Charlize Theron’s Dazzling 2012: 5 Red Carpet Gowns That Stole the Show

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We’re big fans of Charlize Theron. The statuesque beauty, who is also an award-winning actress, exudes effortless style on and off the red carpet – a quality you can’t help but admire. This is precisely why she’s the perfect candidate for our next “5 Best Celebrity Dress Moments of 2012” series.

Narrowing down Charlize’s top looks to five was no easy feat, given the number of gorgeous outfits she has already pulled this year. But of the many dresses she has worn (mostly Dior), the ones below are our favorites (so far). Check ’em out and tell us if you agree with our choices:

1. Feminine & Floor Grazing Christian Dior Gown

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and Charlize Theron proves it with dazzling Cartier jewelsDiamonds are a girl’s best friend, and Charlize Theron proves it with dazzling Cartier jewels (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

Charlize Theron exudes confidence in a stunningly feminine Dior gown with a daring leg revealCharlize Theron exudes confidence in a stunningly feminine Dior gown with a daring leg reveal (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

Charlize Theron owns the night in a romantic and sophisticated look by Christian Dior at the 69th Annual Golden Globe AwardsCharlize Theron owns the night in a romantic and sophisticated look by Christian Dior at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

2. Dazzling Christian Dior Strapless Dress

Timeless beauty meets modern style: Charlize Theron proves true class never goes out of fashionTimeless beauty meets modern style: Charlize Theron proves true class never goes out of fashion (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

Bluetiful! Charlize Theron turns heads in a stunning midnight blue gown at the "Prometheus" premiere in LondonBluetiful! Charlize Theron turns heads in a stunning midnight blue gown at the “Prometheus” premiere in London (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

Charlize Theron's midnight blue dress features sparkling embellishments that catch the light at the 'Prometheus' UK film premiereCharlize Theron’s midnight blue dress features sparkling embellishments that catch the light at the ‘Prometheus’ UK film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square in London on May 31, 2012 (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

3. Sleek and Sexy Lanvin Dress

Charlize Theron rocks a classic little black dress by Lanvin at the Palm Springs Film Festival, exuding effortless eleganceCharlize Theron rocks a classic little black dress by Lanvin at the Palm Springs Film Festival, exuding effortless elegance (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

Charlize Theron's Cartier jewelry adds a touch of warmth and sparkle to her black Lanvin dress at the 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards GalaCharlize Theron’s Cartier jewelry adds a touch of warmth and sparkle to her black Lanvin dress at the 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at The Palm Springs Convention Center in Los Angeles on January 7, 2012 (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

4. Peplum-Detailed Stella McCartney Dress

Modern muse: Charlize Theron embodies contemporary elegance with her vibrant and sophisticated yellow Stella McCartney dressModern muse: Charlize Theron embodies contemporary elegance with her vibrant and sophisticated yellow Stella McCartney dress (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

Charlize Theron radiates joy and elegance in a stunning lemon-yellow Stella McCartney gown at the BAFTA Tea PartyCharlize Theron radiates joy and elegance in a stunning lemon-yellow Stella McCartney gown at the BAFTA Tea Party (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

Charlize Theron shines in a vibrant yellow hue, making a bold and unforgettable statement at the BAFTA Los Angeles 18th Annual Awards Season Tea PartyCharlize Theron shines in a vibrant yellow hue, making a bold and unforgettable statement at the BAFTA Los Angeles 18th Annual Awards Season Tea Party held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on January 14, 2012 (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

5. Bright Reed Krakoff Dress

Charlize Theron stuns in a captivating green Reed Krakoff dress at the Variety brunch, radiating sophistication and confidenceCharlize Theron stuns in a captivating green Reed Krakoff dress at the Variety brunch, radiating sophistication and confidence (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

Charlize Theron's Reed Krakoff dress features a flattering sleeveless design with black panels and a draping detail around the waist, creating a unique and eye-catching silhouetteCharlize Theron’s Reed Krakoff dress features a flattering sleeveless design with black panels and a draping detail around the waist, creating a unique and eye-catching silhouette at Variety’s Indie Impact Award & 10 Directors To Watch Brunch held at Parker Resorts Palm Springs, California, on January 8, 2012 (Credit: FayesVision / Lia Toby/ Apega / WENN)

As you can see, Charlize likes to keep it feminine and elegant. If you can relate to her style and would love to channel some of her looks here, remember to keep it simple, feminine, and classy. Go for dresses with clean silhouettes!

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