Best Dresses of the Year This year's gowns were all about drama – bold colors, edgy metallics and dramatic silhouettes. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg BEST VOLUME Kate Hudson was radiant in a billowing Dior by John Galliano at the Dior Haute Couture show at Versailles. BEST TIERED Cameron Diaz got layered up in her dramatic raspberry Dior by John Galliano gown at the Costume Institute Gala in N.Y.C. BEST ONE SHOULDER Forever glamorous, Jennifer Lopez gave the Golden Globes red carpet the cold shoulder in her beaded Marchesa. BEST RUCHING Ellen Pompeo added curves to her slim figure with a Michael Kors glittering gown at the Costume Institute Gala. BEST DETAILING What looked like feathers from a distance turned out to be a multitude of tiny pieces of shredded chiffon – lending an ethereal quality to Penélope Cruz's Oscar gown.