The Best and Worst Dressed from the 2017 Golden Globes!

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! Hope it’s a happy and healthy one for one and all. With a new year it brings a new awards circuit to throw shade at!

The Golden Globes, while personally my favorite show, kicks the award season off celebrating the best and brightest in Film and Television.  There’s usually a decent amount of variety in the Fashion department, from low to high hemlines, and this year was no exception.

So take a look, sound off below, and enjoy!

— Christian

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Emma Stone, Valentino

City of Stars” from Golden Globe winner (!!!) Emma Stone’s hit film “La La Land” took on a whole new meaning in this Valentino confection.This is a winners dress, people.

Ms.Stone was the one to watch in her blush celestial embellished Valentino number with deep front cut and open back. While that necklace is absolutely gorgeous, was it really necessary? It’s not exactly an eye sore, but if a necklace was needed maybe something long and simpler that followed the cut of the dress? Just being nitpicky over here…

Topped off with the most effortless of hair and make-up, Ms.Stone will look back at her first, of no doubt many, Golden Globe wins pleased with her elegant and youthful offering.

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Nicole Kidman, Alexander McQueen

I was actually left speechless at first sight of Nicole Kidman on the Red Carpet. Never one to shy away from a fantastic Fashion moment, the Oscar winner chose a ridiculously decadent Alexander McQueen number reminiscent of the chicest ice queen around.

Everything from the exposed boing at the bodice to the sequin tidal wave running through, this is the kind of gown you have to wear with your head held high and shoulders back. Exactly was Nikki is doing here, perfectly.

While there has been a lot of chatter about the boatload of Botox Ms.Kidman had done before the show, it doesn’t take away from how absolutely breathtaking and unique this is.

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Anna Chlumsky, Roland Mouret

Look, I get Anna Chlumsky just had a kid but how is this Green Roland Mouret gown doing her any favors? The dress itself is actually quite chic, but it looks like she’s hiding and no matter the angle she looks like she in a top sheet toga.

Carrie Underwood, Iris Serban

Carrie Underwood, hands down, wins for my worst dressed at the Golden Globes. I sincerely don’t know what is happening here. She looks like a paper mache rose…I am actually not sure what else to say…but I’m pissed.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang

Has anyone else missed SJP on the awards circuit? Thankfully she’s back in full on Carrie Bradshaw glory.

Nominated for her work on “Divorced,” ironically, Sarah Jessica chose a unique Bridal gown from Vera Wang with dramatic oversized and long sleeves with crystalized belt that travelled through seams onto her open back. Originality at it’s best, and a total breath of fresh air on a carpet of sequins. If one thing could change, I wish her eye make-up were a tad lighter so we could see those baby-blue’s better.

Ms.Parker gave a nod to Fashion History with those Belle Epoque sleeves while also paying homage to the late great Carrie Fisher with that amazing hair courtesy of Serge Normant. Everything she does has purpose, hence why we love her so.

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Kristen Bell, Jenny Packham

All I can say about Mama Kristen Bell in this Jenny Peckham Tux-inspired gown: DAYUM!

Brie Larson, Custom Rodarte

Looking all kinds of Jessica Rabbit hot, Oscar winner Brie Larson was a total knockout in a custom Rodarte crimson gown with sweetheart neckline and bedazzled bodice. The draping and cut of this is fantastic as is the matching lip and Veronica Lake waves.

Amy Adams, Tom Ford

Amy Adams and Tom Ford make a great team. Ms.Adams’ Gunmetal Blue strapless sequin creation by the master of Fashion is the definition of classic modernity. There’s nothing left to say other than her hair is what dreams are made of.

Diane Kruger, Nina Ricci

Diane Kruger: Queen of cool.

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Winona Ryder, Viktor & Rolf Couture

2016 sucked eggs, but Winona Ryder has a pretty good one. She teamed up with Netflix for the fascinating “Stranger Things” which added an element of mainstream to her already fantastic indie career. It even landed her a nomination this year at the Globes.

So why choose this incredibly boring Black Viktor & Rolf basic ballgown with oversized satirical bow at the back instead of turning to BFF Marc Jacobs to make something out of this world chic? Such a Heather…

Lea Michele, Ungaro

This is the most covered up I have seen Leah Michele, ever, and it’s freaking me out. Pretty sure this is a reject from Divine’s closet.

Gal Gadot, Mugler

Gal Gadot got her Mugler gown from the maternity Prom section at Macy’s.

