Fashion | #GoldenGlobes 2016 Red Carpet Review

It is the event that everyone is talking about – and understandably so, as Hollywood’s biggest stars descended on The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night.

The Golden Globes marks the start of the awards season, which deserves a completely impromptu dance sequence…


It is also the event that recognises excellence in film and television, a subject that I’m passionate about and have dedicated a second blog too: The Girl in Glasses | Screen through SpecsI plan to post more frequently on that side this year, so I would appreciate any support that you can share, just grab some popcorn and jump right in!

Back to the 2016 Golden Globes, once the heels hit the red carpet, all bets are off… some stars looked stunningly beautiful, others wore gowns that should have had a warning attached because they dazzled so brightly, whilst a select few had the wow-factor. Whatever it is that you like, there was bound to be an outfit that you were going to fall totally in love with – and others that, unfortunately, cannot be erased from memory.

Here is my countdown of the BEST to WORST outfits that were premiered on the 2016 Golden Globes red carpet:

Lily James

I’m starting to believe that Lily James, who took the lead in the 2015 live-action adaptation of Cinderella, is an actual princess.

She looked like she had stepped right out of a fairytale and on to the red carpet wearing this diaphanous rainbow pastel Marchesa gown.


The beauty is found in the details of this creation, which features a keyhole cutout and soft cape that glided down the red carpet runway.

She accessorised with Harry Winston diamonds, a gentle nude make-up look apart from the more heavily defined eyes and beautifully styled hair.

I wonder if her feet were adorned with the famous glass slippers?

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Even though this gown isn’t as understated as Lily James’ choice, it could be found hanging alongside it in a princess’s closet.

This celestial Zuhair Murad Couture gown is a showstopper and scores with quite a few of this seasons trends, thanks to the navy blue colour and plunging v-neckline.


Luckily, there is enough sequin embellishment on this dress to dazzle and draw our attention away from husband Channing Tatum’s hair, which was close to stealing the show – for all of the wrong reasons.

Jenna wore matching sapphire-blue accessories and a small selection of Lorraine Schwartz jewels, whilst her hair was swept back into a classic updo.

Lady Gaga

When it comes to black dresses, they don’t often catch my eye during red carpet events because, even though they are a classic option, they are very safe.

However, it was a different story for this off-the shoulder Atelier Versace gown, in fact “safe” became the very reason that I liked it… because Lady Gaga, who is usually known for her outrageous outfits, was wearing it.


What a bombshell!

The 29-year old singer brought back old Hollywood glamour and appeared to be having a Marilyn Monroe moment in the velvet gown that featured padded hips to further accentuate her figure.

To complete the classic look she wore 210 carats worth of Neil Lane diamonds, her make-up comprised of a dramatic eye and an understated rosy lip.

Amy Adams

Someone grab a fire extinguisher because Amy Adams is sizzling in this Atelier Versace number!

It was as if this figure-hugging gown was made for the 41-year old (!) actress, as the vibrant blood-orange colour is beautiful against her pale complexion and scarlet hair.


The dress features a halter neckline and glittering waist detail, which accentuates her petite figure.

Her accessories were limited to a few Neil Lane jewellery pieces and, apparently, she was wearing Jimmy Choo sandals, if only we could see them!

Jennifer Lopez

Whilst we are on the subject of dresses that fall on the vibrant end of the colour spectrum, lets take a closer look at J-Lo’s attire…

This dress is, perhaps, not what people expected Jennifer Lopez to wear, as she is typically known for strutting down the carpets in more risqué and flesh-bearing numbers.

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The canary yellow Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown features a ruched waist, high leg-slit and, for extra dramz, a cape.

She wears 200 carats of stunning Harry Winston diamonds and an equally sparkly Judith Leiber clutch, whilst her face glows with shimmering golden eyeshadow and a glossy red lip.

Oh, and those shoes that she’s flashing? Jimmy Choo’s.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence looked classy yet sassy striking a pose in this bold statement, red-hot Dior gown.

