Many of those close to me know that one of the things on my bucket list is to walk the red carpet at a major awards show, preferable the Oscars. Will this ever happen? Probably not, but a girl can dream, right? Watching the red carpet pre-shows during awards season is one of my favorite things. I’m not a big television watcher otherwise, but I absolutely love watching the red carpet!! I always find the red carpet portion of the evening goes way too quickly.
The Golden Globes 2013 certainly didn’t disappoint, delivering many swoonworthy styles as well as many that left us saying, “what were they thinking?” Here is our roundup of the best and worst looks of the night!
We think Amy Adams, Jessica Alba, and Julianne Hough stole the show on Sunday. Amy Adams wowed in her blush-colored Marchesa gown. Jessica Alba was simply stunning in Oscar de la Renta. And Julianne Hough took our breath away in Monique Lhuillier. Everything about these ladies was perfect in our eyes, from their gowns, to their hair and makeup, to their jewelry.
Anne Hathaway and Michelle Dockery were simply stunning in their sleek white gowns. Anne opted for understated elegance in Chanel while Michelle was sleek and sexy with her embellished Alexandre Vauthier gown. Both gowns remind us of styles we saw on the bridal runway last fall, and we think both ladies were beautiful.
Claire Danes and Jennifer Garner also blew us away. Both wore red ensembles but wowed us for different reasons. The draping on Claire’s Atelier Versace gown was done in such a slimming, lovely way, and the color really allowed her to pop on the red carpet. It’s hard to believe she just had a baby…one month ago! Jennifer Garner’s Vivienne Westwood Couture gown was more subtly beautiful, which worked well since she wasn’t there as a nominee but to support her husband. We are hard pressed to find a time that we don’t love Jennifer Garner’s red carpet looks. We give both moms a huge thumbs up!
In our view, Kristen Bell wore one of the most beautiful maternity gowns than we have ever seen on the red carpet. She radiated beauty and confidence from head to toe in her Jenny Packham ensemble, and we thought her gown was gorgeous from all angles.
There were really only two styles on Sunday that really left us with mixed feelings. We think Kate Hudson’s Alexander McQueen gown was drop dead gorgeous, but were disappointed with her hair style. At times, her wavy locks covered up what we think was the most beautiful part of the gown, the embellished neckline. Our thoughts on Jennifer Lawrence changed depending upon the camera angle. From the front, we thought her Dior gown was simply stunning, but from the side her pointy chest area left us wondering what she was thinking.
We know there are people out there who loved the prints and patterns on the red carpet. We love prints and patterns, but hated them for the red carpet. In our opinion, Halle Berry’s Atelier Versace gown looked like a beach cover-up. While the cut of Lucy Liu’s gown was quite flattering on her, we felt that the pattern of her Carolina Hererra gown looked more like the pattern of a bedspread. And Sienna Miller? We have no words. We know she is a free spirit, but there was nothing about this Erdem gown that we liked. The pattern, colors, and texture just didn’t seem well suited for the red carpet. And the gown didn’t even seem to fit her that well!
We generally think Eva Longoria could wear a paper bag and would look glamorous in it. However, the moment she walked onto the red carpet, we were kind of embarassed for her. Wasn’t the Angelina Jolie “leg” incident just last year at the Oscars? It felt like she was trying to copy Angelina’s look from last year and then take it up a notch. The deep plunging neckline would have been gorgeous on her Emilio Pucci gown without the dramatic leg thrust. With Jessica Chastain, we absolutely loved the color of the Calvin Klein Collection gown, but really disliked the draping around her chest. It looked to us like the gown was just too big on her. Combined with her sleeked-back hairstyle which we didn’t love with this drapey style, we just felt the whole look was blah.
We loved the deep blue/purple color of Jodie Foster’s Giorgio Armani gown, but that was about it. We felt that the the geometric pattern around her bust wasn’t flattering at all and the whole look was just so-so. Rachel Weisz might get our worst dressed vote of the night (it’s a close call between her and Sienna Miller). Her ill-fitting Louis Vuitton gown and polka-dot illusion neckline and skirt was too busy and distracting. You don’t know where to look when looking at her, and none of it was all that appealing! If you are going to get the length of your gown wrong, don’t do it on a gown with a sheer skirt that will easily show bunching at your ankles.
Stay tuned for a post later this week about how the Golden Globe styles might translate into the world of bridal!
Photos sourced from US Weekly and People Style Watch – Amy Adams (Marchesa), Jessica Alba (Oscar de la Renta), Julianne Hough (Monique Lhuillier), Anne Hathaway (Chanel), Michelle Dockery (Alexandre Vauthier), Claire Danes (Atelier Versace), Jennifer Garner (Vivenne Westwood Couture), Kristen Bell (Jenny Packham), Kate Hudson (Alexander McQueen) and Jennifer Lawrence (Dior Couture), Eva Longoria (Emilio Pucci), Lucy Liu (Carolina Hererra), Jodie Foster (Giorgio Armani), Jessica Chastain (Calvin Klein Collection), Halle Berry (Atelier Versace), Rachel Weisz (Louis Vuitton), Sienna Miller (Erdem)