2016 Golden Globes: Red Carpet’s 9 Best And Worst

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With the arrival of the new year, the Red Carpet was rolled out to put on display the most and the least tasteful celebrity looks. All hail the Golden Globes! You’ve seen the pictures, you’ve read about the happy winners (and the snubbed), you may have had the time and the information to form your own opinion about the 2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet – did you?

If the answer is yes, I would loooove to hear all about it! If not, below I will tell you about who I liked best and who might’ve done better on the Globes Red Carpet. These are quick notes I snapped while going through the pictures in an intense session of indoor bicycling, so do weigh in, let’s discuss those dresses!

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1. Color of the 2016 Golden Globes: blue

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet dresses Julianne Moore Jenna Dewan Tatum

Lovely ladies, lovely dresses, however, I think I saw more than two navy blue dresses at the 2016 Golden Globes which made me conclude that this was definitely the color to wear on last night’s Red Carpet! If I were to pick a lucky winner among the blue dresses, it would definitely be Julianne Moore! The reflecting light on her blue sequined Tom Ford dress was very forgiving on her body (which is gorgeous, albeit missing waist definition, so a tube-dress like this one is hard to please, especially when it has no print and no other structural element to refine it).

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet dresses Kate Winslet Viola Davis

Kate Winslet looked her stellar self (why do I have the oddest deja-vu feeling about her Ralph Lauren dress?) Jenna Dewan Tatum’s Zuhair Murad gown was flawless, too bad the spotlight was all on her husband, Channing Tatum’s haido! Spotless was also Gina Rodriguez in Zac Posen while Viola Davis was absolutely breathtaking in her sparkling Marchesa dress while Barbara Meier must’ve really liked Cinderella because she was wearing a dress almost identical to the one Lily James wore in the 2015 fairy-tale cinematic interpretation.

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet dresses Gina Rodriguez Barbara Meier

2. Hair of the 2016 Golden Globes: side swept faux bob

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet hairdo sideswept faux bob Cate Blanchett

There are braids, knots, French twists, waves and then some, but tonight’s most daring hairdo was clearly the side swept faux bob! You’ve seen it on Cate Blanchett, on Kate Winslet and partly on Viola Davis (some hints on Kirsten Stewart as well, but nothing like the first two beautiful ladies).

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet hairdo sideswept faux bob Kate Winslet Viola Davis

See also: Nails of Golden Globes past!

3. Most youthful tasteful 2016 Golden Globes look : Olivia Palermo

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet best dressed Olivia Palermo

The long dresses, the leg slits, the sequins, the laces, the transparency, the bows, the layers, the colors, the fringes, nothing can match Olivia Palermo’s Delpozo dress! Such an unexpectedly fresh approach of the Red Carpet can’t go unnoticed, can it? From the sandals up to the braid, Olivia Palermo was enchanting!

See also: Best dressed celebrities at the 2015 edition of the Golden Globes!

4. Most beautifully dressed at the 2016 Golden Globes: Viola Davis

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet best dressed Viola Davis

Can hardly put my finger on what sparkles most: Viola’s personality or her beautiful Marchesa dress! I’m guessing it’s a combination of the two that made Viola Davis an irresistibly stylish appearance at the 2016 Golden Globes! Congrats to her team and to Viola for being so gracefully prepared at this first Red Carpet event of the year!

See also: Highlights of Golden Globes Red Carpet past!

5. Most complimenting look at the 2016 Golden Globes: Zendaya Coleman

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet best dressed Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya Coleman is a splendid young woman and her days as an actress are yet to be proven beyond the Disney channel realm. However, until then, she’s a stunner on the Red Carpet and last night she wore a tiered Marchesa dress. I may be partial to her look, I admit it, I have a soft spot for tiered ruffled dresses, but tell me – isn’t she lovely?

6. Least impressive 2016 Golden Globes appearance: Rachel McAdams

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet Rachel McAdams Lanvin dress

From all the dresses, all the styles and the approaches on this year’s Golden Globes Red Carpet, Rachel McAdams chose a botanical print that could’ve been, should’ve been lovely. Except it wasn’t. The frumpy fabric, the asymmetrical construction, the abstract motif and the shiny texture – there was too much in her Lanvin gown… And I don’t usually bash Alber Elbaz for busy designs, but this one definitely was a tad too far.

