People.com Celebrity Best Dresses of the Year This year's gowns were all about drama – bold colors, edgy metallics and dramatic silhouettes. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg By People Staff Published on September 12, 2007 04:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 18 BEST ONE SHOULDER Mark J. Terrill/ap Forever glamorous, Jennifer Lopez gave the Golden Globes red carpet the cold shoulder in her beaded Marchesa. 02 of 18 BEST VOLUME Cardinale/People Avenue/Corbis Kate Hudson was radiant in a billowing Dior by John Galliano at the Dior Haute Couture show at Versailles. 03 of 18 BEST TIERED Seth Wenig/AP Cameron Diaz got layered up in her dramatic raspberry Dior by John Galliano gown at the Costume Institute Gala in N.Y.C. 04 of 18 BEST RUCHING INF Ellen Pompeo added curves to her slim figure with a Michael Kors glittering gown at the Costume Institute Gala. 05 of 18 BEST DETAILING 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 Penélope Cruz's Oscar gown. 06 of 18 BEST VIVID COLOR Seth Wenig/AP Liv Tyler matches her aquamarine eyes to her draped Calvin Klein Collection dress at the Costume Institute Gala. 07 of 18 BEST CURVES AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN Va-va-voom! Halle Berry shows off her flawless figure in a plunging Roberto Cavalli at an L.A. awards show. 08 of 18 BEST GRECIAN PA Photos /Landov Looking every bit the modern goddess, Jessica Alba is golden in her Gucci gown at a London premiere. 09 of 18 BEST METALLIC TSUNI/GAMMA Ever the trendsetter, Cate Blanchett is simply stunning in her platinum Ralph Lauren. 10 of 18 BEST YELLOW CLINTON H. WALLACE/PHOTOMUNDO/GLOBE Kerry Washington blooms in her bold Oscar de la Renta gown at an L.A. premiere. 11 of 18 BEST NECKLINE Steve Granitz/WireImage Heroes star Ali Larter saves the Golden Globes red carpet in her sexy v-neck Reem Acra gown. 12 of 18 BEST HALTER Fred Prouser/Reuters/landov Model-turned-actress Joy Bryant is still a stunner for the cameras in her vintage Hervé Légér gown at a Beverly Hills gala. 13 of 18 BEST STRAPLESS Jim Smeal/ BEImages Reese Witherspoon showed that single is sexy in her yellow Nina Ricci dress at the Golden Globes. 14 of 18 BEST RETRO Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Kate Bosworth is the bee's knees in this '20s-inspired Prada at the Costume Institute Gala. 15 of 18 BEST BLACK flynet No one does the little black dress like Jennifer Aniston – in this case, a shimmering Chanel at the GLAAD Media Awards in Hollywood. 16 of 18 BEST RUFFLES KRISTIN CALLAHAN/BAUER-GRIFFIN Drew Barrymore is the lady in red – Ferragamo, that is – as she enters a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman. 17 of 18 BEST BELTED Mario Anzuoni/REUTERS Fabulous at 49, Michelle Pfeiffer shows how it's done in her white Jenni Kayne at the L.A. premiere of Hairspray. 18 of 18 BEST GREEN Steve Granitz/WireImage Showing off her dancer's legs, Charlize Theron is gorgeous in a green silk Stella McCartney minidress at a Beverly Hills luncheon.