Best Dressed Latinos of 2012

Latin celebs proved to be a force to be reckoned with by showing the world how to wear high fashion in grand style. No wonder they were selected over and again to grace virtually every best dressed list this year.

<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Eva Longoria at Cannes</div>She may not have had a participating movie at the renowned film festival, but this Mexican-American stole the show with her gorgeous red carpet gowns. This light lavender Marchesa with feathered train is one of the reasons her name appeared in many a "best dressed at Cannes" list this year
Eva Longoria at Cannes
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Eva Longoria at Cannes
She may not have had a participating movie at the renowned film festival, but this Mexican-American stole the show with her gorgeous red carpet gowns. This light lavender Marchesa with feathered train is one of the reasons her name appeared in many a "best dressed at Cannes" list this year
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Longoria rocking goth</div>Also at Cannes, Longoria dazzled at the festival's opening night dinner in a sexy Alberta Ferreti gown. <br> <br> <b><a href="http://shine.yahoo.com/author-blog-posts/eva-longorias-nine-gowns-alma-awards-174400632.html" data-ylk="slk:Check out the nine gorgeous gowns Longoria wore to the Alma Awards" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Check out the nine gorgeous gowns Longoria wore to the Alma Awards</a></b>
Longoria rocking goth
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Longoria rocking goth
Also at Cannes, Longoria dazzled at the festival's opening night dinner in a sexy Alberta Ferreti gown.

Check out the nine gorgeous gowns Longoria wore to the Alma Awards
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: WireImage</div><div class="caption-title">Jessica Alba: Best in Jeans</div>Positioned at number eight in <a href="http://www.peoplestylewatch.com/people/stylewatch/package/gallery/0,,20417681_20626778_21210979,00.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:People Magazine's Best dressed 2012" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">People Magazine's <i>Best dressed 2012</i></a>, Jessica Alba was chosen for wearing the best jeans in showbiz. According to reality show star Lauren Conrad, who nominated Alba, "She's got jeans in every color of the rainbow, every print under the sun and every cut known to man - and gets them all right."
Jessica Alba: Best in Jeans
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Jessica Alba: Best in Jeans
Positioned at number eight in People Magazine's Best dressed 2012, Jessica Alba was chosen for wearing the best jeans in showbiz. According to reality show star Lauren Conrad, who nominated Alba, "She's got jeans in every color of the rainbow, every print under the sun and every cut known to man - and gets them all right."
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">In all white</div>The only Latina in US Magazine's <i>12 Best Dressed Stars of 2012</i>, Alba wore a sharp, all-white ensemble to attend the Mont Blanc Gala in Beijing earlier this year. The actress' choice of this Narciso Rodriguez dress became instrumental in the magazine's selection of the stylish actress.
In all white
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In all white
The only Latina in US Magazine's 12 Best Dressed Stars of 2012, Alba wore a sharp, all-white ensemble to attend the Mont Blanc Gala in Beijing earlier this year. The actress' choice of this Narciso Rodriguez dress became instrumental in the magazine's selection of the stylish actress.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">A little Valentino</div>This gorgeous, blush Valentino ballgown adorned with silver flowers merited Alba's appearance on InStyle.com's <i>Prettiest Dress of the Year.</i>
A little Valentino
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A little Valentino
This gorgeous, blush Valentino ballgown adorned with silver flowers merited Alba's appearance on InStyle.com's Prettiest Dress of the Year.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin</div>Thomas and Baldwin ranked #2 on Huffington Post's <i>2012 Best Dressed Newylyweds</i>. The "30 Rock" actor, seen here in a sharp suit, and his Spanish wife in Oscar de la Renta, express an effortless style.
Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin
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Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin
Thomas and Baldwin ranked #2 on Huffington Post's 2012 Best Dressed Newylyweds. The "30 Rock" actor, seen here in a sharp suit, and his Spanish wife in Oscar de la Renta, express an effortless style.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves</div>The actor and his Brazilian wife were also chosen as part of Huffington Post's <i>2012 Best Dressed Newylyweds</i> , taking the sixth position. Alves, in a blue sequined Marchesa mini dress, and McConaughey in classic Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, looked impressive at the "Magic Mike" premiere.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
The actor and his Brazilian wife were also chosen as part of Huffington Post's 2012 Best Dressed Newylyweds , taking the sixth position. Alves, in a blue sequined Marchesa mini dress, and McConaughey in classic Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo, looked impressive at the "Magic Mike" premiere.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Salma Hayek at the Golden Globes</div>A Time Magazine <i>2012 Golden Globes: Best Dressed</i>, Hayek impressed with the glittering Gucci gown she wore down the red carpet. The star proved that she continues to get better with age with this form fitting dress and playful, curly 'do.
Salma Hayek at the Golden Globes
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Salma Hayek at the Golden Globes
A Time Magazine 2012 Golden Globes: Best Dressed, Hayek impressed with the glittering Gucci gown she wore down the red carpet. The star proved that she continues to get better with age with this form fitting dress and playful, curly 'do.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Zoe Saldana: A Glamour Best Dressed</div>Glamour UK recently chose Saldana as a candidate for 2013 Best Dressed Woman based on how she wore this Prabal Gurung gown. The dress' modern lines and sexy sheerness combined with Saldana's slim frame took the fashion world by storm this year.
Zoe Saldana: A Glamour Best Dressed
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Zoe Saldana: A Glamour Best Dressed
Glamour UK recently chose Saldana as a candidate for 2013 Best Dressed Woman based on how she wore this Prabal Gurung gown. The dress' modern lines and sexy sheerness combined with Saldana's slim frame took the fashion world by storm this year.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Saldana at the MTV VMAs</div>The Dominican actress proved she can play with the cool, musical crowd when she wore this Salvatore Ferragamo lacy mini dress to the Video Music Awards. The result? A spot as one of the night's best-dressed stars.
Saldana at the MTV VMAs
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Saldana at the MTV VMAs
The Dominican actress proved she can play with the cool, musical crowd when she wore this Salvatore Ferragamo lacy mini dress to the Video Music Awards. The result? A spot as one of the night's best-dressed stars.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: WireImage</div><div class="caption-title">Selena's growing sense of style</div>This Latina singer and actress blossomed in 2012 as she defined her own sense of fashion and style. The star's gorgeous pink mini by Emilio Pucci was undoubtedly one of the best red carpet looks this summer.
Selena's growing sense of style
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Selena's growing sense of style
This Latina singer and actress blossomed in 2012 as she defined her own sense of fashion and style. The star's gorgeous pink mini by Emilio Pucci was undoubtedly one of the best red carpet looks this summer.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">The Vanity Fair After-Party</div>Another winner of InStyle's Prettiest dress of the year was Gomez's Dolce & Gabbana silver gown. The dress, which she wore to the VF Oscar's after-party, was a perfect choice for Bieber's one-and-off-again ladylove. From the cool color against her warm skin tone and the vintage hairstyle, to the delicate accessories, this <i>Latina</i> looked stunning on Hollywood's biggest night.
The Vanity Fair After-Party
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The Vanity Fair After-Party
Another winner of InStyle's Prettiest dress of the year was Gomez's Dolce & Gabbana silver gown. The dress, which she wore to the VF Oscar's after-party, was a perfect choice for Bieber's one-and-off-again ladylove. From the cool color against her warm skin tone and the vintage hairstyle, to the delicate accessories, this Latina looked stunning on Hollywood's biggest night.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">The sharp athlete</div>This year's winner of Esquire Magazine's <a href="http://www.esquire.com/the-side/style-guides/best-dressed-nfl-players-2012#slide-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Best dressed player in the NFL" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><i>Best dressed player in the NFL</i></a> was New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, and there's no doubt this <i>Boricua</i> was the right choice. According to the men's monthly, "[it was] not only because he took his Super Bowl victory lap through New York Fashion Week…but because he did it in tailored suits with bold details…by established American designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein."
The sharp athlete
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The sharp athlete
This year's winner of Esquire Magazine's Best dressed player in the NFL was New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, and there's no doubt this Boricua was the right choice. According to the men's monthly, "[it was] not only because he took his Super Bowl victory lap through New York Fashion Week…but because he did it in tailored suits with bold details…by established American designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein."