7. Least impressive2016 Golden Globes hairdo: Katy Perry

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet hairdo Katy Perry

Not quite a beehive, definitely not an updo, suspended somewhere between the sixties and the seventies, Katy Perry is braving the 2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet in a dusty pink dress and a deep brunette up-something-do. The key word was ‘globes’ for Katy Perry – she emphasized that in her cleavage and her hairdo. At least she knew what Pantone’s color of the year was…

8. Least glamorous 2016 Golden Globes shoes: Jason Sudeikis Air Jordans

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet shoes Jason Sudeikis Air Jordan

Being that Jason Sudeikis is a comedian, his shoes could be part of a joke. Black and white, just like his tux and bow tie combo, the Air Jordans were an odd way to finish his 2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet look! At least we all have his charming wife, Olivia Wilde‘s beautiful Kors look to admire!

9. Least complimenting 2016 Golden Globes makeup: Maura Tierney

2016 Golden Globes Red Carpet makeup Maura Tierney

I’m actually most ambivalent about Maura Tierney’s look: it’s either her makeup or her dress, but something is definitely clashing in her look! I brought this to you because I hope you can help me pinpoint the culprit in Maura’s Golden Globes pale look! (all images getty)


#1 Theodora on 01.13.16 at 5:51 am

I loved Olivia’s del Pozo dress. Probably my favourite of the event, So original.
If I had to nitpick I would have preferred other sleeves on Viola’s dress. Those are a bit too much.
That Lanvin dress is a mess. I hadn’t seen it before. It looks more like a bad Bagdley Micha or Maria Lucia Hohan than Lanvin. Just wrong in all aspects, fabric, construction, colour scheme.
I disliked all princess dresses. They looked dated IMO. I prefer a sleek, slender silhouette and no crystal embellishments , thank you very much.
Zendaya is absolutely adorable.
I include in the Worst Dressed List : Emilia Clarke , Regina King ( that cape ??) and Melissa McCarthy.

#2 Adriana V on 01.14.16 at 2:38 pm

Boring these award-ashion-shows. Sorry dear, that’s my opinion. Yes, I also experience an odd deja-vu feeling, it’s the same-same-same every year. I really long for the red carpets before, I think in the ’90s when people wore whatever they liked. Some dressed up to the nines, some in sneakers. When the stars talked about their work, not their fashion, jewelry, etc. I’m done with it. Also, because it’s always about women, so it’s also close to women bashing. At least that’s how I see it. Personally, I like to see photos of one of my favorites, Julianne Moore, in casual clothing in casual photos when her natural beauty is breathtaking.
Further, in a world on fire the last thing on my mind is what these privileged people wear to an award show and deliver speeches as if they were the Einsteins who have found the solution to the world’s current problems. However, I think Leonardo DiCaprio’s speech was moving, at least he tried to say something what reminded of actors in the old days, stand up and speak out. Not walking around in free mega-expensive clothing and jewelry.
Sorry, I cannot be that casual person and look away from things that really matter, although I still do enjoy films, series and all of that as art, or just fun and sometimes, but more and more, escapism.

#3 Cate on 01.14.16 at 5:46 pm

I too find the award season boring nonsense – nothing new. I find that the focus on fashion has diluted both industries – fashion & movie making to the point that the art has diminished and the ability to enjoy films is limited because it is about making money and not about entertainment. Ok I’m off the soap box now – someone else’s turn!
PS. It is shameful that there is a small pocket of overindulge people who think the rest of us are interested when most of us are not !!!!

#4 Theodora on 01.14.16 at 6:38 pm

If one is so not interested on the event why even bother to comment then ? It sounds contradictory . And even more in a site dedicate to style …. A bit out of place .
I love fashion and I think red carpets are about to have fun, nobody takes it seriously.
Well, you know, just my opinion…

#5 kpriss on 01.15.16 at 2:10 am

Thank you Theodora! I thought I was the only one in an anti-princessy dresses mood! ^_^ must be, like Adriana V said, the ‘world on fire’ syndrome… Everything – at least on the Red Carpet – is going so smoothly the same! Like nothing ever happens! Although I realize the show must go on, every time, and that actors are actors even when the curtains fall but especially when the spotlight shines so bright upon them, I can’t bring myself around to enjoy the unbearable lightness of tulle as much as I used to.

I try to keep focused on what I like – which (again) like Adriana V. said, is unchanged : I enjoy movies and tv series so much, I can’t keep away from the awards season, be it as political and as hypocritical as it is.

