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The Golden Globes Most Glamorous And Ghastly Gowns

Underwhelming seems like a theme for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards and the red carpet was no different. While there were some truly spectacular dresses on display there were no clear standouts for us this year.

This year’s wardrobe memo seems to have been to wear a mermaid style dress with a feathery skirt. Evan Rachel Wood stepped it up though, wearing an amazing green and black Gucci Premiere dress, complete with actual feathers! In fact, it was our favourite of the night.

Our least favourite look of the night was Jessica Biel’s God-awful lacy disaster. We would like to know what in the hell she was thinking when she put that dress on and looked in the mirror. The top of the dress was saggy, the sleeves added nothing and the scalloped slit up the front was atrocious. It was just terrible all around.

Continue reading to see the rest of our picks for best and worst dressed

Here are the rest of our top picks for the best dressed ladies. The worst will follow.

Angelina Jolie looked stunning in this simple yet sexy Atelier Versace gown. We love the pop of colour at the top.

Our favourite “New Girl” Zooey Deschanel looked exquisite in her black and emerald Prada dress.

Emma Stone looked stunning in this two-toned Lanvin dress. The hues of amethyst and fuchsia complimented her skin tone and hair and her makeup made her eyes pop.

Lea Michele made us “Glee“-ful with this amazing grown-up look. The shimmering silver Marchesa Illusion was a daring choice and it paid off.

Elle Macpherson’s cream coloured gown was one of those dresses that we could have easily hated, but somehow she managed to pull it off.

‘Homeland’s Morena Baccarin’s extremely deep neckline was an elegant and sexy surprise.

Tina Fey’s maroon-coloured gown was one of the few dresses that actually stood out to us as she walked the red carpet. No wonder she’s beloved for both her fashion sense and comedic timing.

And now, for the biggest fashion faux-pas of the night.

Salma Hayek’s ode to ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ was enough to make us run from the room doing our best impression of the Amazonian’s battle cry.

While we love Amy Poehler’s sense of humour, we’re not sure she meant for this dress to be taken as a joke. The weird seams on the outside of the dress make it look even more laughable.

We are willing to concede that this Heider Ackermann ensemble is actually pretty toned down and feminine for Tilda Swinton. However, somehow she still manages to always look like David Bowie.

We love Melissa McCarthy, but whoever told her this was a good look should be taken off the payroll. Just because she’s a bigger lady doesn’t mean she has to look like an emerald square.

Natalie Portman would have been on our Best Dressed list were it not for that ridiculous wad of extra pink material on the side. So close Natalie, so close.

The major flaw with Glenn Close’s somber black frock is the sudden stop the beading along the neckline makes. A woman of her age should be trying to hide her armpit fat, not showcasing it.

When you’re nominated for playing one of the sexiest women to ever live, you should really step up the sex appeal on the red carpet. Michelle Williams’ Jason Wu dress was just disappointing overall.

We really liked the shape of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Monique Lhuillier dress, we just can’t get over the tie-dyed pattern. If it had been either completely blue or completely white it would have been a whole different outcome.

Tell us who you think had the best and worst dresses of the night.

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We’re two SurlyGurls brought together by a love of all things awesome and an equal hate of all things which are an affront to awesomeness everywhere.

Posted on January 16, 2012, in ANNUAL EVENTS, AWARD SHOWS, BEST AND WORST, ENTERTAINMENT, FASHION, GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, OPINION, RED CARPET and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Angelina and Emma – definitely best-dressed.

    Not a big fan of Tina Fey’s dress, though.

    Nice post.

  2. One that you didn’t mention, but was one of my favourite gowns, was Octavia Spencer’s lavender ruched gown. It really suited her and was a good example of finding a gown that suits your body type and flatters you. Take note, Melissa McCarthy!

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