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The 50 most memorable red carpet looks of 2014

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To summarise 2014 in fashion we’d use two words; bright and elegant.

It was a stellar year for classic red carpet moments with Lupita Nyong'o and Victoria Beckham creating waves in simple but spectacular dresses.

There was a return to old-school glamour and sophistication and whether it was Kate Moss in a stunning Stella McCartney or Blake Lively in Gucci, the trend for classic, bold pieces dominated throughout the year.

Designers who specialise in clean lines and striking looks, from Oscar de le Renta to Stella McCartney, were the flavour of 2014 with their designs appearing on many of the year’s best dressed stars. 

Click on the gallery below to see our picks

(Images: Rex Features)

  • Lupita Nyong'o

    In Ralph Lauren at the Golden Globe Awards

  • Angelina Jolie

    In YSL at the Baftas

  • Kim Kardashian

    In a Celia Kritharioti dress at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Oscars, Elton John AIDS Foundation Party, Los Angeles

  • Beyonce

    In Givenchy at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Katy Perry

    In a Valentino dress at the 2014 Grammy Awards

  • Helen Mirren

    In Jenny Packham at the Golden Globe Awards

  • Emma Watson

    In a Dior Couture dress at the Golden Globe Awards

  • The Duchess of Cambridge

    In Roksanda Ilincic for a reception at the Sydney Opera House

  • Zooey Deschanel

    In Oscar de la Renta at the Golden Globe Awards

  • Michelle Dockery

    In Rosie Assoulin for the Primetime Emmy Awards 

  • Jessica Chastain

    In Oscar de la Renta at the National Board of Review Awards, New York

  • Reese Witherspoon

    In Calvin Klein at the Golden Globes

  • Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

    In a Rani Zakhem dress at the Golden Globe Awards

  • Lena Dunham

    In Zac Posen at the Golden Globe Awards

  • Olivia Wilde

    In Gucci at the Golden Globe Awards

  • Amy Adams

    In Antonio Berardi at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Alexa Chung

    In Balenciaga at the Golden Globe Awards after party 

  • Allison Williams

    In Alexander McQeen at the screening of Girls season three premiere, London

  • Emilia Clarke

    In Calvin Klein at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Anna Gunn

    In Monique Lhuillier at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Anna Kendrick

    In an Azzaro dress at the 2014 Grammy Awards

  • Diane Kruger

    In Elie Saab at The Better Angels Film Premiere, 64th Berlinale International Film Festival, Berlin

  • Gillian Anderson

    At the WilliamVintage Dinner Pre-BAFTA, London

  • Rita Ora

    In Marchesa at the Elle Style Awards, London

  • Cate Blanchett

    In Armani Prive at the Oscars

  • Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne, Sienna Miller, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss

    All in Kate Moss X Topshop for the launch of the new line

  • Emma Stone

    In Versace for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 world premiere, London

  • Cara Delevingne

    In Stella McCartney at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Victoria Beckham

    In Victoria Beckham at Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    In Oscar de la Renta at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Kendall Jenner

    In a Nichola Jebran gown for the 25th MuchMusic Video Awards, Toronto

  • Kerry Washington

    In Prada at the Primetime Emmy Awards 

  • Poppy Delevingne

    At the Chanel Dinner celebrating No5 the film, New York

  • Olivia Coleman

    In Victoria Beckham at the BAFTA Britannia Awards, Los Angeles

  • Alexa Chung

    In Stella McCartney at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

  • Olivia Palermo

    In Emilia Wickstead at the British Fashion Awards, London

  • Kate Moss

    In a Stella McCartney bodysuit and sheer dress at Mario Testino's 60th birthday party

  • Jourdan Dunn

    In Topshop at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Rihanna

    In Adam Selman at the CFDA Fashion Awards, New York

  • Taylor Swift

    In Gucci at the 2014 Grammy Awards

  • Emily Blunt

    In Prada at The Edge of Tomorrow film premiere

  • Keira Knightley

    In Chanel at the Chanel catwalk show Paris Fashion Week

  • Kate Bosworth

    In Stella McCartney at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion

  • Nicole Richie

    In an H&M dress at the Baby2Baby gala, Los Angeles

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    In Christian Dior at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 film premiere, London

  • Solange Knowles

    In CAlvin Klein at the CFDA Fashion Awards

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    In Prada at the Golden Camera Awards in Berlin, Germany

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    In Balmain at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating Charles James: Beyond Fashion

  • Ashley Madekwe

    In a Wes Gordon dress at the amfAR Milano 2014, Museo della Permanente, Milan

  • Blake Lively

    In Gucci at the Grace of Monaco film premiere, 67th Cannes Film Festival

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