2016 Golden Globes RED CARPET: Best & Worst Dressed

Who cares if the holidays are done, you know. Red Carpet season is here ladies and gents, and kicking off 2016 are the Golden Globes with some fab moments. There’s the winners, YAY to them all, there’s Leonardo DiCaprio‘s face when Lady Gaga passed by him (priceless), there’s the-capes-are-taking-over-the-world movement happening (almost every single star was wearing some sort of cape dress. whaaaaaaa?!), there’s the overhyped and incredibly stupid duo JLAw and Amy Schumer. Yes, I did just say that, and half of you will probably click away right now. I just have to speak my mind, and I’ve held it for quite a while on these two, hoping they’d drop the bloody crap. They didn’t. It just gets worse. Hence my shocking confession.

Moving on. I’ll take a deep breath now, and you’re more than welcome to just throw that info under the rug, so we can all talk red carpet fashion at the 2016 Golden Globes. 

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Well… it was amazing, that’s what I think. The stars brought drama into fashion, they brought jaw-dropping dresses, some over the top, some classic simple cuts. To me it all was finally red carpet worthy in every sense of the word. Hollywood is back on the red carpet and I just love that. Jennifer Lopez, my God she could sell me the worst dress. I hate capes, but she looked beautiful. Sure… very intricate design, steamy hot, but I loved it all, from the colour to the cut, to the whole look. Kate Bosworth shut the front door. LOVED that jewellery dress. Simplicity and glamour collided right there. Of course not all stars have woken up with a desire to nail the fashions – Cate Blanchet – seriously?!

Okay let’s put on the good hat first, and pretend we’re all bloody stylists, and praise the hell out of those stars whose dresses and looks we loved. And later, as you scroll down, I’ll let my bad mouth run wild, and pretend anyone gives a shit.

BEST DRESSED – 2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet

One of the biggest trends at 2016 Globes red carpet was the cape dresses, and let me tell you this: I adored them. And I hate capes. I was never too sold on Lupita’s cape in the past, nor on whoever wore it again. I guess it took the gorgeous Jennifer Lopez to make me love em. The women is beyond beautiful, hot, sexy, confident, she just nailed it. I adored the neckline of the dress, the high slit, the cape cut, the colour, her makeup. It was all simply stunning. Keeping the stunned face and gorgeous vibes happening was Giuliana Rancic. I loved loved loved her cobalt cape’ish (well more sleeve’ish look, but you get it, it’s dramatic in that high fashion sort of way). Simply beautiful.

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Alicia Vikander, she’s one of my faves newcomers, actress, style, beauty – all of it. I adore white dresses on the red carpet, and I think the secret to nailing it all the time is to keep it simple with just a slight twist. I loved her very natural look. Refined and fresh.

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Rosie Huntington Whitely was one of my faves as well. I love the concept of slip dresses. And she just wore a simple and glamorous version of that. She looked so effortlessly elegant and very fashionable as if she just rolled and dipped herself in tiny little jewels.

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Leslie Mann was so beautiful and very pink’ish ethereal. I’m a mermaid-dresses-and-hot-looks lover but I adored her dress, and Joanne Froggatt‘s lavender one. Very simple, no fuss, no frills, maybe too simple, but classic in a very right and safe way. The same classic safe approach I found in Maria Menounous’s dress. It was okay. Not my fave, but not worst in any case. Same meh vibes I got from America Fererra’s yellow gown. Okay… not mind-blowing through anything. Perhaps the yellow, but JLo beat her to it… so there’s that.

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Carly Steel kept it very simple and just went overboard (in a good way) with that sequinned bejewelled fabric. LOVED that dress and her whole look, which I found dramatic, but clean and edgy, and cool, and very eclectic without being too much. The same is true for Kate Bosworth who truly looked like this beautiful exquisite piece of jewellery in that amazing dress. All of the rest was so simple and she looked beyond fabulous. Definitely breathtaking.

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Simple to the core and beautiful was Emmy Rossum‘s red dress. Now that is the kind of dress and look you wear when you want to look simply beautiful and classy on the red carpet. I also loved Eva Green, and Jamie Alexander, who I thought looked like this stunning emerald jewellery in such a dramatic beautiful dress.

