The absolute best dressed celebs of 2019

There were a number of best dressed celebs in 2019. Whether it was at the Oscars, the VMAs, or the AMAs, so many celebs had their wardrobe game on point, which positively delighted fashion aficionados everywhere. Additionally, you might have noticed that there was more diversity out there than there's been in the past, with all kinds of body types and gender expressions front and center at the most exclusive, high-profile events. It's truly been a groundbreaking year for fashion!

Indeed, we saw so many memorable ensembles in 2019 that it's difficult to whittle down the list of the absolute best dressed celebrities of the year. But there truly was an especially stylish crop that stood out from the slew of gowns and tuxes that turned the most heads, serving some of the best looks in 2019.

So who was it that had the cameras flashing the most on the red carpet this year? And what designers were the most in-demand? Without further ado, here were the best dressed celebs of 2019. Prepare to be dazzled by the year's most stunning fashion royals!

Lizzo had an outfit for every occasion as one of the best dressed celebs of 2019

One thing that became abundantly clear in 2019 was that Lizzo had arrived, and she is here to stay. The "Truth Hurts" singer received eight Grammy Award nominations, more than any other musician that year, according to NPR

Lizzo had so many incredible fashion moments in 2019, all of them bold statements that made body positive advocates absolutely thrilled. At the VMAs, she stunned in a floor-length, red Moschino gown with the word "siren" repeatedly emblazoned on it in silver, accompanied by an oversized red feather boa (via The Hollywood Reporter). Then, on the red carpet at the AMAs, Lizzo stepped out in an orange, ruffled mini-dress custom made by Valentino, along with a tiny purse that everyone fell in love with. And at the BET Awards, Lizzo stepped onto the blue carpet in a custom, wood-inspired dress made by House of Holland with a matching hat and shoes, according to BET.

Those were just a few of Lizzo's best ensembles, as she also slayed as one of the best dressed celebs of 2019 on stage on multiple occasions. And we were here for all of it! 

Billie Eilish dresses like no one else, as she proved as a best dressed celeb of 2019

If you don't yet know who Billie Eilish is, it's only a matter of time before you will. The teenager has catapulted into the highest echelons of fame, thanks to her musical prowess, incredible voice, and all around star power — part of that being her unique sense of style. Eilish is known for always wearing oversized clothing, something that some folks joke about, but Eilish says her baggy clothes protect her from public scrutiny.

Plus, Eilish's outfits are consistently super stylish. Take, for example, the best dressed celeb's custom, tan plaid outfit from Burberry at the 2019 AMAs (via Elle), complete with matching sneakers and a one-of-a-kind beekeeper-like hat, easily one of the freshest looks at the entire event. That ensemble was distinctly different from the outfit Eilish wore to the ASCAP Pop Music Awards earlier in the year, as reported by Page Six: a khaki vest and matching chinos with large images of the Powerpuff Girls on them. Note that that's not the first time Eilish had cartoon characters on her outfit, as Sailor Moon was printed on her otherwise all-black outfit at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

No matter what, Eilish always gets people talking with her daring fashion choices.

Cardi B is one best dressed celeb who never fails to make a statement

If there's one thing you can say about Cardi B, it's that she's not shy when it comes to speaking her mind. You could say the same about her colorful style decisions as well, as the Grammy-winning rapper has turned quite a few heads on the red carpet as one of the best dressed celebs of 2019.

On her big night at the Grammy Awards, Cardi B positively shone in a vintage, haute couture Thierry Mugler gown, with pearl accents and long evening gloves, as noted by HuffPost. Then at the Met Gala, she stunned in a custom oxblood gown designed by Thom Browne, which extended outward for about ten feet and was decorated with 30,000 feathers (via Vogue). Don't forget the bugle-bead headpiece Browne made in collaboration with Stephen Jones and the heart-shaped cutout on the backside of the dress that was also adorned with $250,000 worth of rubies! 

Cardi B was also dressed to the nines at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, arriving in a canary yellow Moschino two-piece and later changing into a complimentary, purple Moschino dress, according to Elite Daily. Way to work it, Cardi!

Miley Cyrus kept it chic in 2019, locking in her place as one of the best dressed celebs

When it comes to celebs who have had a significant style evolution, Miley Cyrus immediately pops to mind. From her wholesome Disney roots to her controversial performance at the 2013 VMAs to where she is today, the singer consistently surprises both on the red carpet and the stage.

It's arguable that Cyrus was one of the best dressed celebs in 2019, a year of sophistication, glamour, and just a little bit of daring, in contrast to her nearly-naked moments in the past. Perhaps her finest moment was at the 2019 Met Gala, where Cyrus straddled the line between camp and elegance in a green and black mini dress from Saint Laurent, paired with sparkling jewelry and black stockings and shoes, as reported by Harper's Bazaar. Also on point was her attire at the 2019 Grammy Awards, where she sported a boxy black Mugler tuxedo that showed off her long legs (via Elle). 

