Last year, People declared RENEE ZELLWEGER "embarrassingly vampy" (exhibit A: the Versace mini, above), but the star of Bridget Jones's Diary redeemed herself in 2001 with a vintage. Galanos gown (left) at the Golden Globes. Dear Diary: Will no longer expose bod in rock-chick frocks. Try elegant simplicity instead. V.g.Move. NOW

It seems Hailey, the quiet Idaho town where DEMI MOORE now lives, has done what Hollywood never could-given her some fashion sense. Condemned in '95 for "bad choices," Moore chose well for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's April opening of its Jacqueline Kennedy exhibition, selecting a gold velvet and satin Donna Karan (right).NOW

"She looks like a merry-go-round," a People judge said in '96. But LISA KUDROW has gotten off her painted pony and revamped her closet. She donned a Ralph Lauren taffeta skirt and velvet top (right) for the Carousel of Hope benefit in L.A. last October.THEN

Her outfits in 2000—like the one with the "schlumpy shirt" and "crisscrossy stuff" (below)—did not impress the People judges, but one panelist saw "good potential" in LUCY LIU. She lived up to it this year, opting for clean, simple lines. In March, Liu showed off her new style at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in L.A. by wearing a sexy Carmen Marc Valvo (left). NOW