It has been a busy year of red carpet events in 2018. From movie premieres to Awards shows, the numerous events proved that when it comes to the red carpets, our #BellaStylistas are always prepared. Topping our BellaNaija Style best-dressed lists time and time again, these celebrities have managed to stand out from the sea of fancy looks and jaw-dropping gowns at the most prestigious ceremonies all year round.

This year’s sartorial standouts included a number of form-fitting dresses, sexy thigh-high slits, a few princess-y frothy gowns and even looks that made strong political statements. There were lots of hot reds, not-so-basic blacks, feathers, sequins and more. With Rita Dominic, Bonang Matheba, Toke Makinwa, Ini Dima-Okojie, at the helm, 2018 might just go down as one of the most stylish ever.

Though it wasn’t easy to choose, keep scrolling to see the 18 red carpet looks that definitely left an impression in 2018

Toke Makinwa at the Royal Hibiscus Premiere

Wearing Gert-Johan Coetzee

Nana Akua Addo at Ghana Meets Naija Event

Tiered tutu skirt: Quophia Kotuah Ghana
Ego Top: Balmain

Sarah Langa Mackay at South Africa Style Awards

Wearing Orapeleng Modutle

Cee-C Nwadiora at AMVCA 2018

Hands Down CeeC Won Red Carpet Style At #AMVCA2018

Wearing Lanre DaSilva Ajayi

Lupita Nyong’o at the British Academy Film Awards

Dress Elie Saab Haute couture

Lilian Afegbai at AMVCA 2018

Wearing Nonnistics Fashion

Osas Ighodaro Ajibade at Ocean’s 8 “Met Gala” Themed Premiere

Dress designed by Itunu Onoara Bamidele 

Bonang Matheba at the 2018 Global Citizen Gala

Wearing Villioti Fashion

Juliet Ibrahim at the Soundcity MVP Awards

Wearing Erica Moore

Nancy Isime at the Beauty Of Africa International Pageant 2018

Wearing Sue Manuell

Adut Akech at the Australian Fashion Laureate 11th Annual Awards

Wearing Toni Maticevski

Rita Dominic at AMVCA 2018

Wearing Tubo

Zina Anumudu at Spice Lifestyle Honors

Wearing Sisiano

Ini Dima-Okojie at AMVCA 2018

Wearing Fablane by Derin

Tracy Nwapa at Ocean’s 8 “Met Gala” Themed Premiere

Fabric from BUI Fabrics

Ayanda Thabethe at the SA Style Awards

Wearing Biji – La Maison de Couture

Jemima Osunde at The Future Awards Africa 2018

Wearing Flat 17 Studio 

Joselyn Dumas at the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards

Wearing Pistis

Stay tuned for the Definitive Best Dressed List of 2018!