The Fashion of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

January 13, 2014

Ladies in Red: Amy Adams, Emma Watson, Lupita Nyong'o, Taylor Swift

The stars were out in full swing for the first major awards ceremony of the season, the 71st Golden Globe Awards. Though the ceremony was interesting to say the least (I for one was quite shocked by some of the award recipients) the women looked absolutely gorgeous.

Best actress winner Amy Adams and 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o were some of the celebrities who sported ravishing reds

Other celebrities opted for bright colors on the red carpet. Lena Dunham in particular stuck out to me in her glowing yellow Zac Posen gown as one of the best dresses of the night. It was a daring risk that paid off well, and there's nothing I love more than watching a girl on the worst-dressed list from last year carry herself over to the best-dressed list. That Vogue cover is doing her some good, fashion-wise!

Some women kept their colors simple and chic with black & white ensembles that were sharp and graphic. Allison Williams (it's a good night for the Girls girls, it seems!) was one of my favorites, in an edgy Alexander McQueen dress. Her matching white and black eye makeup was a great touch that really accentuated the graphic quality of her gown.

I noticed that a few women opted for shorter dresses on the occasion. Sarah Paulson and Emma Stone wore tea-length dresses that hit right on the shins, while many stars (including Michelle Dockery and Sandra Bullock) donned dresses that lifted slightly in the front to show off their shoes. My kind of dress!

Colorful dresses made vibrant statements: Olivia Wilde, Catherine Fitzgerald, Lena Dunham, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon
Black & white gowns were graphic and bold: Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Hayden Panetierre, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence 

Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie in Gucci

First-time Golden Globe goer Margot Robbie absolutely stunned in a cream Gucci dress that was accentuated with dazzling crystals. Margot is beautiful and charming - her presenting piece was adorable - and I look forward to see what she will wear to the other big night in Hollywood fashion, the Oscars.

Amber Heard in Atelier Versace

This look could have been a lot worse, I'll give you that, but it was probably my least favorite styling of the evening. Amber Heard wears a perfectly lovely Atelier Versace gown, but her "Angelina Jolie Leg" pose makes it less classy and more, well, you know. And the hairdo is atrocious. Glamorous Old Hollywood curls could have transformed this look into Golden Globes perfection, but as it is, Heard looks like a high school prom goer. 

Julianna Margulies in Andrew Gn

Julianna Margulies looked elegant and Hollywood-perfect in her black Andrew Gn gown with gold accents. I love the shape of the dress, her hair and makeup, everything. Not the most risky fashion choice, but sometimes a classic pays off just as well.

Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung

I absolutely loved Sandra Bullock's Prabal Gurung dress, but Zoe Saldana's, not so much. Zoe's a fashion risk-taker and isn't afraid of an unconventional dress choice, but I'm afraid this dress has just too much going on - embellishments, a funky neckline, sheer skirt, and so on. If the bodice of the dress had continued into a full gown skirt, I would have loved it, but as it is I just don't get it.

Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta

Michelle Dockery rarely misses a beat on the red carpet, and this Oscar de la Renta dress is no exception. The golden sparkle of the dress makes her shine, and her hair and bright red lipstick perfectly accentuate the sweet gown. Easily one of my favorites.

The Verdict:

My vote for best-dressed? I cannot decide between Lupita Nyong'o, who I thought absolutely killed it in her Ralph Lauren caped dress, and Michelle Dockery.

Worst dressed...probably Zoe Saldana. It could have been a hit, but it fell short for me. 

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