Lea Michele doesn’t have much time to go shopping in between Glee takes, which is why she likes to plan ahead with stylist Estee Stanley. “This is our busy time of year with all the awards show and then the start of the season, so we have to stockpile dresses,” the actress told InStyle.com at the Valspar Hands for Habitat launch a few weeks ago, where she wore electric blue Oscar de la Renta (center left). “It’s so fun!” So, which dresses make it onto the red carpet? The confidence-builders. “My belief—and this is something that Estee and I agree with—you never have a dress wear you,” she said. “Don’t try and fit your body into a dress. The dress has to fit you and then you have to feel comfortable in it, and if you feel your best in it then the dress is great, and you feel and look great.” And she follows her own advice: “I’m feeling pretty good these days. And it shows.” For proof, click through the gallery to see some of her most memorable looks of the year.