This Week's Best Dressed Star: Katie Holmes

12/29/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

Katie Holmes
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It’s been a year of ups and downs for Katie Holmes, but she’s going out on a high note. Her effortlessly chic outfit earned top honors this week, making her the final best dressed star of 2012.

The stellar look consisted of a fuchsia Narciso Rodriguez dress and champagne bow-accented heels, topped off with an unexpected olive-green military-inspired trench worn to The Late Show with David Letterman in N.Y.C. The winning ensemble was a bright departure for the star, who tends to opt for more subdued colors. And the risk paid off because more than 6,000 PEOPLE.com readers gave it their style seal of approval.

PHOTOS: SEE THE TOP 10 BEST DRESSED STARS ON PEOPLE.COM THIS WEEK!

In a close second is Jessica Chastain (who had the number-one spot last week) in a leopard-print mini and a black coat, plus tights and lace-up boots, which she slipped into after her Broadway show in N.Y.C.

Click here to check out who else ranked in the top 10 and vote for your favorite looks of the week. Tell us: Does Holmes deserve the top spot? If not, who does?

–Jennifer Cress

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Bernice on

Katie Holmes. She looks. Good in anything

Kitchy on

Really? Katie Holmes?

Savannah on

She looks soooo young!!!!!

Jane on

Who exactly chooses Best Dressed on this site? O.o

Julie on

They should have chosen Nina Dobrev or Emma Stone, someone who actually looks good most of the time.

EnoughOfIt on

Answer – no!

cb on

Yes, “unexpected” because it doesn’t “go” with the rest of the outfit… Nonetheless, Katie Holmes does dress beautifully the great majority of the time. And while that has a lot to do with her inexhaustible supply of money and her limitless access to the most fabulous designers and stylists, even many of those similarly endowed don’t have good fashion sense and end up looking not-so-good, most of the time.

Guest on

I like Dutchess Catherine because she up cycles (recycles) outfits. She sends outfits sent to her back, and mixes affordable with couture…. That’s not only more relatable but she makes it look flawless!

halle on

I hate to say it but she looks so much better since parting from Tom. She looks alive and dresses much better.

I'm Standing Behind You on

She looks great because she had her monitoring chip removed when she split from Tommy Girl. She actually looks human again and not programmed!

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