It is a striking design with its layered two-piece and perfectly placed cutouts, showcasing her enviable silhouette.


The gown is topped off with more then 156 carats of Chopard diamonds, featuring as a stunning sparkly collar for the outfit – somewhere Kim Kardashian is crying.

To further take the 25-year old’s look from ‘okay’ to ‘slay’, her hair is slicked back and she chooses to finish with the killer red lip.

Alicia Vikander

This Louis Vuitton dress falls right in the middle of my ‘hit and miss’ list because it left me undecided.

In some ways, I like the understated simplicity of the gown, which features a few ruffles and some beautiful shimmering piping to streamline the dress.


Though, speaking of piping, I did wonder if it looked like she had stepped right out of the kitchen and on to the red carpet wearing her (fancy) apron?

Alicia’s entire look is old-fashioned and futuristic all at the same time and whether you like it or not, it is definitely worth talking about.

What is your opinion?

Kate Hudson

Another wardrobe choice that seems to have divided me from the majority is this Michael Kors creation.

Many have praised Kate’s toned figure and amazing abs, which are clearly on display in this three-piece ensemble.


However, I was left feeling a little bit disappointed by this glorified tube top for a major red carpet event. If you’ve got it, you shouldn’t necessarily flaunt it all…

If she wanted to showcase her defined stomach then perhaps a dress with a more subtle cutout would have fitted the occasion (See: Jennifer Lawrence).

I do love the ‘beauty’ side of her look though, so hats off to her make-up artist Mélanie Inglessis, she looks really healthy and sun-kissed with her smoky eyes and nude lips.

Jane Fonda

Oh, Jane. You usually impress at red carpet events but what fresh hell is this?

I’m not denying that she looks phenomenal at aged 78; seriously someone needs to bottle up her genetics.


But… (There’s always a but) the monster ruffles on this Saint Laurent gown really distract and overcomplicate an otherwise gorgeous look.

Maybe she had spent some time in the kitchen with Alicia Vikander before the event and decided that ‘meringue’ was the way to go? Or perhaps she searched for inspo in the latest Ikea catalogue and bookmarked a lampshade that she thought would suit her?

Cate Blanchett

If I could choose to erase anything from memory, it would probably be this next red carpet look (sorry Cate).

You might ask yourself: What is wrong with it? And the answer is EVERYTHING!


The pale coloured Givenchy gown is part satin, part lace and part Cousin Itt from the Addams Family, which leaves me asking one question…

Did Edward Scissorhands play a part in the design of this dress?

There are too many textures, fabrics and, well, weird things happening in this tragic piece. On the plus side, the elegant pink looks good on her complexion.

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa wore this metallic bell-sleeve gown with a low neckline and front split and whilst she looks amazing, the dress certainly doesn’t.

The metallic hue completely swallows her up and the fabric is shiny but not in a good way, it really cheapens the overall look.


Unfortunately, the gown resembles that of a bin bag due to the material and the loose fit, which doesn’t show off her fabulous silhouette since her weight loss.

The only advantage being that if ominous dark clouds were to appear overhead, she would be weather-ready since this outfit is arguably more ‘rain mac’ than red carpet.

Which were your favourite and/or least favourite outfits from the 2016 Golden Globes red carpet?


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8 thoughts on “Fashion | #GoldenGlobes 2016 Red Carpet Review

  1. roughwighting says:

    This was FUN! I like the outfits you highlight here much more than the ones they highlighted on TV. Gorgeous women, gorgeous outfits. And I agree with your thumbs up and thumbs down. Just FUN. Found you via The V-Pub. Congrats on your Champion award.

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    • adeleinglasses says:

      Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving this lovely comment! These types of posts take a while to put together but I thoroughly enjoy doing it, so it is the greatest compliment when someone appreciates it in the way that you have. Looking forward to checking in on your blog too!

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  2. jillypopmusic says:

    I really agree with all of your picks, Adele. I recently watched Cinderella and Lily James really looked like she stepped out of the film. She is lovely. Thanks for the GG round up! Looking forward to your Oscars post. 🙂

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