This Week's Best Dressed Celeb is ... the Star of Anchorman 2

12/21/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Christina Applegate Anchorman 2 NYC premiereJack Shea/Starshots/Broadimage

No, not Ron Burgundy. (Though those suits and that ginger ‘stache really do deserve some style recognition.) We’re talking about the movie’s other star: Christina Applegate, who plays Veronica Corningstone in the much-hyped sequel. She landed at the top of the Most Loved Looks list in the figure-flattering gown seen at the Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues premiere in N.Y.C.

Applegate beat out the competition by donning a black Lorena Sarbu dress with beading at the neckline, the short sleeves and down the sides of the bodice. And while some people might think all that embellishment on the gown is more than enough, the actress doubled down and added bling-y maroon Lorraine Schwartz danglers to the mix.

Nearly nine out of 10 StyleWatchers gave the ensemble their stamp of approval, lending Applegate the edge she needed to best Vanessa Hudgens, Amy Adams, even Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton.

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Oh, and NBD — Applegate actually appeared on the Best Dressed list twice. She also nabbed the No. 8 spot thanks to her nude lace Emilio Pucci gown, also accessorized with sparkly danglers, selected for the London premiere of her movie.

Check out all the looks on the list here then let us know: Did Christina Applegate deserve that top spot? Or should this week’s honor have gone to someone else?

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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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victoria on

I love Christina Applegate, she is the best dress star and actress there is. I always loved her in any of the movies she was in and try to see them all. I wish you all the luck in the world and wish there could be a special of “Love and Marriage”.

JDiva on

She looks beautiful!