All dressed in white. The 2017 Golden Globes were strong on white looks. We had:
Boho bride, Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuilier.
If this was your wedding dress, I would love it on you – I’m a total sucker for the boho-luxe look at weddings. I mean, you’re fooling no one, the whole “this old thing?” vibe on a bride seldom washes, but I appreciate the effort that goes into appearing so effortless! I don’t appreciate much about this as a red carpet look. It’s weird, but it’s a bit lacking in the “luxe” department. The white is a bit too brash. The beading is a bit too sparse. The cut is a bit too lazy. It’s high end with a high street look. If this was your wedding dress, I wouldn’t care, YOU WOULD LOOK AMAZING! But Drew needs to find her way back into the good graces of Chanel, ASAP.
Cheerleader bride, Sienna Miller in Michael Kors.
First of all, can we revisit those last five words. Because, WHUT?? You know she had a dozen top-tier options she could have gone with here (she was in Gucci the following night for the premiere of Live by Night) so I need to know how much she was paid to wear the King of Basic Bitches to the Golden Globes. But I digress. With her ribboned ponytail and those cut out abs, this look is all formal cheerleader, and the pearls are a bad styling choice. Pearls and bows, together, belong strictly with Chanel. You know this. I know this. Sienna Miller KNOWS THIS. Maybe it’s a cry for help, like sending out the bat signal to Karl Lagerfeld?
Real-life-bridal-inspiration bride, Gillian Anderson in Jenny Packham
If it’s white and it’s Jenny Packham, it’s probably an actual wedding dress, and you can bet this look went onto about 250,000 Pinterest boards on Monday morning. What’s not to like here? It’s soft and dreamy and beautiful without feeling princessy; it’s flattering! (an important factor many brides are willing to overlook because they get set on the idea of a particular dress); and the pared back styling is perfect (what? No earrings? Not with that collar, thanks!). It’s a win.
Your-cool-aunt-getting-married-for-the fourth-time bride, Felicity Huffman in Georges Chakra.
I feel like at every point of my adult life, I’ve seen photos of Felicity Huffman on the red carpet and thought, God I hope look like Felicity Huffman when I’m that age. It should be noted today that that sentiment has not changed.
Your-super-cool-cousin-who-does-her-own-thing-but-is-still-frustratingly-nice bride, Issa Rae in Christian Siriano.
Oh my God, I love this, everything about it. The cut, the sunburst beading, the absolute simplicity. The clean, modern perfection of Every. Single. Detail.
Your-eyerolly-college-frenemy-who-always-has-to-be-different bride, Thandie Newton in Monse.
Sometimes a nicely cut, strikingly simple white dress doesn’t need a mess of orange sequins on the hem. See above.
Bonkers bride, Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang.
I’m not the only person who saw this and assumed it was a tribute to Princess Leia, but it’s not. What it is, apparently, is a tribute to Sarah Jessica’s mother on her wedding day, to which I say: Bust out that family photo album, SJP, because that I’ve got to see! With that said, this is an actual Vera Wang Fall ’17 bridal gown, but, if you can believe it, the sleeves have been made a little more wearable for its red carpet outing. I doubt this went on many Pinterest boards yesterday, but I honestly salute the bride who choses to dress like a deconstructed Miss Havisham on her wedding day. Just like SJP, you do you.