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?

White Beauties

Golden Globes 2016 red carpet style- white gowns

L to R: Laverne Cox, Alicia Vikander, Soairse Ronan

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!

Rose Quartz

Golden Globes 2016 red carpet style- rose quartz

L to R: Leslie Mann, Amber Heard, Katy Perry

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?

Plunging Black

Golden Globes 2016 red carpet style- black gowns

L to R: Taylor Schilling, Kirsten Dunst, Lady Gaga

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.

Scarlet Starlets

Golden Globes 2016 red carpet style- scarlet gowns

L to R: Jennifer Lawrence, Emmy Rossum, Amy Adams

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.

Midnight Sparkle

Golden Globes 2016 red carpet style-ink and sequins

L to R: Julianne Moore, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Bryce Dallas Howard

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.

Jade Goddesses

Golden Globes 2016 red carpet style-emerald gowns

L to R: Jaimie Alexander, Carly Chaikin, Rachel Bloom

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

Champagne Divas

Golden Globes 2016 red carpet style- champagne gowns

L to R: Eva Green, Brie Larson, Rosie Huntington

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

Golden Globes 2016 red carpet style fashion

L to R: Olivia Palermo, Emilia Clarke, Jennifer Lopez

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”.

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