As with any award show, the Golden Globes are full of glamorous celebrities, showing their stuff before hopefully winning a trophy. While most dress nicely, some try to go the extra mile. And that’s what leads to some of the most insane wardrobe choices. Here are a few of the most daring looks at the Golden Globes.
January Jones In Versace (2011)
Red Carpet Fashion Awards critiqued January Jones’ dress, saying she was a “tad too busty”. It was a Versace Sprint 2011 gown with red fringes and a deep V cutout necklace that draped down her waste.
Jennifer Aniston In Valentino (2004)
Jennifer Aniston wore a low-cut vintage Valentino design to the 2004 Golden Globes. It had a deep V with a belt across her neckline. It seemed as though its purpose was to keep “the girls” in place and well-hidden.
Jennifer Lopez In Marchesa (2009)
Jennifer Lopez was already a mother of two by the time she walked the red carpet for the Golden Globes in 2009. She wore a gilded golden dress with a barely present back and a plunging neckline that showed off her cleavage. J-Lo always seems to wear the most daring of dresses, and this Marchesa Spring Summer dress from their 2009 collection was certainly ranked as one of her most risqué.
Jessica Biel In Elie Saab (2017)
Jessica Biel made sure to show off everything she had at the Golden Globes in 2017. In addition to a sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline, the dress had a ballgown skirt with a high kick slit. All courtesy of Elie Saab’s Fall 2016 collection.
Drew Barrymore In Atelier Versace (2010)
Drew Barrymore won her first Golden Globe in 2010. She had Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role in Grey Gardens. Barrymore wore a more daring dress from Atelier Versace. It was a nude gown with sparking hip and shoulder adornments.
Kate Hudson In Versace (2015)
Kate Hudson really took a chance with this dress by Versace in 2015. Normally a white is unflattering to wear unless one’s extremely thin. The peekaboo sides that taper down are also unforgiving and that plunging neckline wasn’t easy to ignore. Yet, Hudson pulled off the look flawlessly.
Charlize Theron In Christian Dior (2012)
Charlize Theron impressed people onscreen and the red carpet, having gotten a nomination for Best Performance in a Motion Picture for Young Adult in 2012. She wore a dusty rose pink chiffon couture gown with that plunging neckline you’re probably already familiar with. And to accentuate her legs was a thigh-high slit. She also had a draped detail on the hip and a flowing trail.
Lea Michele In Marchesa (2012)
In 2012, Lea Michele wore an interesting dress of her own, too, from the Marchesa Spring 1012 collection. It was a metallic gun-gray antique embroidered illusion dress. The feathery peekaboos tapered all the way down to the slinky straight skirt.
Evan Rachel Wood In Gucci (2012)
Evan Rachel Wood wore this custom, Gucci Première gown for her nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Mildred Pierce. It was midnight green with a sequined and see-through halter neck. The bird-like quality of the dress also had overlapping fish-scale flakes and ostritch plumes that made their way into a full skirt of iridescent feathers.
Halle Berry In Versace (2013)
Halle Berry wore a one-shouldered Atelier Versace Fall 2012 gown to the Golden Globes that same year. She brought back the “Angelina” leg, named for Angelina Jolie’s red carpet leg flash at the 84 Academy Awards. The dress itself was an abstract pink pattern where Berry showed off her gam with a thigh-high slit.
Salma Hayek In Gucci (2020)
Salma Hayek actually gave everyone a look at her dress for the Golden Globes in 2020 on Instagram. She wore a Gucci dress with a cream-colored skirt and eye-catching, low-cut blue top. She was 53 years old at the time, but she can still get everyone’s attention.
Beyoncé In Elie Saab (2009)
Beyoncé’s always been considered a queen and she didn’t challenge that idea with her gown she wore at the 2009 Golden Globes. It was a white-beaded, strapless gown from Elie Saab. It showed off her mermaid-like figure and also had a thigh-high slit. She had been nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture for her song “Once in a Lifetime”.