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Sophie Turner, Louis Vuitton

Sophie Turner keeps making excellent Fashion choices on the Red Carpet and her Louis Vuitton gown is another notch. She’s doing that balance of sexy and cool that is hard to achieve and somehow she’s done it at 20.

Sarah Paulson, Marc Jacobs

Ms.Ryder should have taken a cue from Sarah Paulson: this is how you arrive at the Golden Globes. Ms.Paulson, rightfully, took home a Globe for “American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson” in a stunning long sleeved open back Marc Jacobs sequin gown with wave print and tons of edge. Let’s hope her SAG Awards gown is equally as satisfying.

Riley Keough, Chanel

Riley Keough looks like the Chrysler Building if the Chrysler Building was being demolished.

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Busy Phillips, Stella McCartney

Busy Phillips looks like she’s the most fun plus one. Not only is her friendship with Michelle Williams adorable, she always looks good and is always smiling. Snaps for Busy!

Michelle Williams, Custom Louis Vuitton

A Michelle Willaims Louis Vuitton collaboration I can get behind! Finally!

Natalie Portman, Custom PRADA

How she got out of wearing Dior with that kind of contract, I’ll never know, but Natalie Portman chose a lemony custom PRADA gown with engineered embroidery and a 60’s bouffant. While this is nice enough and she does Mod well, anyone else missing her wildly chic Maternity style from years ago?

Ruth Negga, Custom Louis Vuitton

When I first spotted Ruth Negga on the Red Carpet, I was so excited she came in something cool. Custom LV thought doesn’t always end well, case in point. Looking at the look more, it’s really a let down. She doesn’t look confident and quit honestly, she looks stumpy not to mention bored.

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Elizabeth Olsen, Alberta Ferretti

Elizabeth Olsen’s sexy take on Gothic va-va-voom “Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!” is how a cool girl does sexy. Unexpected and fresh. That hair and vampy-ass makeup is also so flawless it hurts.

Sophia Bush, Monique Lhuillier

Other than Lizzie, Sophia Bush is my girl crush and to no one’s surprise she looked drop dead gorgeous in a velvet and crepe Monique Lhuillier gown with sheer polka dot details, back slit, and bouncy waves. Anything but basic Black.

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Naomi Campbell, Versace

Just so you know, this is how you absolutely SLAY a Red Carpet.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Julien MacDonald

Reminiscent of my favorite Armani Collection from Spring 2011, Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s futuristic ombre beaded gown with sexy wet hair and that killer body is a great way to do understated sexy.

Reese Witherspoon, Versace

I love when Reese Witherspoon wears Yellow to the Globes. I love when she wears Versace. This sexy yet simple Versace is on my list of Reese love for sure.

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Felicity Jones, Gucci

Oh, Felicity, Felicity, Felicity…you are not a Gucci Girl so please, I beg of you, stop trying to be. None of it is working in your favor sweetheart. Find your tribe, and stick with it.

Emily Ratajakowski, Reem Acra

Emily Ratajakowski’s dress looks like her tie is stuck in her belt. This dress veers into Vegas hooker nighttime look territory…I can’t…it hurts.

Claire Foy, Erdem

Maybe Claire Foy was trying to pay tribute to Fashion History like SJP via Poiret but she just looks so matronly. And she’s so pretty! Next time, Girl.

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Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Wang

Who knew Vera Wang was going to swing in and dominate the Golden Globes Red Carpet? Hailee Steinfeld’s custom Vera gown is etherial without being too girly and shares a similar sleeve detail as SJP’s Wang gown. This is how to have a Princess moment without looking like a dick. Stunning.

Evan Rachel Wood, Altuzarra

From Princess to Prince…

Evan Rachel Wood’s nod to Merlene Dietrich and David Bowie, on his Birthday no less, made the talented actress look confident and statuesque in her Altruzarra custom made suit. Exaggerated roots and just the right amount of cuff is hands down her best Red Carpet look to date.

Easily one of the Best Dressed of the evening.

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Mandy Moore, Naeem Khan

I’ve always loved Mandy like I’ve always loved Candy, and she’s giving us Superhero Sexy in a classically Navy plunged Naeem Khan cape gown and Barbarella hair. Usually choosing the Princess route I am enjoying the sophistication she chose instead.

Janelle Monae, Armani Prive

Proving you can have fun with fashion without looking like an asshat: Janel Monae in Armani Prive. Yes that rhymed.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Zuhair Murad

Diana Ross’ golden child, the hilarious, Tacee Ellis Ross took home a Globe last night for her fantastic work on “Black-ish.” While her overall look is impeccably styled and quaffed, that corset did not translate well on the small screen. Shame too because it’s really a rather glamorous look.

