Best and worst: Golden Globes Fashion 2014

The 2014 Golden Globes red carpet filled with extremes on Sunday night– some sported severly slicked-back ‘dos, while other starlets’ hair that looked the rushed out of bed without even running a brush through it. Many fashionistas sported overly bland and frumpy ensembles, while others were just too flashy and out there. But some stars had the right idea. These are the best and worst looks from last night’s Golden Globes.

The Worst

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1. Lena Dunham showed up on the red carpet in this mustard-colored Zac Posen gown. A lot of fashion critics praised the look, but it just doesn’t do her justice. Her hair, like many stars this year, wasn’t styled at all, and the dress is just not a good look. While the color works for her, the cut isn’t extremely flattering. It looks like an ugly prom dress that needs to be accompanied by a disney limo service. Being a curvy woman myself, I think she should have avoided the sleeveless style and went for a more plunging neckline.

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2. While this pretty woman dressed age-appropriate for last night’s awards, Julia Roberts’ Dolce & Gabana twofer dress makes me wonder whether she’s spending the day at the office instead of attending an award show. While the uniform for the Golden Globes is a bit more casual than at the Academy Awards, the white button-down coming out of a dressy black gown just clashes. I like the Harry Winston Belt she chose to go with the look. If the sleeves and neckline had been a different color, style and material, the look would have worked. But I can’t get past the twofer dress.

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3. Sandra Bullock, what were you thinking? To me it looks like you rushed to get ready, grabbing an old bridesmaids’ dress from the back of the closet and pulling your hair into a ponytail. I like the minimalist look, but it doesn’t even look like she had a pedicure in her peep-toe heels. The Prabal Gurung dress is just strange- like a silky can-can colored skirt. I’m half waiting for her to start a kickline. Had it been all black, and with a less plunging neckline, Sandra could have looked more refined and classy at the globes.

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4. What is with this sleeves? And that hair? I just don’t understand what’s going on with Megan Mullaly’s look. I’m assuming this was a poke at achieving the old Hollywood glam style, but those sleeves are kind of reminiscent of the puffy sleeves incident on Seinfeld. And her earrings have multicolored gems, while she sported white diamonds on her wrist. Again, another example of unstyled hair. Even though it was short, it could have been curled, or pulled back somehow. The glasses are cute. But this look just seems like no thought was put into it.

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5. Was Jennifer Lawrence a little “tied-up” on the days leading up to the Golden Globes? This look is confusing. I feel like she took her mother’s old wedding dress, and added two black belts to sinch it at awkward spots. This does nothing for her cute, petite frame. The color washes her out, and though she always wears Dior, she should have passed on this ensemble. Her hair, accessories and nails looked chic, but who can get past this “gown?”

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6. When I first saw this funny lady’s look, I thought she was trying to be ironic with a flamingo-print gown. But looking closer, you can see this gown is has a floral print. Tina Fey is a beautiful woman, but this look is not good. Her hair and earrings made her look put together, but the Carolina Herrer dress looks like a table cloth and the fit doesn’t work for her frame. While she has a great figure, lacy sleeves would have looked a lot classier; the strapless look is not becoming on most women, especially the over-40 crowd.

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7. Emma Watson is a gorgeous lady, and I can tell what she was going for in this Dior gown, but it just did not work. This look would have been good for some of the others would made the worst dressed look, but Watson, 23, could have still been classy without wearing such a frumpy ensemble. It looks like she took the drapes off her window and made them into a wrap dress. The color looked nice, but the style is just not award worthy.

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8. Diane Keaton, dress your age! I guess she was trying to come off as liberated in this look, but what is she doing? The suit just doesn’t look right on her, especially not with the glasses or nail polish– she’s trying too hard. It isn’t fitted and doesn’t do much for her petite frame. While she is known for sporting looks like this in the past, she just does not pull off this ensemble.

The Best

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1. Can you say stunning? Lizzy Caplan looked amazing in this black and gold, figure-flattering gown. The detailing is almost Egyptian, and the whole look– hair, nails, dress and clutch– just works. I’m glad she didn’t add a necklace, because the gorgeous dress accessorizes itself.

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2. Ariel Winter’s deep ruby colored Mikael D. was gorgeous on the red carpet. The cut is perfect for her, and she accessorized well with sparkly earrings and a glittery clutch, ring and bracelet. Her dark hair (which is styled simply, but not too severe) and pale skin are accentuated by the color of the dress, which achieves its goal of being true old Hollywood glamour. 

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3. Zooey Deschanel looked gorgeous in this classy, age-appropriate Oscar de la Renta gown. She showed just enough skin, and accessorized perfectly with simple floral earrings, a floral bracelet and an embellished clutch. The sparkling pale champagne dress is complimented by coordinating bedazzled heels. The flower in her hair finishes off the look, which is cute, fun and feminine.

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4. Lily Rabe’s gown was gorgeous for the Globes. It had just the right amount of sparkle. Black tulle over champagne material makes this look beautiful. The belt, while casual, surprisingly works, to make the dress even more figure-flattering– it seriously looks like it was made for her body. With such a detailed dress, pulling her hair back into a bouffant was a good choice, going along with the subtlety of her accessories to keep the attention on her fabulous outfit.

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5. This dress is just beautiful. As one of the red carpet hosts for E! at the Golden Globes, Giuliana Rancic was smart in picking this pretty Lorena Sarbu dress, since all eyes would be on her. The Burgundy color is perfect for her skin tone. The tulle top is chic and sophisticated, and the embellishment on the bust area is intricately done. While Guiliana’s hair wasn’t elaborately styled, she kept it simple like her jewelry, and the look just worked.

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6. Another chic look on the red carpet, Margot Robbie’s Gucci dress was simple, yet stylish. The color and the shape worked well for her, and the gown had just enough bedazzling to stand out. The green gems work well with her blonde hair, and she added another pop of the emerald shade with her Christian Louboutin pumps, for an elegant look that she owned on the red carpet.

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7. Many stars dressed for their baby bumps on the red carpet, but Olivia Wilde had the right idea when dressing for two. This dazzling, emerald colored Emma Kuo gown is perfect on her. The color brings out her eyes, and the dress, like many of my other best dressed picks, oozes old Hollywood. Simplicity in jewelry really made starlets shine at this award show, and Wilde, like other starlets, kept it classy with her wedding ring, bracelet, clutch and simple drop earrings.

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 8. Sarah Hyland looked classy in this salmon-colored Georges-Hobieka Couture gown. It is a nice, unique shade that wasn’t seen at the awards show. The dress is pretty, and classy, though she could have shown a bit more skin. Hyland’s milkmaid braid looks cute, and overall, the Modern Family star looked very put-together.

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