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Red Carpet Trends: Golden Globes 2011


Golden Globe Awards Heading

I don’t know about you, but the best part of Hollywood’s award season for me — by far — is the fashion. (If you’re reading this, I’m sure you agree!) Each year, the trends seen on the red carpet are good indicators of what we can expect to see in stores during Spring. We’ve already shown you some of our favorite looks at the Golden Globes. Now we’re going to break down the trends of the night, and show you how you can translate these looks to your everyday wear.


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Emerald was a hot color at the Golden Globes this year. Actresses like Elisabeth Moss, Catherine Zeta Jones, Mila Kunis, and Angelina Jolie (pictured later in this post) were all seen in this trend at the Globes.

Golden Globes 2011 trend- emerald
Product Information: Tank, Top, Shorts, Boots, Ring, Earrings

The outfit above uses these beautiful emerald dresses as inspiration for your everyday look. Layer this emerald green cropped top over this gray and white striped tank. These black shorts allude to the interesting textures of the Golden Globe looks, while black over-the-knee boots help to keep your legs warm, and gold accessories like the ones Mila Kunis’ wore keep the look interesting.


Golden Globes 2011 Trend- Pink
Photo Credit: 1, 2 & 3

Pink is known as the ultimate girly color. But the looks worn at this year’s Golden Globes proved that pink is not only for little girls. Claire Danes, Lea Michele, and Natalie Portman each glowed while wearing this color and you can, too!

Golden Globes Trends pink outfit
Product Information: Blazer, Necklace, Top, Pants, Ring, Shoes

In this outfit, I chose a loose-fitting pink top to recreate this trend for a less formal setting. I then added these tan trousers, a cream blazer, and suede desert ankle booties. A long necklace and a turquoise ring (reminiscent of the one Lea Michele wore) complete the look.

Long Sleeved

Golden Globes 2011 trend long sleeves
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Another trend seen at the Golden Globes was long sleeves, which were worn by Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, and Leighton Meester. Long sleeves on the red carpet are not typical. But these three starlets nailed their looks despite this fashion risk, and thus proved that covered arms can be elegant.

Golden globes 2011 trends outfit- long sleeves
Product Information: DressNecklace, TightsBraceletShoes

For this look, I wanted to stay true to the long sleeved dresses seen in the above red carpet examples. At the same time, however, a full-length, long-sleeved, shimmering dress would not be appropriate for daily wear. Instead, I decided to use this long sleeved mini dress in a pretty maroon hue. Since the inspired dress is not full of glitz like the others, a bib necklace that complements the color of the dress amps up the dress’ simplicity. Finish the look with black patterned tights, black flats, and a serpent bracelet.


Photo Credit: 12 & 3

At any event — whether it be the Golden Globes or a night out with the girls — sparkle is always a popular choice. And like last year, shimmery dresses made a noteworthy appearance on the carpet once again. Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson, and Amber Riley are only a few of those who chose to glitz up the night.

Golden Globes Trends Outfit- Sparkle
Product Information: Tank, Cardigan, Jeans, Bracelet, Shoes

In this outfit, I wanted to show how you can translate the over-the-top sparkling looks worn at the Golden Globes and wear the trend to class. While an all-over sequin tank like the one above is often worn at night, you can dress the look down by letting it peek through this comfy cardigan. Keep things simple by wearing some straight leg jeans like the ones above. A simple rose-colored cuff allows you to add on jewelry without overdoing it. Finally, slip into these pretty floral flats that are also covered in clear sequins to continue the sparkling look.

What do you think?

Which trend was your favorite of the night? Were there any other trends you would have liked us to cover? Do you think you will try one of these trends for everyday wear? Do you have a favorite outfit? Which one? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Posted on on January 26, 2011 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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12 Responses to “Red Carpet Trends: Golden Globes 2011”

  1. 1
    January 26th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Great post! Love the looks you’ve chosen – they fit the dresses really well! Great job :)

  2. 2
    January 26th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    My favorite part of Award shows is not just the fashion, but the fact that Fashion Police would air the next night haha.
    I love the second look because it looks so romantic the pants are really cool.

  3. 3
    January 26th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    @ safiyyah i second that lolzzz i love me some fashion police..too funny i wonder if they watch it just to see their grade lol
    anywas i just go those desert booties from forever arrived today!!!

  4. 4
    January 26th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I’m really digging the emerald green! I just got inspired to go paint my nails that color :)

  5. 5
    January 26th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I loved the emerald dresses, the long sleeved dresses, and Olivia Wilde’s dress!

  6. 6
    January 26th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I looooove the long sleeve dresses so much. I always wanted a long sleeve prom dress, but everything I ever found was the mother-of-the-bride or over 1,000 dollars. Oh well. Maybe I’ll luck out with my wedding.

  7. 7
    January 26th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I love the look of the long sleeved dress! actually practical & so chic. that garnet color is great

  8. 8
    January 27th, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Yes! I hope long-sleeve dresses will come into everyday fashion.

    (I’m SO bored of strapless dresses. I’ve been looking around for a graduation dress with sleeves but all I find are strapless, strapless, strapless. I remember in an interview Vera Wang said she was kind of tired of making so many strapless wedding gowns and that she hoped fashion would tip to sleeves).

    There is something just so classy about a long-sleeve dress. Not the huge, 80s wedding dress type, but more like the short, Edwardian-type (Scarlett Johansson) or just simple, elegant long sleeves :)

  9. 9
    January 27th, 2011 at 12:27 am

    i love this post! i was kind of worried when i saw the title that it would be a bunch of formal looks that i would never wear, but these are perfect. i love the emerald one, especially, and the long sleeved. the sparkles too, even though it’s not as much my style. i even loved the pink one although i don’t think i would ever wear pants like that. the top is just gorgeous. this is an amazing post.

  10. 10
    January 27th, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I didn’t get to watch the golden globes that much because I was exhausted but from watching fashion police it wasn’t the dresses that caught my eyes but it was the shoes that were worn. Olivia sparkly dress you could not see the beautiful spiked golden heels she wore underneath. And I remember going to the store and trying to find those shoes until I remembered they said it was Louis Vuitton which is waay out of my budget. If you want a fun diy project try to get funky with your pumps by attaching studs or spray paint the studs to a specific color before applying them to the shoe.

  11. 11
    January 27th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Oh my gosh! Olivia’s dress is soooo cute! I’m definetly working on making one like it!

  12. 12
    January 30th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I’m so excited about the long-sleeved dress trend even though Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie’s looks were not between my favorites because of the sequins (I can’t stand them anymore!) but Oh my gosh, may I say how amazing Leighton looked? She was my absolute favorite along with Dianna Agron. Chic. Elegant. And most importantly unique.

    Sparkles? Well you may have infered that everyhing that is made of sparkles or sequins currently disturbs me. BORING! We’ve seen sparkles on red carpets a billion times…can we move on, please?

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