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It's official: 2011 was a banner year for fashion, and chock-full of new trends, new people, and new products that made personal style something to get really excited about again. After battling it out in the office, our editorial team has finally settled on the 20 people, fashion phenomenons, and trends that really mattered to us...and you. From the most compelling businesswoman to the R29 reader who earns an honorary staff title, here are the bright spots from 2011 that have made this past year one for the books.
Following her stint on Broadway in Cabaret, Michelle Williams is back on the big screen — which means she's also back on the newsstand. The Oscar-nominated actress has posed for the April 2015 cover of Elle UK ahead of her starring role in Suite Française. Oh, how we missed those platinum locks and Louis Vuitton duds. read
We're anxious for warmer temperatures, yes. But, not everyone shares the enthusiasm for bikini season of, say, Sports Illustrated readers. Most women have some gripe or another about swimwear — and two-pieces can prove especially trying. Maybe you struggle to find sets that flatter your figure, tops that stay put, read