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The Week's Best Dressed Star: Salma Hayek

09/29/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Salma Hayek
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Salma Hayek often opts for ultra-sultry gowns with look-at-me silhouettes and tons of sex appeal. But after earning style props from more than 14,000 StyleWatch readers and landing herself at the top of our current best-dressed list, the Savages star may start to rethink her style choices. She snagged the number-one spot thanks to a simple, subtle and yes, even a bit conservative, sheath.

The Mexican actress’s knee-length leather charcoal dress, worn with Sergio Rossi pumps and a bright-red pout to the Savages photocall in Rome, got an 82 percent approval rating and helped her edge out pal Penélope Cruz, who wore a L’Wren Scott floral-print dress, a coordinating clutch and black Ferragamo heels at the Spain photocall for Twice Born. She also beat Taylor Swift, Natalie Portman and Halle Berry. No easy feat.

We have a feeling that Hayek may have turned over a new leaf and we expect to see her in similarly understated stylish ensembles over the next few months.

Find out which other stylish stars earned spots in the top five this week — and vote for your favorite looks — on our Red Carpet Spotlight page. Tell us: Do you love Hayek’s dress as much as everyone else does?

–Jennifer Cress


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sunny on

Broken zipper or not Sofia V’s dress was hot!

Jennifer on

I’m sure her husband’s job has nothing to do with her ability to have access to the best that fashion has to offer.

Kitchy on

I think this is very boring on her. It does nothing to accentuate her assets.

Theresa on

I agree – the dress is boring. I’ve seen her wear cuter dresses. I still love her dearly!

Gracie on

Based on THIS dress???

Bunnie on

I wouldn’t have chosen this dress as a “best dressed’ pick because it doesn’t fit well across the bust. She looks much better in things with a lower neckline.

sonia on

She can afford it since she slept her way to luxury. I can not stand women like her.

Rony on

Jeaulous much?

M. on

I’m so sorry I clicked on this. wth. big deal.

so when liberals hate the 1%, yet worship them…. what does that mean?

Imma confused.

ronjohn63 on

She’s smart enough to know that
(a) you don’t need to show skin to be well dressed, and
(b) she’s had kids and is getting older, thus her style must change since her body is changing.

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