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Golden Globes Fashion- Red Carpet Best, Worst and why you should make sense of this

Monday morning quarterback time.  It’s time to reflect what really stood out– in both a good and eeech way– from last night’s Golden Globes fashion from the red carpet.

If you followed my gut reaction Golden Globes Live Tweets, you have a pretty keen idea of my take on this.  I have a hard time ohhing and ahhing when a trussed up actor is schilling for a big designer and caught up in the “fabulousness” of it all without taking her personal attributes in consideration. If you don’t wear something that is organic to your style, figure, type, or the TV cameras it shows, big time.

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No matter how fantastic a dress may look on the runway or on a magazine page, in real life, on a woman who is not a skinny, tall, young, and bony model, that same dress can look ridiculous. Add, not feeling comfortable in the dress, and you have the perfect recipe for a fashion victim.

Whatever you wear, own it, don’t let it own you!

Be it Bjork’s infamous Marjan Pejoski swan dress from 2001, or anything Lady Gaga wears, these two women are at ease and confident in their otherwise crazy choices and work the hell out it. That’s a good thing.

Then you get the ladies all dressed up in name-dropping dresses that wear them, and the result is awful. Particularly when the woman reaches a certain age is wearing what amounts to a red carpet prom dress. Just because you can have anything, doesn’t mean you should drown in it. At the end of the night, YOU want to look gorgeous, it is not about the dress, but how the dress looks on YOU. Thankfully, some ladies consistently get it right.

The best of the 70th Golden Globes Fashion 2013:

Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture

Marion Cotillard in Dior Haute Couture

Both Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior Haute Couture, an orange velvet bustier dress with a silver metal belt and a coral organza evening dress with structured bustier and metal belt, respectively.

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

These two looks are my favorites of the evening as they are modern, distinct, edgy, and both Marion and Jennifer look confident and glowing. Perfection!

Jody Foster in custom Armani

Jodie Foster in custom Armani

Jodie Foster proved to continue to a classy,  elegant, and ageless force in both her speech and her appearance. The industry veteran knows how to turn it on for the cameras in a consistent chic way by way of  Armani. Her custom Armani gown is covered in blue paillettes and features wide beaded straps over the chest and a sweetheart bustline.

Daniel Craig with Rachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton

Daniel Craig with Rachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton

Rachel Weisz pulled off a rather tricky style of a short dress under a sheer overlay with aplomb. It doesn’t help having Daniel Craig on your arm, but her gorgeous retro hair and makeup are the perfect complement to the statement cut.

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Emily Blunt is proof that you can wear cutouts and still look chic rather than cheap. Her Michael Kors lace gown beautifully illustrates everything that is right with baring the right amount of skin.

Naomi Watts in Zac Posen

Naomi Watts in Zac Posen

Naomi Watts did a spin on modern retro with her Zac Posen deep burgundy gown, and I love It. Check out the train.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara is a pistol and she knows it. She flaunt her stuff but is never vulgar. Ditto for Salma Hayek who also wore a black bombshell number. Send that memo over to the Kardashians.

Claire Danes in Versace

Claire Danes in Versace

Claire Danes just had a baby?! How gorgeous does she look in the expertly draped red Versace number? A perfect cut on a womanly body. Ok, we can all argue how Claire lost the baby weight at Hollywood speed. But, come on, she radiates.

Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

Jessica Chastain had some draping issues throughout the night.  Once the top of her Calvin Klein collection pale dress was in place, she looked spectacular in both the 0h-so-pretty seafoam color with her red hair, pale skin, and rich plum lips.

Then, there are the other ladies, in what are not the best choices for them. Maybe on a runway, but not on them. The worst of the Golden Globes, or more  accurately the BIG FEHS:

Lucy Liu, Amanda Seyfried, Debra Messing

Lucy Liu, Amanda Seyfried, Debra Messing

The T.P. ladies. Don’t mean to get Mr. Blackwell on you, but Lucy Liu and Debra Messing look like they are wearing prom queen toilet paper cozies and Amanda Seyfried, the paper itself.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Amy Adams, the petticoat is fine, but where’s the dress? The blush trend was big on the carpet, but it does nothing for the wearer. Amy’s makeup, hair, and figure are beautiful; her dress should be in black or a color that pops.

Two dresses for J.Lo

Two dresses for J.Lo

Of course, Jennifer Lopez wore two dresses last night, She’s J.Lo!  The “very” J.Lo sheer and theatrical white Las Vegas mother-of the-bride number that she wore for the Golden Globes is more of the same from her, and that’s boring verging on tacky. Then, she redeemed herself into something unexpected and chic by way of the black open back halter gown for the parties. Striking!

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle Berry often makes you wonder how a woman so beautiful can get it so wrong?  The print reads like an illustration  from Gray’s Anatomy and its color does nothing for her complexion. Then, what’s with Angelina leg pose on the red carpet? As far as the blowing hem goes, Halle should take a lesson from Queen Elizabeth and weight the hem of her dress so there aren’t any windy wardrobe malfunctions. She can do better. Much better.

What do you think? Share in the comments below.

 More from the 75th Golden Globes Best & Worst (make that feh) photo gallery:

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Photos:focusonstyle.onsugar and  ©HFPA

Published on January 14, 2013

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