Golden Globes 2017: The Best and Worst Red Carpet Looks

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The Golden Globes 2017 red carpet had some of the best red carpet looks I’ve seen in a while. Most of the ladies brought their A-game in the form of exposed sternums and attention to detail but a few still managed to miss the mark. Whether good or bad, here are my thoughts on the most notable looks of the night:

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Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen… whose fault is this? Spaghetti straps AND off the shoulder AND see through AND feathers at the hem? Nicole is a walking example of Karl Lagerfield’s “trendy is the last stage before tacky” quote.

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Chrissy Metz is officially the new Melissa McCarthy – a gorgeous big girl who deserves better than whatever stylists and designers keep giving her on the red carpet. Shoulder pads on this velvet Nathan Paul dress add unnecessary bulk to her body and she looks uncomfortable. I understand that she may not have as many options as smaller women, but it would be nice if someone put more effort into picking a look that actually flatter the This Is Us star.

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Mandy Moore looks marvelous in her Naeem Khan gown, but I wish she would have opted for color. She’s showing the right amount of skin but donning this dress in black makes it a bit matronly. I think a yellow or purple would have looked better.

 

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Normally I leave red carpet hosts out of this but Karreuche Tran set herself up by accepted this job knowing she couldn’t pronounce “Naeem Khan”. Karreuche in thisDolce & Gabbana dress looks like any popular girl at the 8th grade prom circa 1996. I understand that red carpet hosts aren’t supposed to upstage the actual stars but this gown looks like she got it at a cheap store on Main Street. I wish she had tried just a bit harder.

 

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Emily Ratajowski in Reem Acra  leaves me speechless. Her yellow gown  was on trend with both a front slit and an exposed sternum.

 

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Carrie Underwood is literally the only person who could get away with wearing a vagina on her chest. Carrie’s flower detail is unnecessarily gaudy and adds too much bulk to her top yet I can’t help but notice how pretty she looks! Without the flower detail, Carrie could have been a contender for best dressed.

 

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Lola Kirke’s Andrew Gn gown is very pretty, but I wish she would have done more with her hair. A good red carpet look isn’t only about the dress, it’s about how hair and makeup look as well, but the Mozart in the Jungle actress seemed to skip the details. A complimentary hairdo would have made the difference between a gorgeous gown and a gorgeous woman.

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Kerry Washington is serving fly Rwandan grandma in this shapeless yellow gown by Dolce and Gabbana. The pattern is okay, but the cut does nothing to complement her. What is up with the black sash at her waist? It looks like extra fabric the designer didn’t want to waste but it should have just been thrown in the trash. Even though this dress isn’t her best look her hair and makeup are ON POINT! That lipstick is captivating and her pin straight hair was the right choice to compliment – not compete with – the intricate design on her dress.

 

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I understand Zazie Beetz choosing an understated Delphine Manivet dress but I don’t get the hair. Zazie’s character on Atlanta seems to have mastered rocking her natural tresses in all sorts of fros and updos, but that didn’t carry onto this red carpet. It looks as though someone inexperienced with black hair attempted an updo and quit when it didn’t quite work out. Zazie is capable of better and I wish we’d seen that last night.

 

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Zoe Saldana’s Gucci dress looks a lot like the frock Cinderella’s magical mice put together in time for the ball. If anyone could pull this look off it would be her, but I still don’t think it looks good.

 

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Sofia Vergara never gets it wrong and last night’s Zuhair Murad gown was no exception. One of her tricks to looking good is sticking to similar silhouettes, so I’m happy that she broke away from her signature mermaid cut gown but still managed to get it right!

 

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Who put Sienna Miller’s look together and where did they think she was going? The cutouts on this white Michael Kors dress give a sexy vibe but the cut is ill fitting. Why anyone would add pearls is beyond me and what is up with the black ribbon? Is she a second grader at a choir recital?

 

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Winona Ryder’s Viktor & Rolf gown makes her look like a really pretty bridesmaid at the most basic wedding you’ll ever attend. She could have tried to salvage the look with a statement lip, intricate updo or attention grabbing bag and somehow she passed up on all three opportunities.

 

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Brie Larson is simple yet stunning in a red Rodarte gown. The dress is cut perfectly for her body, it’s details are uncomplicated and her beauty choices – matching red lip and old Hollywood waves – are completely complimentary. THIS is how you do a clean look without being plain!

 

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I have to respect Evan Rachel Wood choosing an Altuzarra pantsuit, but I wish she had done more. Any time a woman chooses an androgynous outfit, it presents a great opportunity to highlight hair and make up. Evan completely missed that opportunity. A fierce lip, sickening eye or risky hair style could have taken this look to the next level but instead she looks like a stud going to work.

 

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Janelle Monae hits ALL the right marks in this custom Armani Prive gown! She’s sticking to her signature black and white uniform without skimping on the glam. Usually Janelle adds a pop of color with red lips and nails, but this time she channeled her attention to detail into black and white nail art and ornaments in her hair! Janelle is hands down my best dressed for the evening!

 

 

Which were your favorite looks from the Golden Globes 2017 red carpet? Let me know in the comments below!

Esta Fiesta is a Brooklyn based blogger with a love of music and finding new shoes. When she's not watching a movie or testing out new hair products she can be found doing Pilates - but only so she can eat from the waffle truck of course! Follow her Tweets at @ItsEstaFiesta