MTV Style Best Of 2010: Lovely Little White Dresses

Do you remember that “No White After Labor Day” rule? Yeah, well, it didn’t really apply in 2010. This year (from summer to winter) it was all about the Little White Dress. Celebs such as Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba chose the clean, crisp shade in everything from belted cocktail dresses to curve-hugging strapless shifts. Little Black Dress, you might want to watch your back!

ONE SHOULDER: The one-shoulder look was clearly having a moment on red carpets. Celebs like Selena Gomez and January Jones showed just how flattering the neckline/collarbone-revealing style could be by wearing it with little (if any) jewelry.

January Jones at the 2010 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 14, Kristen Stewart at “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Premiere in Los Angeles on June 24, Selena Gomez at the Univision Premios Juventud Awards in Miami on July 15.
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BELTED: Jessica Alba’s white dress collection runs deep (it was her favorite color to wear out and about). But the fashionista also has a TON of belts, which she used to brighten her look and cinch her waist.

Jessica Alba at the Chanel Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Show on July 6, at the Valentino Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Show on July 7, at the Boss Black Fashion Show in Berlin on July 8.
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DRAPEY: Glee star Naya Rivera and singer Selena Gomez added ancient flavor to their Grecian-inspired LWD with cowled sleeves.

Naya Rivera at Fox’s “Glee” Academy Event in Hollywood on July 27, Selena Gomez at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif., on August 8.
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A-LINE: It’s no wonder Elle Fanning, Ashley Greene, and Carrie Underwood all chose this ladylike silhouette—it’s flattering on ANY body type. If you’re thin, it creates curves; if you have curves, it makes them look hotter.

Elle Fanning at AMPAS 2nd Annual Governors Awards in Hollywood on Nov. 13, Ashley Greene at the 13th Annual Super Saturday Event in Water Mill, N.Y., on July 31, Carrie Underwood at the 45th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 18.
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LONG-SLEEVE: Gossip Girl Leighton Meester gave the long-sleeve minidress trend legs when she wore this intricately embroidered Emilio Pucci number to the Teen Choice Awards in August.

Leighton Meester at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif., on August 8. Photo: Getty Images

 

STRUCTURED HIPS: Whitney Port and Anne Hathaway created the illusion of an hourglass shape in white dresses with hip-slung ruffles. So sneaky!

Whitney Port at New York Fashion Week Show on Sept. 12, Anne Hathaway at the “Love & Other Drugs” Premiere in Hollywood on Nov. 4.
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POUFY: In addition to great hair and acting ability, we bet Dakota Fanning and her younger sister, Elle, share fashion tips, too. They were both spotted in voluminous/vintage-y toile dresses, which they both paired with black heels.

Dakota Fanning at the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on June 7, Elle Fanning at Elle Magazine’s Women in Hollywood Tribute in Beverly Hills Oct. 18.
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LONGER LENGTH GOWNS: Glee’s Amber Riley, Kim Kardashian, and Kirsten Dunst wore floor-grazing snowy dresses, debunking the myth that long white dresses are only for your wedding day.

Amber Riley and Kim Kardashian at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, Kirsten Dunst at the MOCA Los Angeles Gala on Nov. 13.
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STRAPLESS: Model Selita Ebanks and singer Taylor Swift showed off their toned arms in simple strapless dresses, which they paired with fab footwear.

Selita Ebanks at a Pre-Espys Party in Los Angeles on July 12, Taylor Swift at the 2010 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 6.
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KIM KARDASHIAN’S WHITE MINIS: On more than one occasion, Kim Kardashian flaunted her curves on the red carpet in short-short, gam-revealing shifts.

Kim Kardashian at a club appearance in Las Vegas on Feb. 13, at her fragrance launch in Toronto on May 4, at a party in Las Vegas on May 8.
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