2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet Black Dresses

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The 2014 Golden Globes Awards wrapped up the official ceremony and made way for the afterparties while we sit back and take another look at the glamorous dresses on the famous ladies in attendance.

The classic black dresses were quite well represented tonight, two of my all-time favorite actresses (Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock) having opted for fabulous black dresses at the 71th edition of the Golden Globes Awards.

Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung Dress

Nominated for one of the most impressive movies of the year (Gravity), Sandra was, again, one of the most beautiful appearances on the Red Carpet. Her Prabal Gurung black dress (from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection) was a bit out of the ordinary as it included colorful panels both at the hem and on the bustier of the gown.

Sandra Bullock dress Golden Globes Prabal Gurung

Breaking the black dress norms with its colorful panels, Sandra’s dress is fun but classic and she’s perfectly wearing the gown and not the other way around. I’ll always be partial to her amazing personality and acting charisma.

Sandra Bullock Golden Globes Red Carpet dress

See also: Sandra Bullock’s softer dressy side at the 2011 Golden Globes!

Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive black lace dress

if you’ve seen Cate Blanchett’s dress on the Red Carpet and thought she was lovely, wait till you’ll see the back of her gown! Dressed in a see through black lace dress from the Fall 2013 Couture collection, Cate was radiant and flawless as always.

Cate Blanchett Golden Globes black dress Armani Prive

Winning an award for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture’ for her stunning performance in Blue Jasmine wasn’t enough, in my opinion. She has to be given a special distinction for the most gorgeous appearance on the Golden Globes Red Carpet!

Cate Blanchett black lace dress Golden Globes

Julianna Margulies in Andrew Gn black dres

One of my favorite looks at tonight’s Golden Globes Awards. Classic and classy, she was stunning and timeless! Andrew Gn Resort 2014 collection was as glamorous as it was stylish and Julianna (or her stylist) made a clever, inspired decision by going with this gown tonight.

Julianna Margulies dress Golden Globes Andrew Gn

Julia Roberts and Camila Alves in Dolce&Gabbana dresses

isn’t it surprising how sometimes, the simplest (less intricate) dresses make the safest style statements? Both Julia and Camila were wearing dresses from the Dolce&Gabbana collections tonight and they looked nothing short of fabulous! Julia’s was my favorite, as it was also strangely whimsical besides being timeless and chic. Camila was elegantly supporting her husband, Matthew McConaughey (winner of a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’).

Julia Roberts Camila Alves Dolce Gabbana dresses Golden Globes

Leslie Mann in Dolce&Gabbana black lace dress

I really like Leslie and she somehow manages to make all the right Red Carpet choices. This time is no different as she opted for a classic black lace dress from Dolce&Gabbana. I don’t even mind the difficult-to-wear peplum detail as she pulls it off gracefully.

Leslie Mann black lace dress 2014 Golden Globes Dolce Gabbana

See also: Leslie Mann makes pink look great on the Red Carpet!

Sofia Vergara in Zac Posen black dress

As she confessed herself, this a last-minute look she chose in the last three days previous to the 2014 Golden Globes soiree. Although a classic cut and a feminine dress, the gown looks awkward. Zac Posen tried to add a different approach to the skirt – and I’m sure it was a challenge to tailor and sew – which proves a bit risqué (Sofia said she felt like ‘wearing a tent’). But everybody loves Sofia anyway, so she can very well wear a plastic bag and still be amazing!

Sofia Vergara black dress 2014 Golden Globes Zac Posen

Lizzie Caplan in Emilio Pucci black dress

I’ve been going back and forth on the Red Carpet reports and I think Lizzie is the only one dressed in Emilio Pucci at the 2014 Golden Globes Awards. And she really looked good, regardless of how edgy the dress might’ve appeared on the Spring 2014 catwalk!

Lizzie Caplan black dress Emilio Pucci 2014 Golden Globes

Emma Roberts in black Lanvin dress and Jessica Chastain in black Givenchy dress

I was a bit disappointed by the simplicity of the dresses worn by these two beautiful ladies. Flawless, classical, they were wearing the gowns with utter grace and elegance, but something was missing… I wonder what it was…

Emma Roberts Jessica Chastain black dresses 2014 Golden Globes

Uma Thurman and Melissa McCarthy in black dresses: Uma used to be a Zac Posen girl but this time she went for Versace on the 2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet. Safe but plain choice. Melissa McCarthy, on the other hand, opted for a classic black dress with a silver sequined detail. She’s a brilliant actress, smart and very fun but her fashion choices – like this one – aren’t always favorable. (images getty, style.com)

Uma Thurman Melissa McCarthy black dresses 2014 Golden Globes


#1 Appollonia on 01.13.14 at 12:14 pm

Yep, Cate Blanchett has looked great as ever. Didn’t like her hair on the back much. Too stiff like there was too much hairspray used to keep it together. The first thing I thought when she stepped out of the car. But the dress made it all up.

The secret of Julia Robert’s great look is that she stayed true to herself, to her non-nonsense personality. She was very natural. Loved it! And therefore one of my faves.
Julia’s dress made me think of Sharon Stone’s high waisted black long skirt combined with her (then) new husband’s crispy white shirt. Pre-internet days…… I forgot a lot of all those dresses but can’t forget that combo. It was so refreshing while the red carpet hoopla wasn’t yet the long expensive brand commercial as it is today.

#2 Ellington on 01.13.14 at 3:43 pm

Cate, Julianna,Sandra and Melissa looked nifty. I liked what they wore and it did not wear them.
I was not impressed by Julia Roberts as I have seen this done before by as Appollonia said by Sharon Stone in 1996 and she looked better and timeless.

Here is a refresher of Sharon Stone’s look. Apparently she paired a Vera Wang ( i believe) lavender skirt with her then husband’s crisp white shirt. Love it! : )

#3 Appollonia on 01.13.14 at 4:57 pm

Thanks Ellington! So it was 1998 that she wore the husband shirt and not a black skirt but a lavender blue Vera Wang skirt. Didn’t google it.. And it’s “crips” ;) :D

#4 Ellington on 01.14.14 at 9:11 am

Hi Appollonia! : )
It is crisp.
Crisp meaning firm, starched, neat not wrinkled.
Crisps are what the British call what we call here Potato chips. : )
And Crips is the name of an American gang in LA.

#5 Appollonia on 01.14.14 at 11:01 am

Hey Ellington! :D

Yes, I’d realise it only later. As so often ;)
Crispy is a kitchen term right?
And yes, I heard about the Crips AND the Bloods for the first time in the ’80s. In early raps and in the film in Colors. A film directed by Dennis Hopper with Robert Duvall and Sean Penn. At the time I thought that was a good film.

Thanks anyway, it’s appreciated. I try to remember it! :)

#6 kpriss on 01.18.14 at 4:14 am

I so miss moves like Sharon Stone’s on the Red Carpet! I actually miss the pre-stylists era. Nowadays nobody does anything without a professional. I wonder how they manage to eat without a professional cooking for them… Oh wait.. Actually they can’t. They have that as well. Lolz.

So for instance, at the CCA the other night, so many stars were wearing Lanvin, one can only suspect (1) the same stylist for all (2) the same marketing reach from the brands reps…. No real fashion interest. Which is rather sad. For us.

#7 Ellington on 01.18.14 at 10:50 am

It is something interesting to ponder.
Just how many of these women actually have a sense of style and taste without the “professional” guiding their choices?
Gone are the days of the innate style, confidence and taste of woman such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jackie BKO, Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich to name a few very stylish women who knew what to wear and how to wear it without ‘big help.

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