The Golden Globes are the official start to awards season, and last night the brightest stars from both television and film showed up dressed to the nines. Based on thorough review—and plenty of good-natured fashion debate—we’re predicting 5 big evening wear trends seen last night that are sure to carry forward through award season and beyond.


Cold Shoulder

The popular shoulder-baring trend has evolved to include subtle, cutout varieties.

Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier. Photo: Courtesy of Jordan Strauss/AP Images)
MONIQUE LHUILLIER Crepe Cold-Shoulder Midi-Dress / MONIQUE LHUILLIER Silk Embellished Cape-Back Gown /JUAN CARLOS OBANDO Silk Off-The-Shoulder Dress

Shine Bright

A night of amped-up fashion included showstopping dresses rich with all-over sequins and shiny metallics.

Diane Kruger in Nina Ricci. Photo: Courtesy of Matt Sayles/AP Images)
NINA RICCI Sequined Sleeveless Sheath Dress / ARMANI Velvet & Sequins A-Line Dress / PACO RABANNE Metal Mesh Draped-Front Dress

Dreamy Embellishments

With etherial details like silver stars, beads, embroidery, or mirrored jewels, a bedazzled application adds extra glamour to any gown.

Emma Stone in Valentino. / Photo: Courtesy of Jordan Strauss/ AP Images
AZEEZA Sequin-Embellished Silk Tulle Cocktail Dress / DRIES VAN NOTEN Delile Embellished Tulle Dress / A.L.C. Star-Print Crepe Ruffle Dress

Colorful Lace

Lace is a romantic classic, but this season, we predict the fabric’s return in bold, unexpected colors, as demonstrated by Kerry Washington’s stunning yellow Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Kerry Washington in Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Jordan Strauss/ AP Images.
LANVIN Colorblocked Lace Sleeveless Gown / J. MENDEL Lace Full-Skirt Cocktail Dress / SOPHIA KAH Lace Ruffle Sleeveless Gown


Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood exuded confidence in her custom Altuzurra look. We’re taking notes and expecting many more celebrities to opt for polished pantsuits over traditional frocks.

Evan Rachel Wood in custom Altuzarra. / Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
DOLCE & GABBANA Brooch-Embellished Two-Button Blazer / DOLCE & GABBANA Virgin Wool-Blend Straight Crop Trousers / MAISON MARGIELA Double-Breasted Wool Tuxedo Jacket / MAISON MARGIELA Wool Twill Crop Trousers / ALTUZARRA Ponte-Knit Single-Button Acacia Jacket / ALTUZARRA Ponte-Knit Serge Pants