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The Most Daring Dresses Of The Year

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Year after year, celebrities get more daring with their red carpet looks. A typical ball gown or a classic black dress will not get you noticed these days — no, no, you need to push the envelope with every premiere and award show appearance if you want to stand out. With the help of their stylists, stars keep raising the bar when it comes to risk-taking fashion.

Before the pandemic hit, our favorite actresses, singers, models, and TV personalities walked the most legendary red carpets of the year. We're talking Oscars, Grammys, and even the recent Venice Film Festival that managed to have socially distanced premieres. Remember Scarlett Johansson's deep-plunging Armani gown she wore to the SAG Awards? Or Kerry Washington's chained Altuzarra ensemble at the Golden Globes? Saoirse Ronan has never played it safe with her style choices and Ariana Grande, as petite as she might be, always goes BIG when it comes to her fashion statements. Florence Pugh and Lizzo were two red carpet newcomers we couldn't get enough of while legends like Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lopez didn't miss out on the sartorial fun.

Of course, the most daring looks are typically the most polarizing — you either love them or hate them, but they refuse to be ignored. Go on, don't miss a single must-see ensemble from the 2020 red carpet soirees. You'll see why these were the dresses that had everyone talking.