Whether or not you care who won last night at the Golden Globes, it’s fun to spot trends and make your picks for best and worst dressed. Seeing fresh colors, silhouettes, embellishments and design details can also be a great jumping off point for sewing inspiration.
Here are the top five trends I noticed from last night’s fashion frenzy. For closer views and complete coverage, check out this slideshow. And be sure to let us know in the Comments section which ones you love and which ones have got to go!
1. Going Green: Several attendees, including mega-stars Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones opted for shades of emerald.
Angelina Jolie (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
Mila Kunis (Black Swan) (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2. The Bold Shoulder: Whether or not you’re ready for a 1980s throwback, shoulder pads are back in a big way.
Anne Hathaway (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
3. Belt it Out: Many leading ladies chose to show off their whittled middles with belted dresses.
Nicole Kidman (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
Sofia Vergara (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
Eva Longoria (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
4. Glimmer & Shimmer: There’s always some sparkle at award shows, but last night the crystals, sequins and stones graced many gowns from head to toe.
Melissa Leo (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
Amber Riley (Glee) (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
Olivia Wilde (House) (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
5. Off Balance: Asymmetrical necklines and hems have been around for a few seasons, but it looks like they’re going to continue to be a strong trend.
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Julia Stiles (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jane Krakowski (WireImage.com/Steve Granitz)
For the ultimate in asymmetry, the always-“interesting” Helena Bonham-Carter opted for two different-colored shoes. Yikes!
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Now’s your chance to weigh in! Tell us who you think looked fab and not-so-fab, and share any other trends or cool sewing ideas you spotted.