Carey Mulligan has been named the Best Dressed Woman of the Year.

The British actress - who has previously confessed she is not a follower of fashion - has beaten Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung and Kate Moss to the top spot of Harper's Bazaar Best Dressed list due to her retro-modern look.

Designer Erdem Moraloglu said: "She's so 60s French New Wave - like a Godard starlet - but totally modern."

Speaking about her own thoughts on fashion previously, Carey claimed it was only thanks to a stylist she managed to look good so often.

She said: "I don't really care that much about fashion, I just have a brilliant stylist who dresses me, and in my own life, I'm pretty simple. So that side of things has been wearing."

Other judges on the panel included British hat designer Stephen Jones and Harper's Bazaar Editor-at-large Kim Hersov.

Pop star-turned-designer Victoria Beckham came in second in the list, while socialite Yasmine Le Bon was third.

Other notable inclusions in the list were Tilda Swinton at number seven, Gwyneth Paltrow at 11 and Sienna Miller at 16.

Harper's Bazaar's Best Dressed Woman of 2010 list:

1. Carey Mulligan

2. Victoria Beckham

3. Yasmin Le Bon

4. Alexa Chung

5. Florence Welch

6. Kristin Scott Thomas

7. Tilda Swinton

8. Natalia Vodianova

9. Natalie Massenet

10. Samantha Cameron

11. Gwyneth Paltrow

12. Andrea Dellal

13. Kate Moss

14. Bianca Jagger

15. Stella Mccartney

16. Sienna Miller

17. Sam Taylor-Wood

18. Charlotte Dellal

19. Shingai Shoniwa

20. Coco Sumner