Be it a body-con silhouette, thigh-high slit, daring neckline, or revealing back detail, there's one thing these red-carpet dresses have in common: serious sex appeal. We've already shown you lots of leg (read: the best minidresses), but what's a year in review without a closer look at the sexiest gowns and getups (and the starlets who wore them)? You know the ones we're talking about — those outfits that, without a doubt, made us all do a double take. Angelina Jolie's right leg, er, black Atelier Versace gown may have earned its place in our "best of" lineup, but so did Kristen Stewart's jaw-dropping red Reem Acra number at Cannes. Rihanna implemented a no-holds-barred policy on her sexy ensembles this year, and this slinky custom Armani creation at the Grammys was one of our favorites. Sofia Vergara debuted a flurry of fishtail-hemmed gowns during awards season that proved undeniably stunning, a styling sensibility we've come to expect from the gorgeous actress. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and there are more than 100 red-carpet moments to make a case for just how sexy this year has been. Just keep clicking.
Va-Va-Voom! See the Sexiest Dresses to Hit the Red Carpet in 2012