Best Dressed: 2012 Golden Globes

*Yawn* 

That sums up last night’s fashion at the Globes.  I saw so many subdued and severe teal, burgundy, navy and dishwater (that dingy marriage of  lavender and beige) trumpet gowns that watching quickly grew boring (best of the crew: Sofia Vergara’s navy Vera Wang).  

Julie Bowen (Modern Family) was lovely in her Grace Kelly-esque Reem Acra nude chiffon gown with jeweled cap sleeves and softly curled hair.  Effortless – although I wish her coiffure had been a touch looser.  Dianna Agron (Glee) was HAUTE in a Giles Deacon fire-engine red laser cut, tiered gown with swan detail, matching pout and minimal jewelry.  Heidi Klum definitely made it work with a simple but deadly beige minimalist Calvin Klein gown with turquoise detail and simple hair.  Paula Patton was a ray of sunshine in Monique Lhuillier.  And Salma Hayek was totally gorgeous in black and gold Gucci with an Art Deco feel (her husband is owner of the luxury goods company which owns the label). 

Double-faced linings were popular, as seen on Natalie Portman in pink and scarlet Lanvin and Angelina Jolie in blood red and white Atelier Versace.

And I’m calling worst dressed a tie between Lea Michele’s pewter Marchesa gown that looked like it was screaming “HEY! Look at ME! I’m wearing a flesh-eating disease!” and (the newly engaged?) Jessica Biel in her Miss Havisham by Valentino wedding gown. Thumbs down.

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Congrats to Alabama native Octavia Spencer on her Best Supporting Actress win for The Help!

All images via InStyle

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