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IMAGES: The best-dressed stars of 2012!

Last updated on: December 31, 2012 09:52 IST

IMAGES: The best-dressed stars of 2012!

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From Deepika Padukone to Diane Kruger, here's a look at the most fashion-forward ladies of the year from India and across the world!

We already brought you the biggest red carpet fashion risks of 2012.

Now we bring you a look at some of our biggest style divas of the year, who've earned the title of fashionista with striking ensemble after striking ensemble. And it's not surprising that a lot of our Bollywood babes have successfully held off competition from Hollywood hotties in the style stakes -- here's who we are talking about!

Deepika Padukone

Dippy is a former model and when she steps out in public, she makes sure she has heads turning. She knows what suits her and never overdoes trends or bold cuts, always exuding just the right hint of sexiness in stunning outfits.


Image: Deepika Padukone
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Miranda Kerr

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This Victoria's Secret Angel looks great in lingerie, but she also looks fabulous fully clothed! Miranda mesmerises with her red-hot wardrobe picks, although, come to think of it, she'd be appealing even in a potato sack.


Image: Miranda Kerr
Photographs: Toby Canham/Getty Images and (right) D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Nomad Two Worlds

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Natasha Poonawala

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This Mumbai socialite is waaay ahead of the B-Town pack in terms of style!

With a closet that holds every conceivable label from Oscar de la Renta to Mary Katrantzou, Natasha could well hold her own against any international celebrity, mainly because she can carry off pretty much everything she slips into.


Image: Natasha Poonawala
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwynnie's had a very good year. The silver Prada cocktail she wore to the Met Gala in New York this May made waves, and she's followed it up with sartorial success after sartorial success, showcasing her amazing figure in the best of couture.


Image: Gwyneth Paltrow
Photographs: Jason Merritt and (right) Larry Busacca, both Getty Images

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Anushka Sharma

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If we were to hazard a guess, we'd say that Anushka has hired a new stylist. Her dress sense has evolved light years over the past few months and she's been generating quite a buzz with each appearance, channeling every look from grunge gal to belle of the ball.


Image: Anushka Sharma
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Jennifer Lawrence

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The Hunger Games actress loves showing off her curves and has done so on many an occasion in 2012, always beautiful and without a single fashion fail. Way to go!


Image: Jennifer Lawrence
Photographs: Stuart Wilson and (right) Dimitrios Kambouris, both Getty Images

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Sophie Choudry

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From demure to daring and colourblocking to houndstooth, Sophie's a trend tripper -- she's done them all and in style, to boot. You'll never catch this lovely lady having an off day.


Image: Sophie Choudry
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Victoria Beckham

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The erstwhile Posh Spice may no longer be a Spice Girl, but she's still posh! Running a hugely successful fashion empire that is raking in millions, Victoria is usually spotted in her own exclusive designs and her signature look is even imitated by fellow celebs.


Image: Victoria Beckham
Photographs: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images; (right) Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for British Consul General LA

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Kangna Ranaut

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Kangs is quite the couture chameleon. Granted, she hasn't always been able to pull off everything she's worn, but she's far more adventurous than her colleagues in the entertainment industry and usually looks like a million dollars.


Image: Kangna Ranaut
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Kristen Stewart

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On the personal front, Kristen has had a tough 2012, but this year has sealed her reputation as a fashion icon. She's worn some jaw-dropping numbers on the red carpet and looks so fantastic that it's hardly surprising boyfriend Robert Pattinson can't keep his distance!


Image: Kristen Stewart
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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Poorna Jagannathan

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With her statuesque frame, Poorna manages to look great in most outfits and presses her advantage by experimenting with her look frequently. From boho casuals to ethereal gowns, we've seen her wear it all -- and stylishly, at that.


Image: Poorna Jagannathan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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Considering she's one of the biggest fashion inspirations in the world, Kate simply can't be left out of any best-dressed list. Elegant, graceful and with never a hair out of place, she effortlessly mixes high street and high fashion labels, creating looks that millions of us imitate.


Image: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Photographs: Dominic Lipinski and (right) Eddie Mulholland, both WPA Pool/Getty Images

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Freida Pinto

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Our Hollywood export is certainly making her presence felt on the red carpet of late. From ravishing eveningwear to chic little summery numbers, Freida has a sartorial charm all her own and frequently sets tongues wagging in fashion circles.


Image: Freida Pinto
Photographs: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images for DIFF and (right) Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Paramount

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Diane Kruger

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The former model and actress probably deserves the 'best-dressed' title more than any other lady on this list -- and that's mainly because she doesn't use a stylist! Each of Diane's stunning looks is her own doing and she still manages to outdo most of her peers.


Image: Diane Kruger
Photographs: Andrew H Walker and (right) Kevin Winter, both Getty Images

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Sonam Kapoor

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Miss Kapoor is Bollywood's biggest style diva, decking herself out in everything from Masaba's quirky saris to Roberto Cavalli's breathtaking gowns. Adventurous, she takes risks with everything from retro appeal to classic glamour.


Image: Sonam Kapoor
Photographs: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

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Taylor Swift

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The country cutie is growing up and so is her wardrobe. In terms of fashion, Taylor is sophisticated way beyond her years and has shown up several far more seasoned fashionistas on the red carpet with her timeless choices.


Image: Taylor Swift
Photographs: Stephen Lovekin and (right) Caroline McCredie, both Getty Images

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Kalki Koechlin

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When you dare to be different, you stand out. And nobody knows that better than Kalki, who uses her model's body to do just that, wearing everything from ravishing red eveningwear to vintage '20s dresses.


Image: Kalki Koechlin
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar and (right) Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

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Emma Stone

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The Amazing Spider Man actress Emma exudes old-world glamour, dressing herself in the best of clothes that greatly enhance her natural beauty. Always impeccably turned out, this one!


Image: Emma Stone
Photographs: Jason Merritt an d (right) Christopher Polk, both Getty Images

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Neha Dhupia

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Like Emma, you'll never catch Neha looking anything less than perfect. The voluptuous star knows exactly what looks good on her and always manages to create a lasting impression with her unique but becoming picks.


Image: Neha Dhupia
Photographs: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com and (right) Pradeep Bandekar

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Blake Lively

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And finally we come to Blake, whose blonde bombshell appeal is enhanced by her fab wardrobe. She dresses to kill on the red carpet, decking up to the nines in the best of brands and high-end designer labels. Now that's style!


Image: Blake Lively
Photographs: Andrew H Walker/Getty Images for Chanel and (right) Michael Buckner/Getty Images

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