Is there anyone who can match Kristen in terms of sheer lovability? She captured our hearts as the titular teen sleuth on Veronica Mars, broke our hearts as the ever-so-mean (and incidentally also titular) ex in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and won our hearts once more in this winter's smash-hit Frozen. Heck, she was even the bright light that made the reprehensible season 2 of Heroes even partially bearable!
What with Frozen and the infamously-Kickstarted Veronica Mars movie right in the rear view mirror, her career has been experiencing something of a resurgence — and I for one couldn't be happier. Because guess what? Besides being wildly talented, adorable, and hilarious (not to mention a great singer/an actual Disney Princess), Kristen always knows how to make a statement with her fashion, and the more red carpets she walks, the better. Because whether it's with a punchy mini (which is often her M.O. — fitting as she's quite petite at 5'1"), or a floor-grazing gauzy ball gown, she always looks utterly chic.
And precisely because her fashion sense is so enjoyable, today on her 34th birthday, I've compiled a top ten list of some of her best fashion moments. Read on to take a look!
10. In Sachin + Babi
Midis are tricky to pull off, but Kristen's doing it here to perfection! (Also, the snow-like detailing on her bodice is adorably on-theme).
9. In Herve Leger
I'm not always a fan of Herve Leger, but this forest green number looks absolutely fabulous here.
8. In Sachin + Babi (again)
Her casual looks are on par with (if not better) than her formal looks! She might just have been one of the best dressed stars at PaleyFest.
7. In Zuhair Murad
Kristen sure brought the drama at this year's Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Though, to be fair, it's not exactly original — this dress is a dead ringer for the one January Jones wore to the Golden Globes back in 2011.
6. In Jenni Kayne
No one does a bright, high-impact mini dress like Kristen.
5. In J. Mendel
Fitting that Kristen should look so very lovely in baby pink J. Mendel at the Veronica Mars premiere.
4. In Stella McCartney
Peplums don't often work (and sorry, but let's be real: Stella McCartney's designs work even less often), but both have reached what is quite possibly their zenith here (at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, no less!)
3. In J. Mendel (again)
This two-tone cocktail dress is about as romantic as they come. Also, she is rocking that orange-red lip!
2. In Monique Lhuillier
Literally angelic at the 2012 CMT Awards.
1. In Jenny Packham
One of the most adorable maternity looks ever. Like, in all of time and space.
Happy birthday, Kristen Bell!