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Brie Larson was beautiful, her dress was very armour like, and I loved it, although I’m not a huge fan of cut-outs. Loved Laverne Cox, Kirsten Dunst… ah-mazing!!!! I might be the only one, but I just think that dress was so much more than an LBD. It was drama and sexy through and through. Zendaya brought the same drama, and while I’m such a hater of ruffles… she killed it. Damn she is so fashionable and beautiful and that colour looked amazing on her. Loved it.

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Burgundy beauty #2 was Olivia Wilde. Simple. Liquid sequins. Beautiful.

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Taraji Henson looked gorgeous, but then again I love her and I love white gowns. Loved Jenna Dewan Tatum, Amy Adams, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Helen Miren, Queen Latifa, Amber Heard, Kate Winslet… so so many Hollywood red carpet styles like in the old days.

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Now… Lady Gaga. Oh my Gawd. Talk about a beautiful old Hollywood look, and dress, and hair, and makeup and all of it. LOVED. Uhm… then there was Kate Hudson. Imma put her into the best dressed because I think she looked fucking hot. And beautiful. Very risqué, maybe too desperado por attention, maybe to hawt, maybe maybe maybe. I liked it.

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WORST DRESSED – 2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet

Emilia Clarke – what. the. fuck? (…) She looked horrendous, all buried under that horribly cut and designed dress for her tiny little figure. No. No. No. And the hair… poor thing she was probably trying to overdo. No, Emilia. In such cases under-do. Although to be honest, nothing could’ve made that dress work. Not a make up, or a hair, or a wig in the world.

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If you think the Dragon Lady failed, well… you got another one coming. There were a few ladies out there who looked as if they just had a fight with a bunch of chickens and the chickens won. What the fuck is up with those quills dresses, that look less hot and romantic and more like some chicken underwater. Amanda Peet hello! Nice to see you, can you please go change. And Rooney Mara… I wasn’t a fan of that dress. It wasn’t that bad but she looked like a posh chicken. Sorry.

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And then, just when you thought the bad could not get any worse… there came the ruffles. Jane Fonda decided to be a giant cake. Jada Pinket Smith looked nice… but too much going on. The ruffles, and the slit, and the green dress, and the green shoes, and please stop me anytime. Caitrione Balfe looked not in quills, and not in ruffles, but somehow in everything, and then all wrapped up in this posh nightgown’ish matronly dress. Ugh.

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Same night gown approach was done by quite a few ladies. Unsuccessfully of course. I mean who the fuck wakes up and decides to wear a bridal night gown to the Golden Globes. Who in the right mind finds the idea amazing? Oh I know: Corrine Fox, Saoirse Ronan, Natalie Dormer, Lily James, Calista Flockheart, Georgiana Chapman, Zoe Kazan. Oh they took my breath away, and my heart skipped a beat, just when I thought I couldn’t anymore. NOT.

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And then don’t even get me started of Melissa Mccarthy. Whhhhhhy? Or Cate Blanchet who looked like she plunged into jelly and then right into some shredding machine. And Maggie Gyllenhaal – was she wearing a posh tablecloth, with a puked ribbon on her shoulder? Oh, that was a dress. My bad. And then I cried when I saw the beautiful Rachel McAdams. The dress wasn’t that bad if you decide to wear nice curtains on the red carpet. Also the colours and the print did her no justice.

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I know everybody was in awe with Katy Perry… but seriously the girl needs to come off her unicorn sometimes. She’s drop dead gorgeous and beautiful and her body is amazing, but she looked so sweet in not a very digestable way. Sorry. Not feeling that hair. the dress was just a last minute effort, and it was ok, but something overall was off.

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Amy Schumer. Now I know there’s hype around her, and she’s nice and all, but I’m just not feeling this girl. I laugh at her jokes every now and then, but I also get bored with her character you know what I mean. Hey Amy, the 90’s prom police called, they want their dress back.

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Julliane Moore was nice, but I’m not feeling that colour on her at all. Perhaps too harsh for the worst list, but not good enough for the best dressed list either. Taylor Schilling looked beautiful: hair, makeup, even the idea of that jumpsuit tuxedo style was nice, I just thought it was a little bit ill-fitted, and too casual somehow.

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And last but not least… Jennifer Lawrece. Okay… I will get a lot of ‘shut-the-fuck-ups-bitch’ with this one, but I swear, for the love of me, I do not get all the hype around her either. Yes, talent wise, she rocks, but she’s just too caught up in herself if you ask me, and she’s trying too much to be this different version of a star, or actress off duty. But to each their own you know. Dress wise: I loved the colour. But I cannot stand cutouts and simply found her dress wrong, ill fitted, a bit of everything going on, and not much really. Nice neckline, nice colour, nice hair, but overall, I did not like it.

