The passing year 2012 witnessed a number of actresses, models, musicians, designers and the members of royalty wowing the onlookers with their exquisite sartorial tastes.
Choosing and compiling a list of these best dressed celebrities, who appeared impeccably dressed in outstanding designer ensembles in a series of red carpet events, movie premieres and fashion shows that took place in 2012, is a herculean task.
However, among those eyeball grabbing fashion creations donned by the high profile personalities, the Duchess of Cambridge Katherine Middleton secures the topmost position by winning hearts of fashion enthusiasts from across the globe with her carefully selected aristocratic wardrobe choices. The 30-year-old Duchess always appeared elegant in creations designed by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Roksanda Ilincic at various formal gatherings.
The second position goes to the senior most member of British Royalty, Queen Elizabeth II. The 86-year-old monarch with her colourful choices of graceful skirt suits, worn during Olympic Games and her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, emerged as a surprising fashion icon this year.
The next position goes to the US First Lady Michelle Obama, who appeared in a Michael Kors created metallic gown at the White House Event on December 2, 2012. The fashion limelight hogging pleated gown featured intricate detailing based on gold and silver hues.
American actress Julienne Moore mesmerised everyone by appearing in a bright yellow Dior Couture gown at Emmy Awards on September 23, 2012. The voluminous full-length skirt and tight full-sleeves top makes her the right choice for the fourth position of best dressed celebrities of 2012.