We Have a Lot of Feelings About This Week's Best Dressed Competition

04/19/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Katie Holmes Best DressedEugene Gologursky/Getty

Can we have a heart-to-heart? It’s about this week’s Most Loved Looks competition. Don’t get us wrong, we wouldn’t mind stealing Katie Holmes’s Balenciaga LBD with white trim (worn to the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball in N.Y.C.) — we just think we, as a StyleWatch democracy, can do better when it comes to crowning a winner.

Let’s take Emma Stone, for example. How stunningly gorgeous did she look at the London premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2? That beautiful yellow dress, those flawless waves, the bold lips. This ensemble hit all the right style notes, and it’s one of her personal bests from this promotional tour. (We even devoted an entire post to her look!)

We also would have been happy to crown Jessica Biel as this week’s Best Dressed. She attended the same Tiffany & Co. event as Katie, but her velvet Oscar de la Renta halter felt a bit more elegant — and that $325,000 diamond necklace certainly didn’t hurt her case.

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Or what about Kate Bosworth? She took Jessica’s lead at the Tiffany & Co. event and went for pure glamour in a pink strapless Katie Ermilio gown, but then took an on-trend risk with a bold orange pout.

And then there’s Kiernan Shipka, our 14-year-old fashion icon, who stepped out at a Jimmy Choo event wearing a summer-ready yellow-and-gray Preen dress, plus what might be our new favorite pair of heels.

We would have been happy with any of these ladies as the winner, but Katie took it with over 17,000 votes. We’re not necessarily angry with the results, we’re just disappointed. But there’s always next week!

Tell us: Did you vote for Katie, or do you think another star should have taken this week’s title?

— Whitney Little

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Doc on

Emma’s look is as amaaaazing, but she has been looking too skinny lately.

Denise on

Katie’s look is classy. It’s simple and beautiful. Of your suggestions, the only other that comes close is Jessica Biel.

Jessica on

You all are disgusting and rude!!! Your magazine should be put out of business

Life goes on on

Katie’s fashion sense, got so much better since her divorce.

sarah on

Emma Stone, for the win! No one come even close….

Dodie Murphy on

What a mean and hateful attitude about Katie. Didn’t your mother teach you that it never works to build yourself up by tearing someone else down?

Lacy on

I might not bite the hand that feeds you, People. Katie looks great. With all the over-the-top, look at me celeb styles out there, it’s nice to see one that regular people can identify with. Next time say thanks for the participation instead of admonishing us for not selecting who you like.

Smithy on

Emma Stone gets it right just about every time. Katie does okay here and there.

Pink on

I’ve noticed that People has been taking a lot of subtle digs at Katie ever since she divorced Tom. Meanwhile, they fawn over Tom. Guess we know who’s side their on. She looks elegant and classy. Maybe not my #1 look, but I certainly don’t have a problem with it.

goodness on

Emma Stone’s dress is nothing to write home about People. I don’t think anybody could pull it off. What I love about Katie’s dress is that anyone…posh or not, can look good in it. It’s about what those who voted decided…now you just sit and grumble. If you didn’t care for it, why did you put it up as an option?

Pink on

*meant to say they’re

jayne on

It’s about this week’s Most Loved Looks competition. Katie Holmes look for the Tiffany & Co Blue Book event is a timeless style . This black-and-white Balenciaga mini dress and Manolo Blahnik pumps. It remind me of something Audrey Hepburn would wear. Something that is sadly missing from most of celebrity looks is elegance. Katie’s look and style is very elegant! People users made the right vote!

Nicole on

I think Katie won because she usually doesn’t pick the best outfits and she looks beautiful in this. I agree with another commenter I never see anything positive written about Katie. People should be happy we even vote in the first place. If this is what is chosen then respect it. On another note I think Kate Bosworth should of been second I lovee that dress on her and the red lips.

lynn on

Emma looks awful in yellow. She is too pale to wear that shade. She is a pretty girl who looks great in vibrant colors. Not a fan of the pink dress either. I think the fans got it right with Katie. Classic and elegant does not have to equal boring.

lynn on

p.s. Kiernan’s dress and shoes are ADORABLE….she is becoming quite the fashion plate and such a cute girl.

Amy on

Dear People Stylewatch, if you want to pick the winners, why bother putting up a poll???

Yo-Yo on

Katie’s dress was simple and classic. You can never go wrong with a simple black dress (unless your Kim Kardashian).

cristyG on

She looked beautiful! That’s why she won. Jessica Beil could come in second but Katie is the winner here. Deal with it people.com

spardue on

Why do you ask us to vote? You clearly seem to know who you think should win. Either tally our votes and honor the winner, or do an article about who YOU think is best this week. Don’t ask our opinion, then swat at both us for liking it and the winner for winning. That’s catty and just plain rude.

Don’t get me wrong, we wouldn’t mind voting in your little weekly game — we just think you, as the folks running StyleWatch, can do better when it comes to posting the winner nicely.

what? on

what is wrong with People since the Tom divorce? Katie won because she looked classy, simple yet beautiful. what is up with this attitude towards her? Doss.Tom P R team do substantial donations to the magazine or what?

Pat on

Katie looks way underdressed for that event. It’s a cute dress, but I don’t think it’s worthy of best dressed, either. Out of the options provided here, I would say Emma wins it. Kiernan looks adorbs, and I do LOVE her shoes, too!

Pat on

AND Katie does NOT have the legs for the short dresses she wears. (In anticipation of the comments, you are correct – I do not have the legs for it either, which is why I do not wear short dresses, skirts, or shorts). Also, what’s up with her constant half-smile to the camera?

ctc on

Katie looks understated, classy, approachable, relatable. I did not care for the yellow pillowcase of a gown with wings, Jessica Biel’s outfit looked to “hard” and she looked thrown together, Kate looked washed out and too monotone and the 14-year old looked like a 14 year old, cute but 14.
Katie Holmes is best of all your suggestions.

MK on

Katie Holmes looks very put together. Elegant, relaxed and HAPPY! Good for her.

MK on

Katie Holmes looks elegant and HAPPY! Good for her. I vote best dressed!!!!

wintergirl27 on

I cannot believe how snarky this article is!!!! While I liked Emma’s dress the most, WHY would you ask readers to vote and then tell them they got it wrong and spend the whole article putting down Katie’s outfit?? What is wrong with people magazine?? Disappointed in you.

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