Golden Globes Outfit Misses, And How We Would Style It
Did they wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Or did they break up with their stylist? These were thoughts that running through our heads when we saw some of the most consistent style stars miss the mark on their outfit choices at Golden Globes red carpet. Turns out, they’re human, just like us! Here are some of the most divisive looks on the red carpet, and how we’d love to tweak them.
Taking on one of the season’s biggest trends of animal print, Anne went all out in leopard print with her Elie Saab gown. She has a sequined top with cutouts bearing different textured prints, and a voluminous skirt with slit. On one hand, it’s eye-catching, but on the other—is it possible to have way too much animal print?
Our take: “Only a few dared to try leopard, the print of the season. For such a bold print and choice for the red carpet, Anne already chose the best hits to pair it with: The red clutch worked well and that subtle earring helped, too. I’d maybe just put her in a low ponytail to give a more vixen fee to the look,” adds Randz Manucom, Metro Fashion Editor.
Usually flawless, she showed up at the Globes with a dress that reminded us of, well, crochet coasters. The flat gray color didn’t help her stand out amidst the stronger jewel toned and neutral choices on the carpet. This proves color and texture matters.
Our take: “This looks a little casual, so this doesn’t really work for the event,” says Metro Executive Editor Kat Cruz during the viewing party.
This usually en point red carpet favorite (remember the starry Valentino gown she wore when she won her first Globe or that black one-shoulder Louis Vuitton lace gown in 2018 Globes?) failed to make the cut this at this year’s awards. What we know though is that this very conservative nude and silver gown didn’t really make an impact. She would have looked so much better with something more streamlined. Well, we still love her, and everyone is allowed an off day once in a while.
Our take: “Perhaps add more exposure—like bare arms or a little peep of the clavicle. I’m sure she was going for a more pared down look, but this needs lifting like in statement earrings or a visual bag,” recommends Randz Manucom, Metro Fashion Editor.
She’s known as a DJ and actress, but we’re baffled with this silhouette—a poofy skirt in velvet? Plus, we did see this shade of velvet on two other people: Ryan Seacrest and Ian Alexander Jr.
Our take: This outfit might look forgiving on the front, but from the side, it gives a ballooned up silhouette, so extending the skirt to make it a full ball gown would take it from whimsical to elegant.
We love statements on the red carpet, and wearing a tuxedo certainly makes one give Judy a second look. Unfortunately the tux is ill-fitting so it sags in all the wrong places.
Our take: Make sure the fit is right, keeping the blazer closer to the body, and the flared pants cut just before the floor, showing a bit of heel. She can also opt to keep her hair sleeker and more tidy to streamline the look.
On one end, Julianne looked amazing for her age, but there seems to be quite something off with her deconstructed tux. The back part though is gorgeous, with a bow and a train.
Our take: “I just find the top a bit too long, that’s the only problem. Otherwise it looks clean and classy, which I think is what she’s going for,” says Randz Manucom.
We always look forward to Amber Heard’s appearance, but there is a big disconnect between the ‘80s vibe of her hair and makeup—cue in the blonde hair and ringlets, and the deep red lip—and her black and cream gown. Plus, there seems to be a jarring transition between her bodice and the skirt.
Our take: We would tame down the ‘80s beauty look, or if she really wants to go all out on the trend, match it with pared down gown.
Even during the viewing party, the editors zeroed in on how the often impeccable Claire is bogged down by the fit of the gown. “I’m not a fan of the silhouette, it’s not flattering to her figure. It actually looks big on her,” comments Beauty Editor Kate Paras. The fabric is also wrinkly, the editors add.
Our take: Consider the fabric. “If you feel like you have a moment on the red carpet, you have to make sure the fabric choice is good. You also have to consider that after you dress up, you have to ride the car and you’re going to sit,” adds Kat Cruz-Villanueva.
We saw this on the Galia Lahav runway, but somehow, with almost the same styling, but somehow this didn’t work too well on the red carpet. A runway to real effort that left much to be desired. We think it’s the lighting—this works on the stage, but for the Globes, the neon embellishments look like amoeba under the microscope.
Our take: Not the gown for the petite Lucy Liu, but if you so insist, I would rather take the cape down.
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