Award season is here, which means that I get to talk about all the amazing (and some not so amazing) red carpet fashion, starting with last night’s Golden Globes. Here are the hits, misses, and trends from last night.
Ladies In Red
Allison Williams looking stunning in this Armani Prive gown. I’m also really digging her Old Hollywood hair.
Viola Davis in Donna Karan. I thought she looked sharp and so pretty in this red dress.
Heidi Klum looked very va-va-voom in this Versace gown.
Taylor Schilling went minimal in this Ralph Lauren halter dress. I especially loved that her hair and makeup were also super minimal.
While there’s nothing truly wrong with this dress, I was kind of bored by Julianna Marguilies Ulyana Sergeenko dress. It doesn’t seem to do much for her and the fabric kind of reminds me of drapes.
Lena Dunham went with a Zac Posen dress. I like the idea of it, but if she would’ve just had it tailored a little bit better, she would’ve looked awesome.
Helen Mirren and Jane Fonda are two great examples of not letting your age get in the way of looking amazing on the red carpet. I can only hope that at their age I could look this great! They are wearing Dolce & Gabbana and Versace, respectively.
Kate Hudson’s Versace dress is probably my favorite of the whole night, which is not surprising because Kate Hudson almost never disappoints in her fashion choices. She looks so gorgeous and the dress fits her like a glove.
Sienna Miller’s Miu Miu was another favorite of mine. This dress has so many tiny, pretty details, and her bob cut is adorable.
Salma Hayek is perfection in this Alexander McQueen gown. The photos don’t really do it justice, but when you saw this on stage during the show, it was pretty breathtaking.
Emily Blunt’s flowy, goddess-esque Michael Kors gown was made especially for her. I really loved the styling with her earings and braided crown for an overall ethereal look.
Amanda Peet stood out from the cut-outs and über cleavage in this breezy, pleated J. Mendel dress. I love how effortless this looks.
Ok, a lot of people love Rosamund Pike’s Vera Wang look. First of all, let’s recognize that she just had a baby, so, I give her major props for wearing this very revealing dress at a time when other ladies might have wanted to hide a little more. However, if this had just been tailored and fit her better, this might have been one of my favorite looks of the evening. On another note, I love her asymmetrical, sleek bob.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus chose a white, one-shoulder Narciso Rodriguez gown. It’s not that I think she looks bad, it’s just that I think this is boring. Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean you have to stop taking fashion risks (see Jane Fonda, above).
Tina Fey opted for this very fashion forward dress from Antonio Berardi. I actually do like this dress, but I think it looks strange on Tina Fey. A friend said that “it would’ve looked amazing on someone like Anna Kendrick.” I can’t agree more. Keep the funny business for the stage, Tina.
Sparkles and 3-D Embellishments
Ellie Kemper’s Naeem Khan silver embellished gown definitely stood out with its graphic pattern. I especially loved her makeup, which was flawless and perfectly complimented the whole look.
Jennifer Lopez is stunning in this super sexy Zuhair Murad dress/cape concoction. While this look is a tad predictable for JLo, you can’t exactly fault her because she really has found what works for her body and works it.
Julianne Moore’s Givenchy Couture dress is another favorite of mine from last night. The beading looks almost like liquid metal, and the feathers at the bottom add a whole other dimension of fun to this amazing gown.
Lupito Nyong’o’s Giambattista Valli Couture dress isn’t sparkly, but it definitely has plenty of 3-D embellishments with those flowers. While this is not my all time favorite look of hers, it is hard to beat that red Ralph Lauren cape-dress from last year’s Globes.
Dakota Johnson looks like a disco ball in this Chanel dress. I mean that in the most loving and admiring way, because I thought this dress was stunning.
Jennifer Aniston’s St. Laurent dress was just kind of, “eh” to me. Since she was nominated for a Golden Globe, I felt like she should’ve made a more “wow” sort of choice and had more of a fashion moment than this dress gave her.
Normally, I love Claire Danes’ style, but this Valentino dress kind of overwhelmed her. Not only did the top not fit her right, but there was just too much going on.
