It’s that time of year again. Crazy Hollywood unlocks the awards closet and rolls out the red carpet for the brightest and the best. The 68th Annual Golden Globes is the official beginning of the 2011 award season! And boy, what a show it was.
And when I say ”show,” I mean the fashions, of course! Since this is one of the first events of the social year, it’s also the crucial moment when celebrities either start out on the right foot (wearing the right pair of heels!) or trip over the train of that awful prom dress.
Some of the obvious trends this year were the about color,. There were lots of reds, blacks, pinks, greens, and the new white: nude. Yes ladies Nude is the new lack of color of choice. It’s a trend that is spreading like wild fire. Nude is a shade that can work with you (Scarlett Johansson) or against you (Michele Williams).
Strong defined shoulders are here again. Starlets like Anne Hathaway and Jane Fonda work the puffed square shoulders and I think this may be a small nod to the military trend that exploded in fall of 2010.
Since spring is around the corner, keep in mind that pink will most likely be busting out all over your wardrobe. Pink isn’t my favorite but when it’s almost pale like the subtle shade of Natalie Portman’s flowy Viktor & Rolf silk dress, I am down! However, that loud BRIGHT pink on the gorgeous Sofia Vergara was more than just an eyesore; it was making me deaf!!
Other fashion trends include the sexy, strapless sweetheart-cut dresses and trains that trail down the carpet reminding us all that short dresses just don’t cut it anymore. When it comes to awards-show hemlines, longer is better! And apparently, Black is the color that won’t be going out of style any time soon.
Be prepared to become Green with envy if you don’t own any because that’s another color you will be seeing a whole lot this year. And its best friend Red has become the color that vixens like Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and January Jones always lean on when they want to stand out.
My favorites were Angelina Jolie and Mila Kunis kicking major fashion booty in fabulous emerald shades. Then I loved Eva Longoria wearing up-and-coming designer Zac Posen; she had a classy look that worked with her height, and rocked a train. In my opinion, best of all was Emma Stone. At first I didn’t like her blonde hair but she killed it in that pale Creamsicle backless gown.
Worst: Julianne, Halle Sandra, Helena and Christina. Ladies really? Less is more is wrong in Halle Berry’s case. Sandra and Helena both looked like they were dragged out of bed and then wrapped in random bolts of fabric. Julianne Moore seemed weighted down by that superfluous sleeve. And Christina, my love, that nude and black lace number was definitely not singing your song.
But of course, this is all me! I’d love to hear what you think. Am I being too harsh? What trends did you notice? Who was your best-dressed choice and who do you think should be brought downtown by the fashion police?
Image layout courtesy of the always fashionable: Phaymiss!
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