There were far more winners than losers last night at the 2012 Golden Globes—at least on the red carpet. From Claire Daines’ sophisticated J. Mendel gown to Sophia Vergara’s stunning sapphire Vera Wang dress, Hollywood’s leading ladies gave us a lot of award-winning looks to ogle at. But while I’m sure most people will be placing Angelina Jolie or Charlize Theron at the top of their “Best Dressed” lists, I was far more impressed with the starlets who actually took a little bit of risk.
Evan Rachel Wood
With emerald sequins, scales and feathers, some might say Gucci went overboard with this halter dress. I say Evan looks like the prettiest fish/swan I’ve ever seen.
Had another starlet worn this Jason Wu dress, I may have wondered what the hell they were thinking. But Michelle rocked the shit out of it—and the vintage headband. In fact, I think she may have been the most stunning woman of the evening.
Even if the swan embellished, laser-cut bodice had been paired with a simple, fiery red skirt or the lace-tiered bottom been paired with a plain bodice, this J. Mendel dress would still be amazing. Put them together and WOW.
I couldn’t stop staring at this dress. Not only are contrasting red accents unique, but the dramatic (eagle-buckle?) belt was an awesome and ballsy touch.
I don’t really know what to say except eww. Although to be fair, nothing would have worked with that hair. It’s like she’s purposely trying to hide her ever-so adorable face.
Naya is far too damn pretty for this matronly frock (by Vera Wang, oddly enough). If the turtleneck-esque neckline didn’t kill it, the seam straight down the middle did. Her beautiful up-do and makeup just went to waste.
Sarah Michelle Geller
Seriously? There’s no way she could have thought this tie-dress would fly.
While it’s really nice to see Angelina in something other than a simple black gown, there’s one thing that totally ruined this flawless look: her disgusting, pencil-thin arms. I’m afraid praising her might send the message to women that it’s okay to look like this. It’s not. For the love of God, eat a fucking cheeseburger.
**All Photos Courtesy of People.com