It's my humble opinion that Nicole Kidman's turn in Big Little Lies this year was a catalyst for the resurgence of her clout and star power. It's always been there, of course, it just feels like suddenly everyone is sitting up and taking a little bit more notice of everything Nicole does — and more to the point, everything she wears.
I'm not sure if you've noticed, but she has been absolutely slaying in the style stakes this year. You know what I think the secret is? The way she wears it. She recently told Vanity Fair that fashion is something she enjoys, and you can see it in the way she glows when she's wearing something exquisite. "Fashion has such a power," she told the publication in June. "I've always loved fashion. I love embracing it and it's rare that you get to really dress up. Trust me, I don't dress up at home. So when there's a chance to dress up, like at Cannes, I embrace it. I love doing it and it's fun. I also love the designers. I love that they care so much."
Her rules for getting dressed? "The only one that I consider is to feel relaxed . . . I also want to be able to dance. That's an important rule for a dress — to be able to dance. At least wiggle!" Hell, these dresses make us want to dance, too. Scroll to see the best of the year so far.