The Biggest Style Risks of 2011

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The Biggest Style Risks of 2011

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Carefully Placed Embellishment

Carefully Placed Embellishment
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Blake Lively dared to bare at the Gossip Girl 100th Episode Celebration in a fringe Marchesa dress with strategically placed tassels.

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The Fascinator That Went Viral

The Fascinator That Went Viral
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Kate Middleton wasn't the only royal with memorable style at her April nuptials. Princess Beatrice's intricately structured beige Phillip Treacy topper became an instant Internet meme—and was auctioned for a record-breaking sum of $131,648 to benefit UNICEF and Children in Crisis.

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Backward Is the New Forward

Backward Is the New Forward
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Demi Lovato worked a Roland Mouret raspberry gown to the Latin Grammy Awards. Her sexy secret? She wore the dress backwards.

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A Sheer Bodysuit

A Sheer Bodysuit
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Perhaps the most statement-making look of 2011 was Lady Gaga's completely sheer bodysuit at the CFDA Awards. She removed her custom Mugler gown just in time to accept her Fashion Icon Award—and flash her derriere to the industry elite.

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Ladylike Lady Gaga

Ladylike Lady Gaga
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Yes, Gaga tops our list twice! After Lady Gaga stepped out in a dress made of raw meat, we had to wonder: could she do anything that would still shock us? That moment came when she stepped out costume free—first in a single-shoulder Versace shift and sky-high Louboutins, and then in a Holly Golightly-esque ensemble.

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Designer Cubism

Designer Cubism
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Fascinators had a serious moment in 2011, thanks to the Middleton sisters and other royal style stars. Katy Perry took the trend in a daring direction at the VMA Awards when she rocked a Christian Dior yellow-cube hat.

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Mouth Art

Mouth Art
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Her lips are sealed! The reality star enhanced her pout with a temporary checkered lip tattoo. Try the look yourself: The press-on puckers, Temporary Lip Tattoos by Violent Lips, run from $10 to $15 on violentlips.com.

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Proof That Age Is Only a Number

Proof That Age Is Only a Number
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Helen Mirren proved that she is still wild at heart when she hit the red carpet in a Dolce amp Gabbana leopard-print dress and black leather biker jacket. Has a 66-year old ever looked better?

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Reading Between the Lines

Reading Between the Lines
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Rihanna gave the barely there look a demure twist when she arrived at the 2011 Grammy Awards in a see-through Jean Paul Gaultier number.

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Upstaging the Runway Show

Upstaging the Runway Show
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Nicki Minaj sat front row at the Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 fashion show in a multicolored pom-pom top, platinum beehive 'do and head-to-toe neon.

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The Ultimate Makeover

The Ultimate Makeover
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's

raven-haired star Rooney Mara made a bowl cut look effortlessly chic when she stepped out with blunt bangs.

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Rapunzel Locks

Rapunzel Locks
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Ever on trend with her fiery red locks, Rihanna showed off her softer side when she worked a cascading Rapunzel hairstyle. Stars like Blake Lively and Nicki Minaj have rocked the mermaid mane, too.

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