The top trends from this year’s Golden Globes red carpet

It was the very first red carpet of the 2019 awards show season, and as expected, it was loaded with voluminous gowns, unexpected colours, and lots of glitter. From Regina King’s bold column gown to Dakota Fanning’s icy blue to Taraji P. Henson’s deep green velvet, it was a stunning way to kick off the season. Here are the top seven biggest trends we saw on the Golden Globes red carpet this year.

She Wore Velvet

No big surprise here, because velvet was such a huge trend in 2018. Some stars went head-to-toe with the elegant material, like Henson’s Vera Wang, while other ladies kept it to just half their looks, like Kaley Cuoco’s velvet bodice from Monique Lhullier and Caitriona Balfe’s velvet skirt.

White Out

Red carpets are always a great place to get bridal inspiration, and tons of celebrities brought that inspiration to the Globes this year. Host and nominee Sandra Oh went dramatic with a voluminous shoulder on her white gown, while Jamie Lee Curtis wore long sleeves and a hint of metallic and Julianne Moore did a deconstructed white blazer layered over a gauzy skirt.

Pretty Pastels

Trust Lady Gaga to round out one of the evening’s big trends in her jaw-dropping, Cinderella-worthy, baby blue dress from Valentino. In a slightly icier version, we had Dakota Fanning in Armani Privé and The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovsky looked minty fresh in her Alberta Ferretti gown.

Lady in Red

Matching your gown to the red carpet is nothing new, but it somehow always works. See This Is Us star Chrissy Metz looking fabulous in a long-sleeve boat neck red frock, Lili Reinhart in a frothy Khyeli Couture gown and ageless beauty Laura Dern in a sheer, long sleeve number.

From the Boys

We definitely expected Julia Roberts to show up in a pantsuit (because if it ain't broke), and while we didn’t get that full effect, she still looked amazing in her trousers, and a little reminiscent of Emma Stone’s look at the Globes in 2015. Fifteen-year-old Elsie Fisher, who is the youngest nominee this year, did show up in a pantsuit from Kenzo, and Judy Greer did the same with her Alberta Ferretti outfit.

Heavy Metal

You can’t have red carpet glamour without some glitter, and a lot of leading ladies got the memo. Regina King looked like a goddess in her Alberta Ferretti look, clearly a favourite designer of the evening. Lucy Boynton went for some ‘70s glam in her golden Celine gown and Thandie Newton opted for shimmering Michael Kors. And honourable mention goes to Timothée Chalamet’s shiny, metallic holster/harness.

Nearly Nude

Blush shades always leave room for letting the rest of your look shine through, and that’s what Kate Mara did with her peachy-nude dress from Miu Miu. Kristen Bell’s nude-toned gown had pretty pink undertones, while Constance Wu’s custom Vera Wang was the perfect backdrop for her orange velvet bow.

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