Awards season has officially started and with it comes endless opportunities for celebrities to have a defining style moment.
This year’s Golden Globes red carpet saw certain trends dominate, from velvet, to long sleeves, to capes, to the colour yellow.
However, sometimes the difference between a red carpet triumph and a fashion failure can be an inch of fabric – or lack thereof.
Here are the best and worst looks on the 2017 Golden Globe Awards red carpet.
Here are The New Daily‘s picks for the most stylish stars on the red carpet.
Australian actress Teresa Palmer, who stars in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, gave birth to her second child less than a month ago. Wearing custom Armani Prive, she was the epitome of understated elegance.
However, there’s no break from mothering duties, even when you’re a celebrity. Palmer revealed in an Instagram post that she was ducking upstairs to a room at the Beverly Hilton (where the show is held) to breastfeed her son Forest throughout the ceremony.
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This means that, in addition to being the height of glamour, Palmer’s gown was comfortable and easy to get on and off. Practical fashion – is there anything better?
Statuesque stunner Blake Lively, who famously doesn’t use a stylist, knocked it out of the park yet again in this Atelier Versace gown. Combining old-school elegance with modern touches like pockets, a deep-V neckline and emerald cuffs, Lively was an absolute standout.
If the buzz surrounding her hit new show This is Us wasn’t enough, this Naeem Khan gown is proof that 2017 is Mandy Moore’s comeback year. The deep navy gown with its sweeping cape and plunging neckline was an undisputed winner. Moore’s loose, undone hair and subtle earrings allowed the dramatic gown to take centre stage. What a winner.
At only 20 years of age, Hailee Steinfeld has already been nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. She also wins a TND award for taking a fashion risk and having it pay off. This floaty lavender princess gown from Vera Wang was the perfect partner to Steinfeld’s fresh-faced beauty and youthful energy.
Evan Rachel Wood
Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood wore a tuxedo, not because she was trying to protest dresses, but because she “wanted young girls and women to know that they aren’t a requirement”. The tuxedo Wood chose was perfectly tailored and she wore it with confidence. Plus, she rocks a pussy bow far better than Melania Trump.
Against her alabaster skin, Emma Stone’s sparkly Valentino gown looked astronomically gorgeous. The Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical winner channelled the stars her dress was covered in, thanks to glowing makeup and mega-watt diamond necklace.
And now for the worst of a great bunch…
Twenty-year-old Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner loves to take risks and regularly nails her red carpet style in off-beat modern pieces with a masculine edge. Unfortunately, on this occasion her Louis Vuitton gown missed the mark. Ill-fitting and over-the-top.
Newcomer Claire Foy won a well-deserved award for her spot-on performance as Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown. Unfortunately, the stunning Brit might look back on her breakout moment and wonder why she chose to wear this frumpy, unflattering Erdem dress. On the plus side – the Queen would likely approve.
The Star Wars actress is stunning, but this bizarre Gucci gown did her no favours. While the sweet shade of pink was a winner, the bizarre neckline and over-zealous embroidery detracted from its prettiness. More Barbie ballgown than fairytale moment.
Michelle Williams’ Louis Vuitton gown was like a gothic wedding dress gone wrong. Misshapen and heavy, it swamped her tiny frame and was just plain ugly. Williams, however, wins points for her bleach-blonde pixie bob and fresh makeup.
Nicole Kidman’s Alexander McQueen gown came so close to being great except for those darn sleeves. Someone give us some shears so we can make a few alterations.