15 of the Most Ravishing Red-Carpet Queens of 2012

Photo by: Charles Sykes/Corbis
We're well aware that the word "mellow" isn't in Solange Knowles' wardrobe vocab, but this solid canary-yellow creation packed a major punch on Bey's lil' sis. The ... more 
Photo by: Charles Sykes/Corbis
We're well aware that the word "mellow" isn't in Solange Knowles' wardrobe vocab, but this solid canary-yellow creation packed a major punch on Bey's lil' sis. The peplum Rachel Roy gown she wore to the Met Ball was matched with metallic Edie Parker clutch, edgy Jennifer Fisher jewels, and the best accessory of all - a full head of natural curls.

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Thu, Dec 27, 2012 11:38 AM EST
By Sarah St. Lifer, Refinery29


Considering how many red carpets occur in a single week, you can imagine how tough a task it was for us to sort through all the styles of 2012. Not that we're complaining - reliving every black-tie moment from Cannes to SoCal has been quite the exciting sartorial journey. And, after sorting through thousands of looks, polling R29 HQ, and taking into account the full-package factor (dress, shoes, makeup, et cetera), we've gathered the gals who straight-up nailed it.



Between the ball gowns, cocktail dresses, and festive frocks, we had quite the assignment on our hands. Peruse our lineup and let us know which leading lady takes the cake in your book. And, let's not forget - the 2013 awards season is quickly approaching, meaning we've got loads of haute happenings on the horizon!



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