There was a serious case of bad dresses on good bodies at the Golden Globes last Sunday. From Lucy Liu in what could only have been inspired by wallpaper, to Emily Mortimer’s sequinned style sin, the stylists in charge should surely be sacked.
Halle Berry, who has one of the most sensational figures in Tinseltown, failed to impress on the red carpet in a cutaway printed gown. The design, by Versace, appeared to have been carelessly sliced apart at the midriff and thigh, and the bodice seemed far too tight, even on a waist as slim as Halle’s.
The split in the dated pink printed skirt did at least allow the star to do her best impression of ‘Angelina’s leg’, and the nude court shoes were, at least, an elegant, understated choice. Lucy Liu’s Carolina Herrera gown also stood out for all the wrong reasons. While the smiling star no doubt felt like a princess in the full-skirted Carolina Herrera gown — and we applaud her risk-taking — the print seemed to be more appropriate for wallpaper or a tablecloth than an evening gown. Sienna Miller — usually a regular on the best-dressed list - fell short for us too. She said she wanted to support British fashion, so selected a gown by Erdem. And while the look is sure to impress fashion insiders, it didn’t do many favours for her figure.
The top part sat awkwardly on her bust, and was positioned slightly off-centre above the column skirt. On the plus side, the simple hair and make-up was a wise choice with a busy print — the soft pink lips, in particular, looked fresh and pretty. That being said, there weren’t too many fashion faux pas at the Golden Globes this year. Perhaps years of attacks from the Fashion Police have taught the A-list that it is wiser to play it safe in flattering black and ethereal beiges and nudes. Thank goodness there are still a few who are brave enough to give us something to talk about.
— Daily Mail