Did you get to watch the Golden Globes last night? I love movies, obviously, but I also love these awards shows for the amazing fashion that’s on display!

Last night was really hit and miss for me. On the one hand, there were some drop dead gorgeous gowns on the red carpet…but there were also some really awful numbers that made me wonder if there was an absence of mirrors in Hollywood all day long! I decided to round up my favorite gowns for the night across several different categories, and break down why each look was the winner of the night.

Best Nude

Nude and white dresses were a huge trend last night, with a dozen or so different ladies sporting some variation on this trend. But my pick for the best of the best goes to Megan Fox, who nailed that perfect line between “nude” and “washed out” in her Dolce and Gabanna dress. I also love that her dress fits perfectly–not too loose, but not, ahem, choking her bust–and that it’s neither too plain nor too ornate. She finished her look with polished waves to enhance the glamorous vibe.

Best Black

Black is always big on the red carpet, and I’m usually a fan. But this year, most of the black dresses were either yawn-worthy or really strange-looking (Eva Longoria, anyone?). My pick goes to Kate Hudson, who wore a slightly embellished Alexander McQueen creation.

Best Bright

Claire Danes showed off a sleek coral red Versace dress that was everything a bright gown should be: simply cut, well draped, and not made of shiny material!

Best Embellishment

Ornamental dresses are tricky, but I think Michelle Dockery got it right in her white and gold Alexandre Vauthier gown. She was smart to pair her dress with simple (but not undone) hair and makeup and simple accessories, so the embellishment really remained the focus of her look!


Best Covered Up

Naomi Watts was stunning in a deep red Zac Posen gown with a keyhole neck and cutout back. The cutouts balanced the long sleeves and high neckline and made for the perfect blend of covered up and sexy. Considering the cool temps, she was probably a lot warmer than some other stars, too!


Best Leg-Baring Slit

Another huge trend last night? Slits up to there. But be warned, ladies: there’s a fine line between “thigh” and “crotch”, and I felt like stars like Heidi Klum and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley just went too far. Miranda Kerr nailed it in her burgundy Zuhair Murad gown. The slit is high but not exposing too much. While we’re at it, Miranda also gets my vote for best plunging neckline: it’s not so low and wide that it looks indecent, the panels aren’t saggy, and there isn’t any side boob (cough, Rosie, cough, and Taylor Swift, cough).


Best Daring

There are daring looks that work, and daring looks that crash and burn. Marion Cotillard–whom I’m used to seeing in more classic looks–took the cake with her Dior Haute Couture dress. There’s a lot going on here: it’s orange, it’s got a half-hidden belt, it has an asymmetrical hemline. She’s also wearing matchy pointy-toed orange pumps, super-sleek hair, and odd nail polish (it looks green or grey to me). And yet, she pulls it all together and makes it work.

What do you think? Agree or disagree with any of my picks? What were your favorite red carpet looks of the night? Tell me in the comments!

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