MTV Style Best Of 2010: Top Trends

Soon the ball will drop on 2010 and we’ll ring in a brand spankin’ new year full of menswear-inspired trousers and honeysuckle-colored blouses (so say the trend forecasters). But before “old acquaintance be forgot” we’d like to take you back—back to the fashion and beauty moments of 2010 that made us smile (Rihanna’s red hot hair), laugh (Katy Perry’s snowman performance ensemble), and say to ourselves “WTF?!” (Lady Gaga’s meat dress).

First up? Top trends. From the mono-shoulder to tutu ensembles, these were the looks that we spotted over, and over…AND OVER again. But, you know what? We never got tired of seeing them reincarnated to fit different celebrities’ unique personalities.

CUT OUT DRESSES: Walking around in torn clothes used to be uncouth. In 2010, however, wearing a slashed, Zoro-treated dress, like those ofRoxy Olin, Leighton Meester, AnnaLynne McCord and Audrina Patridge, looked sexy and fresh.

Roxy Olin at the Fashion Fighting for the Cure party in New York on Oct. 6, Leighton Meester at Fashion’s Night Out in New York on Sept. 7, AnnaLynne McCord at the AFM party in Santa Monica, Calif., on Nov. 5, and Audrina Patridge at ’The Hills Live: A Hollywood Ending’ finale event held in Hollywood on July 13.
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LACE: The dainty, vintage-y fabric showed up in all kinds of hues, from the more traditional whites and creams that Lauren Conrad and Taylor Swift wore, to the red carpet-matching crimson Michelle Williams wore.

Lauren Conrad at Barnes & Noble in New York on Oct. 5., Michelle Williams at the ’Blue Valentine’ premiere in London on Oct. 15, and Taylor Swift at BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards 2010 in London on Nov. 14.
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LEOPARD: From Keri Hilson’s casual-cool blouse and Rachel Bilson’s shoulder-showing gown, to Rihanna’s fitted top and pencil skirt combo, animal prints turned basic pieces fierce.

Keri Hilson at the ’So Kodak’ launch in New York on Oct. 5, Rachel Bilson at a Roberto Cavalli party in Paris on Sept. 29, and Rihanna in Dublin on May 25.
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ONE-SHOULDER: It’s no wonder TONS of celebs, including Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart and Miley Cyrus, bared arms in single-strap dresses and jumpers—the one-shoulder silhouette is easier to wear than strapless frocks and just as gorgeous.

Rihanna at an after-party in Hollywood on July 21, Kim Kardashian at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City on Aug. 8, Kristen Stewart at a ’Welcome To The Rileys’ screening in New York on Oct. 18, and Miley Cyrus at ’The Last Song’ premiere in Los Angeles on March 25.
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SHEER: Stealing the spotlight was a cinch for Kristen Stewart, Florence Welch and Stephanie Pratt, who were just a handful of stars who strategically showed some skin in partially see-through sheaths.

Kristen Stewart at ’The Runaways’ premiere in Los Angeles on March 11, Florence Welch performing at the V Festival in Chelmsford, England on Aug. 21, and Stephanie Pratt at the ’Middle Men’ premiere in Los Angeles on Aug. 5.
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TUTUS: These full-bodied mini-skirts weren’t just for ballerina’s and three-year-olds. While Rihanna and Christina Ricci attended parties and benefits in the girly getup, Katy Perry performed in tutus…more than once!

Rihanna at Topshop in London on Oct. 4, Christina Ricci at the 2010 Library Lions Benefit in New York on Nov. 1, and Katy Perry performs at MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia on July 31.
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PRINTS AND PATTERNS: Many stars, like Lea Michele, Whitney Port, and Keira Knightley, shelved their monochromatic looks for fun florals, mixed graphics and poppy mosaics.

Lea Michele at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City on Aug. 8, Whitney Port at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on June 20, and Keira Knightley at the Nominees Lunch for the 2010 Laurence Olivier Awards in London on March 2.
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SEQUINS: It didn’t matter if they were gold, silver, or bronze, stars (including Amanda Michalka and Audrina Patridge) who wore glam sequins cocktail dresses were all winners.

Amanda Michalka at the ’Secretariat’ premiere in Hollywood on Sept. 30 and Audrina Patridge at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City on June 6.
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BEIGE: Beige used to be boring. Not anymore! Mila Kunis and Olivia Wilde wore glamorous gowns in the hue, while Blake Lively and Frieda Pinto made the shade fun and flirty.

Mila Kunis at the ’Black Swan’ premiere in New York on Nov. 30, 2010, Blake Lively at the Lorraine Schwartz ’2BHAPPY’ launch in New York on Nov. 22, Freida Pinto at the ’Miral’ photocall in London on Oct. 18, and Olivia Wilde at the Resnick Pavilion opening in Los Angeles on Sept. 25.
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UNDERSTATED SEXY: Finding the perfect balance between bum and rico-suave became the goal of guys in Hollywood. With just the right amount of wrinkle in their suits and looseness in their ties, Alexander Skarsgard, Andrew Garfield, and Jake Gyllenhaal were just a few of the MANY stars to pull it off perfectly.

Alexander Skarsgard at the ’Metropia’ premiere in New York on April 24, Andrew Garfield at ’The Social Network’ photocall in London on Oct. 7, and Jake Gyllenhaal at the ’Love & Other Drugs’ premiere in Hollywood on Nov. 4.
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