You can’t have an awards show without fashion, and you really can’t have an awards show without critiquing the fashion. Some people show up dressed to the 9’s, while other people look so awful I wonder how they made it through the door? (I mean, I think we all know who I’m talking about here, cough cough Jennifer Lawrence and the curtain dress). How did this dress come from the minds of Dior?
Luckily J-Law does not have many of these blunders so I can forgive her and I choose to remember some of her better fashion moments, such as her outfit at this year’s Golden Globe Awards:
I really loved this Dior gown because I thought it defined her shape really well. She looked slender and tall, the color looked really nice against her skin, and the cutouts were definitely done right on this gown. I also appreciate that this outfit wasn’t over styled. She had a major statement piece necklace (which I thought was amazing) and her makeup was simple (she definitely doesn’t need a lot of makeup). The look came together really nicely and she shined on the red carpet, which is why I’m able to forgive her from her oversight the year before.
So let’s continue breaking down the BEST dressed of the Golden Globes 2016:
Brie Larson (Calvin Klein Collection)
Larson looks absolutely fabulous in this shimmery gown. It fits her very well and the cutouts are also not too much (or awkwardly placed). I like the minimalist styling with just a touch of jewelry and her hair very simply pulled back.
Kate Bosworth (Dolce & Gabbana)
I have two favorite looks from the Golden Globes and this is without a doubt one of them. The color, the jewels, the hair, need I go on? This dress is exquisite and it looks like it was made just for Bosworth. This gown hugs her in all the right places and is just the perfectly classy look for an award show like the Golden Globes. She may not have won a golden status, but she definitely takes home top prize in the fashion category.
Lady Gaga (Atelier Versace)
Lady Gaga has got that old Hollywood glamour down pat with this look. From the dress to the hair she could not have looked more stunning than she did in this gown. She even knows how to pose old Hollywood. Love it.
Saoirse Ronan (Saint Laurent)
Now normally I would call a look like this nothing more than exactly what I saw 50 other girls wearing at my high school prom. However, the cape in the back makes such a statement that I absolutely love it. The whole look ties together and gives Ronan an almost angelic look. I also love that the stylist gave her no necklace and really let the deep V neckline be the star.
Amy Adams (Atelier Versace)
I normally wouldn’t like the red on red but I think it works here (or maybe I’m blinded by my love for her? Either way, I like it.) This dress compliments Adams body extremely well and fits her like a glove. I love the high neckline and the slender fit. It doesn’t hurt that she clearly knows how to pose with this gown.
Jenna Dewan Tatum (Zuhair Murad)
I said I had two favorite dresses and this is definitely my second favorite. Not only is Jenna Dewan Tatum absolutely drop dead gorgeous, but she is for sure a fashionista. She knows how to wear clothes that make her look good. I love the color of this gown and all of the detail that went into the shimmery aspects. I also think how the designer left the shoulder straps thick was a really great idea and it definitely completes the look. Keeping her hair pulled back and up was a great decision because I definitely wouldn’t want anything distracting me from this dress.
Sophia Bush (Narciso Rodriguez)
You can never go wrong with a simple black dress and subdued jewelry and Sophia Bush reminded us all of that with this look. Also, it should be noted that Sophia Bush is one of Queen M’s queens.
Talking fashion wouldn’t be fun unless we also included the train wrecks (okay not all of these are train wrecks per say, but they aren’t great). Let’s take a moment and talk about the WORST dressed at the 2016 Golden Globes:
Cate Blanchett (Givenchy):
Oh Cate. Cate, Cate, Cate. I really want to love everything you wear because I usually find your fashion so effortless and your looks usually come together so well. While I liked the color of this Givenchy gown, I found that every time I saw this dress I couldn’t help think of really outdated furniture that I might find in my grandmother’s house (sorry Grandma). The fringe (but really let’s just call them tassels because I mean come on, did you see them?) just dated this look and it wasn’t your best work. I hope that you really up your game at the Oscars because I would love to see your great fashion come back! Please know that I still love you.
Melissa McCarthy (Melissa McCarthy Seven7)
I really want to like this look but I just can’t. I feel like McCarthy is hiding her fabulous shape by draping loads of fabric over herself, making it look as if she threw a curtain on instead. I love the color of this dress, but seriously what is this material? I really hope she can shine a little more at the Oscars (I’ll definitely be looking out to see what she wears). I will say I loved her shoes so hopefully she can get the dress to match the chicness of the shoes!
Alicia Vikander (Louis Vuitton)
While I think Vikander looks stunning (excellent make up and hair) I really just can’t get on board with this dress. The ruffles and weird stripe pattern on this dress make it look way too casual. It almost looks like an apron and the red carpet is no place for that. I also think the dress would have been much better without the cutouts on the side.
Rooney Mara (Alexander McQueen)
I’m sorry but this dress straight up looks like it has been through a shredder. The gown looks extremely messy and thrown together and does not give her the definition she needs. Also, the pale color of this gown nearly blends in with her skin and looks awful. Tip: Never choose a gown the same color as your skin because then you obviously look naked (not good).
(looked like it had been thoruhg a shredder and the color did not go with her already pale skin)
Natalie Dormer (J Mendel)
There is nothing particularly wrong with this dress, but that’s the problem. There is absolutely nothing special about this dress. It looks like something you wear to the prom, not to a classy awards show. Also, I am not particularly keen with the cutout in the middle of the dress and the off the shoulder thing happening.
Lily James (Marchesa)
This is just another boring gown with nothing special about it. It tries to special with the cape and the cutout and maybe it could be, but I am too distracted by her terribly styled hair and makeup. I wish they had done something else with her hair (anything really). Maybe they could have braided it up or pulled it back somehow. Really, anything but these messy waves and middle part would have been better.
Help! I can’t decide whether to love or hate these looks! You be the judge:
Amy Schumer (Ben Hanisch)
Viola Davis (Marchesa)
Now I’m sure many of you will disagree with my fashion opinions, so please feel free to share. Can’t wait for the Oscars fashions. Hopefully the stars will pull out all the stops.