Wednesday 26 November 2014

Ireland's Best Dressed of 2013

Published 27/12/2013 | 00:00

Beautiful in Black: Amanda Byram, Karen Koster and Kathryn Thomas are just some of the Irish celebrities who rocked the new LBD (Long Black Dress) on the red carpet this year.
Beautiful in Black: Amanda Byram, Karen Koster and Kathryn Thomas are just some of the Irish celebrities who rocked the new LBD (Long Black Dress) on the red carpet this year.
Aoife Cogan stunned in a sleeved black gown with a plunging neckline at BOD's testimonial at The National Convention Centre in Dublin. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Irish model-turned-actress Nadia Forde was a killer in monochrome at the Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues premiere. Her black peep toe heels and simple accessories let her dress do the talking. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Fashionista Yvonne Keating showed how to work masculine tailoring at the Oblivion Irish premiere. A pair of mesh peep tow black heels topped off her chic ensemble perfectly. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Xpose's Karen Koster relied on a throwback to vintage style at this year's IFTAs, which is easily one of our favourite Irish red carpet looks of 2013. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Fair City actress Aoibhin Garrihy is considered one of Ireland's most stylish women for a reason. The reason being choices like this leather and chiffon black dress by Emma Manley at this year's IFTAs. Her loose braid and natural makeup complements the look to perfection. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Amanda Byram is a babe. This is a well known fact, proven by this sensational number she wore to the IFTAs. The tv presenter showed them how it's done in a low-cut sequinned gown. Her loose curls and red lipstick provide just the right amount of red carpet glamour. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Imelda, May we borrow this sometime please? The Irish rockabilly singer looked sensational in her form-fitting patterned gown at BOD's dinner. Her trademark quiff adds to the unique look.
Gillian Quinn gives a lesson in why you can never go wrong with pilates. The former model showed off her incredible figure in a black sequinned dress at BOD's testimonial.
This is easily Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh's best red carpet look. Ever. The RTE star stunned in a formfitting and uber flattering black gown at this year's IFTAs. The high slit adds sex appeal to an otherwise entirely elegant gown. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Kathryn Thomas has never been afraid to experiment with her style and this look is case in point. The Voice of Ireland host wore an incredibly intricate Umit Kutluk gown at this year's Style Awards. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Grainne Seoige oozed sex appeal in a figure hugging Don O'Neill dress at this year's VIP Style Awards. We couldn't fault it if we tried. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
How could we have any Best Dressed list without mentioning Amy Huberman? Save the best for last we say and the IFTA winner's Lennon Courtney dress and vintage belt at husband Brian O'Driscoll's testimonial dinner in November was the icing on a fashionable 2013 for Amy. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Rosanna Davison wore a beautiful Dawn Fitzgerald design to this year's Style Awards and we couldn't love it more. Her smoky eye perfectly complements the ombre detail on her dress. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Sarah Morrissey modelled this intricate lace dress at the annual ISPCC luncheon and looked her normally stunning self. Gold accessories and funky metallic shoes add a fresh take on a classic. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Virginia Macari does her own version of Gwyneth Paltros's Tom Ford cape at the Oscars for this year's Style Awards. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Jennifer Maguire looked simply stunning in Jennifer Rothwell for the annual style bash at The Marker Hotel. The Repblic of Telly regular is fast becoming one of our favourite fashionistas - we predict 2014 will be her year. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Yes, Aoibhin was already on this list - but with this dress, can you blame us? Her white gown with peplum detail at the REHAB People of the Year Awards is red carpet perfection. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Former Miss Ireland Maire Hughes rocked an oversized white suit at her model agency's summer party. An eye-catching orange clutch and peep toe are summer style down to a T. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Ravishing in Red: Vogue Williams, Maura Derrane and model Sinead Noonan lead the pack in this passionate colour.
RTE's Maura Derrane dons a sensational red gown at this year's VIP Style Awards. Sweetheart neckline. Gold chunky belt and immaculate hair and makeup make for a flawless look. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Former Miss Ireland Sinead Noonan's cut-out gown at the annual CARI Summer Lunch is perfection. A slicked back hair style and dramatic makeup complements her natural beauty. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Vogue Williams' high neck Badgley Mischka dress is classic elegance at its best. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Golden Girls: Celia Holman Lee, Pippa O'Connor and Thalia Hefferman each put their own twist on a metallic classic.
Supermodel in the making Thalia Hefferman gave a lesson in red carpet dressing in this intricately beaded gold sequinned gown. Now, let's take a moment to remember that she just finished her Leaving Cert. We can't wait to see her style in five years. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Former Miss Universe Ireland models this nude jumpsuit to perfection - let's face it, it's a look very few of us could pull off. And that she does. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
TV3's Aisling O'Loughlin's choice of red carpet attire shouldn't work, but it so does. A modest and refreshing choice we hope to see more of. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Celia Holman Lee is one of Ireland's best dressed women and has been for some time. She's a style icon and legend, and with choices like this figure hugging gold gown, it's a no-brainer as to why. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
New mum Pippa O'Connor is one of our favourite Irish fashionistas and her option at this year's Style Awards didn't disappoint. The peplum detail. The pale pink and silver combination. 11 out of 10. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Queens of Colour: Michele McGrath, Mairead Farrell and Sarah Morrisey all braved brightness on the red carpet this year.
Sile Seoige's old school Hollywood look at this year's IFTAs is undoubtedly her best of the year. Her emerald green number and burgundy lip complement her colouring to the max. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
A hot pink suit with a plunging neckline shouldn't work, but model Michele McGrath makes it. For the VVIP Awards this year, the hostess with the mostest took the plunge in this suit and it paid off in spades. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Mairead Farrell showed her softer side in a pastel yellow gown and embellished silver necklace at this year's Style Awards. Easily one of our top five of the year. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
Much like Aoibhin Garrihy, model Sarah Morrissey makes two appearances on this year's list - but how could we leave this out? It's daring, it's sexy and it's bright pink but Sarah oozes elegance. (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)

Whose red carpet ensembles got us talking for all the right reasons? Here, we count the 30 most memorable Irish looks of 2013.

From Amy to Vogue to Kathryn to Roz; everyone is covered this year.

2013 has emerged as one of the most stylish years in recent Irish memory, with countless A-list premieres making their way to our shores and the reliable red carpet events such as the IFTAs to keep us lusting for more.

This list, which is in no particular order, features Ireland's best-known fashionistas at their ebst.

So, let's get straight down to it. Did you favourite make the list?

Back to Black for Amanda Byram, Karen Koster and Kathryn Thomas

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Michele McGrath, Mairead Farrell and Sarah Morrissey emerged as Ireland's Queens of Colour

Ladies in Red: Vogue Williams, Maura Derrane and Sinead Noonan

Golden Girls Celia Holman Lee, Pippa O'Connor and Thalia Heffernan are some of our style stars

Virginia Macari, Aoibhin Garrihy and Maire Hughes are some of our favourites who rocked White on the Night

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