The Golden Globes, always held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, is, in my opinion, the most fun award show of the season. Not only do we get to see all our favorite television and movie actors look fabulous on the Red Carpet and get honored for their roles in drama, comedy, and musicals, but we get to see them sitting together, dinner party-style, drinking and chatting, catching up like old friends. This year’s Golden Globe awards were hosted by the always hilarious Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who absolutely crushed it. The show was a roller coaster ride of emotional acceptance speeches, great zingers from Fey and Poehler, and some truly cringe-worthy moments (Jonah Hill and Megan Fox presenting together, anyone?). But no matter how much fun the award shows are to watch, we all know the real fun comes from seeing the Red Carpet style. Buckle your seatbelt — with over 35 stunning celebrities, this is our largest Red Carpet recap yet!
Adele in Burberry
Starting the rundown with an absolute knockout, Adele rocked this seemingly plain black Burberry gown. Not only was her hair and makeup gorgeous (and her acceptance speech perfect!), but the gown itself is gorgeous in its simplicity. The detailing at the neck is just enough to make this dress standout. She looked amazing!
Amy Adams in Marchesa dress, Christian Louboutin bag, Tiffany & Co. jewels
Starting the roundup of the countless blush colored dresses we saw on the Red Carpet this year is Amy Adams, wearing a to-die-for Marchesa gown. While I’m not usually one to love gowns that match a person’s skin tone, Amy looks absolutely stunning in this pretty pink gown. It fits her like a dream and I love the mix of the fitted bodice with the tulle mermaid skirt. All in all, Amy’s a winner in this dress.
Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney tux, Charlotte Olympia shoes, Judith Leiber clutch, Chopard jewels
The only star not in a flowing gown, Amy Poehler looks absolutely amazing in this fitted Stella McCartney tux. I love love love that she didn’t wear the typical gown. Her risk definitely paid off. The cleavage-baring blazer, perfectly tailored pants, and those insanely gorgeous strappy heels work seamlessly together to create a winning look for Amy. Mature, modern, and super sexy.
Anne Hathway in Chanel dress, Aldo shoes, Roger Vivier bag
While this dress is undeniably simple in color, silhouette, and design, Anne Hathaway makes it work. The simple white dress, no accessories, and short hair she’s rocking create a simple and elegant ensemble. She’s no best dressed, but she did look lovely.
Ariel Winter in Valentino dress, Jimmy Choo clutch, Jennifer Behr headpiece, Open Hearts cuff, Sylva & Cie ring
Ariel Winter, like most of the young starlets walking the Red Carpet today, sometimes has better fashion sense than the seasoned Red Carpet veterans walking alongside her. This dress is not only fun, fresh, and super pretty, but manages to be age appropriate and mature. The only problem I have with this look is that headband. I love that she wore her hair back in a sleek yet messy bun, but that headband in distracting and unnecessary! This look definitely could’ve benefited from some better accessory choices. The sparkly shoes, on the other hand, are amazing.
Emily Blunt in Michael Kors dress, Vince Camuto shoes, Ferragamo bag, Lorraine Schwartz jewels
Emily Blunt is always a Red Carpet favorite of mine and this dress is no exception. While I could’ve lived without the abdomen cutouts that are so 2011, the dress itself is stunning and she wears it extremely well. The sleek bun takes it up a notch and I’m loving the pop of color in her earrings. While this dress doesn’t shock or surprise me, it’s gorgeous all the same.
Claire Danes in Atelier Versace gown, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
It’s no surprise to me that Claire Danes is wearing a halter top dress. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like halter tops are all this woman wears. While I’m usually on the fence about some of Claire’s fashion choices, I can’t deny the classic beauty Claire brings to the Red Carpet in this gorgeous gown. I love the vibrant color, and I love that she wore her hair sleek and down. She looks effortlessly beautiful. Without a doubt, one of the best dressed women of the night!
Debra Messing in Donna Karan Resort 2013 gown, Rupert Sanderson heels, Samira 13 earrings and bracelet, Amrapali bracelet, Salvatore Ferragamo clutch
Oh, Debra. I knew I was giving out too many compliments for this to be a real Red Carpet rundown. Debra, Debra. What is going on with this dress?? Why does the bodice look so loose? And why, oh why am I get reminded of curtains when I look at the skirt of this dress? A dress that’s reminiscent of curtains is never a good dress. Additionally, the fact that this dress is black is also bothering me. I don’t think I would’ve minded had there not been so much material here, but alas, this dress looks huge and the dark hue is just bringing me down. This look is bad on literally all fronts.
Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci dress, Charlotte Olympia heels, Martin Katz earrings
Okay, this Jolie leg trend needs to die. Now. I can’t count how many full legs I’ve seen protruding out of gorgeous gowns on this Red Carpet. While this dress is stunning (at least from the waist up) and Eva looks amazing in it, the chest cutout would’ve been enough skin. This dress had elegant potential, but at the end of the day it kind of just looks like a mess.
Halle Berry in Atelier Versace
When I first saw this dress, I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it. Then my eyes flew down the too-high slit, the cutout in the bodice of this dress, and the lopsided boob look that Halle’s sporting and I decided that I definitely hate this dress. In a different silhouette, without the insanely high split (and Jolie leg!) this pattern could work on Halle. But sadly, all we have here is a gorgeous woman wearing a hideous dress.
Helen Hunt in Dolce & Gabbana
Usually I don’t like the tiered pattern look, but for some reason it works on Helen. Maybe it’s because she’s just so damn classy. This dress not only looks great on her, but it’s stunning as a dress. I’m loving the high neckline, the relaxed pulled back hair, and the unique detailing on the bodice. It’s sparkly and young, but mature and classy, too. Love!
Helen Mirren in Badgley Mischka
While of course Helen Mirren looks great (because doesn’t she always?), I just can’t get behind this dress. The gold and silver clash in the detailing aren’t working for me, and I don’t love dotted outline of the sleeves and bodice, either. While Helen looks great, this dress does not.
Helena Bonham Carter in Dolce & Gabbana
Classic Helena Bonham Carter. What can I even say about this dress? On anyone else, it’d be a hot mess, but on Helena, it works like nothing else. I’m legitimately loving the pretty lace sleeves and neckline, and come on, let’s not pretend we don’t all love that lips purse.
Isla Fisher in Reem Acra dress, Casadei shoes, Van Cleef ring and bracelets, Rodo bag
Another blush dress on the Red Carpet but this one, much like Amy Adams’, manages to stand out. It looks amazing on Isla and I love the sheer shoulders and classy cleavage. Her relaxed hair balances this super sparkly gown well and she looks great.
Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood dress, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, David Webb jewels, Roger Vivier bag
Why don’t we see Jennifer Garner on the Red Carpet more often?! She looks amazing! The gown itself is gorgeous and I love the off-beat pattern and texture. I’m also loving her relaxed up-do and her choice to accessorize with larger bracelets and earrings, rather than a necklace. Love everything about this look! She’s a total knockout.
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Haute Couture dress, Brian Atwood shoes, Chopard jewelry, Ferragamo clutch
Jennifer Lawrence was definitely one to remember, on and off the Red Carpet (one of my favorite moments of the night was her slightly awkwardly received and all around awesome “I beat Meryl” opener in her acceptance speech). This tangerine red gown is a standout, if not only for it’s classic silhouette and color. The belt makes it modern and just slightly edgy, although I can’t say the same for the origami looking boobs. Other than that, this dress gets an A+ and Jennifer was definitely one of my best dressed.
Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair-Murad gown, Christian Louboutin shoes, Jimmy Choo bag, Le Vian jewels
Jennifer Lopez actually wears a variation of the same dress to every event she goes to. If it’s not sheer, lacy, or sequined, you won’t find it on J.Lo. This dress is perfectly pretty, and she definitely wears it well, but I can’t say I love it. I’m not wowed by it all and it was super predictable. Also, can we all agree to do our part in putting the figure skating costume gown trend to rest? It’s enough already. Her hair and makeup, however, look absolutely stunning.
Jessica Chastain in Clavin Klein Collection
Come on, Jessica, why you gotta make me hate? This dress is simultaneously very simple and has a lot going on. For one thing, it’s a halter–something I am just not a fan of in an evening gown (unless it’s Claire Danes on this red carpet!). Second of all, it’s slouchy in all the wrong places! The oversize chest and bodice may work if you’re wearing a beach coverup, but they don’t work on the red carpet. This dress is simply unflattering and I feel like the color washes her out, as well. I kind of hate her hair slicked back the way it is and it would’ve done wonders for this whole look if she had kept it relaxed. This dress is so simple and yet it manages to land Jessica the place of worst dressed of the evening.