Janelle Monae In Armani Prive (2017)
Not every dress has to risqué to be daring. Janelle Monae wore this Armani Prive dress to the Golden Globes in 2017. It was a high-low draped gown with front bustle and speckled in black polka dots. It was a one-of-a-kind type of statement.
Blake Lively In Atelier Versace (2017)
Blake Lively wore this Atelier Versace custom gown to the Golden Globes in 2017. It really hugged her curves, accenting her hips and adding a dramatic feel. Not to mention that common, plunging neckline.
Naomi Campbell In Atelier Versace (2017)
Of course Naomi Campbell looked good in her dress. She is a model after all. But only someone like her could have pulled off this Atelier Versace gown. Its intricate stripes and panels made it a particularly eye catching design.
Kendall Jenner In Giambattista Valli Couture (2018)
At the 2018 Golden Globes, Kendall Jenner wore this intriguing Giamattista Valli Couture gown. An inky black tulle ballerina dress with a shorter front and a mega-long train following behind her. It’s hard to even fit the entire train in her photos.
Keri Russell In Monique Lhuillier (2019)
Keri Russell went to the Golden Globes to represent The Americans for their victory for Best Television Series. She wore this silver, sequin gown from Monique Lhuillier. It was sleeveless with a daring neckline, even more so than a majority of the plunging necklines show before it.
Nicole Kidman In Michael Kors Collection (2019)
Nicole Kidman had been nominated for Best Performance for her role in Destroyer. But her look was a lot different than her grungy character from the show. Her Michael Kors Collection gown was a skin-tight burgundy, sequined dress that left little to the imagination.
Gwyneth Paltrow In Fendi (2020)
Gwyneth Paltrow decided to wear this interesting gown from Fendi to the Golden Globes in 2020. It was a see-through, brown dress that left little to the imagination. The accompanying bikini top and bottom ruffles only barely kept her from looking indecent.
Lady Gaga In Valentino (2019)
At the 2019 Golden Globes, Lady Gaga had been nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for A Star is Born, as well as winning Best Original Song for “Shallow”. Her pastel blue gown was another long one, with a massive trail, and her hair matched the color of the dress. The trail was so long she needed a team of handlers to lift it behind her. It also was strapless and sported puffed, off-the-shoulder sleeves.
Kerry Washington In Altuzarra (2020)
Kerry Washington wore a satin black Altuzarra skirt to the 2020 Golden Globes. It had a thigh-high slit, black jacket, and no shirt. She did have diamond body jewelry tied around her chest and waist though. Everyone said that she was stunning and people thought the dress might actually break the internet.
Billy Porter In Alex Vinash And Jimmy Choo (2020)
It’s not only women that wore daring gowns to the Golden Globes. Billy Porter is well-known for his interesting red carpet wardrobes. At the 2020 Golden Globes, in which he was nominated for Best Actor for Pose, he wore a white tuxedo jacket connected to a custom-made feather train. He also wore white heels, a Tiffany necklace, and a white button-down shirt.
Lisa Bonet In Fendi (2020)
Lisa Bonet went with her then-husband Jason Momoa to the 2020 Golden Globes and they both received high praise for their style. Bonet wore a Fendi embroidered dress with sheer sleeves. It was a much conservative look in comparison to the other gowns, yet also not quite as sparkling or otherwise eye catching. And that’s what made it stand out.
Julia Roberts (1990)
Not all of the most daring celebrities outfits were in the 2000s. Julia Roberts was one of the biggest stars in the 90s. And at the 1990 Golden Globes she even won Best Supporting Actress for Steel Magnolias. Most people probably wouldn’t have expected her to accept her award in an oversized, grey suit though. It was certainly a memorable event.
Juliette Lewis (1994)
There’s nothing too overly risqué about Juliette Lewis’ dress to the 1994 Golden Globes. Although her head gear was certainly eye catching. It was a royal headpiece.