Editor picks: the most memorable style moments of 2012

Now that the year is coming to a close, we’re taking a trip through 2012 to share the best and worst moments. Here is our entirely subjective list of the most memorable style moments of the year.


Angelina Jolie’s awkward leg pose in the black Atelier Versace gown from the 2012 Oscars was by far the most memorable fashion moment. I remember watching it live and wondering why she insisted on popping her leg out of the slit, and I was apparently not alone based on the abundance of Internet memes the next day and the Twitter handle @AngiesRightLeg.” — Jennifer Davidson, cofounder and editor-in-chief

“Supporting our country for the 2012 Olympics – I got to go and see it first hand – flag fashions were the way to go and for the U.S., it was all about the flag scarf. Also remember the gray nail polish that Michelle Obama wore at the democratic national convention – I admit, I could not take my eyes off of it.”– Beth Herbst, cofounder and style editor

“Angelina Jolie’s leg at the Oscars, Miley Cyrus’s hair cut, and the larger-than-life Chanel hula hoop bags from the Spring 2013 show in Paris that were all over Instagram.” — Anna Rice, StyleBakeryTeen fashion and beauty editor

“How about Kim Kardashian‘s descent into the ranks of the worst dressed? She’s made some questionable choices during her Kanye phase. On a more positive note, Charlize Theron recently shaved her head and pulls it off — big time.” — Tanya Sharma, daily scoop editor

Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut reveal back in April. While I never would have picked this cut for her, she managed to make it look flawless and stylish.” — Bronwyn Berger-Hughes, beauty contributor


When Miley Cyrus chopped off her hair. Girl’s definitely got guts, and you’ve got to commend her for that!” — Elizabeth Mitchell, StyleBakeryTeen star style editor

“Pretty much any time Emma Stone stepped out, either on the red carpet or with boyfriend Andrew Garfield in tow. Girl knows how to dress. Also, Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford at the Oscars.” — Jamie Allison Sanders, beauty editor

“I would say Ralph Lauren’s outfits for team USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics — they were unique but also made us look a bit French with the beret choice. Also, who could forget Angelia Jolie at the Oscars wearing a black Atelier Versace gown with a slit-up-to-there and the awkward leg pose– a classic moment in time.” — Christine Fox, StyleBakeryMom style editor

“Angelina Jolie in the black Versace dress with the mile-high slit tops my list mostly because I’m still trying to figure out the awkward pose. Did the gown hang strangely? Was she trying to spotlight the slit? Did her leg just have a mind of its own? Whatever it was, it (the dress and the pose) seems to have made a lasting impression even on non-fashion-followers.” — Courtney Strimel, StyleBakeryMom style editor

“Emma Stone’s unbelievable Spider-Man promo tour, Gwyneth Paltrow’s white cape Tom Ford gown at the Oscars, and Karolina Kurkova sparkling in Rachel Zoe at the Met Gala.” — Morgan C. Schimminger, celebrity style editor

Tell us, what do you think was the most memorable style moment of 2012?

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