Posted by Talia Sasson

The Golden Globes is not just about recognising excellence in film and television – it’s about glamour! It is on the red carpet that we see our favorite celebrities adorning the creations of the world’s greatest designers. Ralph Lauren, Dior, Valentino and Armani- just to name a few!

At Bridesmaids Only, we love watching the Golden Globes as a medium of inspiration. Here on the red carpet, you as a bride can gain insight into the latest trends, the hottest colours, hair, make-up and how it all works together. It’s a visual runway show for potential maids and it comes right to your television screen. It shows you what kind of styles work and how to accessorise the look.

The 2014 Golden Globes spoke of simple elegance. Bright, statement colour dresses graced the red carpet in midnight blue, peach, fuchsia pinks, rich emerald and turquoise green. These bold colours were contrasted by a flock of others embracing glitzy, glamorous neutrals. Many celebrities wore body-contouring gowns, which fell into subtle, swept trains. Such silhouettes were complimented with sweetheart necklines, cap sleeves, and gentle fishtail or A-line skirts. One-shoulder strapped dresses, striking panel-line details were also popular aesthetics for the celebrity designer gowns. Modern lace patterned gowns were a feature for some, while others wore stark dresses and played with bold and colourful jewellery.

Stuck for ideas? Here is what we loved on the Red carpet….

Captivated by the brights A pleasant pop of colour, paired with diamond accessories and a modern hair-do and you’re instantly a hit at any big occasion.

        
Caitlin Fitzgerald, Emilia Wickstead gown. Taylor Schilling, Thakoon gown, Swarovski accessories.

       
Maria Menounos, Max Azria Atelier gown, Jennifer Fisher accessories. Reese Witherspoon, Calvin Klein gown.

Rocking Red on the red Carpet Red was the statement colour of the night. Stars made their entrance in rich rubies, fuchsias, maroons and peaches. Celebrities chose a slicked-back up-do for a sleek and modern look or soft curls or girly braids for a more feminine touch. With the addition of matching red lipstick either look is fabulous.

       
Sarah Hyland, Georges Hobeika Couture gown. Lupita Nyonga, Ralph Lauren gown, Fred Leighton Diamonds.

       
Amy Adams, Valentino Couture gown. Taylor Swift, Carolin Herrera gown.

Sporting the One-Shoulder strap With the addition of our new Millie dress in store, we can’t help but love the one shoulder style! It looks fabulous with cascading curls or a bold up-do.

       
Ariel Winter, Mikael D gown, Jimmy Choo accessories. Amber Heard, Atelier Versace gown, Jimmy Choo accessories.

Glitzy Glamour Neutrals To dazzle the crowd keep colour on the down-low and choose to sparkle with sequinned or lustrous gowns paired with diamond and metallic accessories. For a luxurious natural look, use nude-coloured makeup. Glossy lips and sleek shiny hair will foster a beautiful and heavenly glow.

       
Naomi Watts, Tom Ford gown, Bulagri Jewels accessories. Margot Robbie, Gucci gown, Christian Louboutin heels.

And the award goes too…. Best dressed goes to Cate Blanchett we love her lace couture gown by Armani Prive. Best accessories go to Emma Robert not only is her custom-made Lanvin gown fabulous but the contrast turquoise chandelier earrings by Neil Lane make it a hit. We love it!

       
Cate Blanchett, Armani Prive gown, Chopard’s Green Carpet Collection accessories.Emma Roberts, Lanvin gown, Neil Lane accessories.