12/17/2012 05:43 pm ET

Forbes' Best Dressed List For 2012 Includes The Usual Suspects (PHOTOS)


It's that time of year when the interwebs are filled with year-end roundups of best-dressed stars and their most memorable looks from the past 12 months. It's like the season itself gives us the gift that keep on giving.

While we can accept that some might feel a little fatigued by the whole thing, there's definitely a certain demographic (ahem, us) that revels in the dialogue that this brings about. Who doesn't love to take a stroll through fashion memory lane and bicker about who should (and shouldn't) have made the cut? Why this celeb? Or, didn't that actress make the list last year? You get the picture.

Thankfully, Forbes has provided us with their annual style selection -- and fodder for lunchtime discussion. Without further ado, here are the highlights from the magazine's 12 Best-Dressed Women Of 2012:

  1. Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (because, duh)
  2. Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala
  3. Blake Lively in Zuhair Murad at the LA premiere of "Savages"
  4. Emma Stone in Elie Saab at the premiere of "The Amazing Spiderman" in London, England
  5. Rooney Marain Givenchy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala
  6. Rose Byrne in Elie Saab at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

So basically, if you wore a statement gowns (Gwynnie's cape, Beyonce's sheer confection, Blake Lively's optical illusion number and Rooney's black gauze) or one of Elie Saab's shiny jumpsuits (Emma Stone and Rose Byrne) you're in at Forbes. Sounds right to us...

What do you think of their picks? And how does it stack up to our top choices for 2012? Click here to see Forbes' full list.

See our picks for best dressed women of 2012!

The Best-Dressed Stars Of 2012

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