The Hottest Trends of 2011

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The Hottest Trends of 2011

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Colorblocking

Colorblocking
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This year, stars mixed bold, expressive colors-and if they clashed, so much the better! Sarah Jessica Parker chose a Prabal Gurung ensemble in red and hot pink, while Emma Stone tried out the same color combo in an outfit from Giambattista Valli. Zoe Saldana skipped the separates in favor of a fringed Lanvin minidress in a rainbow of hues.

02 of 11

Dolce & Gabbana Stars

Dolce & Gabbana Stars
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What's more fitting than stars wearing stars? Solar system-inspired selections from Dolce amp Gabbana's Fall 2012 collection made their way into the wardrobe of everyone from Olivia Wilde to Kim Kardashian to Penelope Cruz.

03 of 11

Blondes Going Red

Blondes Going Red
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Blondes don't always have more fun. Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, and Blake Lively all traded their golden strands for fiery copper hues this year.

04 of 11

Rainbow Denim

Rainbow Denim
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In 2011, denim was not synonymous with indigo-celebrities chose from a variety of bright jeans. Malin Akerman opted for cobalt skinnies, while Kerry Washington played up her legs a cherry red pair from Express. And the always fashion-forward Rachel Bilson brightened up a neutral look with violet AG jeans.

05 of 11

Bold Nails

Bold Nails
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Celebrities certainly weren't shy to try out statement-making nail shades-the brighter, the better! Hailee Steinfeld accented her grey ensemble with a pewter mani, Katy Perry dressed up her coral talons with neon nail art and 3D flowers, and Heidi Klum's cerulean nails were a perfect match to her printed frock.

06 of 11

Stockings

Stockings
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It took a princess to bring back pantyhose! Rumored to be a royal requirement (no bare legs in Buckingham Palace), Catherine Middleton appears in public wearing sheer stockings, with sister Pippa following suit. Not only do the stockings have a slight sheen, they also give legs an instant glow.

07 of 11

The Bob is Back

The Bob is Back
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The '90s were defined by the Rachel cut, but in 2011, it was all about the bob! Celebrities were replacing their longer styles for angled bobs, proving the style works on almost everyone. Dianna Agron, Jennifer Aniston, and Ali Larter chopped their layers into chic A-line cuts.

08 of 11

Fascinators

Fascinators
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This one is on Princess Beatrice-the young royal made headlines when she appeared at her cousin's wedding in a Philip Treacy bow hat. In fact, the topper created such a stir that the 22-year-old was able to auction it off to benefit UNICEF and Children in Crisis for a not-insubstantial sum of $131,648. No strangers to major headwear themselves, both Sarah Jessica Parker and Lady Gaga have also recently been spotted in major Philip Treacy creations.

09 of 11

Belly Baring

Belly Baring
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Abs are no longer relegated to the gym! Gwyneth Paltrow flaunted her midriff at the Emmys in a two-piece Emilio Pucci design. Jessica Biel and Jennifer Lopez also revealed the fruits of their personal training, each of them sporting bellybutton-baring Christian Cota separates.

10 of 11

Michael Kors Neon

Michael Kors Neon
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Wow! These Michael Kors gowns brought more than just a pop of color to the red carpet, they made an all-over statement. Stunners like Heidi Klum, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Nikki Reed glowed in his tan-enhancing fluorescent brights.

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Overnight Extensions

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Having second thoughts about your short crop? Take a tip from Jessica Alba, Chloe Moretz, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, who transformed their short and shoulder-length hair into long layers overnight with the help of some last-minute extensions. At the press conference for the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards, Bieber's BFF rocked a wavy chin-length cut, which turned into a lush, long ponytail in time for the awards show the very next day.

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