Oh Awards Season! You spark every social media network there is. You keep the conversation buzzing and tongues wagging. And not always in a good way. More than talks about which film and which actors are most deserving of the Golden Globe statues, the hotter debate is always on the Best Dressed and Worst Dressed list at any award show.
Though there’s been a good parade of beautiful haute couture gowns at the Golden Globes Red Carpet, there was nothing purely captivating. Good being the key word, not fabulous, not magical. The overall theme for the ladies seemed to be a restrained presentation and not reminiscent of how fascinating these red carpet walks were in the past, where great thought and preparations were evidently put into each outfit, every hair and make-up, down to the very last detail.
Hosts Tinay Fey and Amy Poehler. Golden Globes images, courtesy of Huffington Post.
This year’s Golden Globes was mediocre at best. No one was memorable though everyone but a few looked ‘nice.’ So without further ado, here’s our TOP 5 Best Dressed and Worst Dressed List for the 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY.
THE VERY GOOD
Keeping in mind that the actual gown is just one part of the equation, our best dressed takes into account many important factors such as fit, drama and overall coherence of hair, make-up and accessories. Taylor Swift, as young as she is, always delivers at the red carpet like a seasoned veteran. This time, Taylor Swift leads the pack of the surprisingly old colour block trend, a trend that dominated the Golden Globes look for some reason. Paying homage to her own award winning film, the American Hustle, Amy Adams took the plunge once again in another colour blocked number. Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn aka Skyler was one of the few who sizzled in a nude fitted mermaid number. Both Sofia Vergara and Julia Marguiles just look so impeccable in this black number and although the two gowns are black, there’s nothing ordinary with them as they really nailed it with the fit and the drama.
Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera
Amy Adams in Valentino, Brian Atwood
Sofia Vergara in Zac Posen, Brian Atwood, Lorraine Schwartz
Anna Gunn in Donna Karan Atelier
Julianna Margulies in Andrew Gn
THE NOT SO BAD
While Sandra Bullock did look stunning from the waist up, that’s exactly the issue with this Prabal Gurung gown, it only looked good from the top. Although there’s nothing wrong with Reese Witherspoon’s turquoise number, it was just okay and so was Julia Robert’s dress shirt with a bustier dress on top ensemble, perhaps for another event but not a spectacular choice for the Golden Globes. Lupita Nyong’o brought it in red and looked flawless with her hair and make-up and so did Jennifer Lawrence but those designer pieces could definitely use some more oomph!
Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung
Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein, Harry Winston
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture
Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren, Fred Leighton All-time Golden
Julia Roberts in Dolce and Gabbana, Harry Winston
All-time favourite iconic Golden Globes gowns. Where’s that kind of drama this year?
THE KINDA UGLY
As the host of the very judgmental show Project Runway, Heidi Klum has no excuse to come out with anything less than stunning, this was not it. Though I absolutely adore the bright canary yellow gown by Lena Dunham, the fit is just not right and it does her no service. Channeling the predominantly white wardrobe she rocks in Scandal, Kerry Washington did not impress in this ordinary plain looking white sheath by Balenciaga. As for co-host Tina Fey and Drew Barrymore? The floral numbers are pretty and adorable but the fit, definitely not.
Heidi Klum in Marchesa, Christian Louboutin
Lena Dunham in Zac Posen, Harry Winston
Kerry Washington in Balenciaga, Fred Leighton, Casadei
Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera, Brian Atwood
Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhullier, Roger Vivier, Lorraine Schwartz
SPECIAL DISHONOURABLE MENTION
And last but not the very least, Paula Patton, who has an amazing body and a gorgeous face, did not make good on her taking a risk. She did make quite a bold statement; it’s just not the statement you would want to be remembered for.
What about you, who’s your best dressed and worst dressed list from the Golden Globes! Stay tuned for our men’s edition of the show recap coming up soon!
Paula Patton in Stephanie Rolland, Charlotte Olympia