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Spring Trends at The Golden Globes 2020: All About the Sleeve

January is always a good time to go looking for a bit of fashion fluff, isn’t it? The Golden Globes delivered not just eye candy but also fresh trends. Kyle was nice enough to sift through and organize all of them for you. I’m just here with the snarky commentary. And funny that I’m writing this on the day that I’m going to my first dress up event in quite a while. Thinking of breaking out the long sleeve orange velvet dress with bell sleeves I’ve mentioned before. I would be warm and on trend!


Puffy Short Sleeves

Sleeves were such a story at this year’s Golden Globe Awards that we had to break them into two categories. Which dress is your favorite in the Puffy Short Sleeve category? I’m just bowled over by the intricacy of Kaitlyn Dever’s Valentino patterned creation and think Jodie Comer’s Mary Kantrantzou look is the height of true fashion. However, Dakota Fanning’s lavender tulle dreamscape of a dress by Dior Haute Couture screams RLS, doesn’t it?

Kaitlyn Dever in Valentino and Jennifer Meyer jewelry

Olivia Colman in Emilia Wickstead

Dakota Fanning in Dior Haute Couture and Dior Fine Jewelry

Jodie Comer in Mary Katrantzou

Bel Powley in Miu Miu

Balloon Sleeves

Not only do I love the long sleeves and long hemlines on these dresses, but I find the colors lovely and unexpected. I want to reach out and touch the fabric on Zoey Deutch’s Fendi dress to see exactly what it is.

Zoey Deutch in Fendi and Harry Winston

Joanne Tucker and Adam Driver

Modern and Geometric

These three looks are extremely geometric. What do you think? Did they go too far? Joey King’s look is quite the architectural feat! Cate Blanchett is usually spot on but I have to admit, I’m not sure what to make of her Mary Kantrantzou. That designer must have quite a relationship with some Hollywood stylists this season!

Shailene Woodley in Balmain and Bulgari jewelry

Cate Blanchett in Mary Katrantzou and Pomellato

Joey King in Iris Van Herpen and Harry Winston jewelry

Whimsical Prints

I was just looking back at a photo Kyle and I had taken of a client a few years ago in an outfit that mixed scales of polka-dots, and commenting on how chic it felt, and here is Zoe Kravitz doing the same thing. Of course Lorraine Schwartz jewelry compliments everything! Taylor Swift is only cementing my long-time obsession with Etro prints. I’m in love with her look. I have not seen Etro get into the awards show game before, although their evening dresses have always been stunning, and wonder if they have more in store for us at the Oscars. I can only hope!

Zoë Kravitz in custom Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

Taylor Swift in Etro and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

Nothing to Wine About

What a sophisticated color for every age. From the cool more purple shade of Rachel Brosnahan’s Michael Kors to the warm, deep burgundy of Busy Philipps Monique Lhuillier, there is a flattering shade of wine for most skin tones.

Rachel Brosnahan in Michael Kors and Forevermark jewelry

Helen Mirren in Dior Haute Couture and Harry Winston jewelry

Zhao Shuzhen

Busy Philipps in Monique Lhuillier

Cotton Candy Pink and Blush

Priyanka and Kirsten have chosen very different necklines, fabrics, and shades of pink for their Golden Globe gowns. However, they are both embracing the new, glamorously long hems.

Priyanka Chopra in Cristina Ottaviano and Bulgari

Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte

Asymmetrical Column Dresses

Column dresses seemed to be the classic choice for some of the classic actresses. Gillian and Reese choose white, which can be a bit harsh if you aren’t careful. The cool sky blue with metallic accents of Renee Zellweger’s Armani really flatters her cool skin tone. The angled pleats on Nicole Kidman’s Versace dress add strategic curves to her long frame. Her stylist deserves extra credit!

Renee Zellweger in Armani and David Webb jewelry

Reese Witherspoon in Roland Mouret and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Nicole Kidman in Versace and Fred Leighton jewelry

Gillian Anderson in Safiyaa

Toga Dressing

Well now this was an interesting look, wasn’t it? That’s all I’m going to say.

Michelle Williams in custom Louis Vuitton

Charlize Theron in Dior and Tiffany and Co. jewelry with Maria Tash earrings

The New Take on Tuxes

As always, Billy Porter has one of the best outfits of the night. The man can do no wrong. It is amazing that he is always so outside the norm, yet so spot on. He has literally created his own fashion genre. Genius. I also love Awkwafina’s outside-of-any box one could imagine tux look. And it is Dior? Crazytown. And I love how she is one of the most covered up but also the most glamorous of all the actresses. See? You don’t always have to play the skin game to win.

Kerry Washington in Altuzarra and Marli earrings

Awkwafina in Dior

Billy Porter in Alex Vinash

Shining in Midnight

I do wish more people would consider midnight as an alternative to always wearing black. It is just as classic and can be mixed with metallic or black accessories. How much do you love Beanie Feldstein’s matching headband that looks like it was made out of midnight colored hair? The sheer number of sequins involved in the making of Ana de Armas’ Ralph & Russo dress makes me so happy.

Beanie Feldstein in Oscar de la Renta and Irene Neuwirth jewelry

Ana de Armas in Ralph & Russo and Tiffany and Co. jewelry

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and serve clients nationwide. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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