Best and Worst Dressed from the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Sunday night saw our Movie and TV stars and starlets take to the red carpet in Hollywood for this year’s 69th Annual Golden Globes awards ceremony.
Full of vibrant and rich colours, we saw many stars move away from the safe options of grey and black, opting instead for rich hues of red and blue, as well as softer tones of crème or nude.
Long sleeves were definitely a trend and Gucci had by far the most best dressed ladies on the carpet.
Angelina Jolie looked absolutely stunning in a figure hugging, crème column dress from Atelier Versace, which had just a splash of crimson red around the neck line. Whilst going away empty handed, this ensemble assured she came first place in the evening’s best dressed competition without any contest.
Some actresses, on the other hand, failed to comply with the more relaxed and laid back nature of the Globes, opting for mermaid and ball gown dresses which would have been far more appropriate for the Oscars.
Others clearly took the opportunity to experiment with more daring colours and prints which were sadly found wanting.
The rest of the best dressed
Newly engaged, Jessica Biel looked fabulous in a long sleeved dress by Elie Saab Haute Couture (one of our all-time favourite designers!).
We loved Salma Hayek, in this Gucci sequined dress.
Bérénice Bejo looked incredible in this beautiful midnight blue, silk-chiffon Gucci dress.
Shailene Woodley looked extremely ethereal in this beautiful Marchesa gown, which had stunning sequin embellishment.
Daring as ever, Tilda Swinton, looked effortlessly stylish in this dress and matching silk jacket by Haider Ackermann. Channelling her inner ice queen, the violet-blue ensemble was strong but a look that very few others would have been able to carry off.
We love that Zooey Deschanel experimented with something a bit different in this lovely black and lime green Prada gown, as did Dianna Agron, in this beautiful and fascinating red lace Giles dress with an amazing bodice.
We couldn’t help but fall in love with Sofia Vergara’s Vera Wang dress in this stunning navy blue. Whilst we couldn’t help thinking it may be better off at the Oscars, the detailed craftsmanship looked incredible.
Then there was Heidi Klum who channelled simple elegance in this nude/peach Calvin Klein Collection, paired with chunky turquoise accessories, proving that less really can be more.
Other style winners from the night included Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli, Jessica Chastain, in Givenchy Haute Couture, Julianne Moore in Chanel, and Catherine McPhee in custom Donna Karen.
The night’s surprises and disappointments
Natalie Portman is someone who rarely gets it wrong but on this occasion we couldn’t help feeling like she may have recycled this dress from her prom night. We cannot deny that the cut of this Lanvin dress is beautiful and she looked stunning (as always) but for us, something about the tone of this pink, combined with the style of the dress just didn’t work.
Whilst we loved the cut, colour and style of this Bill Blass dress, the tone was all wrong for poor Kristen Wiig, who despite her fabulous figure, seemed to be completely washed out to such extent that you could hardly tell the dress from the colour of her skin.We hope it was something to do with the camera flashes but still not the best of choices for her.
Kelly Osbourne, looked disastrous in this Zac Posen blue silk fishtail dress. Unfortunately nothing about it worked.
Sarah Michelle Gellar proved that there is definitely no place on the red carpet for tie die print, regardless of who designs it. On this occasion the culprit was Monique Lhuillier, who we normally love.
One of the biggest disappointments of the night for us was Reese Witherspoon. We guess she has got it right for so long now that she was due a lapse, however, we cannot pretend we were not shocked at her choice of this crimson red, mermaid Zac Posen dress. The colour was beautiful on her but we were not a fan of the overall look.
And the ‘what were you thinking’ awards would definitely have to go to Julianna Marguiles firstly in her long sleeve Naeem Khan dress. Whilst the colour on her was beautiful, the long sleeve and high round neckline definitely wasn’t flattering.
And then secondly Missi Pyle, in Junko Yoshioka – need we say more?
Other notable Style offenders from the night included Ellle McPherson and Mary J Blige, neither of which chose well. Roll on the Oscars for the next red carpet instalment!