People Mag’s 10 “best dressed” ladies for 2010: Zoe Saldana, Rihanna?!?


I actually enjoy People Magazine’s Best & Worst Dressed issue, which is an annual feature. Usually I disagree with the choices, but I like to see what the “official” word is on mainstream fashion. One thing I dislike? People Mag changes the format of the Best Dressed list from year to year, some years not even doing a formal “top ten” list. That sucks. But not this year! 2010 has brought us a list of ten ladies, and I don’t think they’re in any particular order:

Zoe Saldana: The Red Carpet Queen
Gwen Stefani: The Hip Mom
Rihanna: The Daring Diva
Diane Kruger: The Runway Renegade
Lea Michele: The Newbie
Olivia Palermo: The Uptown Girl
Jessica Alba: The Mix Master
Jennifer Aniston: The American Classic
Rachel Bilson: The Denim Darling
Kate Middleton: The Princess in Waiting

Totally meh. Worse than meh, actually. Zoe Saldana’s stylist is Rachel Zoe, and I sometimes wonder if Zoe hates her, because she picks out the sketchiest, weirdest things for Zoe. Rihanna? Um. No. Jessica Alba… okay. Maybe. She has some hits and some misses, but bless her heart, she’s trying to be a fashion girl. Rachel Bilson… Jesus. That girl’s publicist is working overtime trying to get her attention, and what she desperately needs is a new stylist.

As for Kate Middleton – enough with Waity Katy, for the love of God! She is not Princess Diana. She will never be Princess Diana. Not even if she – by some miracle – ends up marrying Prince William, she will never be the fashion-forward princess that Princess Diana was. Stop putting her on style lists! And Jennifer Aniston… well, I can’t hate on her general style. She wears a lot of nice stuff – good jeans, good boots, a couple of nice jackets and sweaters. Her evening/cocktail stuff could use a style upgrade, but her casual wear makes up for it. The only one I have no qualms about is Diane Kruger – love it or hate it, she usually brings it.

Here are some photos of the top ten “best dressed” – for real.

LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 8: Lea Michele arrivals at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Ampitheater at Universal on August 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA Photo via Newscom

LOS ANGELES, MARCH 07 : Celebrities at the 82nd Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theater on March 07, 2010 in Hollywood, CA, United States. (Picture by Henry Gondore/EP/What's Up foto) Zoe Saldana

Jennifer Aniston attending the French Premiere of 'The Bounty Hunter' (Le Chasseur de primes) held at the Gaumont Marignan theater in Paris, France on March 28, 2010. Photo by Nicolas Genin/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Jessica Alba arriving for the premiere of 'Machete' during the 67th Venice International Film Festival (Mostra) at the Sala Grande Palazzo, in Venice, Italy on September 1, 2010. Photo by Nicolas Briquet/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Sep 09, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Designer KARL LAGERFELD and actress DIANE KRUGER attend the celebration of Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld re-opening of the Chanel Soho Boutique. © Red Carpet Pictures

39326, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday April 8, 2010. Rachel Bilson arrives at the School of Visual Arts Theater in a revealing white dress. Rachel was attending a special screening for Waiting For Forever for the 15th Annual Gen Art Film Festival. Photograph:

May 03, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Singer GWEN STEFANI attends the Metropolitan's Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit for the opening of the new exhibit 'American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity. © Red Carpet Pictures

15 April 2010 - New York, NY - Olivia Palermo. Zac Posen For Target Collection Launch held at the New Yorker Hotel. Photo Credit: Bill Menzel/AdMedia


Rihanna in March, 2010. Credit: WENN. Kate Middleton on July 12, 2010, credit: Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Marianne says:

    Well of course, you find the most ugliest dresses….haha. Although I like Gwen Stefani’s dress there….and I like the yellow dress Lea Michele wore to the Tony’s. Jennifer Aniston is very meh. Besides that pink thing….she usually wears the same thing. She rarely changes it up.

    Plus in a year of fashion…wears Lady Gaga?

  2. johnny says:

    No, no, no, no….whoever selects these women for their list have questionable taste, but then again, I haven’t seen a woman in the past few years that have consistently wow’d me.

  3. Heather says:

    I only liked the last two dresses…

  4. Persistent Cat says:

    People is essentially an infomercial for celebrities. Have you ever read their movie reviews? It’s all just printed ass kissing. Putting them on these lists means the celebrity might be a little more inclined to give People a heads up. It’s no different than the star on the walk of fame. It’s not earned, they pay for it.

  5. Marjalane says:

    WHO is paying People magazine???

    Out of all these “starlets”, the only one who consistantly looks good is Jennifer Anniston, and she makes the others look like Ringling Bros. are dressing them! God, I hate People Mag- I’m surprised Kate Gosselin isn’t on the list.

  6. Snarf says:

    People Magazine is known for ass kissing celebs, so of course some of their choices are out there. God forbid someone doesn’t make the list (Lea Michele) and refuses to give interviews in the future.

  7. DogBoy says:

    Ummm… hasn’t anyone noticed that these Best Dressed Lists (and the “World’s Sexiest” or “Most Beautiful” Lists) ALWAYS include either someone who just charted a song, opened a new movie, or had a TV show that everyone found this season. The other comments are correct– this list is about kissing ass and lining up interviews in the coming year.

  8. Cam says:

    I only like Lea’s and Gwen’s (not that they WOW me, though), but the rest…? how much did they pay to be on the list?

