One more year has gone by with plenty of fabulous red-carpet gowns great street style looks. And, among the stylish women we’ve seen in 2021, a few stood out from the crowd thanks to on-point sartorial choices, becoming style icons and references. So, with no further ado, here are the best-dressed women of this year.
The minimalist chicness of Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola is an awarded film director at the top of our best-dressed women list because of her effortlessly chicness. We love how she mixes French-girl style with the New Yorker coolness to perfection, achieving fantastic high-low outfits. For example, she elevates minimalist t-shirts and her signature white shirts with designer pieces or a statement watch and jewellery. But her red-carpet looks are as cool and modern as her street style. Read more about it in Sofia Coppola’s fashion style is everything we want now.
Notorious style queen: Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi
One of the most elegant European aristocrats, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi, is among the best-dressed women year in, year out, so it’s no surprise she’s our 2021 style icon. The wife of Pierre Casiraghi has an incredibly sophisticated and modern style, bringing glam to all events in Monaco, together with her mother-in-law, Caroline of Monaco, Princess of Hanover, and sister-in-law, Charlotte Casiraghi.
Alessandra of Hanover, the refined Peruvian bag designer
Alessandra, AKA Sassa de Osma, the Peruvian-born wife of Prince Christian of Hanover, has, above all, a refined style, no matter whether in luxurious colourful dresses or jeans with sneakers. But besides looking fabulous at royal weddings and events, the princess is also a successful bag designer and mother of two. Finally, you can find out more about her in Alessandra of Hanover: all about the princess’s life, work and style.
The red-carpet star Zendaya
2021 was definitely the year of the style icon Zendaya, and her fabulous red-carpet appearances have put her on our best-dressed women list. Most importantly, the actress oozes glamour in film premieres, drawing all eyes on her thanks to her luxurious outfits. So, check here why Zendaya is the best inspiration for party season looks.
Trend-setter and style reference: Leandra Medine Cohen
The creator of the fashion and lifestyle website Man Repeller is undoubtedly a style reference. In short, even after the end of her online magazine, Leandra M Cohen keeps experimenting with high fashion to create irreverent and quirky looks that she shares on Instagram and in a newsletter subscription service.
The quintessentially British It-girl Alexa Chung
The Next in Fashion presenter and fashion designer Alexa Chung is famous for her British It-Girl style. Wearing quintessentially British brands like Burberry and her namesake label, she is one of the best-dressed women, thanks to her polished yet modern outfit formulas. So, get inspired by our fashion muse and get her look here.
Kate Moss, queen of coolness
The British supermodel, businesswoman, style icon, and momager of model Lila Moss, Kate is the coolest woman on our 2021 best-dressed list. Above all, her chic style has a rock&roll edge we love, and Kate Moss’ style is a perfect inspiration for women over 50 who don’t see themselves as grannies.
Griff, a style icon in the making
Sarah Faith Griffiths, known professionally as Griff, is another British to make our best-dressed list. The young singer/songwriter also designs and hand-makes some fab outfits to wear in her music videos and live performances. As a result, we saw in 2021 plenty of frills and bows in the looks of the style icon in the making!
Bold and colourful: Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert
A fashion stylist and a street style icon, the Milan-born Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert also designs jewellery and is the Global Creative Director of the Austrian Swarovski. Certainly, her exuberant, colourful and quirky fashion style makes her one of the best-dressed women of this year.
The vintage-with-a-twist style of Lucy Boynton
The actress Lucy Boyton certainly has a unique and very distinctive fashion style. Besides the lady-like dresses with a vintage yet contemporary feel, the British-American also stuns us with experimental makeup that adds a twist to her timeless outfits. So, see here why we think Lucy Boynton has one of the best styles ever.
Saoirse Ronan’s great red-carpet and casual looks
Among the best actresses of her generation, Saoirse Ronan is also one of the best-dressed women this year. For instance, the American-born Irish always raises the bar in the red-carpet season, wearing romantic gowns and monochrome makeup. But the Lady Bird and The French Dispatch star also shows her great fashion sense in casual street style looks. That is to say, she usually combines wide-leg trousers with oversized blazers and coats, classic sneakers or lace-up flats.
Emma Corrin, AKA Princess Diana
The British actress received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for playing Princess Diana in the Netflix series The Crown. On the red carpet, besides luxury brands like Miu Miu, Emma Corrin wears newcomers as Marco Ribeiro, Brazil-born and Paris-based fashion designer, responsible for this bold pink and blue outfit. But when off duty, Corrin has the most quintessentially London street style, choosing Mom jeans, plaid jackets or knit vests, trench coats, and chunky boots, preferably Dr Martens, of course.