Golden Globes Fashion- Somewhere between the prom dresses and bridal wannabes were some very pretty gowns
Red Carpet Review: If you edit through the mass appeal, there are some very strong fashion looks
The Broadway garmentos must be rubbing their palms together in a cash cow frenzy because I have never seen so many dresses befitting of a prom or a wedding for them to knock off at one event!
Note #1 to all: If you are old enough to vote, you should not be wearing a prom dress… no matter how expensive or exclusive, if it has a a millions ruffles and Princess-full ball skirt, it’s a prom dress.
Note #2 to all: When you wear a white gown, it should not look like wedding dress if you are not attending your own wedding.
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Looking beautiful honestly means that you as a person radiate… it’s the totality of your style and presence that measure up in unison to create a beautiful package. That doesn’t mean that you were a haute couture dress that overpowers you, overdone hair to spotlight the talents or your hair stylist rather than your beauty, or a dress worthy of pink Hummer limo on promo night.
I hate to quote that tired adage that still applies, but YOU should wear the dress, the dress should not wear you.
Let’s forget about the wearisome and only focus on the good…
Rachel Zoe was very good to Anne Hathaway last night, pictured above. She styled her in a copper sequin Giorgio Armani gown with a plunging back and Brian Atwood heels. The dress is be far a very fashion look and it takes the right coloring and figure to pull off the design elegantly… that she she did.
Kelly Osbourne in in a very fashion Zac Posen gown that had old movie star glamour but was totally modern and flattering, was just gorgeous… this is how you wear a dress with a train!
Claire Danes chose a Calvin Klein Collection mimimalist halter gown for maximimum impact, proving that great design is in its simplicity. It’s Honeysuckle shade is right on trend for Spring.
Megan Fox in a custom designed pale pink Giorgio Armani Privé evening gown with an asymmetrical Swarovski adorned strap that is woven through a fitted bustier, layered with silk and Swarovski crystals was absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship in the simple elegance of this gown is incredible.
Emma Stone in Calvin Klein Collection that appeared to be a simple, short sleeved apricot sheath from the front, but she she turned around, revealed a scooped out open back that had all the guys going gaga. Elegance that will withstand the test of time.
Mila Kunis wearing YSL and Lorraine Schwartz, according to the Golden Globes and Vera Wang, according to Style.com- whichever designer it is, green was to be the statement color of the evening and Kunis pulled it over better than the rest!
January Jones in who else but Versace! I must admit that I’m fence sitting on this one… the dress is so graphic, bare cut-out Versace that I almost want to say that Jones is too pretty and fragile to pull it off. I do see the dress more on a brunette with more simple make-up and less coiffed hair. But she does look sexy, perhaps trying too hard sexy, but sexy none the less.
Now, for the schmaltzy prom dresses, not quite ready for the alter bridal dresses, the maternity gown that looks like a slept in sheet, and some rather bland numbers, you’ll have to look over at our GOLDEN GLOBES RED CARPET PHOTO GALLERY and decide for yourself. There are some more stunners in there too.
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Megan Fox: Giorgio Armani
Resident fashion expert & style mentor- With just about 20 years experience in the glamour industry as a New York-based photography fashion stylist, syndicated columnist, contributing editor, lecturer, on-air television/radio fashion expert, and founder / editor in chief of FocusOnStyle.com. Sharon Haver knows the modern-thinking woman wants easygoing style that suits her individual needs, spiced with just the right amount of flip and wit to make it personal.