We recapped several of our favorite looks of this year for The Cut – and I invite you to look at that post, if you haven’t! It’s ALL Lupita, All the Time (and Lupita’s also getting her own retrospective here, in a couple of days) — but there are always other red carpet looks that end up cut for time or space or whatever, and we didn’t want you to deprive you of The Also Rans. Because these are ALSO really good. With no further ado, here’s Other Good Dresses We Considered For Our Best of 2014 List. GOWNS!

[Photos: Getty, Wenn, AKM/GSI, Pacific Coast News, INF, Splash]

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