But Cyrus still flirted with edginess in her getup at the 2019 iHeartRadio Awards, which consisted of a form-fitting faux leather crop top, pants, and thigh-high boots with shiny gold accents, according to Footwear News. Clearly no matter the occasion, Cyrus knows how to slay.

Lady Gaga's style was still super fresh in 2019

Lady Gaga had a big year in 2019, as she won her very first Oscar for the song "Shallow" from the soundtrack for A Star is Born, according to BuzzFeed News. That night, the singer looked positively radiant in a sweeping, sleeveless black gown designed by Alexander McQueen (via Elle), and she accessorized with the famous Tiffany Diamond — a true statement piece.

But while that look was all glamour, Gaga was far from done with the red carpet, especially considering her ensemble at the Met Gala, where she solidified her place as one of the best dressed celebs of 2019. She arrived in an over-sized, hot pink gown designed by Brandon Maxwell, and proceeded with multiple live outfit changes on the spot, eventually stripping down to her underwear, fishnets, and boots, as noted by Harper's Bazaar. That's only fitting, given how much Gaga has embraced camp throughout her career!

Earlier in the year, Gaga also dazzled at the 2019 Grammy Awards in a silver sequin Celine dress designed by Hedi Slimane, with over 100 carats of diamond jewelry from Tiffany & Co. (via Elle). Talk about shimmering!

Janelle Monae was a futuristic fashion icon and a best dressed celeb of 2019

Janelle Monáe is an ever-evolving style icon. From the start, the singer has embraced a fashion sense that favors black and white ensembles, often bending gender for a more androgynous look. Then in 2019, she brought Afro-futurism to the forefront, on the heels of releasing her Grammy-nominated album Dirty Computer, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter.

Monáe's most notable fashion moment happened on stage at Coachella in 2019, during a performance that showcased five different looks. She opened and closed the set with two different military-inspired jackets, and, in between, she wore a variety of pieces, including a latex bodysuit, sparkling pants, Chanel boots, several different hats, and her famous "pink vagina pants" designed by Duran Lantik. Talk about a look!

Monáe also proved she was a best dressed celeb of 2019 when she lit up the red carpet at other events, such as the Grammy Awards, where she sported a textured dress with burgundy lining designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. And who could forget the custom Christian Siriano dress with the winking eye over her left breast that she wore to the Met Gala (via Vanity Fair)? That was Camp perfection.

Of course, Jennifer Lopez killed it on the red carpet in 2019

When it comes to stars with staying power, Jennifer Lopez definitely makes the short list. The actress and singer has been walking the red carpet for decades, consistently showing up in some of the most fashionable and glamorous ensembles out there.

Arguably Lopez's best look of the year was the floor-length, form-fitting, mirrored Tom Ford gown she wore to the 2019 Academy Awards, which made her look like a living, feminine embodiment of the Oscar statue (via The Hollywood Reporter). That's not to say she didn't absolutely crush it at the Hustlers premiere, where she wore a flowing golden gown with multiple layers designed by Maison Yeya, according to ABC News – because she did. The same applied to her appearance at the CFDA Awards, where she donned an archival, two-piece outfit designed by Ralph Lauren that showed off her toned abs, as reported by Vogue. Seriously, how does Lopez maintain her amazing physique?

One of the best dressed celebs, Lopez also certainly turned heads at the 2019 Gotham Awards, wearing a sheer, feathery, black beaded dress by Ralph & Russo (via E! News), something only Lopez could pull off.

Regina King was the picture of class in 2019 and one of the best dressed celebs on the red carpet

When it came to bringing sheer class to the red carpet throughout 2019, look no further than the fashion plate that is Regina King. The best dressed star had a banner year after winning her first-ever Academy Award for her work in If Beale Street Could Talk, though she's been working in Hollywood for a very long time, according to the Los Angeles Times. Congrats, Regina!

King served a plethora of sartorial elegance at many high-profile events this year, starting with her pink-toned metallic gown custom made by Alberta Ferretti at the Golden Globe Awards. After that, she stepped out in a flowing, white strapless Oscar de la Renta Gown at the Academy Awards, with a thigh-high slit showing off her toned legs. King once again dazzled in Oscar de la Renta at the Met Gala, wearing a shimmering, ruffled gown inspired by American actress Nina Mae McKinney, which took 43 artisans over 1,200 hours to create. Top it all off with the sleek, black sequined Ashi Studio Couture gown that she wore to the American Music Awards, and you can see King looks good in every cut possible.

Selena Gomez made every fashion moment count in 2019

If you're a fan of Selena Gomez, or a Selenator as they're known, you've probably noticed that she's laid low for some time, at least when compared to her earlier years. The Disney star-turned-pop princess has been in front of the cameras since she was a little girl, maturing in front of everyone as the years passed by. Seriously, Selena Gomez's transformation has been stunning!

