A LOT can happen over the course of a year, especially when it comes to double-tap-worthy, OMG-I-can鈥檛-even celebrity style. Between glamorous red carpet premieres, noteworthy magazine covers and constant award show coverage (did she or didn鈥檛 she make the best-dressed list according to the fashion police?), it鈥檚 safe to say we swooned hard for our fave starlets (Blake! Beyonc茅! RiRi!) on more than one occasion. Don鈥檛 even get us started about the biggest celeb feuds that had us practically glued to our smartphones for play-by-play updates. What can we say; we鈥檙e #shameless. Ahead, we鈥檙e sharing our picks for the 10 celebrity style moments that topped 2016 (in no particular order) 鈥 which is no easy feat, considering the number of times we found ourselves oohing and aahing at acceptance speech organza gowns and colorful rainbow dresses this past year. We digress.

1. Taylor Goes Rock 鈥榥鈥 Roll for Vogue: Nope, we didn鈥檛 see it coming either. Taylor looked nearly unrecognizable on Vogue鈥檚 May 2016 issue, in which she ditched her goody-two-shoes image for a considerably more gothic-chic makeover. Everything from Tay鈥檚 embellished Saint Laurent slip (AKA, not her usual polished co-ord) to her punk-inspired bleach blonde 鈥榙o seemed to be signaling a new era. Love it or hate it, it got err鈥檅ody talking.

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2. Blake Lively at Cannes: No end-of-the-year best-dressed list would be complete without the enchanting blue Atelier Versace gown (THAT thigh-high slit and sweeping train) Blake Lively wore for the red carpet at Cannes. Major swoon. Not only did it oh-so eloquently put her baby bump on display, but it instantly garnered comparisons to Queen Elsa from Disney鈥檚 Frozen.

3. Selena Gomez鈥檚 Stunning Comeback: No words. We鈥檙e still thinking about Selena鈥檚 epic comeback at the AMAs, in which she looked ah-maz-ing, BTW. Sure, her emotional speech made us shed a tear (or two), but it was her gorgeous red Prada ball gown, perfect makeup and sleek ponytail that put her officially back on the grid. YAS, girl.

4. Lauren Conrad Debuts a Punk Rock(ish) Makeover: First Taylor, then Lauren Conrad decided to (temporarily) ditch her California-chic roots for an alternative rocker look at this year鈥檚 CFDA Awards. She stunned with a vampy lip, a slinky rose-colored slip and a tuxedo-inspired blazer (both tapped from her LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection for Kohl鈥檚).

5. Tommy x Gigi: Not only did Gigi singlehandedly put Tommy Hilfiger back on the radar (she is the brand鈥檚 global ambassador, after all), but she straight-up slayed on the catwalk. Sporting looks from her debut capsule collection 鈥 everything from a military-inspired band jacket and leather moto pants to an oversized logo sweatshirt dress 鈥 she basically solidified her status as America鈥檚 favorite It girl.

6. Lady Gaga鈥檚 Iconic Tribute to David Bowie: Leave it to Lady Gaga to pay the ultimate tribute to the late David Bowie at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. And we鈥檙e not just talking about her transformative on-stage performance. Using Ziggy Stardust and the 鈥淎laddin Sane鈥 album cover as inspiration, Gaga opted for a custom-designed Marc Jacobs dress and towering red platforms. Don鈥檛 even get us started about her flame-orange hair and glittery blue lids.

7. Taylor Swift鈥檚 Epic Fourth of July Bash: Yup, Taylor Swift鈥檚 annual Fourth of July celebration was infinitely cooler than yours. As per tradition, she rounded up her fave #girlsquad (a preggo Blake Lively included) for a star-studded weekend in Rhode Island. The tip of the iceberg? Tay, Gigi and Cara all sported matching red, white and blue Solid and Striped swimsuits for a slew of Insta-worthy snapshots. Sign us up, please.

8. Claire Dane鈥檚 Glow-in-the-Dark Met Gala Gown: Glistening glow-in-the-dark dresses DO exist. And for the Met鈥檚 annual costume gala, we would expect nothing less than this showstopping 鈥渟tarry night鈥 inspired creation designed by Zac Posen. Not only did Claire Danes look like Cinderella, but the fact that her gown freaking glowed in the dark left us speechless. Seriously, you鈥檝e got to see this bad boy in motion to see its full effect.

9. Michelle Obama Lands Her Third Vogue Cover: How fitting that our current First Lady was able to land the December cover of Vogue (her third one!) before leaving the Oval Office in January. Photographed by celebrity photog Annie Leibovitz, a glowing Michelle Obama stuns in a cream-colored dress by Carolina Herrera. Her relaxed pose and natural makeup speak volumes.

10. Solange鈥 Just Solange: Literally anything that Bey鈥檚 younger sis pulled out in 2016 was a complete sartorial game-changer. Who could choose just one look? She is鈥 everything.

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