Hollywood’s hottest stars arrived at the Golden Globes ready to rock the red carpet and outshine one another at the foreign press’ big event. Certainly the competition for best dressed was stiffer than ever, as movie and TV stars alike blew us away with their stunning styles.
Glamour was definitely in high gear, but for many of our favorite fashionistas, understated was the way to go. Nude and pale pink colored dresses were a popular pick and favored by stars of all ages including Vanessa Hudgens, Elizabeth Banks, Penelope Cruz, and Demi Moore. While Demi looked lovely in a Dior silk chiffon style, Penelope was the heart stopper in strapless Armani Prive with Swarovski crystal detail.
Also opting away from bright colors were those bride wannabees in different variations of white like Salma Hayek, Kate Beckinsale, Sandra Bullock, Miley Cyrus and Eva Mendes . While there were few flaws in this snow-white group, Miley once again looked way too mature in Marchesa. She should have switched with mom who wore something short and sparkly and more appropriate for Miley. On the other hand, Eva Mendes won our award for white in a Dior silk taffeta gown and gorgeous turquoise and diamond necklace from Van Cleef and Arpels. Beautiful!
Some stars did choose color in lieu of neutrals including Kyra Sedgwick in strapless Oscar de la Renta and Eva Longoria Parker in drop dead red Reem Acra. The Desperate Housewives star showed off her hour glass figure like no other. Our favorite, however, was Cameron Diaz looking young and modern in a one shouldered style from Chanel Haute Couture. Unfortunately, Christina Applegate was our biggest miss in canary yellow Roberto Cavalli. While we loved the color, the pleated skirt was boxy and unflattering.
On every red carpet, you can always count on a glittery bunch, and this year was no exception. Unfortunately, Beyonce’s Eli Saab number looked liked many choices from the past and her necklace was way too much for this beaded style. J.Lo too, over did it in gold Marchesa. Reminiscent of that famous Versace gown from years ago, this was a big miss for the new mom. With that said, Angelina Jolie finally did not disappoint in a stunning and simple Atelier Versace.
As you can see, the stars really shined this year, but there are three women who truly stood out!Kate Winslet was certainly on cloud nine after winning not one but two awards. She looked gorgeous, elegant, and classic in black, strapless Yves St. Laurent. Amy Adams also in black strapless but with a full ballroom skirt looked like a fairy tale princess in Oscar de la Renta. Our number one pick however was House star, Olivia Wilde in a lavender belted Reem Acra ruffled gown. This TV doctor was a red carpet wonder.
And while star style blunders were few and far between, there were one or two of our favorites who fell short this year. While Drew Barrymore’s ice blue Dior Haute Couture dress was pretty, her teased bouffant looked silly. Maggie Gyllenhaal looked overwhelmed in her printed Lanvin one shouldered style while Anne Hathaway looked basic and boring in Armani Prive. America Ferrara’s short silver dress did nothing for her figure while Blake Lively’s style was way too tight. As for our least favorite this year? Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera (as always) looked like she was wearing a class project from an entry level fashion class, and of course, the aforementioned sexy gold gown worn by J.Lo. She seemed to be trying to recapture a moment from years ago. She should know— fashion always is about moving forward.
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