News Awards & Events Golden Globes Best Dressed at the Golden Globes: Eric Wilson Shares His Top 10 -- What's Yours? By Eric Wilson Eric Wilson Eric Wilson is an experienced journalist who was InStyle's first Fashion News Director. He was previously a fashion critic for The New York Times and is currently in Hong Kong where is the editorial director of the Tatler Asia Group. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on January 13, 2014 @ 07:33AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Eric Wilson isInStyle 's fashion news director. Follow him on Twitter: @EricWilsonSays There was no mistaking a banner year for fashion at the 2014 Golden Globes, not when it turned out to be this hard just to narrow down a Top 10 from all of the fabulous rule breakers who stormed the red carpet. Sure, some divisive looks appeared now and again, but there was little doubt after Sunday night that taking chances paid huge dividends in more cases than not. Wasn’t it exciting to see so much variety of color and shape, not to mention one very fabulous cape? Here, without further ado, are my choices for best dressed of 2014: 1. Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph LaurenThe breakthrough fashion star of awards season, and already a face of a Miu Miu spring campaign, Nyong’o can do no wrong. And she couldn’t have looked lovelier than in her off-shoulder, red silk cady gown from Ralph Lauren with a floor-sweeping cape that cements her place as the most desirable star to dress. 2. Cate Blanchett in Armani PrivéThe dress was a masterpiece at the first glance of black lace, but the more you looked, the more you were amazed by its intricacy, even more so when Blanchett turned around to reveal the plunging back. Her precise, elegant hair is a perfect balance to the softness of the dress. 3. Kerry Washington in BalenciagaYou wouldn’t notice against the red carpet, but the custom Balenciaga dress is a cool, pale celadon made of bonded silk crepe. The cutaway front and jeweled neckline offer just the right sort of framework for showcasing that special bump. Her diamond pendant earrings and the Art Deco brooch were 1920s Fred Leighton. 4. Emma Watson in DiorBesides the delicious choice of color, its youthful short sleeves and belted waist, Waston’s Dior gown was a twofer. The dress was completely backless, worn over sharply cropped black trousers that were a look of their own. 5. Margot Robbie in GucciRobbie’s cream silk crepe Gucci gown was trimmed with crystals and emeralds galore, but nothing out-sparkled the exceptional fit. 6. Amy Adams in ValentinoThe two-tone halter look had a decidedly retro feel, and it played well with Adams’ on-screen décolletage derring-do style in American Hustle. Rarely has the red carpet been so synergistic with the big screen, and Adams emphasized the point with a Lorraine Schwartz pendant to draw the eye, well, you know where. 7. Emilia Clarke in Proenza SchoulerThe custom black and white guipure lace gown had an intriguing texture and center slit, a new take on strapless that looks refreshingly crisp. 8. Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la RentaThe dazzling beads that resembled cracked glass, the slight rise of the hem, and the pronounced hourglass silhouette came together in a dress that worked on just the right woman. 9. Allison Williams in Alexander McQueenThe feathery black and white stripes could easily have veered into prison-wear territory, but the close fit and simple black skirt gave the look a playful, sporty spin. 10. Olivia Wilde in GucciJaws dropped. Wilde’s supremely sexy long-sleeve silk georgette gown is fully embroidered with dark green metallic paillettes and emerald crystals, as Gucci noted. Definitely not your everyday look for maternity wear. Check out all 10 looks in the gallery, and make your own best-dressed list from the Golden Globes to share with friends on Facebook using our A-list tool! [wrn_button url="https://www.instyle.com/instyle/a-list/0,,20774906,0.html" text="Pick Yours Now" title="Pick Yours Now"] MORE:See All the Stars Who Walked the Globes Red CarpetGet Caught Up on the News You Missed During the ShowWill This Red Carpet Season Be as Exciting as We Hope? 01 of 10 1. Lupita Nyong'o Steve Granitz/WireImage in Ralph Lauren and Fred Leighton jewels. Back to article. 02 of 10 2. Cate Blanchett Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images in a Giorgio Armani dress and Chopard jewelry. Back to article. 03 of 10 3. Kerry Washington Jason Merritt/Getty Images in Balenciaga. Back to article. 04 of 10 4. Emma Watson Steve Granitz/WireImage in Dior with Roger Vivier pumps. Back to article. 05 of 10 5. Margot Robbie Jason Merritt/Getty Images in Gucci and Christian Louboutin shoes. Back to article. 06 of 10 6. Amy Adams Steve Granitz/WireImage in Valentino. Back to article. 07 of 10 7. Emilia Clarke Steve Granitz/WireImage) in a Proenza Schouler gown. Back to article. 08 of 10 8. Michelle Dockery Jason Merritt/Getty Images in an Oscar de la Renta gown and Christian Louboutin shoes. Back to article. 09 of 10 9. Allison Williams Steve Granitz/WireImage in Alexander McQueen. Back to article. 10 of 10 10. Olivia Wilde Jason Merritt/Getty Images in Gucci. Back to article.