  9. ilibala says:

    olivia palermo deserves to be on that list completely. diane kruger and gwen deserve too, but not as much. the rest are jokes.

  10. Bodhi says:

    Kate’s dress in the last picture is lovely, JA pink thing should be burned

  11. BethL says:

    When I think of fashion none of these people come to mind. Zoe is hit or miss. But she looks great when she hits. Gwen is okay. Some of her looks are weird. I don’t like how Rhianna dresses the last couple of years. Rachel and Jennifer are boring. They don’t do anything different or amazing.

  12. Brooke says:

    Diane Kruger and Zoe Saldana (love or hate her Givenchy above) both more than deserve to top any best-dressed list printed (they are my two consistent favorites). Though I don’t read this rag, I sort of thought that those two tended to fly under the radar, so I’m surprised they made this particular list. For more perspective, go here and search these girls; there’s no way you’ll find them poorly dressed after considering the year they’ve had:

  13. Gwen says:

    Jen Aniston may not be a fashion risk taker, but she is consistently well dressed and always classy looking, as is Kate Middleton. Gwen Stefani is a risk taker, and she usually looks amazing. Rihanna has just looked weird lately. She’s a gorgeous girl, but she seems to be trying to work the Lady Gaga style crazy and it doesn’t suit her. She could do proper high fashion very well.

  14. danielle says:

    I don’t think it’s a bad list. Lots of variety in the girls picked, which I like.

  15. Jover says:

    Agree with everyone this is just professional ass kissing with so many of these mags and now the internet competing for the “interview,” they are all doing everything they can to cater to the celebs; this means about as much as the local county fair dairy queen beauty pageant – maybe less.

  16. Shaniqua says:

    I’m totally fine with Olivia Palermo. That girl really has good style. Primarily, because she has the moolah to get the trendiest stuff. But even with expensive clothes, she still puts it well together and pulls it off.

  17. Anti-icon says:

    Jennifer Aniston has always been a style icon, and she has classic good taste, which used to be boring, and now is rare and exotic against all the ugly showy current fashions. Diane Kruger wears all those ulgy fashions in a classy way. She is young and can pull off all this current style foolishness with grace. The rest is just hype for the designers and hollywood working together to attempt to make us all pay good money to look ridiculous. We’re a little too smart for that. But, thanks for the fashion circus.

  18. iKat says:

    I personally do not like the dresses you have selected to show these women in, but agree with a lot of the choices.

    Other than these awful choices you picked, these women tend to dress really well!
    I love love love Rachel Bilson’s style.

  19. Snooze says:

    The list is made up of only people that People itself would want interviews from soon. Because of a hit show or movie. Except in Jen An’s case they just want to kiss her tush so she will talk to them about how much she doesnt like Angie or about the good times with Brad etcetc.
    Rachel Bilson is on this list because she works for People magazine.
    She has a small column in InStyle and InStyle is owned by People magazine so thats obvious. They are promoting their own girl.Tacky.
    Also she recently split from her ex and she waited over a month to tell People “exclusively” what she has already told People’s competitor USWeekly a month earlier that her
    ” engagement” was over!!!!
    So thats what she got for telling People “exclusively” about it, she got herself on THIS list. I am sure by the end of the year she will do a sit down interview with People as well giving more details of the split.
    People’s list is a joke just like they have been for some time now and no one is going to cry over not being on this list with these “ladies”
    If anything many of the lead actresses in Hollywood are probably breathing sighs of relief to not be in the same company as many of these fashion disasters.
    Gwen doesnt have bad style but they only put her on this list because her line LAMB is at Fashion Week in NYC and they are hopeing to get exclusive behind the scenes photos most likely.

    Its official PEOPLE magazine, sucks.

  20. funnygirl says:

    I think Rihanna just looks trashy-she should go back to her “girl next door” look, she looked much prettier then.

    Rachel Bilson’s hair always looks a bit lank or something, girl needs some highlights to brighten it up and wear a bit of fake tan-she looks a tad too pale these days.

    Diane Kruger was a model so of course she can pull off those kind of looks..Zoe Saldana looks good. Jessica Alba’s clothes are too fussy, for such a pretty girl she’d be better going for a more classic style.

    Oliva Palermo-always looks well, doesn’t look like anyone else, has her own thing going on, looks classy unlike some of the other Hills girls. Gwen Stefani looks good, works her own thing too. Really not sure why Kate Middleton and Lea Michelle are on the list-not that their clothes are bad per se but they’re hardly worthy of top 10 either..

  21. LolaBella says:

    I’m okay with this list with the exception of Rachel Bilson. That girl is NOT a fashionista or a style icon or best dressed and is in serious need of a stylist.

    However, her PR person deserves a raise for the way they constantly keep her name in the press.

    Thanks to the paps and gossip blog that they obviously have on their payroll (and speed dial) I am kept notified of how hard she works at being a style icon and an actress. :roll: ;-)

  22. jemshoes says:

    My eyes, my eyes! They HURT and water just looking at some of these outfits.

    RiRi – ** long sigh ** – it’s OK to look pretty; save the “fierce” for stage …

  23. marge says:

    why do women use red/hot pink dresses w/ black shoes??!!
    It’s just awful!!!!!!!!!!
    looks terrible, old and unimaginative.

    ps. bad BAD list

  24. DiMi says:

    Why go after the two black girls in the title? I think Zoe Saldana looks fantastic