Celebrity 25 Best Red-Carpet Dresses of the Year 2007's gowns were all about drama – bold colors, edgy metallics and stunning silhouettes. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg By People Staff Published on November 20, 2007 09:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 25 JENNIFER LOPEZ Mark J. Terrill/ap Forever glamorous, the mom-to-be gave the Golden Globes red carpet the cold shoulder in her beaded Marchesa. 02 of 25 KATE HUDSON Cardinale/People Avenue/Corbis The star was radiant in a billowing Dior by John Galliano at the Dior Haute Couture show at Versailles. 03 of 25 CAMERON DIAZ Seth Wenig/AP The What Happens In Vegas ... star got layered up in her dramatic raspberry Dior by John Galliano gown at the Costume Institute Gala in N.Y.C. 04 of 25 HALLE BERRY Goff/INF The expectant star shows off the sexiest maternity gown possible, courtesy of Versace. 05 of 25 KATIE HOLMES Lionel Hahn/Abaca Mrs. Cruise is a modern goddess in her one-shouldered Monique Lhuillier at a Los Angeles premiere. 06 of 25 PENéLOPE CRUZ Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo What looked like feathers from a distance turned out to be a multitude of tiny pieces of shredded chiffon – lending an ethereal quality to the nominated actress's Oscar gown. 07 of 25 REESE WITHERSPOON Jim Smeal/ BEImages The Oscar winner showed that single is sexy in her yellow Nina Ricci dress at the Golden Globes. 08 of 25 JENNIFER ANISTON flynet No one does the little black dress like this star – in this case, a shimmering Chanel at the GLAAD Media Awards in Hollywood. 09 of 25 CATE BLANCHETT Lucas Jackson/reuters/landov The best supporting actress nominee stole the Oscars red carpet in her dramatic metallic Armani Privé gown. 10 of 25 LIV TYLER Seth Wenig/AP The New Yorker matches her aquamarine eyes to her draped Calvin Klein Collection dress at the Costume Institute Gala. 11 of 25 JESSICA ALBA PA Photos /Landov Looking every bit the modern goddess, the Fantastic Four star is golden in her Gucci gown at a London premiere. 12 of 25 JESSICA BIEL Walker/ABACA The athletic star makes an utterly feminine turn in a white and black Giambattista Valli at a premiere in L.A. 13 of 25 ELLEN POMPEO INF The Grey's Anatomy actress added curves to her slim figure with a Michael Kors glittering gown at the Costume Institute Gala. 14 of 25 KERRY WASHINGTON CLINTON H. WALLACE/PHOTOMUNDO/GLOBE The I Think I Love My Wife actress blooms in her bold Oscar de la Renta gown at an L.A. premiere. 15 of 25 ALI LARTER Steve Granitz/WireImage The Heroes star saves the Golden Globes red carpet in her sexy V-neck Reem Acra gown. 16 of 25 DREW BARRYMORE KRISTIN CALLAHAN/BAUER-GRIFFIN The star is the lady in red – Ferragamo, that is – as she enters a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman. 17 of 25 KATE BOSWORTH Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage The fashionista is the bee's knees in this '20s-inspired Prada at the Costume Institute Gala. 18 of 25 CHARLIZE THERON Steve Granitz/WireImage Showing off her dancer's legs, the Oscar winner is gorgeous in a green silk Stella McCartney minidress at a Beverly Hills luncheon. 19 of 25 MICHELLE PFEIFFER Mario Anzuoni/REUTERS The still-fabulous 49-year-old shows how it's done in her white Jenni Kayne at the L.A. premiere of Hairspray. 20 of 25 HEIDI KLUM Jeff Vespa/WireImage The Project Runway host shines in raspberry Dior by John Galliano at the Emmy Awards. 21 of 25 THANDIE NEWTON Andrew Walker/Getty The British actress lights up a fashion show at the Great Wall of China in a butter yellow Fendi dress. 22 of 25 KATHERINE HEIGL Mario Anzuoni/Reuters/Landov The Emmy winner is a vision in white in her screen-siren-worthy Zac Posen gown at the September awards. 23 of 25 RIHANNA Mark Chilton/Richfoto/Globe No fashion "S.O.S." for this singer – she sizzles in emerald satin Dolce amp Gabbana at the World Music Awards. 24 of 25 ASHLEY OLSEN BRIAN ZAK/GAMMA The star designer models a vintage James Galanos with an edgy black leather corset belt at the Costume Institute Gala. 25 of 25 EVA LONGORIA Chris Carlson/ap The Desperate Housewives star eschews the traditional Emmys gown, going short for the show in a sparkling silver Kaufman Franco (who also designed her wedding reception dress).