I saved this one for last, since after the Globes I really don’t have much more to say about a black dress.
Margot Robbie in Miu MiuEmbed from Getty Images
This could have been nice except for the poor Muppet they stapled to her waist.
Alison Sudol in Miu MiuEmbed from Getty Images
One of the most deceptively unflattering gowns I’ve ever seen. It looks perfectly fine, until you notice how the bodice chops up her torso it creates a bizarre illusion that she has rolls of fat.
Jackie Cruz in Rami KadiEmbed from Getty Images
Eh, this is technically a color I guess, but I missed it the first time around. It’s VERY Cinderella, down to the double headband.
Taryn Manning in Adrianna PapellEmbed from Getty Images
She usually looks….a bit off kilter. This is definitely a simple, subtle win for her.
Laura Dern in DiorEmbed from Getty Images
She has been so very boring this awards season. I used to get really excited to see what she would bring to the red carpet – lots of pattern and color, and always a precise fit. Recently she’s started to feel repetitive and dull.
Mary J. Blige in Jean-Louis SabajiEmbed from Getty Images
Fun! Reminds me a bit of Zendaya’s butterfly dress, and it definitely suffers by comparison.
Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein by AppointmentEmbed from Getty Images
I kind of love this for her – she’s finally dressing more like her age. It’s a little Star Wars, a little Spice Girls, and wholly unique.
Yara Shahidi in Ralph Lauren CollectionEmbed from Getty Images
She s so stunning and has such interesting taste, that this was a let down for me. If you click to the right you’ll see what she wore to the SAG’s last year, which was one of my absolute favorite looks. This drab, black jumpsuit is a disappointment in comparison.
Tracee Ellis Ross in Ralph and RussoEmbed from Getty Images
Yara’s TV mom looks fabulous as always. The ruby earrings and great red lip really elevate this.
Dakota Fanning in PradaEmbed from Getty Images
Meh…this is another case of the dress wearing her. And the top isn’t even close to fitting.
Taylor Schilling in Diane Von FurstenbergEmbed from Getty Images
I love DvF, but maybe she should stick to day-wear? This is boring and basic.
Kristen Bell in Yanina Couture, Reem Acra, and Reem AcraEmbed from Getty Images
She wore bright pink on the red carpet, but opted for some basic black looks for her first ever hosting gig. These all look lovely and appropriate for the occasion, if not a little boring.
Beanie Feldstein in Kay UngerEmbed from Getty Images
This is adorable – apparently Beanie wore her high school prom dress to walk her first big red carpet! She said ““I put it on and it fit, surprisingly maybe better than it did in high school! I looked at myself and I was like, WHAT!? and my mom and her best friend were just laughing so hard, like, ‘You have to wear it! There’s just no other dress that would be better”. As a frequent re-wearer of my prom dresses to formal occasions, I approve.
Natasha Lyonne in Proenza SchoulerEmbed from Getty Images
It’s always sad when a perfectly nice black dress is derailed by terrifying snake-like handcuffs.
Uzo Aduba in custom Christian SirianoEmbed from Getty Images
Christian always does right by her, she looks stunning.
Yvonne Strahovski in Estar AbnerEmbed from Getty Images
Dear god, this is bad. I’m all for pockets in formal wear, but not when they look like they’ve been stapled on as a last-minute attempt to be “edgy”.
Madeline Brewer in Reem AcraEmbed from Getty Images
I hate this non-color, but the red accessories are a nice and unexpected choice, and the pearly accents are pretty.
Laura Linney in J. MendelEmbed from Getty Images
I love this. The cascading feathers are so soothing and delightful.
Odeya Rush in Dior Haute CoutureEmbed from Getty Images
I would have bet money on this being Iris van Herpen, something about the laser cutting and the sharp lines. I like it, but it needs some accessories.