This Week's Best Dressed Star: Taylor Swift Nabs the Title for the Second Week in a Row

12/07/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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There must be something in the water across the pond, because the three most-loved dresses of the week are right off the red carpets at London events.

Taking the title (again!) is Taylor Swift in a jaw-dropping Reem Acra design that’s sure to end up on the Pinterest boards of brides-to-be around the world. We can’t argue with the overwhelming 95% approval rating; the gown’s tastefully sheer bodice and Taylor’s on-point hair and makeup, worn at the Winter Whites Gala, had us feeling overwhelmingly jealous even before we realized she was at an event with Prince William.

This is the second week in a row Swift has landed on the top of the leaderboard. Last week she won top honors thanks to a maroon Hervé L. Leroux sheer-sleeve stunner that we loved so much we had to find a similar look for less.

RELATED: Click here to see what other looks PEOPLE readers loved this week

Rounding out the top three are Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who stepped out at the SportsAid dinner in a black lace Temperley London dress, accented with a red Alexander McQueen clutch, and Michelle Dockery, in a very familiar Stella McCartney gown at the Winter Whites Gala.

Which of the three UK looks was your favorite? Do you think Taylor deserved the crown or should it have gone to Kate or Michelle?

See previous winners of the Best Dressed title:

Taylor Swift Nabs the Honor– But Not in the Dress You Expect!

Salma Hayek in serious sparkles
Kate Beckinsale gives us hair and wardrobe envy

— Whitney Little

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Raffaele Zccaro on

BEST DRESSED???? It seems Celebs would get MUCH MORE attention for being the most “UNDRESSED”– Thje more skin shown leeds to Much More ATTENTION!!!!

tcvajv on

She may not be able to sing but she is a talented songwriter and for someone so young, she knows how to dress. Wish other celebrities would take a clue from Taylor when it comes to dressing classy.

Smithy on

She is turning into a beautiful woman.