It’s been a year of ups and downs for Katie Holmes, but she’s going out on a high note. Her effortlessly chic outfit earned top honors this week, making her the final best dressed star of 2012.
The stellar look consisted of a fuchsia Narciso Rodriguez dress and champagne bow-accented heels, topped off with an unexpected olive-green military-inspired trench worn to The Late Show with David Letterman in N.Y.C. The winning ensemble was a bright departure for the star, who tends to opt for more subdued colors. And the risk paid off because more than 6,000 PEOPLE.com readers gave it their style seal of approval.
In a close second is Jessica Chastain (who had the number-one spot last week) in a leopard-print mini and a black coat, plus tights and lace-up boots, which she slipped into after her Broadway show in N.Y.C.
Click here to check out who else ranked in the top 10 and vote for your favorite looks of the week. Tell us: Does Holmes deserve the top spot? If not, who does?