2016 Golden Globes Best Dressed List

Stars: they’re just like us. They clean up well. OK, their definition of “clean up well” means donning dresses, jewels and shoes that might cost more than your annual salary, but that only makes watching the Golden Globes red carpet even more fun every year.

Sparkles, plunging necklines and winter whites reigned on the red carpet Sunday night as Hollywood came together to honor the best in cinema and television at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. And then there were those cocktail capes that had the Twittersphere buzzing about a possible new trend. Take a look at our 2016 Golden Globes Best Dressed list, and tell us your favorite links in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley managed to find the right balance between movie star glam and California cool. The Mad Max: Fury Road co-star and Victoria’s Secret model arrived in a slim-fitting gilded Saint Laurent gown that glided beautifully over her curves and effortless beach waves.

But the sparkling number couldn’t stop inquiring minds from noticing:  

Yes, it is.

Jennifer Lopez

Never one to shy away from a standout look (this will forever live in infamy), Shades of Blue’s Jennifer Lopez dazzled in a Giambattista Valli sunshine-yellow dress that featured a thigh slit and looked perfect against her glowing skin. The matching cape probably helped start a 2016 trend, and the sparkling shoes and accessories (200 carats of Harry Winston diamonds), red lip and contrasting deep purple nails undoubtably stopped traffic. We’re sure she’s still Jenny from the block, though.

Jaimie Alexander

With a little help from her friends (strips of adhesive tape, which also keep her tattoos on in Blindspot), Jaimie Alexander left us gaping in a shimmering, emerald-and-black Genny dress with a plunging neckline. The full skirt and simplistic updo, jewelry and makeup kept Alexander in the classy zone.  

Eva Longoria

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for former desperate housewife Eva Longoria. The actress got engaged to Jose Antonio Baston in December, saw her new show Telenovela premiere Jan. 4 and made a strong case for wearing white and florals all winter long when she walked the red carpet in a Georges Hobeika dress with a dramatic cutout back and side slit that gave it quintessential Longoria sauciness.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde made working moms everywhere proud Sunday by slipping into a wine Michael Kors dress with sequin embellishments and a deep neckline for a rare date night with Jason Sudeikis. The dramatic purple eyeshadow screamed night out, and soft waves and neutral lip made her red carpet photos suitable for your work screens (her tongue-in-cheek Instagram selfie with Sudelkis not so much).      

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Brie Larson

Brie Larson took the “golden girl” thing literally in a gold beaded Calvin Klein halter gown which she compared to “Joan of Arc armor” during her obligatory interview with Ryan Searcrest. Not that anyone can touch her right now anyway. Larson, who picked up the first of what could be several Best Actress trophies for her role in Room, glowed from the get-go with dewy makeup.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett, nominated for best actress for Carol, went off the sequined-beaten-path in a pale pink fringed Givenchy design that would have made Daisy Buchanan swoon. The three-quarter sleeves were a breath of fresh air in a halter-and-strapless crowd, and the drop earrings and gleaming bracelet completed the throwback look.

Zendaya

The dark red color. The deep V neck. The tiered skirt. The floral embellishments. Nineteen-year-old Zendaya, who stars in Disney’s K.C. Undercover, looked all grown up Marchesa outside the Beverly Hilton.      

Taraji P. Henson

Subtle is the new fierce. Empire’s Taraji P. Henson’s strapless ivory silky dress, designed by Stella McCartney, was sophisticated and refined. The dramatic train was a fresh detail, and the glittering accessories, Kimberly McDonald earrings set with Gemfields Zambian emeralds and a gold enamel chain Falabella clutch added just the right amount of glamour. She later won over the room by promising free cookies for everyone during her acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Drama.

Jennifer Lawrence

Before going inside the Beverly Hilton to collect a third Golden Globe in four years, this time for Joy inspired by the story of Long Island inventor Joy Mangano, Jennifer Lawrence shut down the red carpet. Hollywood’s It girl looked all sorts of gorgeous in a Dior with cutouts and a statement silver linked necklace that popped against the red color.   

beth ann clyde

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