Hooray for awards season, which properly kicked off this weekend with the Golden Globes. It’s the perfect antidote to January gloom: never mind the fact that I still haven’t done my tax return and my dishwasher’s had what appears to be an ill-timed stroke (la la la la I’m not listening!). Let’s escape to Tinseltown and talk about dresses! I, like many, love swiping through the best dressed edits and being a proper fashion judgy-pants – it’s quite a hobby. And if when my time comes to grace the red carpet, I sure as hell won’t be opting for a hackneyed floaty Grecian number a la Saoirse Ronan, nor will I be fulfilling any adult Barbie ambitions (looking at you, Malin Akerman) because that, dear reader, would be a massive cop out. My red carpet heroines are the ones that dare to be different with their sartorial sass – and on a global platform at that.

The nominees (click to enlarge) are…RCR1Emilia Clarke is a gothic caped crusader in this noir number by Valentino

Olivia Palmero looks every bit the Italian mod in this striking number from Delpozo

Jane Fonda out-fashions the young’uns with mega ruffles courtesy of Yves Saint Laurent

I am crazy-eyed for Uzo Aduba’s Talbot Runhof dress – those sleeves! – and you know how I feel about sequins

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Taylor Schilling gets all the thumbs for her chic and sparkly trouser suit

Portia Doubleday looks ready to D.I.S.C.O in this glitter-ball inspired gown

Melissa McCarthy looks laid-back and luxurious in this 70s gunmetal dress

Jamie Alexander’s black and emerald Genny gown champions bold geometrics

 

And the winner is…

Jennifer-Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, who owned this year’s Golden Globes (the red carpet bit at least) in a glorious Giambattista Valli gown. Ladylike coverage, caped, and in SS16-ready mustard… J’approve.

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