Awards season is in full swing and though it’s supposed to be about the films, we all know what really matters most: FASHION! These red-carpet-ready frocks, inspired by your favourite Golden Globes looks, will help you steal the scene at your next fête.
Cut it Out
The Dress: The Cut-Out Black Dress
The Star Who Rocked It: While funny girl Kristen Wiig is all about scoring laughs, this dress made our jaws drop for a totally different reason. We love the strategically-placed cut-out which instantly transformed her simple black dress into a sexy red carpet winner.
Simply Add: Chic metallic accessories like a sculptural gold cuff and a little gold clutch to add some star-powered shine.
Faux Twinset Dress by Boutique, approx $190, Topshop
Fit & Flare
The Dress: A Bright Fit & Flare Maxi
The Star Who Rocked It: Jessica Alba glowed in her coral body-hugging Oscar de la Renta gown. This sexy silhouette is the ideal choice if you want to play up your curves.
Simply Add: A real or faux diamond statement necklace (Jessica’s diamond stunner by Harry Winston was worth $5.8 million!) and a bright, orangey-red lip, perfect for air-kissing your adoring fans.
Fit & Flare Organza Dress, $180, David’s Bridal
Girls in White Dresses
The Dress: A Sleek White Gown
The Star Who Rocked It: Short-haired Anne Hathaway looked every bit the sophisticated starlet in her sleek peplum-accented Chanel gown. This BCBG gown is equally chic, with a few sexy cut-outs thrown in for good measure.
Simply Add: Nude sandals and a statement silver cocktail ring
Draped Jersey Evening Gown, $348, BCBG Maxazria
A Little Mermaid
The Dress: A Seafoam Maxi
The Star Who Rocked It: Golden Globe winner Jessica Chastain stood out in a sea of neutral dresses in her seafoam Calvin Klein Collection maxi. Though we wish the dress had fit a bit better up top, we give the star (or her stylist, anyway) major props for picking the perfect colour and makeup to play up her glowing red locks.
Simply Add: Rhinestone earrings, and a sparkly sea-worthy clutch.
Lace Detail Evening Gown, $338, BCBG Maxazria
The Dress: An Embellished Art Deco Gown
The Stars Who Rocked It: Kate Hudson and Helen Mirren both got dramatic (imagine that) in black & gold long-sleeve maxis. This Topshop version gives off a similarly cool vibe, in a ready-for-any-season mini.
Simply Add: Black booties or pointy-toe pumps and a gold minaudiere.
Pattern Embellished Body-Con Dress, approx $87,Topshop
The Dress: A bold orange sheath
The Star Who Rocked It: Fearless red-carpet fixture, Marion Cotillard always knows how to stand out. The French actress kept hair simple and sleek to allow her brilliant Dior Haute Couture dress to steal the spotlight. Though the asymmetrical silhouette wasn’t on everyone’s best-dressed list, we love the unexpected colour.
Simply Add: A thin belt and neutral pumps.
Orange Piped V-Neck Sheath, $160, Banana Republic
The Dress: A Sheer-Panelled Black Dress
The Star Who Rocked It: Nicole Kidman schooled us on how to look sexy without giving it all away, in her lace inset Alexander McQueen dress from the Spring ‘13 collection. Get the same effect with strategically-placed sheer details.
Simply Add: Strappy black sandals and stacked metallic bracelets.
Elin Kling for Marciano Midi, $228, Marciano
The Dress: The Red-Carpet-Ready Red Dress
The Stars Who Rocked It: Jennifer Lawrence, Claire Danes and Zooey Deschanel all opted for sweeping red frocks, proving once again that red dresses are always red-carpet winners. This draped cascade dress takes a cue from new mom Claire Danes, who used the flattering pleats to conceal her post-baby bump.
Simply Add: A pale pink mani, diamond or rhinestone earrings and a chic silver clutch.
Chiffon Halter with Draped Cascade, $100, David’s Bridal
Made You Blush
The Dress: The Nude or Blush Frock
The Stars Who Rocked It: Leading ladies Amy Adams and Amanda Seyfried opted for floor-sweeping frocks in barely-there blush. The key? Pick a pink that’s decidedly soft, not bubblegum saccharine.
Simply Add: Soft makeup and sparkly rhinestone earrings to add some necessary shine.
Arabelle Long Dress in Silk Chiffon, $424, J.Crew
The Dress: The Graphic Black & White Dress
The Star Who Rocked It: Fashion favourite Julianne Moore, who relied on friend Tom Ford to work his red carpet magic. The star looked thoroughly modern in her on-trend graphic black & white frock.
Simply Add: This Mango mini has a lot going on with its sequins and non-colour-colour-blocking so keep the rest of your look simple with black pumps and a sleek box clutch.
Sequined Skirt Straight Cut Dress, $60, Mango