Golden Globes 2017: Best and worst dressed

(From left) Actresses Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman and Jessica Biel attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017.
(From left) Actresses Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman and Jessica Biel attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017.PHOTOS: REUTERS

It was a night of skin on the Golden Globes 2017 red carpet - think plunging necklines, off-shoulder gowns and a peek of a svelte gam here and there.

The stars didn’t disappoint with their bold colour choices - Lily Collins, Zoe Saldana and Felicity Jones all chose to rock blush shades while Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon and Viola Davis explored the spectrum of citron shades with their gown picks.
But still, it wouldn’t be the Golden Globes without a heavy dusting of sparkle and the stars definitely upped the gilded ante on the carpet this year.

From antique gold to slate grey silver, stars like Priyanka Chopra, Sarah Paulson and Ruth Negga pulled out all their stops and went full on dramatic with their statement sequinned numbers. Here are our picks for the best and worst dressed at this year’s Golden Globes.

BEST DRESSED

Ruth Negga in Louis Vuitton


Actress Ruth Negga arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Loving star, a red carpet newbie, picked a serious winner with this metallic column dress by Nicolas Ghesquiere. The fully sequinned number looks like liquid armour on Negga and affirms her status as future Hollywood badass.

Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra


Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Outspoken feminist Wood put her money where her mouth is and wore a tux to the Globes to remind girls that gowns are "not a requirement" on the carpet. Perfectly tailored pantsuit aside, that coif just seals the deal.

Natalie Portman in Prada


Actress Natalie Portman arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Portman's maternity style was on point in this A-line number in an unexpected chartreuse colour. The 1960s shape and styling also amped up the interest factor while subtly channelling American First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, whom she portrays in Jackie.

Olivia Culpo in Zuhair Murad


Olivia Culpo arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

The former pageant queen might not have been nominated for anything but that did not stop her from winning the style game in this stunning Zuhair Murad dress. Bold prints, a full skirt and her dramatic styling make this look a real head-turner.

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab


Actress Jessica Biel arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Biel's Elie Saab number was modern couture at its best, with a daring neckline and just the right amount of 3D embellishment popping on an otherwise muted black-and-white palette.

 

WORST DRESSED

Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen


Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Kidman's Alexander McQueen number is a perfect example of less sometimes being more. Sequins, sheer fabric, voluminous cold shoulder sleeves and ruffles all at the same time? Yeah, no.

Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton


Actress Sophie Turner arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

We hate to hate on a cast member of the beloved Game Of Thrones series but the weird sheer panels and fabric mix make this gown look confused from certain angles and straight-up cheap from others.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang


Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Parker's hair is seemingly a tribute to Carrie Fisher, but when it is paired with the over-the-top sleeves of her dramatic white gown it seems like she had just made a narrow escape from a mediaeval fair.

Felicity Jones in Gucci


Actress Felicity Jones arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

The bodice and skirt of this sheer pink number seem painfully disjointed and the embellished bow belt takes this look into major juvenile territory.

Amy Adams in Tom Ford


Actress Amy Adams arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan 8, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

A black, sequinned column dress? Can we say snooze. Mix it up already, Amy Adams.