Did you view any of the Golden Globes last night? Any red carpet Golden Globes style action or awards action or slay-girl-slay speech action? Even if you missed last night, you’ve probably come across a few prime sound bytes and fashion shots in your social media feeds. In a nutshell, it was a black-out black-tie affair, and it was anything but dull.
Most of the attendees opted to wear black, as a statement against gender inequality and mistreatment. They wore it well–from sleek black velvet, to voluminous ruffles, glitzy embellishments to ultra-chic pants and jumpsuits. Subtle statements, bold statements, statements all over the place with several edgy pant looks, and several elegant, modest looks that aren’t usual red-carpet fixtures. The women came, they saw, they spoke, they owned the evening in black. Sure, the guys mostly wear black tuxes anyway, but many donned a Time’s Up lapel pin to show their support of the #timesup movement. Here are a few of our team favorites.
Mandy Moore looked positively regal in matte black, with a bold red statement sash, cut-out halter neckline, and elegant train. Gorgeous, with that killer red lip, too. She owns it.
Octavia Spencer just seems to radiate joy, doesn’t see? She rocked a tea length look–which was popular last night–in shimmering sequins. Short bell sleeves, a slightly plunging v-neck for just enough pizazz, and the semi-full skirt with nipped waist. Figure flattering and formal, but not so serious. She looks wonderful.
This very handsome gent had quite a night, and he certainly dressed for it. That velvet jacket with the notched lapel is supremely debonaire. There were several black tuxes with black shirts, but I think the white shirt always wins in the elegance department. Also, his speech? YES.
Ok, so I admit I’m not familiar with any of her films, but her look last night was definitive glamour. The sleek black column dress with sparkling buckle detail on the front, and amazing jewel detailing all down the back, with the train? Swoon. I loved her slender earrings and soft wispy undo, too.
The ladies wore the pants at the Golden Globes. Literally and figuratively. How fabulous does Alexis Bledel look in this feminine-yet-boss-lady jumpsuit? That delicate leaf detail one-shoulder neckline, those cigarette pant legs, and the dramatic sash are ultra-flattering. It’s all accented perfectly with a sleek ‘do, red lips and more slender earrings. Love it all.
Alright, so I’m not a huge fan of the brocade tux–though it is nice to see the gents change it up a bit. (My husband actually digs this look). And I mentioned already I’m not crazy about black dress shirts, but the no-tie look is working for me. And, he is wearing the pin. And, he is Thor, so I’m putting him on the list, sultry scruff and all.
Allison Janney looks fierce and fabulous in this wild number. I love to see such a bold, body-conscious choice on a babe of the over-40 set. She is wearing this oh-so-well, and I have to say “well-done” on adding interest and panache to the all-black theme. Right down to her toenail polish.
I had to do a quick search on google to learn more about Jamie Chung, because I loved her biker babe-meets-ballerina vibe on the red carpet. That leather bodice and ruffled flouncy skirt with just a hint of leg–perfection. It suggests femininity with a healthy dose of “I’m in charge, here.” Again with the sleek long hair and bold red lip. Perfect counterpoints to the black wardrobe.
The subtle sheen on this impeccable tux is made even better by it’s occupant. Liev Schreiber is dashing and smoldering, especially with the contrasting buttons and cuff links. He’s another gent who can make scruffy 5-o-clock shadow look elegant.
Reese Witherspoon’s stylist gets an A+, just about every time. This sleek, flared hem column dress with the fold-over one shoulder neckline just works so well for Reese. The hemline and neckline add the perfect touch of drama and interest. I love how she paired it with glitzy oversized earrings and understated hair and makeup. She looks fantastic.
All we really need to say here to Viola Davis is “Work it, girl!” Wowza. That body-hugging fit, va-va-voom neckline, puddling hem, fabulous natural hair and sexy layered necklace are all kinds of awesome. And she is all over it.
Only Salma Hayek could wear something so modest and simple and make it look incredible. Some may call this borderline puritanical, which was sort of a Golden Globes style trend, but I find it a bit refreshing to see an elegant gown that isn’t all about the skin or the cleavage (there were several more modest looks last night), but still enhances a woman’s natural figure and enhances herbeauty. It seems to say, “I’m beautiful but I’m not your prize.”
Let’s not forget about the Stranger Things kiddos. Gaten Matarazzo is not technically wearing black, but I think the navy tux is a very classy and age-appropriate look. Nice slim lapel, contrasting buttons, and the #timesup pin. Plus, he just seems so happy–dimples, curls and all.
A few more Golden Globe style favorites: Gal Gadot (the jacket, so so classy), Tracee Ellis Ross (the dramatic bow halter and the head wrap!) and Jessica Biel (pure Hollywood glamour).