It should be said though that she gets about 110 points though for having a killer diamond ring on every manicured finer.

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Blake Lively, Custom Versace

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something is a bit off about this Blake Lively Versace combo and usually it works so well

Drew Barrymore, Monique Lhuillier

I generally wince when I see Drew Barrymore on a Red Carpet. Lately she’s been choosing unflattering and boring looks not letting that glam come through. Sunday night? Totally different story. I’ve never seen Drew look this good and am praying she keeps this up.

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Thandi Newton, Monse

Thandi Newton’s sequin dipped off the shoulder Monse gown is a great take on minimal with some pizzazz.

PS: She was robbed on Sunday night…should have won…

Keri Russell, J.Mendel

70’s Glam and modernity at it’s finest, Keri Russell stood out in her flowy leopard gown and velvet choker. I don’t think Ms.Russell get’s enough credit for her Fashion choices, but Girlfriend knows how to make a statement.

Kathryn Hahn, Brandon Maxwell

From the neck down, this is an A+++ as Brandon Maxwell knows how to cut a suit. But those clunky chunky shaggy-ass bangs are not working for Kathryn Hahn who I love oh-so-much.

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Jessica Biel, Elie Saab

Jessica Biel doesn’t exactly thrill me on the Red Carpet, but her dramatically sexy Elie Saab gown with flower and fruit applique at the hip with that slit has totally won me over. She’s been wearing a lot of the brand lately and it’s a formula that works. Stick to it, Jess, I beg of you.

Goldie Hawn, Prabal Gurung

If you haven’t checked out Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer’s schtick during the Globes, please do, it was hysterical. Not hysterical? Goldie’s sexy smoldering smokey Prabal Gurung gown with matching eyes and youthful topknot. Elise Elliot would be proud.

Naomie Harris, Armani Prive

Naomie Harris looks like the sexiest silver Mermaid I have ever see. Perfection.

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Yarah Shahidi, Schiaparelli

“Black-ish” cutie Yarah Shahidi sported a super interesting Pink fringed Schiaparelli dress and fur coat, also from the Designer, with Burgundy Alaia T-Straps and a long knotted ponytail.

Age appropriate. Fresh. Super fun. I applaud the young actress for taking such a risk and having so much fun in the process.

Christina Ricci, Monse

Christina Ricci’s Monse gown came from the same collection as Ms.Newton’s and I couldn’t be happier to see more of it on the Red Carpet. Monse knows how to make an interesting gown without overdoing it.

I also have to applaud Ms.Ricci as she’s not Aneglina-ing that damn leg. THANK YOU.

Connie Britton, Georges Hobeika

I love me some Connie Britton, but she has had quite a few ups and downs on the Red Carpet and I can’t say this is one to write home about. She does however get points for pulling out the specs of Blue in that embroidery to carry a matching velvet clutch which is rather gorgeous. And the hair. Her hair always wins.

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Sienna Miller, Michael Kors

Sienna Miller’s combination of sweet accessories of a velvet bow in her hair and pearls paired with a cut out gown version of Julia Robert’s dress in “Pretty Woman” is baffling. Is she being sexy? Demure? Either way, she’s had far better Red Carpet outings.

It’s a shame Sienna saved this incredible Gucci number for a premiere the following evening. It would have made more an impact on the Globes carpet.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Georges Chakra

New year, same dress….with Julia Louis-Dreyfus ever wear something different?

Meryl Streep, Givenchy

Meryl could have worn a paper bag after that incredible speech and none of us would have batted an eye. Thankfully she chose a gorgeous Givenchy custom gown with large stain glass-esque embellishment and dramatic shoulders to speak so eloquently in. Go watch if you have not.

Viola Davis, Michael Kors

Viola Davis was a happy shiny lady winning her Globe in a sunny Michael Kors asymmetrical sequin yellow gown showing off her killer arms. That hair is slightly Weather Girl-eqsue, but it was glossy and bouncy on screen and that’s all that matters.

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Zoe Saldana, Gucci

Felicity Jones really just needs to send all her Gucci items to Zoe Saldana because she gets Gucci.

Millie Bobbie Brown, Jenny Peckham

Millie Bobbie Brown couldn’t have been cuter in this sparkly Jenny Peckham tea-length shimmering dress and matching heels. Is is bad I prefer her with the busted 11 wig?

Trace Lysette, Charbel Zoe Couture

The gorgeous Trace Lysette apparently got attacked by a sea anemone on the way to the Red Carpet.

All images courtesy of Getty.

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