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Why These 6 Monochromatic Dresses Were Standouts At The Golden Globes, According To METRO Editors

The first awards show of the year showcased noteworthy red carpet trends: Cinderella silhouettes, metallic numbers, nude pieces, and more. But aside from head-turning trends, plenty of Hollywood's biggest celebrities also went down the tried and tested route: black and white ensembles.

As red carpet staples, monochromatic dresses are anything but boring—they can go from chic and sophisticated to edgy and contemporary, any way you want it. 

Ahead, we've compiled the best black and white gowns we spotted at the 2019 Golden Globes—and asked METRO editors why these outfits were unforgettable! Keep scrolling to score style lessons from executive editor Kat Cruz-Villanueva and fashion and beauty editor Kate Paras-Santiago

 

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy 

How gorgeous is this sultry, androgynous look? Indeed, the devil is in the details—take it from Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama nominee Rosamund Pike. While her cut-out Givenchy Haute Couture dress is already covet-worthy in itself (it is, after all, a Clare Waight Keller piece!), her metallic bolero added more oomph and character. 

METRO Editor's Note: Rosamund looks amazing! This look is the exact mix of sophisticated and sexy. The cutouts higlight exactly what deserves to be showcased. I also think that this design works best in black—I don't think it would have worked well if it were some other color.—Kat Cruz-Villanueva

 


 

Sandra Oh in Versace

Golden Globes host Sandra Oh was regal in a white Atelier Versace masterpiece, which featured delicate Swarovski embellishment and a dramatic shoulder accent. Keeping her look classy, she styled her hair in a voluminous side bun, exuding old Hollywood glam.

METRO Editor's Note: White for the red carpet is so tricky—it either comes out bridal or a tad underwhelming. But this look is just divine. It's minimalist with just the right mix of grown-up fancy.—KCV

 

 

Taylor Swift in Versace

The Reputation singer-songwriter made a surprise appearance at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards—in a custom Atelier Versace gress, no less! Her intricate, Swarovski-embellished gown perfectly hugged her waist, flaunting her curves. Now this is how you make a comeback!

METRO Editor's Note: Classic Versace. They are having such a big moment in fashion right now. Need I say more?—KCV


 

Charlize Theron in Dior

Charlize Theron was a vision in ivory and black. Donning a crêpe couture piece designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the best actress nominee looked timeless and elegant as always. Her classy long gown featured a slash-front halter bodice, a subtle sexy touch.

METRO Editor's Note: These were one of the gowns that I really loved that night. It's so elegant and classy, but far from boring.—KCV

 


 

Penelope Cruz in Ralph & Russo

Best supporting actress nominee Penelope Cruz rocked a celestial Ralph & Russo ball gown at the red carpet. The halter neck silhouette flaunted the actress' flawless neckline, and on the other hand, the oversized velvet bow embedded at the back was a showstopper. 

METRO Editor's Note: This look works for the ever sultry Penelope as it flatters her figure, and does not show so much skin. The haltered ball gown with bow detail is a refreshing look for a bombshell like her.—Kate Paras-Santiago


Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Finally, actress and presenter Julianne Moore was clad in yet another Claire Waight Keller creation. The celebrity gracefully walked in a clean, all-white outfit embedded with an oversized bow at the back. 

 

METRO Editor's Note: I think they wanted to do an unexpected execution on a classic suit jacket silhouette. The lapel, the pockets, and even the structure of the entire top makes this evident. Pretty refreshing for a white ensemble! —KPS

 

 

Lead photos from @metromagph and @ralphandrusso