Picking a "best dressed" is a controversial endeavor, but blogs and magazines still stick out their necks at each year's end to name their fashion favorites, from red carpet celebs to politicians, of the year.
The "Twilight" star ranked above Diane Kruger, Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone and even questionable icon Kate Middleton to earn the title of Best Dressed, clawing two spots up on the last from her 2011 ranking. Why, you may wonder, did K-Stew earn the winning spot? Writes Glamour UK:
"Whether she's working bodycon Monique Lhuillier on the red carpet, or dressing down in jeans and a T-shirt, Kristen is always effortlessly on-trend. Her evolution from awkward teen to style queen has made the Twilight star a fashion icon every girl can relate to."
That means glittering red carpet gowns... with sneakers. Magazine covers... in jeans. Say what you will about her, but Kristen Stewart's style is to wear what she wants, when she wants it. She said it herself a few years ago, to Allure:
"I go outside, and I'm wearing a funky T-shirt and my hair is dirty, and people say, 'What's wrong with her? She needs to invest in a hairbrush.' I'm like, Don't you get it? I'm not that girl! I never was that girl."
Does that qualify for "best dressed" victory over, say, designers like Victoria Beckham (who came in third) or label-lovers like Blake Lively (number seven)? You tell us. Check out Kristen Stewart's style evolution below and see Glamour UK's entire list here.