Now that I’ve covered the good, it’s time to talk about the bad and the ugly. Let’s face it, it’s way more fun. Whether it’s the recession or some other reason, the 2011 Golden Globes yielded some major fug outfits. Apparently fashion designers were trying to unload some of their heinous outfits to gullible actresses as ground-breaking fashion. I seriously had a difficult time narrowing the field to just ten unlucky winners. It was definitely a bumper crop of fashion no-nos.
For the most part, I actually like all these actresses and respect their work. Unfortunately for them, I wasn’t blown away with any of their respective fashion choices. If I had to subtitle this post, I would call it… “When ugly clothes happen to beautiful actresses“. With the exception of one, these women have previously taken my breath away with their fierceness on the red carpet. It’s like they had one collective fashion brain fart when they picked these outfits for this year’s ceremony. Check out my choices for the Top Ten Worst Dressed at this year’s Golden Globes and see if you agree with my picks.
10 WORST LOOKS AT THE 2011 GOLDEN GLOBES
What she wore: White Zuhair Murad dress with a sheer crystal capelet accessorized with Harry Winston jewels, Swarovski clutch and Louboutin (of course) pumps.
Ummm… when did Jenny from the block become Jenny from the retirement home? This outfit is worthy of MOB (mother of the bride) status. I don’t know why she opted to cover up her golden globes. If she chucked that capelet, this dress would be salvageable. Boring, but salvageable.
HELENA BONHAM CARTER
What she wore: Vivienne Westwood dress with mismatched shoes.
I love how cray cray Helena Bonham Carter is when it comes to red carpet fashion. It looks like she just stepped out of her trailer on the Harry Potter set. As if the disheveled hair wasn’t enough, the mismatched shoes are the pièce de résistance.
What she wore: Red fringed Versace gown with Neil Lane jewels.
From the neck up, she’s undeniably beautiful. From the bottom down, she looks like those Korean good luck charms they put in windows or rear view mirrors. This fringed atrocity is all kinds of wrong. The gathering on her waist makes her look like she has a pooch, which we know she doesn’t have. Speaking of Golden Globes, those babies look like they’re ready to pop out.
What she wore: Pink Viktor & Rolf gown with Stella McCartney shoes, Dior clutch and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
It pains me to write anything negatively about Natalie Portman, since I love this woman to no end. Unfortch, the dress is so awful I had to include my beloved Portman on this list. If she took off that unflattering sequined rose off her bust, the dress isn’t half bad. Every rose has its thorn. In this case, the rose is the thorn in Natalie’s side. She must’ve been hormonal when she picked this dress.
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
What she wore: Pale blue Romona Caveza gown with a too-orange complexion.
Maybe an apparition should’ve whispered how ghastly this outfit was to the Ghost Whisperer? It’s absolutely frightening. BOO, indeed. That bustline is so scary, I can’t even talk about it.
What she wore: Emerald long-sleeved Atelier Versace dress with Robert Procop jewelry.
While I applaud Angie for not picking her usual black, white, beige or gray palette, I have to give her thumbs down on this sparkly number. Though she is on trend with the long-sleeve design, the dress looks like a reject from the Dynasty set or a drag queen’s closet from the 80s. Maybe the “Salt” actress was undercover at the ceremony, dressed as a Alexis Carrington drag queen impersonator.
What she wore: Navy velvet L’Wren Scott gown, Jimmy Choo heels, Swarovski clutch, Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Tina Fey. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Didn’t anyone ever tell her that velvet is not a funny woman’s friend. Like J.Lo’s dress, this one ages Fey about ten years. 50 Rock anyone?
What she wore: Pink tiered Katharine Kidd gown with Chopard jewels and Jimmy Choo heels.
I’m chalking this up to the Big Bang Theory. How else can you explain this busted up outfit? She looks like she should be on top of a wedding cake. This dress is such a rookie red carpet mistake.
CATHERINE ZETA JONES
What she wore: Forest green strapless Monique Lhuillier gown, Ferragamo shoes & Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.
I’m probably going to get a lot of flack for this, but I just wasn’t won over by this dress. Plenty of fashion experts love this Lhuillier gown, but to me it looks like moss has taken over her body and is about to engulf her. To boot, it looks like it weighs about 100 lbs.
What she wore: Sparkling pink Jenny Packham gown with Jimmy Choo heels and VBH clutch.
Oh Sandy. Getting cheated on is no excuse to not look your best. Just look at Eva Longoria as example. To be honest, the dress is actually gorgeous, but the bangs and awkward layers in her hair cancel out any style points she had for the gown. What did she do? Did she let baby Louis cut her hair? Or did her hairstylist Blind Side her with this follicle disastah?
THREE FASHION RISK TAKERS I DIDN’T MIND
The following three ladies landed on various worst dressed lists, but for some reason I wasn’t hating on them. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t like them enough to put them on my Best Dressed list, but I give them credit for thinking outside the typical red carpet box.
What she wore: Striped halter Marc Jacobs dress with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.
Heidi is always a risk taker when it comes to red carpet choices. She always tries to amp up the sex factor when she struts for the paparazzi. I think Heidi’s styling kills any chances the dress had of making best dressed nods. The hair, make-up and accessories are all wrong.
What she wore: Flower embellished Valentino gown, Louboutin heels and Fred Leighton jewels.
I ADORE Michelle Williams and her quirky fashion sensibility. She looks like a mod Twiggy for the modern century in this floral creation. It’d be perfect for something to wear at a destination wedding.
What she wore: White collared shirt with Jill Sander skirt and pink pumps.
The ever androgynous Tilda Swinton does it again with her GG ensemble. I love how she’s almost giving a wink in the picture, as if to signify it’s all one big joke. Joke’s on her, I actually like the entire thing. Even the pink pumps.