roman Originals, and it comes in a variety of colors. It is currently on sale on the retailer’s website, if you want to get your hands on this popular style.

Roman Originals Royal Blue #TheDress Lace Bodycon Dress, £15.00 (before: £50.00)

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