These Were the Biggest Fashion Risks at the Golden Globes of All-Time

How do you feel about these looks?

By Alanah Joseph Jan 03, 2019 1:00 PMTags
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When it comes to the Golden Globes, it's either go big or go home. 

With all of the eyes on the red carpet, the first award show of the year is an opportunity for stars to shine bright and set the fashion standard for the rest of the season. Thus, no one wants to be understated or forgotten. In Hollywood, it's better to start conversation with an outfit that's loved and hated, rather than not be a part of the conversation at all. 

Cue the riskiest looks of the red carpet. Of course, when styling is about standing out and trying something new, if you do it right, there are going to be people that don't like the look. It comes with the territory.

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Best Golden Globes Looks Ever

Lucky for us, we get to play fashion police and decide for ourselves whether these red carpet styles are worth loving or losing. Check out the riskiest looks below!

Fran Drescher

The Nanny nominee rocked florals in an unexpected way at the 1996 Golden Globes: on her head. 

Cameron Diaz

In the last year of the 1990s, the There's Something About Mary nominee boldly hit the red carpet in a floor-length floral wrap layered over pants. 

Bette Midler

In 1980, the triple threat was a winner rocking some one-of-a-kind print.

Heather Locklear

In 1996, the Melrose Place nominee channeled some daring glamour in the form of this metallic gown with a slit spanning most of the dress.   

Jane Seymour

Back in 1987, Jane Seymour brought plenty of moons to the star-studded night courtesy of her standout dress print. 

Paula Patton

The actress stood out from the crowd at the 2014 golden Globes in this Stéphane Rolland design featuring head-to-toe sculptural ruffles. 

Nicole Kidman

The actress appeared to draw inspiration from the 1920s with her sequined halter dress at the 2004 Golden Globes. She accessorized the sheer, backless design with a beaded headband. 

Sarah Michelle Gellar

While you more frequently see tie-dye on T-shirts, that didn't stop the actress from attending the 2012 Golden globes in a voluminous Monique Lhuillier dress in a similar eye-catching print. 

Renée Zellweger

With its nude illusion bodice, mermaid tail and cut-out shoulders, there was a lot to the actress' 2009 Golden Globes Carolina Herrera look. 

 

Helena Bonham Carter

Never one to adhere to fashion rules, the star boldly stepped out in a colorful pair of mismatched shoes at the 2011 Golden Globes. Her floral Vivienne Westwood gown with tulle detailing was just as attention-grabbing as her quirky footwear. 

Lara Flynn Boyle

The actress made a gutsy move by donning a ballerina-style dress complete with a flouncy tutu at the 2003 award show. Her lace-up heels completed the unforgettable red carpet look. 

Be sure to watch E! on Monday, 7th of Jan. starting at 8 p.m. for our Live From the Red Carpet: The 2019 Golden Globe Awards coverage!