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People's Choice Awards Best and Worst Dressed - A Retrospective

Revisit some of the most memorable red carpet moments of the past ten years at the People's Choice Awards.

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    2001 was also the year of frosted tips. Behold: the bold men of N'Sync, who must have shared a colorist.
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    To be perfectly pair to Bette Midler, the early '00s were a very popular time for all things pink and shiny. Still: So Pink! So Shiny!
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    Back in 2001, Jennifer Aniston rocked a blunt bob with her long, monochromatic red carpet ensembles (she's still very into black gowns).
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    Actress Garcelle Beauvais added a trendy touch to her elegant crocheted dress with a large, red flower pin (how very Carrie Bradshaw!).
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    Mary Steenburgen was a complete knockout in this gold beaded gown, which she paired with a gold and burgundy shawl.
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    My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos sexed up a conservative black suit with a sheer blouse and a lacy bra. Oh my!
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    Once upon a time, Faith Hill did not have a stylist.
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    Sheryl Crow had one of her most sophisticated looks ever in this chic belted strapless dress, pointy-toed pumps and a Veronica Lake-inspired 'do.
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    A very tanned Jessica Simpson arrived on the arm of then-husband Nick Lachey in a skintight plunging cocktail dress that showed off plenty of cleavage. Signature Jessica through and through!
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    Actres Suzan Hughes definitely had a color scheme in mind when she decided to skin the Cookie Monster for his coat.
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    Always a winner, Joanie Laurer took advantage of the moment by showing off her belly button in a a skintight crop top—worn sans bra, like a true lady!
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    A raven-haired Renee Zellweger was easily the best dressed at the 2005 People's Choice Awards in a perfectly-fitted white dress and metallic strappy sandals. Bring back the brunette, Renee!
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    Actress Bai Ling didn't let the whole red carpet thing mess with her signature look. The actress turned plenty of heads in an orange skirt, a schlumpy tank top and bright neon pumps.
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    A toned and tanned Jaime Pressly broke that cardinal rule of fashion and flaunted both her bust and her stems in a sparkling silver mini. So hot!
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    Jessica Simpson's red and black bordello getup was definitely noteworthy, even if she didn't wear it on the red carpet. Fishnet kneehighs with red cowboy boots? How inventive!
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    Eva Longoria was a class act in this beautiful cowl-necked dress and sparkling silver strappy heels.
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    Halle Berry had a retro moment in this '70s-inspired bronze mini, which she wore with matching peep-toe pumps.
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    Former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl has always gravitated towards retro designs that flatter her curves. This shimmery blue frock was no different—and pretty cute, too.
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    Carrie Underwood looked beautiful in all three of the dresses she chose.The glittery Naeem Khan gown she wore to hit the red carpet was particularly breathtaking.
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    Dakota Fanning proved herself the master of choosing lovely, age-appropriate dresses for red carpet events with this blue asymmetrical mini.
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    Marisa Tomei may have been the best dressed at the 2009 show in this impeccable red strapless cocktail dress by Donna Karan. Nothing could have flattered her more.
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    Jennifer Morrison's metallic Gianfranco Ferre dress was an absolute winner, just like her show, House. Her co-star and ex-fiancé Jesse Morrison must hurt inside every time he looks at her.
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    No matter how saucy, Kate Hudson's teal Gucci gown failed to flatter at the 2009 awards, despite her best efforts in matching two-toned Giuseppe Zanotti stilettos.
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    Hayley Williams' bow dress is very loud, but so is her hair, and her band (Paramore, for those of you who haven't turned on the radio in the past three years). The dress was actually a pretty flattering shape, with its structured hip. But loud.
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    Taylor Swift loves her embellished minidresses like this Jenny Packham creation, and we love her for it. Swift looked stunning in metallic Christian Louboutin peeptoes, heavy retro eyeliner, and matte red lipstick.
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    A surprisingly sultry Jessica Alba served up some leg in a super-short minidress by Antonio Berardi. The bodice fit Alba perfectly, the makeup was sufficiently smoky, and everyone around her was likely in awe. Well done, Alba.
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    Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara paired this minimal, sexy dress by The Row (also known as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson's high-end label) with a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, vintage jewelry, and a vintage clutch. She also joked that she was vintage, too - but even if that were true, she doesn't look it. Not in that dress, no.
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    Carrie Underwood was all smiles in an edgy, flattering dress by Christian Cota. She paired the sweetheart dress with strappy sandals by Rock & Republic, and flaunted her new engagement ring for those who asked (gorgeous!).
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    Teen queen Demi Lovato hit the red carpet in this age-appropriate little blue dress by Jenny Packham. She paired the look with silver peep-toe pumps and dark nail polish. She would have looked even cuter with a little more color in her makeup.
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    Kelly Rutherford's glittering Jenny Packham gown showed so much cleavage, one would have expected to see it on someone like Blake Lively. Still, the dress seemed to suit Rutherford rather well too, especially when paired with that vintage-looking clutch.
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    Only a former model like Diane Kruger could pull off a dress as body-conscious as this Herve Leger piece. The actress sizzled in the white creation, which she complemented with H&M jewelry.
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    Actress Mary Steenburgen had another home run in 2004, when she lit up the red carpet in a breathtaking tangerine-hued gown.
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    OC star Mischa Barton gave the crowd an eyeful in this ethereal floral dress, which featured an extremely sheer skirt.
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    Oprah Winfrey documented her turn on the red carpet in this floor-length gray gown topped with a fitted, cropped leather jacket. And check out the shoes—so sexy!
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    In 2004, Mandy Moore wore an orange-red gown to match her strawberry blond hair. While the color was pretty, the dress didn't really do her any favors.
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    Yo Kaley Cuoco, nice shoes. Where's Bam-Bam?
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    Former wrestler Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, tried really hard to nab herself a spot on all the worst dressed lists. And it worked. But whatever: It's not every day you get the chance to wear a glitter beard.
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    It's hard to go wrong with a classic look. Amber Tamblyn was vibrant and lovely in this very retro red dress and peep-toe slingbacks in 2004.
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    Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei paired an elegant top with some very, very wide pants in 2002. Hopefully she did not trip on that hem.
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    Actress Julia Roberts looked surprisingly somber in a loose-fitting black suit at the 2002 People's Choice Awards. At least her hair was a very pretty shade.