Attention to all red-carpet gawkers: Award season has officially started.
And you’re invited to join in and gape (or ogle or stare) at all the skin baring cut-outs, jewel hues and sparkly gowns from last night’s Golden Globes. From elegant to the I-can-sell-my-kidney-for-that-dress, here’s our lineup of our favourite ensembles. Plus, spot the mini trends, will you?
Laverne Cox in that stunning white dress- absolutely drop-dead-gorgeous! And with a trail made only and only for divas- she’s definitely our angel of the night. In a gown complete with details du jour, we love Alicia Vikander’s prairie-meets-red-carpet-glam with a pinafore-style dress that comes fashioned with ruffles and pleats, while Soairse Ronan looks sophisticated and ethereal in a YSL Couture gown. Someone hand her a wand, like right now!
Wondered if Pantone’s colour of the year, Rose Quartz would make it big? Well, last night is proof in the pudding. Katy Perry wears it in a curve-defining gown detailed with a cute bow on the back, a matching manicure and a bouffant wig (uhuh!). Going a little softer and prettier, we definitely love the gathers and side trail on Amber Heard’s gown, and the delicate sequin flower creepers and blouson style bodice on Leslie Mann’s net gown. Wait… net is back?
Ok, black gowns are a red-carpet mainstay (agree!), but black dresses with plunging necklines- definitely too hot to handle. Taylor Schilling keeps it smart yet elegant with a sparkly black jumpsuit and court shoes, while Kirsten Dunst totally casts a spell with a cut-out neckline gown. And Lady Gaga looks classic(uhuh!) with her platinum blonde hair, sweetheart neckline and itsy-bitsy waist that channels a glam 50s Hollywood look.
Powering the red carpet with high voltage energy are Jennifer Lawrence, Emmy Rossum and Amy Adams. Psst… they’ve thrashed any notion that red might be a tad too risqué for the red carpet. The secret: a scarlet red partnered with some sass.
Give us sparkles and we’re sold. Give us sparkles against a midnight blue backdrop and we’ll fall in love. Detailed with sequins and lace, Bryce Dallas Howard’s gown is quite a showstopper, and we love how it highlights her ginger locks. Same goes for the stunning Julianne Moore, who paraded her style in a body hugging ink-hued dress (does she ever age?). And if we had to crown a princess today, Jenna Dewan Tatum is on the top of our list- she’s definitely the belle of the ball.
With a plunging neckline and a bold geometric pattern, Jaimie Alexander’s gown had one intention only: to make a statement. Rachel Bloom keeps it classic with another sweetheart and side trail gown in a deep jade hue- understated and elegant all at once. Bringing on her sparkle game, Carly Chaikin isn’t afraid to go iridescent with her sequin-laden dress. She’s definitely got us in a hypnotic trance #thepowerofsequins
With these ladies walking the red carpet, you’d easily surpass the Moet just to get a glimpse of them. In light sheers, the gowns are sprinkled with sequins that give them an understated shimmer that spells out elegance. The night’s leading lady, Brie Larson, looked beyond beautiful in her champagne-hued cut-out gown.
The Statement Makers
Since norms aren’t for everyone, let’s have a look at the ladies who brought more that just trending-fashion to the red carpet. Opting for a shorter hemline (we told ya) and a colour-blocked dress, Olivia Palermo broke the rules but definitely made a statement-worthy appearance. Want to see Khaleesi go to the dark side? Well, Emilia Clark shows how. With cape sleeves, a structured high neck bodice and tonal bead work, sometimes OTP details orchestrated together work like magic. What’s even more magical? JLo bringing yellow back to the red carpet. After Rihanna’s meme-engaging MET dress, we almost lost faith in seeing another yellow gown again. JLo, you definitely “have our love”.
Image credits: Vogue.com, Refinery29.c0m