While they get to wear the most exciting clothes on the runway, not all models have the same flair when it comes to dressing for the red carpet or even in their private life. Few have managed to become true style icons thanks to their daring choices that paid off.
Check out a few of the best dressed models in the world, from Kate Moss to Gisele Bündchen. Besides inspiring designers, these models have also shown great taste when choosing their own looks, pulling off both trendy and timeless looks.
One of the biggest muses of Alexander McQueen, Kate Moss has remained one of the biggest supermodels in the world since the ‘90s.
From her casual skinny jeans and leather jacket looks to more daring pieces like pantsuits, Kate Moss continues to be a huge trendsetter, and her career has benefited a lot from her effortless style which keeps her at the top of the list for major brand endorsements around the world.
One of the best dressed models despite being only 21, Cara Delevingne burst on the fashion scene in September 2012, where she modeled for the biggest brands in the world at Fashion Week in NYC, Paris, London and Milan. Delevingne is a style chameleon, pulling off denim short shorts at Coachella 2014 with the same flair as she does gorgeous haute couture on the red carpet.
A true trendsetter, Karlie Kloss managed to turn her signature chop hairstyle into a brand name on its own, but she’s also known to take big risks on the red carpet. Looking as effortlessly chic in skinny jeans as she does in unique creations at big events, Karlie Kloss definitely epitomizes the style savvy model of this decade.
With a versatile look that makes her equally convincing as the face of Burberry Body as well as in Benneton ads, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is also one of the best dressed models around. While her Instagram feed is full of lingerie pics, the statuesque beauty also delivers gorgeous look when she’s fully dressed on the red carpet or off duty.
The Dutch model and actress loves the bohemian look, but she balances it out with plenty of skin-tight dresses. Her unique sensibilities help her stand out both on the red carpet and among other stylish models off duty.
While she definitely goes more for the sexy look than for a stylish vibe, Adriana Lima is still one of the best dressed models thanks to her simple yet sophisticated style. Whether she’s going for a timeless draped Elie Saab creation or for a more stylized creation, like the Alexandre Vauthier bustier dress she wore during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival, Lima always manages to become the center of attention.
The 26 year old Puerto Rican model definitely prefers a more casual vibe, but she managed to mix sportswear with high fashion items, creating effortlessly trendy looks, both on the red carpet and when she’s simply relaxing off the runway. She’s also proven she can rock Givenchy couture with the same sexy style.
Becoming a household name in modeling after the birth of her first child, Arizona Muse is also one of the best dressed models, and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has also praised her “grown-up” style. With a firm grasp on timeless looks, Arizona Muse managed to shine whether she’s on the Met Gala red carpet or just enjoying a break with other models off duty.
The British fashion model shines when it comes to her glamorously trendy streetwear looks. Her style is definitely unique, since she manages to put a chic and feminine spin on even the most casual pieces. Going to the 2014 Met Ball in a Topshop dress, Jourdan Dunn definitely proved she can bring the glam to anything she puts on.
The highest paid model in the world is also one of the best dressed models. From her red carpet looks that usually show off her legs to well fitted gowns that complement her effortless style, Gisele is definitely a trendsetter when it comes to her off duty looks, even on Instagram, where many of the pictures she posts are bikini ones.