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: WireImage</div><div class="caption-title">International man of fashion</div>Cruz is also the only <i>Latino</i> included in 2012's Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List. Seen here at Milan's Menswear Fashion week, the football champ is showing a consistent awareness of fashion and mature sense of style.
International man of fashion
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International man of fashion
Cruz is also the only Latino included in 2012's Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List. Seen here at Milan's Menswear Fashion week, the football champ is showing a consistent awareness of fashion and mature sense of style.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Penélope at the Oscars</div>One of only two <i>Latinas</i> chosen this year by Forbes Magazine as <i>The Best Dressed at the Oscars</i>, Cruz was a red carpet dream in a cornflower blue gown by Armani Prive and delicate Chopard jewels.
Penélope at the Oscars
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Penélope at the Oscars
One of only two Latinas chosen this year by Forbes Magazine as The Best Dressed at the Oscars, Cruz was a red carpet dream in a cornflower blue gown by Armani Prive and delicate Chopard jewels.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">JLo at the Oscars</div>The only other Latina on Forbes' "The Best Dressed at the Oscars" list was diva Jennifer Lopez who wore a creamy gown from Zuhair Murad- one of her favorite designers. This fashionista was actually kept away from many of this year's glamorous red carpets as she traveled the world for her international music tour.
JLo at the Oscars
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JLo at the Oscars
The only other Latina on Forbes' "The Best Dressed at the Oscars" list was diva Jennifer Lopez who wore a creamy gown from Zuhair Murad- one of her favorite designers. This fashionista was actually kept away from many of this year's glamorous red carpets as she traveled the world for her international music tour.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">The year of Sofía</div>This year's queen of the Latin crossover also reigned over the red carpet with her very own sexy, yet elegant style. Vergara, who proved she could rock the mermaid gown better than anyone, dazzled at this year's Met Gala in a silver Marchesa.
The year of Sofía
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The year of Sofía
This year's queen of the Latin crossover also reigned over the red carpet with her very own sexy, yet elegant style. Vergara, who proved she could rock the mermaid gown better than anyone, dazzled at this year's Met Gala in a silver Marchesa.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Sofía at the Globes</div>The star of "Modern Family" radiated sex appeal in this strapless Vera Wang gown. And while her accessories were minimal, the Colombian actress (who reportedly doesn't go out without her "bling bling") paired her deep blue dress with Harry Winston jewelry worth over five million dollars.
Sofía at the Globes
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Sofía at the Globes
The star of "Modern Family" radiated sex appeal in this strapless Vera Wang gown. And while her accessories were minimal, the Colombian actress (who reportedly doesn't go out without her "bling bling") paired her deep blue dress with Harry Winston jewelry worth over five million dollars.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Red-pink at the SAG Awards</div>Vergara was luminous in a strapless, fuschia Marchesa gown at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she was nominated for Best Comedy Actress.
Red-pink at the SAG Awards
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Red-pink at the SAG Awards
Vergara was luminous in a strapless, fuschia Marchesa gown at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she was nominated for Best Comedy Actress.
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Getty Images</div><div class="caption-title">Dress of the year</div>The Zuhair Murad sequined turquoise gown Vergara wore to this year's Emmy Awards is undoubtedly our favorite red carpet look of 2012. The mermaid-style gown, which the actress has become synonymous with, was included in every Emmy best dressed list. And even though a little wardrobe malfunction almost marred her night, the beautiful Murad gown has now become Vergara's Hollywood classic. <br> <br> <b><a href="http://shine.yahoo.com/latina/" data-ylk="slk:For content that speaks to you, visit Shine Latina" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">For content that speaks to you, visit Shine Latina</a></b>
Dress of the year
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Dress of the year
The Zuhair Murad sequined turquoise gown Vergara wore to this year's Emmy Awards is undoubtedly our favorite red carpet look of 2012. The mermaid-style gown, which the actress has become synonymous with, was included in every Emmy best dressed list. And even though a little wardrobe malfunction almost marred her night, the beautiful Murad gown has now become Vergara's Hollywood classic.

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