But Gomez still managed to make a major impact on the red carpet in 2019, culminating in her first live televised performance in approximately two years at the 2019 AMAs. After entering the event in a highlighter green-colored dress from Versace (via Cosmopolitan), Gomez took to the stage to open the show. She performed two songs, wearing a black turtleneck gown during the first one, which she ripped off to perform her second number. For that, she wore a crystal mosaic bodysuit designed by Dior, according to PopSugar.

Also notable was Gomez's appearance on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, where she stunned in three different ensembles (via Insider): a Louis Vuitton two-piece, a white Louis Vuitton dress, and a navy-inspired top and trousers designed by Chanel. 

Zendaya's 2019 red carpet game was on point

Zendaya got her start on the Disney Channel, and she later parlayed that success into a thriving career in the entertainment industry as an adult. But, in addition to her increasingly impressive acting resume, Zendaya has never met a red carpet she doesn't like. And, of course, 2019 was no exception, as Zendaya absolutely proved she was one of the best dressed celebs of 2019, thanks in part to her incredible stylist Law Roach and Zendaya's stunning transformation over the years. 

Especially notable was Zendaya's attire at the 2019 Emmy Awards. The Euphoria star stepped out looking like Poison Ivy in an emerald colored, sheer strapless dress designed by Vera Wang, with a thigh-high slit and flowing red hair, as reported by Marie Claire. However, Zendaya was also a vision in bold colors at the premiere of Spider Man: Far from Home in a black and red Armani dress and matching Louboutin pumps. Then, at the premiere for Euphoria, Zendaya once again looked angelic in a white Nina Ricci dress with spaghetti straps, framed by a sheer organza ruffle. Indeed, Zendaya is consistent #StyleGoals. 

Kendall Jenner kept it sexy as one of the best dressed celebs of 2019

A best-dressed list just isn't complete without at least one member of the first family of American reality television on it. And in 2019, Kendall Jenner certainly served a diverse body of looks, running the gambit from high necklines and long sleeves to skin-baring, head-turning gowns.

Jenner may have been fully covered at the 2019 Emmy Awards, where she wore what appeared to be a black latex turtleneck underneath a floral gown designed by Richard Quinn, as noted by Elle, but the form-fitting ensemble flaunted Jenner's form perfectly. Later on in the year, the reality star stepped out at the Times Square Edition Premiere hotel opening in New York City in a snakeskin two-piece designed by Ronny Kobo, with a plunging V-neckline and super high hemline (via Vogue). Then at the Met Gala, Jenner simply dazzled, wearing an orange dress designed by Versace with a mane of bright orange feathers surrounding her face (via Elle). Combined with her slicked-back hair, Jenner honored not only camp, but also the bold style of flappers in the '20s. Clearly, she was one of the best dressed celebs of 2019.

Kristen Stewart's style evolution continued to stun in 2019

Most of the world got to know Kristen Stewart for the first time when she played the feminine and love-struck Bella Swan in the Twilight film franchise. But ever since then, Stewart has undergone a serious style evolution, stepping out in a wide variety of gender-bending, often androgynous looks and becoming one of the best dressed celebs of 2019. And yes, she's definitely not afraid to ditch the heels when she wants to!

Stewart started the year in a big way, wearing a Chanel jumpsuit to sit front row at Karl Lagerfeld's Fall-Winter fashion show in Paris. After that, she walked the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival for the premiere of Seberg in a shimmering, pink gown designed by Chanel, still sporting her short, two-toned haircut for an edgy contrast. And for her press tour for Charlie's Angels? Stewart stunned in five different ensembles, according to Page Six, including a rhinestone Germanier dress, a Thom Browne tailcoat paired with Adidas sneakers, an Acne leather bra paired with a blazer and trousers, and a blue Chanel skirt suit and tank top. We can't wait to see what direction she goes in next!

Billy Porter was the king of the red carpet in 2019

There's just no question about it: this Pose actor was the king of the red carpet in 2019. Billy Porter has had so many best dressed moments that it's nearly impossible to point to his absolute best fashion accomplishments. But we're going to try.

For one, Porter was a sartorial vision at the Golden Globe Awards, where he wore an embroidered and hand-beaded jacket with an attached, fuchsia-lined cape over an embroidered shirt designed by Randi Rahm (via The Hollywood Reporter). After that, he positively stole the show at the Academy Awards, sporting the now-iconic tuxedo gown designed by Christian Siriano, as reported by Vogue. But Porter was far from done, as he literally stopped traffic at the Met Gala, where he donned a catsuit and wings designed by The Blonds and inspired by Ancient Egypt, according to Vogue. And at the Tony Awards, Porter stunned in a pink and red, gender-fluid evening suit designed by Celestino Couture, which boasted more than 30,000 Swarovski crystals (via THR).

Porter opted for a more masculine look the night he won his first-ever Emmy Award, sporting a custom Michael Kors suit and a custom Stephen Jones statement hat, according to THR. All hail the fashion king!