A flood of bold looks hit the red carpet at last night's 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards. While statement jewelry, belts, bags, and appliqués helped provide uniqueness to the different ensembles, eye-grabbing colors like red, white, and yellow ruled—and, refreshingly, each look still packed its own punch.
Take yellow, for example: we saw pastels and sunny shades, sleek columns and voluminous silhouettes, and plenty of statement jewelry (ahem, Naomi Watts’s serpentine Bulgari stunner and Leslie Mann’s colorful Kimberly McDonald pieces).
Other dominating looks? One trend that could not have gone unnoticed was a certain cut of the gowns: Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, and Sienna Miller all hit the scene in down-to-there plunging necklines. Menswear-inspired looks also stirred up some buzz—some looks were subtle nods, like Emma Stone’s painfully chic Lanvin jumpsuit, and others were more direct, like Melissa McCarthy’s impressive DYI look. One trend that didn't come as a surprise was metallics—it's kind of like floral for spring, which is a no-brainer but always welcome and well-received. Read on for details on each trend!
Leslie Mann and Naomi Watts chose bright sunny shades while Jenna Dewan Tatum opted for a softer pastel color. Naomi Watts worked a belted Gucci number that she accessorized with a serpentine Bulgari necklace (a piece that she wore for a fifth time!). Leslie Mann’s chose a shimmering number that she dressed up with far-from-basic jewelry (as Watts did) by Kimberly McDonald. Ms. Dewan Tatum chose a buttercup-colored Carolina Herrera gown complete with a draped bodice and train.
Sienna Miller donned a beautiful and ornately embellished Miu Miu gown, though, nothing drew as much attention as that statement cut. Kate Hudson also turned it out on the red carpet in a white-hot Versace gown featuring cut-outs covered with strips of shimmering silver fabric. And Jennifer Lopez, who’s never one to steer clear of sexy silos (hello, the green printed Versace number she wore to the 2000 Grammys), worked a beaded Zuhair Murad number—a J.Lo-favorite—complete with a cape-like detail, which balanced out the plunging neckline.
Girls star Lena Dunham stuck to her Zac Posen streak in a ruby duchesse high-low number. Allison Williams went all out and dropped jaws in a gorgeous tiered Armani Prive creation. Meanwhile, Taylor Schilling took the minimalist approach with a custom scarlet Ralph Lauren Collection halter gown.
Lorde bared her midriff in a sexy Narciso Rodriguez three-piece comprising of a black crepe bralet and matching suit separates. Melissa McCarthy took matters into her own hands with a design of her own, DIY-ing it up with a sharp (yet, sweet!) pale pink collared neck-tie top and a black ground-grazing skirt. And Emma Stone won the red carpet in a custom Lanvin one-piece with a crystal-encrusted bodice, a sleek black pant, and a dramatic black taffeta sash from behind.
Golden Globe red carpet–regular Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore an alabaster hue, selecting a sleek, one-shouldered Narciso Rodriguez column. Rosamund Pike, a first-time nominee who was one of the first to arrive on the red carpet, wore a strappy, cut-out Vera Wang gown (just shy of giving birth 5 weeks ago!). And Emily Blunt also worked a cut-out white gown by Michael Kors. The theme here? Grecian Goddesses!
Julianne Moore, wore a stunning silver gown with an ombre and feathered hem by Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy Haute Couture. Kate Beckinsale chose to wear an Elie Saab Couture gown with an elaborately embellished bodice--Beckinsale's look was a bit more subtle thanks to the floaty, champagne-colored skirt. Meanwhile, Dakota Johnson, a Golden Globes red carpet newbie, showed up making a statement in a gleaming Chanel number with an asymmetrical hem.