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Red, White and Black: A Red Carpet Re-Cap

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With awards season in full effect, there is no better way to find inspiration, search for new trends or come up with new ways to reinvent your style in the new year. This article will recap the colors, trends, best/worst dressed and silhouettes worn by celebrities at the Golden Globe Awards.

Winter white was the breakout color worn by the starlets this year, and after seeing some of the gowns, I’m sure you will agree. Anne Hathaway wore a Chanel Couture sleeveless constructed top with a lace overlay. I really liked this dress because it had a beautiful hemline, but it could’ve been tailored more to avoid the shapeless body-cast appearance.

Glee star Lea Michele finally pulled it together with a beaded Elie Saab halter top with a thigh-high slit. Although she was over-tanned, Lea had a more relaxed, youthful and fresh appearance on the red carpet.

The white angel of the night was Amanda Seyfried in a Givenchy curvaceous sleeveless lace gown with a high neckline and ethereal draping. This dress was truly Amanda’s beautiful nightmare: The creamy white hue of the dress, when placed against her skin, flushed her out rather than making her stand out. The dress, in turn, was wearing Amanda instead of it being the other way around, so a more colorful dress probably would’ve have been a better choice.

Jennifer Lopez brought Hollywood glamour to the red carpet in a skin-tone white applique dress by Zuhair Murad. This dress truly pushed all other winter white dresses to the side, although my one hint of criticism would be that it looked a little bit too much like a costume.

Wine reds were featured by women on the red carpet who wanted to infuse sex appeal and edge into their normal red carpet fashion.

Newcomer to the Hollywood scene Jennifer Lawrence wore a lipstick-red sleeveless Christian Dior Haute Couture dress. The dress featured a highly constructed bodice that flowed into a ball-gown skirt paired with a black belt to add a little contrast. The only issue was that it was overly constructed in the bust.

Naomi Watts stunned everyone with her body in a sleek, fitted Zac Posen key-hole gown with a train. This dress was very retro and timeless, and although the color was very dried out, the tailoring was exquisite.

Taylor Swift brought sexy back to the red carpet with an eggplant red spaghetti strap paneled Donna Karan mermaid gown. This dress was dubbed the revenge gown of the night because it was completely backless and presented a new, more mature Taylor. The strongest part of the dress was its hombre train panels down the back sides of the dress.

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Black will always make an appearance at the red carpet, but it is always great to see how stars take an innovate approach toward presenting it. Surprisingly, this year’s theme for black was daring.

Eva Longoria put leg on the menu this awards season in a revealing and somewhat controversial Victorian Emilio Pucci key-hole plunge and key-hole back beaded lace dress. This dress was gorgeous and showed a more daring and mature approach toward covering up from Eva, although the dress faltered because of its shocking hip-high slit. If the slit of Eva’s dress were just about half a foot lower, the dress would’ve been perfection.

With a new Grace Kelly movie in the works, Nicole Kidman wore a sleeveless Alexander McQueen dress with a net corset design. The best part of this gown was that it had the perfect balance between simple and complex.

The black beauty was Kate Hudson in a deep-plunge slinky Alexander McQueen dress with an embellished collar. Nothing could’ve improved the construction of this dress, and the best part was the embellished winged belt that matched the collar.

Although there were tons of breakout gowns and innovative pieces being worn down the red carpet, one fashionista stood out beyond the rest. The Golden Globes’ best-dressed celeb was Lucy Liu, who wore a truly daring sky-blue floral Carolina Herrera strapless ball gown. This dress had pockets, was tailored to her body impeccably and still managed to make the petite actress still look small in the midst of all the material.

Unfortunately, Jessica Chastain underwhelmed everyone in a powder-blue Calvin Klein halter dress with pleating on the bust. Tailoring is what really hurt Jessica in this dress, especially in her bust and around her waist.

Awards season has just gotten started, and I’m sure there are tons more surprises up these stars’ sleeves. Take inspiration from these looks, and find ways to incorporate them into your own wardrobe.

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About Justin-Rayne (61 Articles)
Justin-Rayne Bryant is an innovative, ambitious, and enticing gentleman hailing all the way from Little Rock, Arkansas. He is a recent mass communications masters graduate of Syracuse University, where he matriculated at the top of his class. He currently works as a managing editor for a publishing house that features creative individuals within the editorial, art, and design communities. In his free time, Bryant is striving towards establishing himself as a ‘Multi-Media Monster’ within the fashion industry via the editorial, digital, and broadcast platforms. Justin-Rayne first began to receive notoriety as journalist due to his exemplary ability to translate all things fashion, from trends to reviews, into intimate and relatable pieces of editorial artistry. Through unwavering determination and dedication to the constant promotion and dissemination of his work via social media, his brand began to grow. In the past, he has had the satisfaction of working as a weekly broadcast style consultant for KNWA news in Arkansas, a fashion closet coordinator Esquire Magazine and now Bryant free-lances as a stylist and fashion writer for several online and print publications. This southern bred and born casanova can’t wait to for you all to see him take a bite out of the Big Apple and the media industry.

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