January 13, 2014
Our favorite looks from the Golden Globes (along with some very wedding-worthy gowns)
Posted by Carrie Goldberg
Last night marked the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards and the night where starlets of all genres came out looking like true, effortlessly elegant movie stars. While the red carpets are always the moment for us to see some of our favorite gowns from the runway in real life, last night the stars impressed us with their perfectly executed style along with stellar performances in this year’s best films and series. We typically commemorate each carpet with a round-up of our favorites, but this year left us wondering how long a Best Dressed list could actually be. Looking to fit in all of our favorites from the Globes red carpet, here are some of the trends that caught our eye.
1 Seeing Red: While it has often been dubbed taboo to sport fire engine red on a like-hued carpet, starlets of all ages proved that it can be done perfectly last night. Case in point: Lupita Nyong’O wearing Ralph Lauren Collection.
2 Per her role in American Hustle, Amy Adams showcased genuine 1970’s glamour on the carpet in this two-toned Valentino gown and paired it’s plunging neckline with spot-on accessories, like a low-handing pendant necklace.
3 Business in the front, party in the back. Emma Watson surprised us with a secret pair of cigarette pants underneath her simple scarlet Dior sheath.
4 Wedding Worthy: It’s no surprise that some of our favorite looks that walked the carpet would be equally beautiful for a walk down the aisle. Jennifer Lawrence represented for the edgier set, pairing a black and white Christian Dior Haute Couture gown with jade accessories and a red lip.
5 Mara was spot-on when she chose a plunging V-neck with a vertically draped frill: it elongates her whole silhouette and adds inches to her petite frame.
6 A custom, jewel edged Gucci number was the perfect move for carpet newcomer Margot Robbie, whose figure was perfectly flattered by the styles column silhouette and deep v-neckline.
7 Feeling something feminine? The pearl encrusted separates and pumps Zoe Deschanel sported are more your speed. While Zoe opted for a hair flower, we would style this look with a more pulled back, mussed bun to compliment its ballerina-esque skirt.
8 Kerry Washington is inspiring on each and every carpet (she was our favorite at last year’s Golden Globes!) but her Balenciaga gown accessorized with a simple brooch proved that structural interest and simplicity go a long way.
9 Noir as Night: Cate Blanchett proved that black can be as light and ladylike as ivory in her lace Armani gown.
10 Thanks to Julia Roberts and Dolce & Gabbana, we now have a styling tip we cannot wait to try ourselves (crisp white silk button down underneath a sleek gown? Yes, please!)
11 While ball gowns tend to overwhelm at events like an awards show and are best saved for a walk down the aisle, Julianna Marguiles wowed in a perfectly shaped v-neck gown by Andrew Gn.
12 Sparkle & Shine: Who knew there was such a thing as liquid glitter? Naomi Watts dazzled at last nights awards in a silver Tom Ford sheath.
13 Deep jewel tones, like this emerald Gucci stunner on Olivia Wilde, flatter most frames (exhibit A: Olivia’s baby bump!) as well as most skin and hair tones.
14 Zoe Saldana opted for a more fashion forward take on a standard red carpet trend when she selected this embellished cocktail dress by Prabal Gurung. Heed Zoe’s style wisdom and accessorize daring looks with simple pointed toe pumps, a slicked back chignon and a classic box clutch.
15 Holy High-Low: Michelle Dockery’s Oscar de la Renta ankle-length gown was equal parts innovative and aisle worthy. A high-low hemline showed off classic shoes, while giving this structured stunner a youthful edge.
16 Making a statement on a red carpet without going over the top is key, and pairing this robin’s egg blue high-low hemmed Emilia Wickstead gown with the right accessories was a challenge Caitlin Fitzgerald met with flying colors.
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