2014 Golden Globes: Join The Debate On 5 Dresses Dividing Opinion

14 January 2014 by

2014 Golden Globes: The 5 Dresses Dividing Opinion

Jennifer Lawrence's Dior gown has split opinion [Getty]

Consider this past weekend's Golden Globes as the sartorial round one of The Champions League of Hollywood Red Carpet Dressing. It is but a mere warm up for the fashion pros, an indication of things to come at the big one: The Oscars. It's a time when, although all eyes are on the prize starlets, our favourite fantasy women can experiment, start to iron out some of those satin creases and get to grips with their signature spotlight looks for the awards season ahead.

Whilst the boo-boos of years past may no longer occur as often within this now ultra-planned and relatively safe fashion zone, there will forever be frocks that rock... the boat, that is. Demi-debates have been shuddering through the web - nothing as fully fledged as the Anne Hathaway nipple gate of 2013 - but intriguing none the less. Here are some questions that need answering.

1. Was Jennifer Lawrence channelling the little mermaid?

Considering J-Law hadn't even been born when Ariel, Sebastian the crab and co. changed the life of many a young girl in 1989, we reckon the inspiration for her grosgrain ribbon holstered bandeau gown from Dior will be more Grecian than, erm, crustacean. In motion this was a stunning, modern choice - many static snaps perhaps didn't do the piece justice. Derivative inspo aside, we're still going to let out a little LOL for the copycat memes online.

2014 Golden Globes: The 5 Dresses Dividing Opinion

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior [Getty]

2. Should Emma Watson have worn a proper dress?

Hell no! She's a young Brit girl - give her some cred, people. Emma Watson has never really ventured far into the danger zone, so, could it be possible that fully shaking off her Harry Potter past and bagging herself a (hot) beardy new beau have created a super-confident EW 2.0? She makes this backless Dior dress-over-trousers combination look comfortable in the home of fishtails and tulle. Can we see a theme here? Are Dior's red carpet offerings the most fashion forward of them all?

2014 Golden Globes: The 5 Dresses Dividing Opinion

Emma Watson in Dior [Getty]

3. Did Sandra Bullock let us down?

According to some critics Sandy's Prabal Gurung frock was a disappointment. Unflattering, apparently. And her hair was messy too. Gah! Well, we disagree. This was one of the most adventurous gowns of the night - without being silly - and it pushed our favourite funny lady into less obvious territory. Really, how many super-fitted strapless number can one want to see?

2014 Golden Globes: The 5 Dresses Dividing Opinion

Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung [Getty]

4. Did Lena Dunham wear Grazia yellow on purpose?

Probs. Holler Lena, we love you.

 2014 Golden Globes: The 5 Dresses Dividing Opinion

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen [Getty]

5. Is the shirt the new costume necklace?

We ruddy hope not. The wondrous Julia Roberts ruined a perfectly good black dress with a business button-up underneath. We speculate that the actress may have experienced a very common occurrence of regular folk before a big event: bingo wing meltdown. Joke. But such a thought makes us love her even more. So whatever Pretty Woman, keep the shirt on if it makes you feel happy.

2014 Golden Globes: The 5 Dresses Dividing Opinion

Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana [Getty]

See ALL the Golden Globes dresses in the gallery below...

GALLERY >> All the Golden Globes dresses

Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung

Amy Adams in Valentino

Cate Blanchett in Armani

Taylor Swift in Carolina Herrera

Margot Robbie in Gucci

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren and Paul Andrew shoes

Mila Kunis in Gucci Premiere

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

Emma Roberts in Lanvin

Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana

Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung

Emma Watson in Dior

Emma Watson in Dior

Olivia Wilde in Gucci Premiere

Olivia Wilde avec bump

Rashida Jones in Fausto Puglisi

Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier

Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Heidi Klum in Marchesa

Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad Couture

Sofia Vergara in Zac Posen

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein Collection

Adèle Exarchopoulos in Miu Miu

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein Collection

Paula Patton in Stephane Rolland Couture

Camilla Alves

Kate Mara in J. Mendel

Amy Poehler in Stella McCartney

Kerry Washington in Balenciaga

Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera

Laura Dern

Hayden Panettiere in Tom Ford

Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

Allison Williams in Alexander McQueen

Berenice Bejo in Giambattista Valli

Robin Wright in Reem Acra

Kaley Cuoco in Rani Zakhem

Julianna Margulies

Jemima Kirke and husband Michael Mosberg

Naomi Watts in Tom Ford

Emilia Clarke in Proenza Schouler

Zosia Mamet in Reem Acra

Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta

Elisabeth Moss in J Mendel

Amber Heard in Atelier Versace

Leslie Mann

Anna Gunn in Donna Karan Atelier

Kristen Connolly

Melissa Rauch

Sarah Hyland in Georges Hobeika

Kelly Osbourne in Escada

Laura Carmichael in Viktor & Rolf

Lizzy Caplan


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