The Golden Globes officially marks the opening of award season, which I have to admit is one of my favourite times of the year, I’m a sucker for all the glitz and the glam, and I love to see what my favourite celebrities wear. This year’s red carpet for me was a step away from the safe and slightly boring, I was so thrilled that there wasn’t a mermaid gown in sight, and I found that the celebrities, or maybe I should say their stylists were trying to embrace a little personality.
I actually found it hard to pick just five best-dressed looks, I think there were a lot of great dresses, not all wowed me, I was a little disappointed with Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt in Reem Acra, I don’t think a modesty panel should ever be seen on a red carpet it just cheapen the whole look, and Jennifer Lawrence didn’t wow me in her slightly ill-fitted custom Dior gown.
Let’s get to what I did love, here are my five best dressed at the 2016 Golden Globes- I would love to know your thoughts and whether you agree with my favourites.
Jaimie Alexander in Genny
Top of my best-dressed list has to be Jaimie Alexander in this gorgeous plunge-neck emerald-and-black Art Deco print Genny gown. It can sometimes be a risk to wear prints on the red carpet, this was one of only a few to make it, and the risk was so worth taking as the Blindspot actress really stood out for all the right reason. Not only was the colour beautiful on her, this silhouette with a plunging neckline and dramatic skirt really shows off her incredible body, and I’m in love with how fresh and modern the print is, plus, I’m always a fan when a celebrity champions a possibly unknown brand like Genny, come on when have you heard that name before? I also think Jaimie had one of the best hair and makeup looks of the night as well.
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Zendaya in Marchesa
Zendaya is fast becoming one hot style icon and I adore this floral textured tiered Marchesa gown from the autumn/winter 2016 collection that she wore to her first Golden Globes. I have so much love for this dress, it has it all, drama with those tiers, intrigue with the textured embellishments, and it is striking because of that divine wine colour – plus it really was fitted to the actresses body perfectly. I bet some A-list stars had words with their stylist today asking why they didn’t get this gown as it really was a social media hit.
Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli
My crush on Jennifer Lopez is still going strong, I can’t help it, J-Lo always brings it on the red carpet, and this mustard-yellow Giambattista Valli gown with a cape is just stunning. I know a lot of my Twitter followers questioned the colour, I’m a fan, plus when do remember J-Lo having a yellow moment? I can’t and that’s another reason to love it as I love that the actress is continuing to mix it up. I had a lot of people tweeting that they missed the sexy side of Jennifer, I have to admit I was so thankful that she didn’t wear a sheer dress, I just can’t take the naked dress trend anymore.
The whole look makes this dress gorgeous, her OTT diamonds, she was wearing 200 carats of Harry Winston diamonds with her haute couture gown. That cluster diamond wreath necklace was so old school Hollywood glamour that I fell in love with the look instantly, add in her side-sweeping hair with loose curls and I was totally sold. There was still a touch of sexy with that thigh-high split.
Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana
I had to sleep on whether or not I thought this look was too much. I actually was asking myself whether Kate Bosworth’s Dolce & Gabbana rose payette strapless gown with silver crystal embellishments was too much. I soon came to my senses and realised that there is no such thing as too many sparkles, especially when the craftsmanship is as divine as this. It was also lovely to see this style gown not done in a metallic hue, you don’t often see a soft pink bedazzled and I adored it. Plus, isn’t it nice to have Kate back on the best-dressed lists?
Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors
A shimmering gown always catches my attention, more so when Olivia Wilde is wearing it, and I loved her custom Michael Kors gown as soon as I saw her hit the red carpet. Instantly the colour was a knockout, it looked great on TV and even better I think in photos, and the fit of this gown is perfection, which is what you expect from a custom look. I love how it is styled as well with a messy low ponytail, purple eye shadow and a chunky Bulgari choker necklace, which shouldn’t work with a plunging neckline but it so does. I do however think this look with divide opinions.