2017 Golden Globes Fashion - Capes and Dropped Sleeves

Did you guys watch the Golden Globes last night? I was so happy for Emma and Ryan and La La Land. Seriously, give that movie all the awards!

Moving on though...let's talk fashion. The dresses from this year's Golden Globes were quite different. The red carpet was full of new trends and risk takers. It was quite refreshing actually.

I'm going to come right out and say it though - there were a lot of wonky sleeves going on, no? Some worked well, but alas, some did not. Let's take a look.

Keri Russell
Nominee, Kerri Russell's, leopard print J. Mendel number was an interesting choice. The pattern, choker, and smokey make-up bring an edginess to the entire look despite how soft and flowy the fabric is. It's quite the juxtaposition. I will say though, that the whole look has the slightest air of trashy to it, but it somehow is still totally working for me. Nice job, Keri! 

Kristen Wiig 
Kristen Wiig's sheer white lace Reem Acra dress left much to be desired. The whole thing would have been drastically improved had it been lined in white. As is, the nude mini-dress underneath is distracting (although it didn't look as bad on stage). Cute hair and make-up though, plus, her and Steve Carrel had the funniest bit of the night. Next time, Kristen!

Mandy Moore
Nominee, Mandy Moore looked quite the statuesque beauty in this Naeem Khan gown. The blue/black color combination was different and very pretty. The silhouette works great on her and the width of the v-neck is just right. As is, the dress was fine enough, but the cape really brought the drama. Lovely hair color, amazing jewelry, and a great smokey eye made for a winning combination. Great job, Mandy!

Michelle Williams
Nominee, Michelle Williams wore this white lace Louis Vuitton gown. She looked fantastic from the neck up. Her alabaster skin, platinum blonde hair, and barely-there make-up really popped against the stark black of the dainty choker. She's gorgeous! Unfortunately, I couldn't get behind the gown. I didn't care for the contrasting black lining, and felt it cheapened the look of the lace. The dropped sleeves and sweetheart neckline combination call attention to her small chest, and the whole thing looks like it's going to slip right off her. This one was just okay for me.  

Angela Bassett
Angela Basset opted for this berry colored Christian Siriano dress which worked well on her. It's relatively simple, but the flounced sleeve and color add a bit of drama. I would have gone a different way with the jewelry and accessories (more gold and sparkle), but overall, not a bad look. Good job, Angela!

 Nicole Kidman
Nominee, Nicole Kidman loves her a whimsical gown, and this Alexander McQueen number is no exception. There's a lot going on here what with the sleeves, sparkle, and fluff. Ultimately, I found the sleeves distracting and thought it would have been a far better look without them. The head-styling was lovely though and the necklace the right choice as well; just a bit too busy overall.

Sarah Jessica Parker
Nominee, Sarah Jessica Parker's white Vera Wang gown was another I thought could have been improved by losing the sleeves. They felt out of proportion with the rest of the look. The hair and make-up felt to severe as well. It's a lovely fabric and white looks good on her, but overall this one was a miss for me.

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore's neutral Monique Lhuillier number was the first dress where I thought the dropped sleeves worked. There's a little bit of 70's glam to it which suits her. The loose waves, make-up, and fun jewelry all complimented the look well. Nice job, Drew!

Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara wore this form fitting Zuhair Murad Couture metallic number. The shoulder bearing sleeves worked with the color and tight fit of the gown, reading more cut-out than a drop to the eye. She looks good and I actually don't even mind that it's not lined. The strategically placed sparkles get the job done. I would have preferred if she wore her hair down, but other than that, no complaints. Good job, Sofia!


Hailee Steinfeld
Nominee, Hailee Steinfeld looked adorable and age appropriate in her lilac Vera Wang gown. The color is gorgeous and looks great on her. I loved the fabric and the ballgown silhouette. I can just picture how it must have flowed as she walked. It is a tad over-designed, what with the bust details and the sleeves; but the fit is impeccable and the sheer overlay and sparkle crew neck draw the eye upwards to her flawless face. The hair and make-up compliment the entire look perfectly. Beautiful job, Hailee!

What did you think of this whole dropped sleeve trend? Who is your favorite of this bunch? I actually was all set to declare Mandy Moore's my favorite, but as I started writing and looking at Haillee's dress more closely I just couldn't get over how pretty it was. 

All photos from here except for Keri Russel's which was from here and Angela Bassett's which was from here.

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