Golden Globe Awards 2018: Red Carpet Recap

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The Golden Globe Awards kicked off award season on Sunday, January 7th. For fashion enthusiasts, this time of year signals the chance to witness A-list stars wearing coveted fashion from the world’s biggest designers. But this year, the red carpet was completely redefined by a protest that united celebrities against a hot button issue that dominated media throughout 2017. While some of the season’s biggest trends walked the carpet, there was one trend in particular that set the tone for the evening: black suits and gowns. Together, their solidarity sent one important message worldwide: #TimesUp for sexual abuse to be swept under the rug (or in this case, carpet).

Here is a full recap of the biggest trends that walked the Golden Globe Awards red carpet:

Clean Lines & Abstract Shapes

Some of the biggest stars of the night wore sleek dresses that featured sharp, clean lines and origami-like definition. Reese Witherspoon donned a classic old-Hollywood glam look with a one-sided oversized collar for a modern touch, while Tracee Ellis Ross upped the ante with a gorgeously regal head wrap.

Sheer with a Spin

Sheer skin-bearing gowns have been a big hit on the red carpet among major stars for a few years now. While skin is usually the wow factor of sheer gowns we’ve seen in the past, these ladies all wore refined variations of the trend that focused more dimension, glitz, and volume. Angelina Jolie’s sheer, feathered bell sleeves were a favorite of the evening.

Volume & Full Skirts

While a mermaid gown is always gorgeous, theres nothing quite like a poofy princess gown. These ladies reemerged Cinderella’s gown in all black, and it just works. The simplicity of these gowns paired with these full, luxurious skirts were definite conversation-starters this year.

The Suits

Women didn’t stand in solidarity alone at this momentous award season. At this year’s Golden Globes, men  faced the challenge of making a red carpet staple stand out. But they lived up to the heightened standard for the evening in elegant black power suits that caught major eyes.


  • Danielle Gervino

    Kate Hudson and Kendall are my favorite! Great recap!

    xx, Danielle |

  • Love all these globe images! All black can still make a statement!

  • This is such a great post! So many gorgeous looks! I love that you included some of the men too xx

  • So nice that the celebs wore black for a great cause! Standing in solidarity for women’s right — all for it! And although I’m not a particular fan of Kate Hudson’s new hair cut, I totally love her black dress. Want.

  • Annie Marie

    SO many stunning dresses!! Love them all!

  • I loved seeing everyone’s interpretation on a chic black outfit! So many good choices!

  • Ashley Garza

    Great re-cap! So many gorgeous looks!!

  • Azanique

    So many great looks! I love the symmetrical and clean line dresses 🙂

    -xo, Azanique |

  • Kendall killed it and I love how many princess type gowns there was!

    A Lacey Perspective

  • Nelli Kal

    So many beautiful gowns! Kate Hudson is amazing! Xo, Nelli

  • So many great choices! Black is everything!



  • Catherine Zeta Jones’ dress was my absolute favorite- she looked amazing!!
    xo, Kristina

  • Anna English

    I absolutely loved Kendall’s look! And that pop of red in MM’s dress was fabulous!

  • Bay Area Fashionista

    Love the recap! SO many fabulous black dresses. Very chic!


  • Rach

    So many gorgeous outfits! Everyone looked stunning!

  • I really liked Tracee Ellis and Resse. It was a good night for fashion, everyone looks great!


  • Kate Hudson and Reese Witherspoon’s dresses, so stunning. Everyone looks beautiful and stood for something so important.

  • OMG so much slayage on the red carpet. I cant decide which dress I like best!

  • Emily

    Great recap! I loved the looks that you highlighted!
    -Emily |

  • Kendall’s look was so fab! It was such a powerful moment I am sure for everyone in that room to be part of a spectacular evening backing an incredible cause!

  • I’m loving Christina Hendrick’s and Reese Witherspoon’s looks. It was so nice to see all of these powerful men and women coming together for a change too!

    xx, Tomi

  • GH Client

    Diane Kruger and Catherine Zeta-Jones looked AMAZING! Can’t wait for the SAG awards!

    Megan |

  • Diane Kruger was hands down my favorite! I totally didn’t see Kate Hudson’s till right now though. I LOVE it!!!!

    xo Laura Leigh

  • Candace

    So many lovely black looks on the black carpet this year. Thanks for sharing this inspo! Kendall was my fave 🙂

  • Oh man! So many great looks! I love the sheer and voluminous!


  • There were so many amazing looks at the Golden Globes!!! It’s hard to pick a favorite but I can’t lie, I love Mandy Moore’s look. Perfect for her!

  • Kelsie K Sabers

    I love the one shoulder dresses the best! Everyone looked stunning!!

  • What a fun post! I LOVE Kendall Jenner’s dress!!

  • So many gorgeous dresses. Loved seeing all the black on the red carpet.

  • Annie Fairfax

    I know who like 3 of these people are, but they’re all so well dressed!

  • I love Reese’s dress. She is always so classy and elegant! And of course, Mandy Moore always nails it. She’s just so gorgeous!


  • Lauren Ashley

    Loved all of the looks this year!!! Everyone looked so stunning.

  • Kari Kriewald

    So. Many. Gorgeous. Looks! Everyone looked stunning in their all black ensembles! xx