2012 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Pale Dresses

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Going through the pictures of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards Ceremony, I noticed something was sticking out as a trend on the Red Carpet. Did you see how many pale, soft colored dresses were in attendance?

White, white with a hint of pink, white with a hint of gray, white with a hint of peachy, white with a hint of whatever, you name it, it was there tonight! Everyone was wearing floor length dresses (the exception can be finger counted!), flowy fabrics, simple designs (with some notable alternatives we’ll talk about later on). We already admired one of the pale fans tonight: Angelina Jolie. Her pinkish white was lovely but my absolute favorite was Elle Macpherson. Elle’s gorgeous Zac Posen dress stole my heart! (the story continues right after the jump, click here for the gallery!)

Elle Macpherson Angelina Jolie dresses 2012 Golden Globes

Also a risk taker (and for good reasons, as she’s really a very beautiful woman and the dress is only complimenting her) is Charlize Theron in Dior. Loved everything about the lady and the gown! Simply spectacular! Sarah Hyland was also among my best dressed for the night. The Modern Family star was flawless in Dolce & Gabbana. Effortless and elegant.

Charlize Theron Sarah Hyland pale dresses 2012 Golden Globes

Versace’s white – gray gold studded dress was somewhat of a surprising choice for Nicole Kidman. I don’t really see her as a Versace girl, but anything’s possible, especially when you have a body like Nicole’s! (doesn’t she look … healthier? Like she’s put on a few pounds in all the right places?) Kate Beckinsale’s pale Roberto Cavalli strapless gown flattered her body and complexion. As always, Kate is a stunner on The Red Carpet! A special mention for Octavia Spencer’s soft lilac Tadashi Shoji dress: I loved the bejeweled draped front, I loved Octavia’s grace and the way she was wearing that dress on the Red Carpet! She was nothing short of fabulous!

Nicole Kidman Kate Beckinsale Octavia Spencer pale dresses 2012 Golden Globes

To my greatest surprise, Heidi Klum opted for a very simple, almost austere gown (if it wasn’t for the open back) from Calvin Klein. She lifted it by accessorizing it with teal chunky jewelry (or is that the dress’s own hemline?) and her lovely smile. There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with her look tonight, but I can’t say I loved it either. So I’d go for a polite “ok”. Pretty much the same category as Kristen Wiig’s nude Bill Blass waist knotted dress. I’m sorry Kristen, but you look like you forgot your dress at home! I love you to pieces, but please wear something brighter? Funnier? Amy Poehler’s Naeem Khaan pale number could’ve been so much better! Instead it’s lifeless. Sometimes, keeping it simple, can also sink you into ordinary. (that goes for you too, Emily Watson!)

Heidi Klum Kristen Wiig nude dresses 2012 Golden Globes

Amy Poehler Emily Watson nude dresses 2012 Golden Globes

Jessica Alba, as always, she goes for a dress a little on the purplicious side. Pale, sure, but with touches of lilac. The Gucci strapless gown with sparkling embroidery was amazing on Jessica Alba. Just as we’d expect from her! Welcome back on the Red Carpet, Jess! And another Jessica, Jessica Chastain this time, who was ethereal in white Givenchy. Interesting choice of hairdo, though. Too undo in my opinion for that beautiful dress! What would you expect from a white Marchesa dress? Nothing less than flawless! And such is the case with Shailene Woodley’s Marchesa gown or for Katharine McPhee‘s sparkling light beige dress! Standing ovations also for Mary J. Blige’s Michael Kors pale dress and for her glamorous hairdo! Perfection! A very special mention for Julie Bowen’s retro diva look – such an inspired choice of dress and hair!

Jessica Chastain Jessica Alba pale dresses 2012 Golden Globes

Katharine McPhee Shailene Woodley dresses 2012 Golden Globes

Julie Bowen Mary J Blige Pale dresses 2012 Golden Globes

Pale gone wrong is written allover Taissa Farmiga’s Vera Wang dress and on Connie Britton’s cocktail dress. As for Andrea Riseborough’s Vivienne Westwood corset dress – I just don’t know where to put it – it looks too much like a curtain and as much as I appreciate Dame Viv’s design or Andrea’s beauty, I can’t understand this dress. I also need a little help in digesting Jessica Biel’s white lace dress! (and her black hair) Slipping into bridal was the lovely Amanda Peet too. There’s little to add about her dress (except for who’s responsible for its design)That’s the soft coverage for the dresses I stumbled across – please don’t hesitate in adding more to the pale parade! (this was possible with a little help from: 1, 2)

Taissa Farmiga Connie Britton Andrea Riseborough pale dresses 2012 Golden Globes

Jessica Biel Amanda Peet white lace dresses 2012 Golden Globes


#1 Riana on 01.16.12 at 10:35 am

Jessica Alba and her husband; my fave red carpet couple. Looking real and fun :)
The other Jessica was there without her new fiance Justin T. what was she thinking in her pre-wedding dress?
Jessica Chastain is truly an elegant lady. Now I need to see her work :)

Dear Angelina, (I’m not going to please your devoted fans..) get rid of that smug face and tacky tattoos. And eat properly. The dress is lovely but skip that split until you’ve gained some weight. She looked almost ill!

I noticed Charlize Theron has lots of freckles on her chest! These HD screens are ruthless. (Also to Angelina.) Charlize’s freckles looked lovely though.

I hear on tv it’s Blue Monday today according to a British scientist? I thought I feel so critical because I am that way and had not enough sleep….and dreamed about dresses, dresses, dresses…..pfff…..

#2 keiKo on 01.17.12 at 1:32 am

I totally agree with your comments Riana – Jessica Alba looks stunning & Jessica Chastain has a great figure.
Angelina looked stunning but her thinness proves to me that her life is anything but perfect!
Charlize is a goddess – I like her style & grace – so effortless.
Finally – an ’80s supermodel shows how it is done – Elle is so fabulous!

#3 Janey on 02.02.12 at 3:08 pm

The poor photoshop cut-around of Angelina’s arm is the tackiest thing I have ever seen. Good job.

#4 kpriss on 02.02.12 at 9:46 pm

;) smooth like a razor blade!

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