Jodie Foster in Giorgio Armani
Putting her super confusing but kind of awesome speech aside for a minute, let’s all agree on one thing: Jodie Foster looked amazing on the Red Carpet. Love the unique and edgy feel of this dress and love love love the gunmetal/purple-y color! This dress stood out and it was one of my favorites of the night.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Vera Wang dress, Fred Leighton jewelry, Jimmy Choo shoes, Judith Leiber clutch
Oh, wow. There is a lot of dress going on here. I mean, you have the initial floral pattern of this dress, then you have the giant ballgown skirt, then you have tulle overlay and it is just a whole ton of dress! While I don’t hate everything about this dress, I feel that this pattern and silhouette would’ve worked better without the huge skirt. It feels a bit too princess-y for someone of Julia’s age and Julia just looks better in sleeker, simpler gowns. This makes me feel too much like she’s going to prom. Definite miss for me.
Julianne Moore in Tom Ford
Right off the bat, I must comment on those shoulder pads. Go look at those shoulder pads. OK, now come back to me. Julianne looks put together, sleek, and all around chic in this classic dress. While it’s not a total standout, and while I would’ve liked to see Julianne in something a bit more glamorous, she wears this dress well and looks great.
Julianne Hough in Monique Lhullier gown, Jerome Rousseau shoes, Daniella Villegas jewels, Salvatore Ferragamo clutch
There’s something about this gown reminding me of a princess fairy costume that I absolutely love. However, although Julianne looks stunning in it, does anyone else get the vibe that she’s trying too hard? There’s no doubt that this gown is gorgeous, but when your gown is the loudest one on the Red Carpet (save for maybe Lucy Liu’s) and you’re not even nominated for anything, it’s time to tone it down.
Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen dress, Jennifer Meyer jewelry
Classic, classic, classic! Of course I love Kate Hudson in this somehow understated Alexander McQueen. The chest cutout and gorgeous detailing make this dress standout, while still being simple and elegant. My only note is that this dress could’ve been taken to a 10 if Kate was wearing a sleek updo. Alexander McQueen is high fashion, even in a gown that looks simple and usually demands an updo. This dress is no exception. All in all though, I have to say it was gorgeous all around.
Kristen Bell in Jenny Peckham
I love Kristen Bell and I like this dress, but does anyone else feel like the structured top makes her look a bit constrained? I usually like a soft skirt mixed with structure and intricate detailing, but something about the completely built up top isn’t doing it for me. I probably would’ve loved this dress had there been less going on up top, or even if it had been strapless. Additionally, the empire waist mixed with the built up top makes her look a bit young–not ideal when paired with a baby bump!
Lea Michele in Elie Saab dress & bag, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Giambattista Valli shoes
LOVE this gown! The neckline, the bodice, and the way the sparkles simmer out toward the bottom are all so gorgeous and totally Lea. I’m not shocked to see her in a dress like this. (I kind of wish she would start shocking us with her Red Carpet choices, to be honest.) However, I’m sick and tired of the Jolie leg. Lea Michele is known for wearing gowns with high slits like this, but come on. Find a new thing, Lea. More often than not, less really is more.
Lena Dunham in Zac Posen
If you’ve never actually know what the expression “the dress wore her” truly means, looking at Lena in this Zac Posen will help you out. I love the color of this dress on Lena and I love how the bodice fits her, but from the waist down everything goes, well, downhill. The vertical pattern starting at her hips starts out flattering enough, but it turns into a big mess on the way down. I felt that the dress was a bit too ballgown for Lena. If the bodice had continued down into a slightly A-line skirt that showed her figure off a bit more, she’d have looked worlds better. Better luck next time, Lena! (Also, I know you’re super busy writing, producing, directing, and starring in Girls, but maybe budget some time for learning to walk in heels?)
Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera dress, Ferragamo clutch, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes
There’s a fine line between love and hate and apparently Lucy Liu is that line. I can’t explain it, but if Sarah Jessica Parker had been wearing this dress, I probably would’ve hated it. But (and don’t judge me too harshly here) I kind of love this gown on Lucy. It definitely could’ve and should’ve been shortened, but it’s unique and kind of weird and doesn’t remind me of grandma’s wallpapers much as you’d think it would. I find this to be a bit of high fashion mixed with a bit of quirkiness and risk and it’s working on Lucy. Don’t ask me how, but it is and I love it.
Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Haute Couture dress, Dior shoes, Christian Louboutin bag, Chopard jewelry
Everything from Marion’s sleek hair, to the matching shoes, to the almost no accessories make this ensemble a major win. Marion looks great in almost anything, and this dress is no exception. It stands out and it’s elegant while still being young and fresh. Absolutely love.
Nicole Kidman inAlexander McQueen dress, Manolo Blahnik shoes, Fred Leighton jewels, Roger Vivier clutch
Yeah, this dress is definitely trying too hard while not trying hard enough at the same time. I tend to hate black on the Red Carpet and I feel like the chest detailing is clashing with the unnecessarily sheer bodice. Major miss for me, but then again so are most of Nicole Kidman’s Red Carpet choices.
Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan dress, Brian Atwood shoes, House of Harlow 1960 Jude clutch, H. Stern earrings, rings by Arunashi, Sylva & Cie, Elahn, House of Harlow 1960
I’m not shocked to see Nicole Richie in a dress like this and, while I loved it at first, I wish she’d gone for something a bit more mature looking and bit more high fashion. This dress has basically no “wow” factor, and let’s be honest, that clutch is hideous. Not a definite miss, but not a hit either.
Olivia Munn in Giorgio Armani dress, Chopard jewels
Again, the black in this dress isn’t making it elegant or classic–it’s making it boring and plain looking. There’s nothing particularly standout-ish about this dress and I just don’t find it attractive or well accessorized. Love Olivia, hate the dress.
Sally Field in Alberta Ferretti
Honestly, one of the best dressed of the night. Just enough skin, perfectly accessorized, perfect hairstyle choice, and I’m loving the hue on her. Absolutely perfect. Period.
Sienna Miller in Erdem top and skirt
I honestly don’t even know what’s going on here. This is usually one of those looks I’m back and forth on and one of those looks that my sister absolutely adores. But even she’s a bit confused by this. It’s definitely quirky and different, but I’m not sure it was suited for this event. I don’t absolutely hate this ensemble, I just hate it for this award show.
Sofia Vergara with long straight hair, a dark lip, and a cleavage bearing gown? Color me surprised. Although Sofia usually opts for bright colors that show off her curves, she opted this time for a black, sparkly number that shows off her curves. I may have been expecting this dress in orange or aqua, but I was expecting it all the same. A major miss for me.
Taylor Swift in Donna Karan Atelier dress, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Rene Coavilla shoes, Oroton clutch
Does anybody else feel like Taylor is playing dress up? I’m not one of those people who always wants Taylor to mix it up. She knows what works and she works it! While I love this color on her and I love that she’s trying a different look, this look is one that doesn’t work on her. She’s insanely tall and skinny and this dress swallows her up. I feel like the whole gown could’ve fit her better and the train definitely needed shortening. Not to mention those wrinkles.
Tina Fey in L’Wren Scott dress, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, Fred Leighton jewels, Roger Vivier clutch
I love this dress and I’m not afraid to say it! I think both Tina and Amy made the right decisions in keeping their looks a bit on the casual side. After all, they were walking the Red Carpet as not only nominees, but as hosts, and because of that I think it was best to not go over the top with the gowns. Their gowns on stage were the typical Red Carpet gowns and they both looked phenomenal. Here, Tina brings a bit of glamour, but keeps it casual with a tea length skirt and a whimsical print. Love love love.
Sarah Hyland in Max Azria Atelier gown, Casadei heels, Lorraine Schwartz jewels, Judith Leiber clutch
To be honest, it looks like Sarah raided her mother’s closet if her mother was Sofia Vergara. I’ve definitely seen Sofia in this dress before. While I like that Sarah didn’t come in her typical sparkly-all-over gown, in a different color (and definitely with different hair), this dress would’ve been a knockout. Now it’s just kind of “meh.” Seriously, though, that hair has got to go. Just awful.
Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta dress, Casadei shoes, Edie Parker clutch, Kwiat jewels
Here we go again, another Red Carpet for Zooey, another 80s prom dress. The bodice of this dress does feel a bit more grown up than what I’ve seen on Zooey in the past and I love the color on her, but come on. How many times have we seen Zooey in this same dress in a different hue or pattern? At least when Taylor Swift repeats a style it’s been slightly varied. I’m hoping to see Zooey in something different very, very soon.
Zooey Deschanel wins Best Manicure on the Red Carpet
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