Red-Carpet Trend: Leather Dresses

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Leather took on a feminine form on the red carpet recently, appearing in light colors and flirty cuts. Zoe Saldana attended a J. Mendel event in Los Angeles last weekend wearing a strapless gray leather dress by the designer; Jennifer Lopez spoke at a press event in California this week wearing a cap-sleeve camel leather dress by Chloé (available on Net-A-Porter.com), which she paired with leopard-print Brian Atwood booties; and Jessica Lowndes reached for faux-leather by choosing brown H&M dress for CoverGirl’s anniversary party last week. What is your go-to way to wear leather and faux-leather? Tell us in the comments!

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Look We Love: Milkmaid Braids Like Helena Christensen, Zoe Saldana and Emma Stone

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Emma Stone is trying out fresh ways to style her newly-blond hair. Last night, the Easy A star appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno wearing her lightened locks in cute milkmaid braids. And she’s not alone in her Heidi hair moment: Zoe Saldana sported cute plaits this summer and Helena Christensen tried the twists in the fall. Would you ever wear milkmaid braids? Tell us in the comments below!

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2010's Top Celebrity Fashion Trends!

[tiImage width=”623″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120110-trends-623.jpg” credit=”INF photo; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic” align=”left” border=”1″ alt=””]What was your favorite trend of 2010? Did you slip into a slim-fitting pair of tailored trousers, like Drew Barrymore? Did you pair your coziest socks with your sexiest heels, like Leighton Meester? Or maybe you took your short shorts from the gym to the office, like Gwyneth Paltrow. We’ve scoured the red carpets to round up the best fads of the year. Click through our gallery to see which celebrities jumped on the trend wagon—and which styles you were savvy enough to rock yourself!