The Golden Globes are always a memorable affair — this year, however, they were memorable for a different reason.
The 75th Golden Globe awards took place on Saturday 6th January and as a display of support for the Time’s Up movement, which protests gender inequality and sexual harassment in the workplace, the vast majority of women opted to wear black ensembles.
This sea of black clothing, symbolising the women of Hollywood standing together in solidarity, certainly made a powerful statement. From a fashion point of view, it also allowed the women to make their looks their own and celebrate femininity through the little touches.
Rather than restrict, the powerful black theme allowed the ladies to experiment with textures, silhouettes, cuts, embellishments and accessories, showcasing their own individuality while making a powerful combined statement.
Sit back, and enjoy some of our favourite red carpet style picks…
Heeled boots are always a go-to in the colder winter months; they can (quite literally!) elevate a look while ensuring your feet remain warm and comfortable — what’s not to love? Kerry Washington led the boot brigade at this years Golden Globes with these stunning embellished ankle boots.
Featuring a low sitting ankle length and a chic stiletto heel, these ultra sophisticated boots consisted of a black transparent design with unique floral and gem detailing. Paired with her stunning glittering asymmetric dress, these embellished beauties brought just the right amount of sparkle to Kerry’s look.
If you have a special occasion coming up and have fallen in love with the embellished boots trend (and we can’t blame you!), inject instant sass into your look with the Liberti Black Alcantara Heeled Shoe Boots.
Chic low ponytails
One hair trend that was all over the Golden Globes was waves. We’ve fallen head over heels with the effortless look sported by Dakota Johnson — a tousled do, pulled back into a low messy ponytail, with a few strategic strands pulled loose to frame the face. Super quick, super easy and super chic — it’ll definitely be our go-to for Valentines next month!
Statement red lips
In an elegant all black clothing palette, red lips prevailed. The likes of Claire Foy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mandy Moore and Zoe Kravitz all opted to make a statement with a bold red lip.
From silky berry reds to deep matte burgundies, you can discover the perfect red to complement your style and skin tone.
Wearing the pants
At this years Golden Globes we, perhaps unsurprisingly, saw women stepping away from the traditional dresses of red carpets gone by and into something a little more modern. Yes, 2018 is the year of the pant suit! We spotted androgynous power suits and glam jumpsuits on the likes of Lena Waithe, Claire Foy, Susan Sarandon and Alexis Bledel, and we can safely say we’ve been converted!
For a special occasion this year — a wedding or work party perhaps — why not break the mold in a fashion forward pant suit? Slick your hair back into a ponytail and team with simple loafers or classic flats for a chic finish, or add a touch of glamour with bed head waves and your favourite stiletto heels.
When completing a statement look, all too often it is the small touches that can make the biggest impression. Case in point at the Golden Globes; Samira Wiley’s gorgeous accent necklace!
With a unique ‘floating’ style, Samira’s embellished necklace was set on mesh at the neckline of her sleek black gown. We’ll certainly be stealing her style this season with oversized and eye-catching jewelled necklaces.
Given the unofficial dress code, it is unsurprising that footwear remained largely chic, simple and (you’ve guessed it) black across the board.
From simple strappy black high heeled shoes to textured or glittery options, a black shoe is a classic, creating the perfect finishing touch to any number of outfits.
You can find out more about the Time’s Up movement, their mission, and why the stars of the Golden Globes wore black on the official Time’s Up website.