Fashion bible Vogue has released its official list of best dressed women from the past 12 months – and to the surprise of absolutely no one, Meghan Markle made the top 10.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently expecting her first child, is joined by members of Hollywood and pop music royalty including Lady Gaga, Emma Stone, Zoe Kravitz and Saoirse Ronan in the annual round-up. Her sister-in-law Kate, however, didn’t make the list for 2018.
Meghan’s most applauded look was, of course, her stunning Givenchy wedding gown, with Vogue calling the dress ‘the biggest fashion commission of the year’. However, they also noted how she’s since mixed high street with high-end, and now she’s ‘revitalising maternity dressing’, so it’s been a year of style successes all round.
Here’s the list in full – which outfit is your favourite?
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When actress and comedienne Tracie commits to a look, she ‘really commits’, Vogue says (a case in point in this pink Valentino couture).
With two new head stylists, Sandra Amador and Tom Eerebore, Gaga launched both a successful acting career and a new lease of personal style in 2018.
The icon that sparked 1,000 news stories, Meghan’s fashion choices have provided hit after hit throughout 2018.
Zoe’s style was praised for being ‘pleasingly not nonsense’, flipping from pretty to punky as required.
Zendaya may be a former Disney star, but now the American actress and singer has ‘eschewed anything sugary and gone for shut-the-front-door fashion’, says Vogue.
Model and Vogue cover girl Paloma has got streetwear and sports-luxe nailed, but also knows how to turn up the sultry glamour.
‘Sheath silhouettes and futuristic shoes were her fail-safe formula,’ Vogue noted of Saoirse’s 2018 wardrobe – but added that she’s also not afraid to experiment.
Met Gala look aside, Rihanna wowed this year in Givenchy, Poiret and Louis Vuitton menswear.
Emma made the line-up because ‘her red carpet wardrobe comes with a no-fuss ruling’, and of course, the way she pulls off the colour red itself.
The team at Vogue dubbed Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma ‘immaculate’, adding that they loved her repeated choices of ‘pared-back, grown-up tailoring’.