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Not a big fan of these gowns either. Seriously Eva Longoria…girl you tryina be a school teacher who just sneaked up on the Golden Globes and is doing a version of the red carpet gown? Aww, that’s sweet.

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So there’s that for my best and worst. Now please feel free to judge (me) away, and tell me which was you most and least fave dress, in the comments below.

xoxo

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  1. i am so glad I came back to check on your golden globes fashion recap. always LOVE them!! but first, Jlaw AShu… yes, so over it. They are like sugar to cancer… they’re feeding off all of this media hype over them and they’re shoving themselves down our throats. and my gag reflex is kicking in! Plus, did you hear jlaw’s comments post-globes, telling the reporter to put his phone down and ridiculing his question–which she totally cut him off so she misinterpreted it! oh. man. that got me fired up. Anyway… back to fashion. I did NOT like jennifer lawrence’s dress at all!! And I wasn’t a huge fan of J.Lo’s look, but I think i’m the only one who did not care for it! I actually liked Rachel mcadams, but the rest of your opinions were pretty much on point with my fave loves and hates! Can’t wait for SAG and Oscars!!

    1. oh my God Vanessa!!!! i love you right now. That Jlaw thing with the reporter, same here, i was so fired up about it, and wanted to go on a rant but decided to skip it. ‘They are like sugar to cancer’ loool. love your comment so spot on. and i’m kinda glad i’m not the only one who feels this way about that duo. OH, and about JLaw’s dress. I literally thought it was ugly and ill fitted. and yes, totally looking forward to sags and oscars. Thanks so much Vanessa. kisses and love xoxoxo

  2. Dana, I agree this time with you 90% 😛
    I am also done with the “incredibly stupid duo JLAw and Amy Schumer”. Amin! And I don’t even know a single Schumer joke and I hate her. I hate them both. They are the equivalent of studio couple pairings, only this time we get to pair the 2 “funny” IT women right now. Because hihi, haha, wouldn’t you know it, they are also great friends in real life! Barf!
    Everything you said, so true, I thought this award season is starting good. I saw some dresses last night on Instagram and fell in love with Bosworth’s pink dress, that I think filmed, looks stunning. I love smarald hues and adored Jaimie Alexander’s gown. It has pockets! Win!
    I did not like Jennifer Lopez, too much going on: a cape and a slit? Alicia Vikander – not enough red carpet awesomeness, too plain, maybe fitted for a movie premiere. Lady Gaga was old school Hollywood glamour, but honey, try a honey blonde, anything, just not that god-awful chicken colour. Leslie Mann’s dress top was a bit boring and would have loved a low cut neckline to go with that beautiful flowy skirt.
    I always, ALWAYS love what Jena Dewan brings to the red carpet. Either she has awesome stylists or everything she chooses luckily works. She has great style.
    Olivia Wilde – gorgeous!
    Brie Larson – I see it, but I’m not convinced.
    Kate Winslet needs to change it up a bit, she now wears different versions of the same dress. Kate Hudson – terrible, terrible hair, it looks like she went through some rain and then showed up. Horrendous dress also.
    I love Rachel MacAdams but nobody beats Lucy Liu at the Globes in 2013 in the curtain department. Loved that gown! Since then nobody came close.
    I love Miss Fonda, she is my role model and can’t find fault in her choosings but I do hate her love of pointy shoes. Cate Blanchet looked like grandma in that dress. Yuk! Bryce Dallas Howard is such a beautiful, beautiful woman and her dress was awesome!
    I though Melissa Benoit’s (I have no idea who she is :)))) dress was so delicate and feminine, cute as a button. But I always find a worst dressed dress that I absolutely adore.
    There is so much more to say, but hope to see you live and continue the bitching together.
    xo Anca,
    http://thecasualcat.com/

    1. Anca sweets!!!!! thank you sooo much for this, I LOVE LOVE LOVE reading your comments on the red carpet. So glad you enjoyed it, and we’re one the same page with the duo. :)) Yeah, I guess Alicia could have had more wow, and Kate Hudson? a little bit less you know. lol. Thanks so much for this!!!! kisses xoxox

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