The Golden Globe Awards took place last night and as usual the celebrities did their best to bring it to the red carpet. I’m sure you had your favourites. As much as I enjoy seeing the beautiful gowns, I also take notice of some of the more simple looks that could be worn again. When it comes to real life that’s what we should look for. After all, not everyone is privy to attending such an upscale event.
Yes there were some show stoppers like Jennifer Lopez in her sheer lace gown by Zuhair Murad or in Megan Fox in Dolce & Gabbana. Both looked beautiful. But there were also a few subdued looks that won’t necessarily get the most attention. I paid attention to the outfits that would be easy to wear again and again to various occasions. Some of these will likely be knocked off by other retailers and available in different versions at lower price points.
I’ll go through some of the looks that I thought were pretty enough for the red carpet yet, simple enough to be worn again.
Kerry Washington always manages to look amazing at any event she attends. A natural beauty, the Scandal star looked very pretty with her hair in a simple style and dress that was the perfect balance of elegance and simplicity. I could see this dress at a black tie affair, gala or even a simple dinner party. It also would work well as a holiday party dress or for a wedding.
Claire Danes was on fire in this red Versace dress. The simple lines made for a refreshing look on the red carpet. The jewel detail near the hip was also a nice balance since her accessories were quite minimal. This dress could be worn again with hair pulled up for a more sophisticated look or with a flower in the hair for a beach ready wedding.
Amy Poehler went against the norm and opted for this cropped trouser tuxedo suit. It works well with her frame and the shoes make it the perfect red carpet number. Definitely a look that can be worn again and again with the right accessories. It can even be worn separately to various occasions. The jacket makes a nice topper for an evening with another pair of trousers or even a slim pencil skirt.
Ariel Winter’s choice of this Valentino dress was a step in the right direction. A dress like this works well because it doesn’t make her look old or like she’s trying too hard. It’s a fresh, youthful, vibrant mix of colours. A dress like this can be worn again by simply changing accessories and hair. Pairing it with less glittery shoes also makes it a great choice for parties that aren’t so upscale.
This dress is perhaps one of the simplest of the night. The built-in necklace is what makes it a wearable item at the Golden Globes. At the same time if this dress is paired with a pretty pair of gladiator sandals it makes for a beach-worthy dress to a destination wedding. In the summer months this dress would also look good with a pair of espadrilles or wedges.
I adored the vibrant colour of this Dior dress worn by Marion Cotillard. The strapless, asymmetric dress was sexy, vibrant and definitely wearable. I could see a dress like this at almost any party. In the summer it would look pretty with wedges, or strappy, high-heeled sandals.
There you have it, those are some of my picks of items worn at the Golden Globes that could easily be worn again.
What do you think?