The Golden Globes are probably my favourite award show because they combine the best of both TV and movies and, consequently, some of the best that fashion has to offer. The 72nd edition took place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on January 11, and below are some of the best and worst looks of the night as well as a breakdown of the most prominent trends.
Yellow: Colour-wise, this was probably the most obvious emerging trend on the red carpet. Leslie Mann, Sienna Miller, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Taylor Swift were all photographed wearing various shades of this colour in diverse fabrics and cuts. Definitely watch out for yellow this year!
White: Though this is a neutral colour that never really goes out of style, celebs favoured cleaner cuts with little or no embellishment this time around. It is a good way to keep an outfit from looking too bridal. Among the ladies in white were Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Wiig, Emily Blunt (love those jewels!) and Selena Gomez.
Red: The surest way of turning heads all around is to arrive in a show-stopping red dress. It’s classic, sexy and sophisticated. Taylor Schiling, Helen Mirren, Allison Williams, Julianna Margulies and Catherine Zeta-Jones show us how it’s done.
Minimalism: This was probably the most prominent trend of the night. It is all about focusing on one aspect of the dress and letting it shine, while maintaining the rest pretty simple. It’s a great way of keeping evening wear fresh and modern. Some great examples were the hem details on Gena Rodriguez’ (my favourite winner of the night!) dress, the bodice ruching on Amy Adams’, the gorgeous fabric and clean construction of Camila Alves’ ensemble, and the incredible neck of Felicity Jones’ ball gown.
Metallics: It seems like it was a night for extremes. On one hand, minimalist at its best; on the other, all-out metallic masterpieces. The fresh new ways used to revamp this staple trend in the evening wear is what makes it oh-so-2015. Next time you want to wear a metallic dress, try mixing textures, like Julianne Moore (in one of her best looks ever), Dakota Johnson and Kate Beckinsale, or a head-to-toe subtler shimmer like Reese Witherspoon and Diane Kruger.
Embroidery: You can’t have a black tie event without spotting some intricate embroidery here and there, and some of the most exquisite gowns of the night were worn by Chrissy Teigen (breathtaking!), Miss Golden Globes Greer Grammer, Nina Dobrev, Anna Faris and Ellie Kemper.
The worst: There were, as usual, some big misses. Rosamund Pike looks amazing for someone who has only just given birth, but the cutouts on the sides make her look wider, which is a shame. As for this Tina Fey number, I don’t understand how this would be a flattering silhouette on anyone. I mean, why make yourself shorter and fuller? It’s beyond me. And another lady who ended up looking frumpy thanks to an unflattering cut was Amanda Peet.
The most disappointing: I actually really like the print on the Valentino dress Claire Danes wore, but instead of highlighting her best assets it just appeared to be ill-fitting. On the other hand, Amal Alammudin’s dress was perfection on her – I just couldn’t take my eyes off those hideous white gloves to appreciate it enough. Lupita Nyong’o is just such a fashion icon that I expected something way more amazing from her, though to be fair the dress looked nicer on TV than it does in pictures.
The best: Everything about this navy Zac Posen dress Katherine Heigl wore screams elegance: perfect neckline, amazing cut, exquisite fabric and the most flattering colour, all made better by incredible jewels. Sighs. Emma Stone was the only one to honour the trend that was featured so heavily on the PCAs a few days ago, proving that yes, a jumpsuit can be just as chic as the most elaborate ball gown, as long as it features details such as the incredible embroidery on the bodice and the amazing taffeta bow on the waist. Definitely one of my favourite Emma looks ever! And finally, this dress that Kerry Washington wore had me gasping loudly the moment it appeared on my TV screen. The metallic woven fabric and ankle length makes it a 2015 version of the perfect princess dress. I’m in awe. If she’d worn different shoes this would probably be my favourite red carpet look ever, because the hair and makeup was also flawless.
Which stars were your best and worst dressed of the night? Sound off in the comments below!