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Red Carpet Watch | Golden Globes 2020

It's officially awards season folks! That's right, for the next few months, you are going to be bombarded with images from all the red carpets. Like that's a bad thing. 

The Golden Globes served up some memorable moments off the red carpet too. Perhaps my favorite was Kate McKinnon's powerful tribute to Ellen. BUT I'm not here to talk about the ceremony, I'm here about the gowns. 

My take on red carpet dressing is not to do a who wore it best or have a worst dressed list. In many cases, it's just mean and doesn't spread positivity. Now, that doesn't mean that I don't have opinions. I have PLENTY. If I really didn't care for a look, it probably isn't in this post. However, there are probably some gowns in this post that might not be setting the world on fire, but I thought were interesting in showcasing the overall trends of the red carpet.

I've broken these looks down into trends and in no particular order. You'll also notice that some of the trends overlap (red gowns and big bows...) and I only posted them once. I figured you're smart enough to get the point without me making this post twice as long as it already is.

Without further ado... I present the TRENDS of the 2020 Golden Globe Awards!

Black and White

Quite possibly the biggest trend on the red carpet was black and white. Combined or on their own, black and white ruled. What's interesting to see is how many ways it can be interpreted and look fresh. I don't personally do a lot in Black and White, but maybe we should after seeing these looks!

Standouts to me for freshness include Cynthia Erivo in Thom Browne (I saw her on Broadway in The Color Purple and she is a POWERHOUSE!) and Zoë Kravitz in Custom Saint Laurent. Totally different looks, but equally strong. 

Cynthia Erivo in Custom Thom Browne Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Cynthia Erivo in Custom Thom Browne

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Zoë Kravitz in Custom Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

Reese Witherspoon Golden Globes 2020

Reese Witherspoon in Roland Mouret

Greta Gerwig Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Greta Gerwig in Proenza Schouler

Jennifer Aniston in Dior Haute Couture Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Jennifer Aniston in Dior Haute Couture

 

Kerry Washington in Altuzarra Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Kerry Washington in Altuzarra

Awkwafina was nominated for best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy, for her role in “The Farewell.” 

Awkwafina in Dior Haute Couture

Naomi Watts Premiere Clothing Apparel Red Carpet and Red Carpet Premiere

Joey King was nominated for her starring role as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in “The Act.”

Joey King in Iris Van Herpen

Billy Porter was nominated for best actor in a television series, drama, for his role in “Pose.”

Billy Porter in Custom Alex Vinash

In the Navy

While I may not design a ton in black, NAVY is my go to for evening. I find that it looks flattering on most skin tones and colorings. It feels safe like black while still having a bit of richness. Navy also photographs better than black and you can usually see more detail in it. 

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Ana de Armas in Ralph and Russo

Beanie Feldstein in Oscar de la Renta Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Beanie Feldstein in Oscar de la Renta

Glen Close at the 2020 golden globes red carpet

Glen Close

Winnie Harlow at the 2020 Golden Globes

 

The Sleeves 

Sleeves are having a major moment for us. I can't tell you how many exaggerated or puffed sleeves we have done lately. Adding a dramatic sleeve to an otherwise simple look can really elevate the design and take it from basic to bombshell. 

Psychologically, a larger sleeve communicates the idea of power and presence. Perhaps it's a natural outcome of the #Metoo movement and women demanding the respect they deserve. Large sleeve volumes take space and are unapologetic. I love that such a simple detail can communicate so much.  Dakota Fanning in Dior Haute Couture Golden Globes Red carpet 2020

Dakota Fanning in Dior Haute Couture

Jodie Comer in Mary Katrantzou Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Jodie Comer in Mary Katrantzou 

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Zoey Deutch in Custom Jumpsuit by Fendi

Bel Powley in Miu Miu Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Bel Powley in Miu Miu

Cate Blanchett in Mary Katrantzou Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Cate Blanchett in Mary Katrantzou

Lucy Boynton at the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet

Polly Pockets

I may only have one picture In this category, but let me assure you that pockets can be found in MANY of the other looks in this post. Pockets are easiest when there is a lot of volume in the skirt. 

On another note, I really thought Margo Robbie's look was a pair of pant, which would have been super cool but it's a gown!

Margot Robbie in Chanel Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Margot Robbie in Chanel 

Take a Bow

Again, I only cited a few examples here because bows are EVERYWHERE! I mentioned this last year and apparently this is one trend that's not going away and for good reason. Bows are a great way to make a bold statement while adding softness to the look.

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Da'Vine Joy Randolph in Christian Siriano on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globe awards

Pant Suit Nation

If ever there was a time for women to claim their rightful place in the world, now is the time and what better way to do it in style than in a sparkling pantsuit?! These women show how it's done. 

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Ralph and Russo

Ellen DeGeneres 2020 Golden Globe red carpet


Portia de Rossi, pantsuit, tie, stilettos, pumps, 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 05 Jan 2020

Seeing Red

Red is always a perennial favorite and these women show us why. 

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Scarlett Johansson in Vera Wang

Nicole Kidman Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Nicole Kidman in Custom Atelier Versace

 

Olivia Colman was nominated for best actress in a television series, drama, for her role in “The Crown.”

Olivia Colman in Custom Emilia Wickstead

Helen Mirren was nominated for best actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television for “Catherine the Great.” 

Helen Mirren in Dior Haute Couture

Lauren Graham in Azzi & Osta

Lauren Graham in Azzi & Osta

Go Big or Go Home

Somethimes you just need a big, honkin', ball gown. These women show us how it's done.

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Taylor Swift in Etro

Kaitlyn Dever in Valentino Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020

Kaitlyn Dever in Valentino

Jennifer Lopez in Valentino on the Golden Globes red carpet 2020

Jennifer Lopez in Valentino

Sandra Bullock in Custom Oscar de la Renta at the 2020 Golden Globes

 Pretty in Pastel

Pastels in the winter can be tricky to pull off, but I think these women did quite well for themselves in these seasonally challenging hues. 

Renée Zellweger was nominated for best actress in a motion picture, drama, for her role in “Judy.”

Renée Zellweger in Armani

Kirsten Dunst Fashion Premiere Red Carpet Red Carpet Premiere Human Person and Wedding

Comments (1 Response)

06 January, 2020

Crystal

I LOVE THIS BLOG!! KEEP GOING I WANT TO SEE “ALL THE DRESSES” OK AND SOME OF THE MENS STYLES AS WELL.

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