I found something else I enjoy a lot – maybe that will help you too Cate? fashion in the movies. I touched that topic here a couple of times as well – movie costumes fascinate me lately. Sometimes even more than the ridiculously epic ball gowns of the Awards Season Red Carpets. The way different ages are recreated through scenery and costumes, the way drama is enhanced through visually stimulating fashions, that, my ladies, is to me the new movies fashion I enjoy so much more than who wore what from which stylist to attend which premiere or awards ceremony!

still – that Delpozo dress is fantastic and even if I can’t think of any movie with Olivia Palermo (btw – what is she famous for other than an infamous reality show?) and I don’t see what she’s doing attending a movie awards ceremony, her fashion choices are close to flawless!

#6 Adriana V on 01.15.16 at 3:18 pm

Theodora, if one always has been interested in these events and has been an avid follower of all things involved films than one is totally allowed to comment. Why? For having knowledge? Because we do not always have to be positive and can discuss the way things go? In my view, it is time for a change.
Lastly, I have always been interested in these events for many years. That’s a good reason to comment. As I often have said, can we agree to disagree? In my view it’s time for a change. Lastly, lastly, nice to see new names here, although I noticed you before, hopefully we can comment in peace here. I am a long term fan of StyleFrizz and it’s great with new faces, other opinions. I am used to freedom of speech here, which I love. So, let’s comment on in peace and make StyleFrizz rock. Hopefully? :)

Wish you all a nice, peaceful weekend. <3

#7 Cate on 01.16.16 at 3:29 am

I adore everything about fashion – clothes, colour, material, makeup, hairstyles, photography et al. I just find today’s award season very vanilla. It is just dull dull dull! I don’t believe that it is a true reflection on the individual’s creative flair. Anyway a discussion is the action or process of talking about something in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas (Oxford dictionary definition). So potatoes / potatoes!
I’m with Adriana V – peace out !
Fashion in movies & TV – is fabulous! Check out Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery & Outlander for some truly wonderful costumes (and great TV)!

#8 kpriss on 01.16.16 at 8:39 am

Oh, thank you Cate! I will, I will! I actually got hooked on Elementary because of what Lucy Liu is wearing ^_^
I’ve been meaning to see Outlander ever since I got word about it – I overheard Diana Gabadon talking about her novels being adapted for television and I was afraid it’s going to end up being like Once Upon a Time – which I tried watching but didn’t feel on my alley…

Adriana V – yes, let’s change things ‘starting with the man in the mirror’ – it’s what I said to myself before ending 2015 and starting 2016, I’m all for that! And for making Stylefrizz rock! H*ll yeah! hihi have a rocking, warm weekend! <3

#9 Cate on 01.16.16 at 11:30 am

Outlander is my 50 shades – LOL! But if you have Scottish ancestry it stirs something deep in your soul – it is THAT good. When you watch it – one does feel it is the 1700s. Next season is in Paris – can not wait. Fabulous ☺️

#10 kpriss on 01.18.16 at 2:05 am

oops! I have Greek ancestry ^_^ maybe some future season will be relocated in some Greek islands? that would also benefit the Greek economy, mind you ^_^
– I’m going through an early 90s movies revival (trying to introduce the kids to the essentials movies from that era lol – where possible). Going to fit at least the first episodes of Outlander and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery!

#11 Cate on 01.18.16 at 9:41 pm

Great concept! Edward Scissorhands; Clueless; Reality Bites; Empire Records; Point Break; Heat & Strictly Ballroom are my favs. So many fun movies from that era.
Miss Fisher’s is a quirky Australian TV show which is a bit different but the costumes are beautifully done. If you give it a go it gets addictive.

#12 Adriana V on 01.24.16 at 5:06 pm

Cate, I adore Strictly Ballroom! I also love the early Russell Crowe and lots of other Australian films of that era. And yes, I know Russell is originally from New Zealand. I remember when I saw The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert for the first time I was wondering all the time “who’s that guy?” and then right before I fell to asleep I recognised him, Mike from Neighbours! Ha-ha….. yep, I confess I have a been an avid fan for a while and liked Mike. I am still a fan of Guy Pearce. Priscilla and Muriël’s Wedding are on my list of ‘forever-feel-good-movies’ . :)

#13 Cate on 01.25.16 at 9:57 am

Priscilla + Muriel + Strictly Ballroom is THE trifecta of fabulous fun movies in all their glory !!!!

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