The Top 10 Best Dressed Sistas of 2009

As we bid farewell to ’09 and hello to 2010, BrownSista.com and Fashionista101.com would like to take a look back and remember the year’s top 10 most fashionable brown sistas. Number one would have to be Miss Zoe Saldana, who definitely stepped it up this year and graced each and every red-carpet event with style and elegance. Last year’s bestsRihanna and Kerry Washington, were still a cause to be reckoned with, as they landed the 2nd and 3rd best spots. New-comer, Amber Rose, blessed us with her risk-taking/stripper-chic looks, yet proved to us all that she still knew how to clean things up!

Cassie also stepped it up in the style department. I loved her this year. She also rocked it out with her ‘half-baldy’ hairdo. Beyoncé comes in at #6. In ’07 she was #1. I think the ‘Sasha Fierce’ and leotard looks definitely hurt her. Michelle O is most definitely one of our best dressed this year. She understands how to pair fashionable looks with age-appropriate lengths. Gotta love her for that! Designer Rachel Roy not only can designer her butt off — she can dress as well! Very chic and elegant, just like Paula Patton, who owned the #9 spot. And last, but not least is our fave pixie-cut goddess, Halle Berry at #10. She went back to her close-cropped ‘do and sexy red carpet lengths, which fits her so well.

1. Zoe Saldana
2. Rihanna
3. Kerry Washington
4. Amber Rose
5. Cassie
6. Beyoncé
7. Michelle Obama
8. Rachel Roy
9. Paula Patton
10. Halle Berry

22 Comments

  1. Halle, Mrs. Obama,Kerry and Zoe are the only ones that was all hits style wise. The others were mostly misses. As a matter of fact, I was surprised at seeing Rihanna’s name on many fashion don’ts list. I thought fashion gurus were loving her looks but many found her looks to be a tacky overshoot of style. Beyonce over does it as well endinging up looking like a beauty pageant contestant than a diva with effortless style. They are all beautiful tho. We’ll see what the New Year brings.

  2. Halle, Mrs. Obama,Kerry and Zoe are the only ones that was (oops…were) all hits style wise. The others were mostly misses. As a matter of fact, I was surprised at seeing Rihanna’s name on many fashion don’ts list. I thought fashion gurus were loving her looks but many found her looks to be a tacky overshoot of style. Beyonce over does it as well endinging (oops…ending) up looking like a beauty pageant contestant than a diva with effortless style. They are all beautiful tho. We’ll see what the New Year brings.

  3. i like the list, i know there will be complaints about amber rose…but she takes fashion risks.

  4. how is beyonce on this list she was naked the whole year not a good list at rihanna and cassie i guess amber rose and kerri washington the ones on that list i could agree the rest smh………..next

  5. This list is light & bright, Halle should have been in the top three though.

  6. Rih Rih should be #1, followed by Lady Obama..the rest, whatever. How the hell did bey & Amber Ho make the list?

  7. About time somebody got it right!!!
    Miss Saldana slammed it the fashion department this past year. She has always had a great sense of style but in ’09… she did the damn thing and I’m proud of her.
    Just saw Avatar today, awesome movie 🙂

  8. Rhianna should be number 1, she killed the fashion game this year!!!!!!!

    When did Amber Rose become a sista?????

    Why is Beyonce and Hallie on the list?????? Halle has been dressed like a soccor mom all year long….and Beyonce has been tacky as ever (red lip stick and and a blond wig).

    This list is silly lol

  9. And Ciara has had a great year in the style department….so where is she?

  10. Top 10 best dressed.

    Top 10 photographed ALL THE TIME.

    Who else was there? *kanye shrug*

  11. Lady O, Halle, Bey, Paula, and Zoe yes love them all.

    Business women and money-makers. Getting theirs!!!

  12. This is easily one of the worst “best dress” list I’ve ever seen. Not to mention some of the worst pics of these gorgeous women.

  13. Also Brownsista,

    Why are 3 women here who AREN’T BLACK AT ALL? Asian & Latina sites don’t include black celebs no matter how light we are.

    Sanaa, Nia, Kelly, all had as many hits as these “others” you’ve featured. You could’ve easily hilighted them.

  14. @Lisa Jones, Amber claims her mom is black. SO if she’s not a “sista”, neither is Halle. But I agree with your post lol!

  15. @Serle…..i agree that Nia Long and Sanaa have had a great year in fashion…..Alicia Keys has also been well dressed this year.

    I would have to see a DNA test of Amber to believe she is Black!!!!! I don’t believe it at all, but she irreverent anyway. (Just a glorified stripper).

  16. Zoe & Michelle, hands down were the best. They always looked gorgeous & classy.
    ’09 was really a big step up for Zoe. I’m so happy for her

  17. Greetings, Brownsista Fam! I totally agree with Serle on her comment, being a Real Live BlackMan I want to see my Sistas put on a pedestal every once in a while totally by themselves. But we always have to sprinkle some others in there don’t know why but we do its bad enuff mainstream does it to us all the time “hint hint” (Real housewives of atlanta have to have a white girl – why? )”hint hint” (housewives of orange county has no sisters that I have seen,why?) Can we have something that’s totally for us that has nothing to do with crime, sex and all the other nonsense we contend with on a daily basis. Especially when we are in charge of it!

  18. Lisa, I hear ya about Amber! On BOTH counts lol. And yes, A. Keys would’ve been a good choice also.

    Still tryna figure out how a can have no black/African lineage and get on this list that’s meant to hilight black women. Negroes kill me with always including ppl who ain’t even thinking about ya’ll! Unless it’s for profit of course.

  19. Sanaa, Alicia Keys & Gabby could have easily made the list. Kerry Washington should have been #1

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