Golden Globes Fashion Recap: The Best and Worst

Last night was the 2011 Golden Globes and everyone was talking about the fashions coming down the red carpet. There was a lot of blush coloured dresses, emerald greens, sequins and crystals on the red carpet last night. We have picked our top hits and misses from last night, and since we can’t always agree, we will give you two list’s. First up is Richards picks:

Richard’s Best:

My  best dressed from last night goes to Olivia Wilde, who wore this beautiful Marchesa gown that made her look like the princess of the night. While many celebs wore a blush coloured dress, Olivia went with a glittering black gown. Her perfectly sleek and simple hair and no accessories kept eyes on the dress, where they should be.
My second best dressed of the night is Angelina Jolie, who wore a shimmering emerald green Versace dress, and wore her hair in loose waves. The dress brought an old Hollywood glamour look back to the red carpet. Her best accessory of the night: Brad Pitt of course! There was also a lot of talk on twitter last night about Angelina Jolie applying her lip gloss on live TV. Blogs are saying that it was Chantecaille Brilliant Lipgloss in Crystalline or Charm.
My third pick is Glee’s Amber Riley who wore a beautiful one-shoulder Oliver Tolentino sequined gown. The dress is beautiful and flatters her body perfectly. It is harder for plus-sized girls to find an award show dress that will work for them, but Amber Riley’s dress works for her. The side ponytail and dark eyes complement the sequined dress, and her minimal jewellery showed off the sparkly dress. 

Richard’s Worst:


My first worst pick is Jennifer Lopez who wore a white Zuhair Murad gown with a crystal cape over the dress. I am always very excited to see what JLO will wear on the carpet, and this let me down this time. I know she is a mommy now, but this dress is overly matronly and not flattering on her curvy figure. In the lookbook, the dress looked angelic on the model, but on Jennifer Lopez it just doesn’t fit properly.

Michelle Williams is my next worst dressed , and she wore this daisy print Valentino dress on the carpet last night. The beige coloured dress was on daisy print overload, and looked more appropriate for a little girl than a Hollywood starlet. It also didn’t help that the dress didn’t fit her body well. Her hippie-chic works at premieres but not on the Golden Globes red carpet.

My last pick for worst dressed is model Heidi Klum, who wore a Marc Jacobs dress that was 70’s inspired, but she might as well have left the dress in the 70’s. The colours are working for the red carpet, but it looks like the material threw up in the middle of the dress. The platform shoes and messy hair don’t help this look, that could have been a dress from a Project Runway challenge.

Marc’s Best:

Sarah Highland may not be a household name just yet, but this young ‘Modern Family’ star already knows how to rock the red carpet. She looks stunning in this golden Max Azria Atelier gown, which suits her natural olive complexion. Her chic up-do hairstyle looks great and the chestnut brown colour pulls out the colour embroidery in the bust of the gown. She also gets top marks from me for wearing a necklace, which most stars did not that night. When I watch an awards show I want to see thousands of dollars worth of bling, and unlike many stars of the night, Sarah Highland did not disappoint.

Lea Michelle from the hit television show ‘Glee’ is another star who doesn’t disappoint on the red carpet. She wore a beautiful Oscar de la Renta gown in a colour that compliments her skin tone, and allows her minimal accessories to pop (like her turquoise ring). Her hair is also done just right, mimicking the the wavy ruffles on the side of her gown.

To be honest, it took me a little time to fall in love with Anne Hathaway’s choice of an amber tone Giorgio Armani Privé evening gown. However, this gown hugs her curves in all the right ways and hits her frame at the right length at the bottom. The long sleeves help add a feeling of old school Hollywood glamour and the puffed sleeves help further accentuate her tiny waist. Her muted lip colour and tone-on-tone accessories make her outfit one of my favorite for the night.

Marc’s Worst:

Oh Gabourey Sidibe, what were you thinking?! Last years nominee looks anything but precious in this fully-sequined purple print dress by Marc Bouwer. I understand the trouble larger girls have trying to find a gown that fits their frame in all the right ways, but this dress does not due her any justice. The large sleeves make her arms look bigger than they are, and they cut her below the elbow making her arms look short and stubby. The print on this dress is all over the place, bunching her in the waist and leaving plain white spots on her side boob and arm area.


Halle Berry looks like she is re-prising her role as ‘Catwoman’ in this Nina Ricci frock. The actress, who we have to give credit to for looking amazing in her 40’s, looks like she pulled something out of the closet and went out the door. The bustier of this dress is actually quite nice, but it all goes down hill at the waist. The silk skirt underneath hits too sharply across her thighs, and her strappy shoes make her legs look short. The flowing chiffon opens up too high and makes this dress look awkward.

My final worst dress selection goes to Tilda Swinton. The ‘Narnia’ actress wears a simple Jil Sander’s number which may be her first mistake. The plain white button shirt is too casual, and the sleeves are too short for her long frame. The silk skirt matches her hair a bit too well, and bunches at the waist line, not to mention her pink shoes peeping out at the bottom. I like that she kept things simple, but another, better fitting outfit would have landed her on my best dressed list.

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