Well, it’s taken me two days, but I’ve finally come up with some of my favorite vintage and vintage inspired dresses worn at this year’s Golden Globe awards.
From what I’ve been reading on many fashion blogs, neutrals were very big this year, especially white, as were strapless and one shoulder styles, belted gowns, and mermaid hems. The overall sense was there was a more understated glamour to many of the fashions, with less flashy jewelry and worn with casual hairdos, bordering on messy, and minimal makeup.
Below I’ve compiled some of my favorite dresses because of their vintage vibe.
1. The always classy Kate Winslet in a very elegant and sophisticated black strapless gown with a velvet belt by Yves St. Laurent. Very Audrey-esque.
2. Drew Barrymore in a cool blue/gray mermaid gown by John Galliano for Dior. The red evening bag adds a nice touch of color. Not too crazy about that big hair, though.
3. Heidi Klum opted for short, in a fabulously flirty 80s vintage Galanos polka dot party dress with a big red rose accent.
4. Angelina wore a sleek, silvery 70s inspired Versace gown with blouson bodice. There are varied opinions on this dress, a lot of which are unflattering. I personally like the dress. It has a sensuous, goddess look to it. Though that blouson style can be tough to pull off, I think Angelina looks lovely in it. Though many would disagree.
5. Love the midnight blue color of this strapless Armani gown worn by Anne Hathaway. Very classic 40’s Hollywood glamour. It is overlaid with black netting and decorated with blue beading. The full flowing skirt below the fitted hip area is very flattering.
6. Another gorgeous 40s inspired creation. A Reem Acra design worn by Olivia Wilde. This dress is all pretty and feminine, with its full ruffled skirt. The lavender color is beautiful.
7. Laura Linney’s Grecian inspired Elie Saab gown in a stunning yellow shade. Not an easy color to wear for a lot of people, but I think it looks fabulous on her.
8. Eva Longoria wore a red strapless tight fitting mermaid gown by Reem Acra. One of my favorite colors in a classic 50’s Hollywood starlet style.
Of course I couldn’t leave out my favorite Mad Maidens of the Mad Men series.
1. January Jones in a vintage inspired ice blue satin gown by Versace. She’s got that classy Grace Kelly thing going on in a big way.
2. Elizabeth Moss in an adorable red vintage Givenchy dress. I’m a big fan of full chiffon 50’s skirts. Then there’s that red color that I love and those interesting straps.
3. Always the bombshell, Christina Hendricks is simply smouldering in this curvy strapless black number by Tadashi Shoji.
So what do you think of my favorite choices? Love them or hate them? Let me know. Don’t worry, I can take it!