Diane Kruger and Reese Witherspoon both opted for structurally simple but very glittery, silvery dresses. Both dresses fit impeccably and were super flattering. They wore Emilia Wickstead and Calvin Klein, respectively.
Naomi Watts was pretty and minimal in this Gucci column gown. That snake necklace and her red lip were the perfect compliments to really make this more simple dress pop.
Leslie Mann looked beautiful in this Kaufmanfranco dress. She seems to always look effortlessly gorgeous and this yellow is perfect on her.
I loved Jenna Dewan Tatum’s soft yellow Carolina Herrera dress. Her date isn’t bad either.
Ladies Who Wear the Pants
Emma Stone wore this sharp Lanvin pantsuit and proved that you don’t have to wear a gown to look amazing on the red carpet. The big bow in the back just elevated it to the next level for this event.
Lorde sported this custom Narciso Rodgriguez suit last night and I am pretty obsessed. The next time I go out, I am definitely replicating this look.
God, I love Anna Kendrick. Seriously, my love for her boarders on obsession. She wore Monique Lhullier, who I am also very obsessed with, so of course you know this look is a win for me.
Jessica Chastain is one of my favorite actresses both on screen and on the red carpet, and she definitely wowed in her Atelier Versace dress last night. This dress reminds me of something Marilyn Monroe would wear and I love it.
Amal Alamuddin wore this Dior dress last night for her first trip to the Golden Globes as Mrs. Clooney. Honestly, it is a beautiful dress so I can’t be mad at her for that. My problem is that everything she wore during her wedding weekend in Italy was so off the charts amazing that this dress was anti-climactic for me. Also, the white opera gloves? I just don’t like them. But hey, she’s super accomplished, intelligent, respected, gorgeous woman who got to marry George Clooney, so…
Amy Adams looked beautiful as always in this Versace dress. I didn’t like it much at first, but it has definitely grown on me since last night. I love all the draping and the Greek goddess-ness of this.
Ruth Wilson definitely stood out from the crowd in this very fashion-forward Prada dress. It is definitely unlike anything I’ve ever seen on the red carpet.
I know that fashion people are going to love this, but I can’t get behind Felicity Jones’ Dior dress. I can appreciate it for what it is, but I think it’s a little too matronly.
Make it Stop
This pains me to say, because I love love love Lana Del Rey. But this vintage dress that she wore is just awful. The color and the pleating is just too much. Plus, she her hair just makes this dress look even more dated, if that is even possible.
Keira Knightly was another surprising disappointment. This Chanel dress was custom-made for her, but it is so awful! She looks like a pilgrim that loves butterflies, or like she’s wearing her grandmother’s doilies on her dress…and then that butterfly corsage thing? This might have worked in some crazy editorial in a magazine but in real life it just translates as old maid.
This is another one that I hate to say that I hate, but Kerry Washington’s Mary Katrantzou was just wrong on all levels. The length and the color blocking were just off.
Oh, Taryn Manning. I have no idea who designed this dress, but I don’t really care because it kind of looks like an off the rack prom dress. My real problem is the hair. Why is your hair two different colors? I guess you can take the girl out of Pensitucky, but you can’t take the Pensitucky out of the girl.
Jemima Kirke’s Rosie Assoulin just had me scratching my head. What the hell is this? It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie in a bad way. Also, the two toned hair thing again, I can’t.
Cindy Crawford is a beautiful woman, but this dress is so boring. I don’t even know who designs it but again, it looks like something you would buy at a department store to wear to prom.
Here are two examples of ladies whom I normally love, but last night looked like bridesmaids. Seriously, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Katie Holmes? I’m yawning. They are wearing Miu Miu and Marchesa, respectively.
Well, there you have it, my two cents on last night’s red carpet fashion. Take it for what its worth, because it is pretty much worth two cents. 😉 What do you think about the fashion choices made last night? Do you agree or disagree with any of my pics? Let me know!
Thanks for reading and have a great evening! xo
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