Style watch: Julie Bowen

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Wearing a Carolina Herrera dress to the 71st annual Golden Globes awards last week

The Modern Family actress looked to the past for inspiration with this lovely colour-blocked number. Reminiscent of the 1940s in shape, it softens her athletic silhouette and makes her look perfectly elegant without trying too hard.

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Wearing a Carolina Herrera dress to the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last weekend

Another awards ceremony, another colour-blocked Carolina Herrera gown. But lightning does not strike twice. The weirdly lined top half of this dress flattens her chest and the bottom half is a mess of solid colour, lines and a black segment which looks like a would-be slit.

~ LESLIE KAY LIM