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Taylor's sexier red carpet look pays off with style crown

Pop star Taylor Swift, who has adopted a sexier look on the red carpet, has been named best-dressed celebrity of the year by People magazine.

Swift led the annual list of the top 10 best-dressed style icons that also included Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o, singers Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna and actresses Emma Stone and Emma Watson.


Rising starlets Chloe Grace Moretz and Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka tied for a spot on the list, rounding out the 11 honourees.

Swift (24) opted for figure-hugging ball gowns, cropped tops with skirts, sequined mini-dresses and most recently at the MTV Video Music Awards, a derriere-skimming Mary Katrantzou alphabet romper (inset) that she told the magazine "was a risk". The singer described her own style as "feminine, leggy and ever-changing".

People also named its best-dressed celebrity couples, which include singer John Legend and model wife Chrissy Teigen.