I've gotta get something off my chest: I was a little scandalized by Miley Cyrus' Chicago Bulls ensemble for Mike Will Made It's "23" music video. No, not because she was basically wearing underwear with high heels or a pair of bike shorts with a trompe l'oeil thong. Not even because of that microscopic Chanel bag! (But while we're on it, WTF can even fit in there??) Nope. Miles got me with that chopped and screwed Michael Jordan #23 jersey. I get goosebumps picturing a pair of scissors hitting that mesh. Does she know what she's doing?! I mean, what would MJ say??
Is it just us, or did 2013 fly by? Like, it feels as though we watched the ball drop last weekend. That obviously can't be, though, because our fave ladies wouldn't have been able to wear all these looks in the span of four days. Well, maybe Lady Gaga could, but it'd be hard, even for her.
Based on the stories y'all clicked on, tweeted about, and shared on Facebook, we've rounded up 10 of the most stylish ladies from this year. Now we need your help in deciding who should be crowned best dressed. Will Lady Gaga continue her reign for the second year in a row, or will her throne be usurped by someone else? It's up to you, so be sure to vote for your fave lady below. And act fast because the poll closes after Wednesday, December 18th!
Lady Gaga's 2013 looks.
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After cancelling the remaining stops on her Born This Way Ball tour at the beginning of the year, Lady Gaga laid low and seemingly prepared a slew of outfits for her big return. She gave us her Botticelli-babe bikini, a glam-goth Prabal Gurung gown, and a technologically advanced dress that blew bubbles on its own.
Looks from the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's December 2013 collection.
Life's a beach for Lauren Conrad right now. In the last two months alone, she's managed to nab a Cosmo cover AND one seriously studly fiancé. If I were LC, I'd be like, "Welp! I think that pretty much covers it for 2013. My job here is done." But instead of coasting through the remainder of December, Conrad decided to go all can't stop/won't stop on us by releasing a ton of sneak-peek pics from her latest LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's collection, which will hit stores later this month. Stacked with cozy knit sweaters, dainty dresses, and collared blouses, the winter line has made life (no joke) an ACTUAL beach for the designer, who modeled the collection on the sandy shores of Southern California.
L to R: Katy Perry at the Unicef Snowflake Ball in 2013 and 2012.
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While most people break out their winter coats when December rolls around, Katy Perry unleashes pieces from her cape collection. Last night, the "Roar" songstress attended the Unicef Snowflake Ball in a deep red dress by Naeem Khan. As we were admiring her gold-embroidered cape and applauding her for pulling off such a difficult style, we were like, "HOLD UP. Are we having déjà vu?" Upon further research, we realized that Katy not only wore a cape to the same event last year, but she again wore a similarly haltered dress by Naeem Khan. Maybe the Snowflake Ball invite suggests capes, and she's the only one following directions?
Lady Gaga does her best 'Mona Lisa' impression.
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Just yesterday, we saw Lady Gaga leave Tokyo in demented Disney princess jeans. Like, the pants that many people wear daily. Alas, after just a few hours of trying out life in everyday denim, Gaga is back to doing her own thang, this time in a Mona Lisa printed cape. Turning iconic works of art into clothing is, so far, a big part of Gaga's ARTPOP era steez (see: her Botticelli dress and Jeff Koons Gazing Ball purse). Her tour merch is going to be so artsy!
Gaga left her hotel in London wearing what, TBH, looks like a blanket that she bought on the street outside the Louvre and cut a head hole into. Given how much she loves bedazzling, I wouldn't be surprised if she broke out the scissors every once in a while. Much like the recognizable Disney princesses on her jeans, this Mona Lisa bears a close resemblance to the one that sits in the museum, but is inexplicably a little ~off~. Gaga's cape/blanket ML seems happier than Da Vinci's. The air of mystery surrounding her has evaporated. She also seems to have had a touch of rhinoplasty and a hint of chin surgery. Say hello to 21st century Mona, y'all.
Lady Gaga at the Tokyo airport.
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In a surprising act of normalcy, Lady Gaga ditched her wigs, strapped on her staple shoes, and wore jeans (*GASP*) to catch a flight from Tokyo's Narita Airport today. Not just any jeans, mind you—these jeans were BAGGY (*DOUBLE GASP*) and rolled over at the waist. I mean, Gaga NEVER wears jeans. In fact, whereas 99% of the population would typically wear jeans with, say, a flannel shirt, Mother Monster has, on multiple occasions, opted to go sans pants entirely. Until now.
At the end of the day, though, she's still Lady Gaga—which is why she chose a pair covered in demented-looking Disney princesses. Seriously, there's something way off about the way their faces are painted, amirite? I highly doubt that Walt would approve. *shudder*
Selena Gomez performing at 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2013.
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Don't worry, Selenators, Selena Gomez didn't actually cut her hair! It does kinda seem like she's toying with the idea, though, unless she's attempting to create a Sasha Fierce-esque onstage persona for herself. I mean, early in November, Flaunt magazine released those pictures of her with a blunt bob, and now, almost a month later, she's performing wearing a very similar wig. Or maybe the same one? IDK, maybe she "borrowed" it from set. We would be all for the drastic 'do (you know we love us some may-jah hair news), but we ALSO can't forget the follow-up video to her Flaunt spread, where short-haired Selly was searching for her longer-haired self.
Selena hit the stage in Dallas in a white bralet/hotpants combo similar to the outfits she's been wearing all tour, but her hair was noticeably, like, 10 inches shorter. We would've thought she cut her hair for real, but an hour earlier, her mane was its usual glamorous length.
Britney Spears: turtlenecks' biggest fan.
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No one loves turtlenecks more than Britney Spears. It's just a fact. From her immaculate white "Sometimes" top to her red latex "Oops...I Did It Again" catsuit to her mid-aughts Starbucks run uniforms, the Louisiana girl-turned-woman has been a fan of the hyper-modest neckline since way back her earliest days of pop superstardom. That's not to say she didn't also delve into lower-cut territory (and midriff-baring and micro hemlines) because she totally totally did, but Brit's thing for turtlenecks, and even a subtle mock neck, is pretty unique, and with the exception of Spears herself has remained a relic of the late '90s until now.
Despite it not necessarily being the most flattering steez for most normal humans, Britney has stood by the look for over a decade and may be the precise origin
to blame responsible for the sartorial phenomenon that is the short-sleeved, cropped turtleneck. Now, to celebrate her 32nd year (AND because we're right on the heels of her eighth studio album Britney Jean), we're offering up 32 turtlenecks for any brave lady (Brit included) whose closet (and clavicle) is feeling a little bare.
Multiple Mother Monsters.
Photo: @ladygaga's Twitter
Sorry, World. Japan officially loves Lady Gaga the most. (Please don't kill the messenger.) But, I mean, it's true. Japan loves Gaga SO much that they out Tussaud'ed Madame Tussauds (and out creeped Lars and the Real Girl) by making an entire army of Mother Monsters. An army that plays ARTPOP from the heart AND wears 9-inch platform stilettos. #upgrade Also, you can apparently hug these Gaga clones without getting swept up by burly security guards. At least, that's what a video from Yahoo! Japan implies.
Lady Gaga tweeted a photo of three VERY real-looking "GagaDolls" sitting on a couch in Japan with the caption, "Who needs barbies when you can own your own life size pop star that sings to you #gagadollz." Hey, Santa? Is it too late to add this to my Christmas list?