My friend K sent me the link to InStyle's compilation of the 100 Best Dresses of the Decade this week. She then blogged about her favorites. Taking her cue, I painstakingly scoured the list for my own favorites and share them with you here.
Kate Hudson in Versace, from 2003 is the # 1 dress.
Eva Mendes in Dior from the Golden Globes in 2009.
Gwen Stefani in Valentino at the 2004 Golden Globes
Cate Blanchett in Prada, 2000 BAFTA Awards
Kate Beckinsale in Givenchy, 2001
Halle Berry in Diane Von Furstenberg, 2006
A couple things I noticed right off the bat in looking at my choices, seems I prefer white/off white and sparkly. I'd wear each and every one of the dresses unaltered, except for the Eva Mendes dress. I'd have to take the front pouf off. The whole silhouette would be much more streamlined without it. It reminds me of a droopy flower. The only way I'd keep it on is if you could carry small items or snacks in it somehow. Since I doubt that, it's got to go.
The jewelry in all looks is very minimal, save for the Eva Mendes dress and she's rockin' the turquoise, which I LOVE! Halle's even got a simple strand necklace with turquoise beads.
While going through the list, there were a few dresses that came to mind that were not on the list and I thought should have been.
Michelle Williams in Vera Wang, Academy Awards 2006
Isaac Mizrahi, 2008
The yellow Vera Wang dress on Michelle Williams is one that sticks out of all the dresses and all the awards shows over the last decade. How could it not? She looked lovely and it's such a striking dress! A true stand out. The Isaac dress is a fun one because my sister in law M and I often choose a dress to "wear" for the Oscars. We'll ask, "who will you be wearing?" In 2008, this was my dress! I'd love to see it in person and OMG, to actually wear it for an occasion! I wish I had a dress up occasion coming soon! I guess I'll have to create one!