People Magazine has released their Best Dressed List for 2014, and OMG is it bland. Really, ridiculously bland. Taylor Swift is this year’s best dressed lady. YES, that Taylor Swift. To be honest, I think Swifty’s style has greatly improved over the past year, especially since she moved to New York and she’s been doing the millennial Sex & the City thing, with lots of leggy photo-ops in short skirts and good shoes. She’s moved away from J.Mendel princess frocks in pastel colors for EVERY appearance, but let’s not pretend that “most improved” is the same as “best dressed.”
When the Style team gathered to choose the Best Dressed Star of the Year, one name kept coming up: Taylor Swift. She seems to have truly hit her style stride in the past 12 months, nailing every off-duty and red carpet look, whether it’s sweet separates or dazzling designer gowns like this Gucci Première design at the Grammys. And we’re not the only ones giving fashion props to the singer; model BFF Karlie Kloss tells PEOPLE, “She’s got great style. I need to take some notes from her!”
You can see People’s Best Dressed package here. The list also includes Blake Lively (ugh), Diane Kruger (word, she’s got awesome style), Jennifer Lopez (she’s glam but there are issues), Emma Stone (I’m okay with that), Lupita Nyong’o (YES), Jessica Alba (basic), Rihanna (??), Emma Watson (???), Chloe Grace Moretz and Kiernan Shipka (she’s fab). I’m sorry, NO CATE BLANCHETT? Any best-dressed list that does not include La Blanchett is null and void. I also wonder why there’s only ONE woman in her 40s on this list. And what about the over-50 stylish ladies? You know who has great older-lady style? Helen Mirren.
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