Our Roundup of the Best Looks at Golden Globes 2014

Mariam Khafagy

By Mariam Khafagy

It’s awards season! Not that we don’t care about the artistic achievements made by our favorite filmmakers, but the real reason we pull all-nighters is to watch the Red Carpet. The 71st Golden Globes fashion definitely did NOT disappoint!

There were so many looks that we could die/kill for (whichever would be easier given the shoes we were rocking). Everyone looked mature and dignified. The young Hollywood actresses finally got it spot on and finally avoided the “I just raided my mother’s closet to try to look presentable” look. Hollywood’s moms-to-be made pregnancy look like the easiest time of their lives with no ill-fitting or preggo-inappropriate gowns.

Overall, everyone really stepped up their game from previous Red Carpets and, like with every Red Carpet, there were some definite repeated trends:


50 Shades of Red

Amy Adams in Valentino Haute Couture.

Over and over, I am pleasantly surprised by Amy’s Red Carpet choices. I think the fact that she’s married to Borat always throws me off. But anyways, she is jaw-droppingly stunning in this gown! Combining the sweet 70s girl braided up do with the dramatic long diamond necklace: perfect balance!
ShoesandDrama.com | Amy Adams in Valentino Haute Couture

Lupita Nyong’o, in Ralph Lauren

Perfection. I have no words for this look other than that. Most definitely one of my top favorite looks!
ShoesandDrama.com | Lupita Nyongo in Ralph Lauren

Emma Watson in Dior Haute Couture

What I love about Emma is that there is always a surprise factor with her. She has made one of the best coming of age transformations that Hollywood has seen. It’s surprising that she isn’t dubbed as one of the top fashionistas in the industry, but this choice definitely puts her high on that list for us. From the front, the dress looks quite boring, to be frank, but once you realize the novelty in design in the back, you are won over instantly. There will be a splitting of camps over this one, but we love it!
ShoesandDrama.com | Emma Watson in Dior Haute Couture

Black Making a Comeback

Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

This woman has hardly done badly on a Red Carpet and this dress is no exception. Perfectly Hollywood royalty. We expect nothing less from her.
ShoesandDrama.com | Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

Allison Williams in Alexander McQueen

The Girls team was one to watch this year. It’s like they all enrolled in style classes during their Christmas break. Allison is a good example of what I was saying about young Hollywood getting it right but still staying young. Very cool cut and it’s fitted perfectly to give her tiny figure some curves. One of my top dressed!
ShoesandDrama.com | Allison Williams in Alexander McQueen

Julianna Margulies in Andrew Gn.

I like this. I like the V-neck on this and I like the printed coral/trees. But I wish it wasn’t as puffy. But overall, I like that she was able to make black look fresh
ShoesandDrama.com | Julianna Margulies in Andrew Gn

Emma Roberts in Lanvin

Can Lanvin do wrong? (The answer is no). Also, how does Emma manage to look to innocent faced with so much va-va-voom going on with her body in that dress?
ShoesandDrama.com | Emma Roberts in Lanvin

Naomi Watts in Tom Ford

If there’s anything to take away from this Red Carpet, it’s that minimal make up and a metallic dress can take you a long way. Watts is a great example of this
ShoesandDrama.com | Naomi Watts in Tom Ford

Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta

Bridal inspiration anyone? Michelle looks like she just walked out of a garden full of fairies, in a good and whimsical way. I also love the bright lip on her
ShoesandDrama.com | Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta

Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

We love the idea of this ensemble but I personally think it would have worked better on someone taller. Or maybe with higher heels?
ShoesandDrama.com | Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

Mila Kunis in Gucci Première

She wasn’t names the sexiest woman alive for no reason, people! Mila is always one of my favorites to watch on the Red Carpet as she hardly every strays away from perfected looks like this one.
ShoesandDrama.com | Mila Kunis in Gucci Permier

Winter White

Margot Robbie in Gucci

No woman is a stranger with how hard it is to pull off a white dress, let alone a white dress with a thigh-high slit. Yes, I am eternally jealous of Margot’s beauty in this dress.
ShoesandDrama.com | Margot Robbie in Gucci

Rashida Jones in Fausto Puglisi

I’m kind of torn on this look. Her hair and make-up are wonderful and so is the design of the dress. But I cannot decide on whether or not I like the palm trees and I keep changing my mind every time I look at it.
ShoesandDrama.com | Rashida Jones in Fausto Puglisi

Paula Patton in Stephane Rolland

More jealousy of another perfect figure in another perfect white dress. Do celebs not celebrate Christmas?! Some people referred to this dress as “the ruffle that wore Paula” but I personally liked the risk she took. I mean, what do you expect from Robin Thicke’s wife? Only downside, she looked like she could barely walk when presenting an award on stage.
ShoesandDrama.com | Paula Patton in Stephane Rolland

The Lovely Baby Bumps

Kerry Washington in custom Balenciaga

Where is the bump? Okay it shows in profile shots, but the dress does wonders to disguise Kerry’s baby. I just wish it fit better around the chest
ShoesandDrama.com | Kerry Washington in custom Balenciaga

Olivia Wilde in Gucci Première

This is the pregnancy glow everyone talks about, right? Is it possible that Olivia looks even better now? And yes, I love that she proudly shows off her bump.
ShoesandDrama.com | Olivia Wilde in Gucci Première

Arab Designers

Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad

This is one of my top dressed nominees. This cut does so much for the Kate (not that she needs help from any dress). The crisscrossed lines or the sweetheart bustier are perfect.
ShoesandDrama.com | Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad

Robin Wright in Reem Acra

Yes, Robin did manage to make sideboob look classy. However, this dress did feel a bit too simple for a Red Carpet.
ShoesandDrama.com | Robin Wright in Reem Acra

Zosia Mamet in Reem Acra

This is again what I was saying about the Girls team. So glad they’re investing more time in their Red Carpet ensembles. Zosia looks mature and poised without looking aged. I wish she had tailored the length of the gown though.
ShoesandDrama.com | Zosia Mamet in Reem Acra

Sarah Hyland in Georges Hobeika

Yes! More amazing young Hollywood! Last awards season, Sarah often looked like she had her grandmother’s stylist dressing her, but she is finally dressing for her age. The color is wonderfully fresh. The design isn’t incredible but it’s nice. Just nice.
ShoesandDrama.com | Sarah Hyland in Georges Hobeika