The Best and Worst of The Golden Globes 2020 Red Carpet Fashion

This year’s Golden Globes Awards show was unlike any we’ve seen before. This was largely due in part of the fact that there were more movies and television shows from the streaming platforms like Netflix than ever before, nominated in categories that usually go to movies in the cinema and cable television. That being said, I’m not quite sure Netflix dominated, making me realize that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association isn’t ready to give up their precious awards to streaming platforms just yet. But it also gives you an idea of where the industry is heading. But right now we want to focus on the Golden Globes 2020 red carpet fashion.

The amazing fashion this evening, as always, was out in full force, but I think I expected a little more punch. Sure, there was Joey King’s Iris van Herpen’s optical illusion gown, and JLo’s over-the-top bow (I hated it!) that made her look like a present. But there was also a lot of black, which, as beautiful as it is in a gown, will only make a dark statement. 

As with every awards show, there were some standouts, and some trends, and of course, some horrifying looks. Take a look below at the best and worst red carpet fashion.


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The Best Fashion on the Golden Globes 2020 Red Carpet

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Helen Mirren in Christian Dior
glen close blue velvet
Glen Close in an Armani Privé dress with Cartier earrings

I think we can only learn a lesson or in two from the exquisite Helen Mirren and Glenn Close in how to dress beautifully and age-appropriately, without dulling down the beautiful color and fabric. Helen looks like the queen she is in a deep red custom made Christian Dior gown, while Glenn Close is buttoned up and gorgeous in a royal blue velvet suited gown. 

These ladies are in their 70s and they easily beat out many of the twenty and thirty-somethings.

Cate Blanchett in Mary Katrantzou
Cate Blanchett back view

Cate Blanchett never disappoints with her looks and this Mary Katrantzou column dress certainly hits the spot. The color is gorgeous, the bralette emblazoned with Swarovski crystals is divine, and different. Those bolero sleeves and the open back, well, it’s an interesting choice. But this gown is still very elegant and only something Cate Blanchett can pull off so well. 

Margot Robbie in Chanel

In a night of so much black and white and red, I thought Margot Robbie’s Chanel gown was a unique and welcoming look that was different from all the rest. It was certainly not her best look, but she didn’t play into the trend frenzy.

Zoey Deutch in Fendi

The same goes for Zoey Deutch who is one of my newest favorite actresses and style icons. I love the color, and the shape of the sleeves. I do wish her hair was not so slicked back and it was more deep red than I’ve noticed in the past. Additionally, I thought the necklace was a bit much.  Marie Claire magazine compared it to the lost blue necklace from the movie Titanic, but somehow it works with the mustard look. Oh, and did you know? It’s not a gown, it’s a jumpsuit! 

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

I don’t see even a HINT of a baby bump on Michelle Williams. Guess she wanted the option to cover it up.

Renee Zellweger in Armani Prive
Lucy Boyton in Louis Vuitton 

I don’t know why but there is something I really love about this look. I don’t think just anyone can pull it off, but we’ve seen what Lucy Boyton has worn in previous awards seasons and it’s definitely a look she can wear. And it’s also different from anything we’ve seen before. 

Golden Globes Red Carpet 2020 Red Hot Looks

Nicole Kidman in Armani Prive
Kat Graham in Georges Hobeika
Lauren Graham in Azzi & Osta
Scarlett Johansson in Vera Wang
Olivia Coleman in Emilia Wickstead

Golden Globes 2020 Fashion Puff Sleeves 

Leading the pack is Olivia Coleman (in red, above) of course, but here are some more surprisingly puff sleeves. I knew it was a runway trend but I didn’t realize this was going to be a huge red carpet trend this season. And I’m not sure how I feel about it. It’s not quite as Victorian as I expected, it’s much more experimental. You just need to make sure the sleeves don’t overpower you.

Plus, interestingly enough, it was the younger generation that wore the puff sleeves, a look that I usually relate to an older, refined woman, not a youth like Kaitlyn Dever, 23, or Dakota Fanning, 25.

Kaitlyn Dever in Valentino
Dakota Fanning in Dior Haute Couture
Janina Gavankar in Georges Chakra

Suddenly everyone knows Janina Gavankar? Wonder why that is?

Bel Powley in Miu Miu
Jodie Comer in Mary Katrantzou
Isla Fisher in Monique Lhuillier

Black and White Fashion at the Golden Globes 2020

Kerry Washington in Altuzarra
Rachel Weisz in Tom Ford
Natasha Lyonne in Moschino Couture
Jennifer Aniston in Christian Dior 
Cynthia Erivo in Thom Browne
Anabelle Wallis in Zuhair Murad
Reese Witherspoon in Roland Mouret
Awkafina in Christian Dior 
Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent

Worst Dressed on the Golden Globes 2020 Red Carpet

Unfortunately, as always, there is a worst dressed list. The one for this year seemed especially long. 

Taylor Swift in Etro

I don’t get it. Does Taylor Swift want to be forever young? Or a woman? Because this dress makes her look like a little girl…who grabbed a fabric meant for a sofa.

Sienna Miller in Gucci

Not feeling this one, and unfortunately, Gucci had some bad looks on the red carpet. See Salma Hayek below…

Salma Hayek in Gucci
Laura Dern in Saint Laurent

I’m not a fan. This just doesn’t look right on her. It looks like she’s trying too hard to be something she is not.

Shailene Woodley  in Balmain

I see what’s she trying to do…but this is not one of Balmain’s best looks. 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Fendi

I don’t know what the f*** she was thinking. Did you see Gwyneth Paltrow‘s dress from the back? It’s even worse if you even imagine that.

Charlize Theron in Christian Dior

Charlize Theron always looks so stunning so I don’t know if it’s her or the design of the dress. I’m not especially loving Christian Dior designs lately. 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Ralph & Russo

And she won an award didn’t she? This is not the way to represent (and I’m not even talking about the fact that she wore pants instead of a gown…).

Jennifer Lopez in Valentino

But of course, this is pure  JLo. But it’s so ugly…Christmas was over on December 26.

Which celebrities do you think wore the best and the worst fashion at the Golden Globes 2020?

– Simona Shemer

You may like to read more celebrity style posts for Simona including How To Pull Off The Trickiest Trends Worn By Celebrities and The Best Dressed Celebrities of 2019: A Year of Crazy Color.

Photos: EOnline,, Daily Mail 

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2 thoughts on “The Best and Worst of The Golden Globes 2020 Red Carpet Fashion”

  1. You summed it up nicely!! I’ll pass on the puff sleeves and the giant bows, and expected much better from Sienna Miller and Charlize Theron. I loved the last presenter of the night, Sandra Bullock. The color was described as “marigold,” and I loved it and the design and the peek of her gold strappy sandals, and her makeup and hair was flawless. Brenda


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