Fashion Trends at the Golden Globes

Host Jerrod Carmichael’s many outfits. (Source: Vanity Fair)

By Tulesi Suresh

After a couple of years (and scandals), the Golden Globes are back. While some may be rooting for their favorite actor to win an award, many others watch for one thing: the outfits.On the new gray carpet, these celebrities were eager to show off their styles. For example, comedian Jerrod Carmichael featured six different outfits throughout the night as he hosted the show. As one of the best-dressed men, he sported a beaded vest, a pastel pink set, and a velvety blue plaid set at different moments. His outfit choices were a microcosm of the night’s trends, which we will be recapping here.


Left to right: Michelle Williams, Jenna Ortega, Jessica Chastain, Heidi Klum. Source: Vanity Fair

Crunchy sequins, puffy tulle, and crushed velvet made the rounds. Michelle Williams, actor in The Fabelmans, stunned in a creamy-white tulle Gucci gown. Jenna Ortega (Wednesday), also in tulle Gucci, made her Golden Globes debut in a beautiful, flowy gown. Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary star, also wore the tulle trend in pink and black.

Sequins were popular throughout the night as well, with actresses Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) and Jessica Chastain (George and Tammy) donning them in blue and a spiderwebbed silver. Heidi Klum also wore a short, sequined silver dress with a huge purple boa — a dress seen as controversial by many, as people thought it was the wrong choice and disliked the loud look of it. However, she gets points for wearing a dress from the sustainable designer Germanier.

Billy Porter paid homage to his 2021 Oscars “tuxedo dress” by wearing a new, hot pink version at the Golden Globes. The dress was entirely crushed velvet and made quite a statement on the carpet.


Left to Right: Julia Garner, Britt Lower, Ayo Edibiri, Letitia Wright. Source: Vanity Fair

Shining metallics (Well, we are talking about the Golden Globes), lots of black, and bright pops of pink and pastels were featured in many of the looks.

Pink and Pastels: Julia Garner wore a light pink tulle dress with upturned layers that made her look like an adorable jellyfish. Margot Robbie, who was thought to have escaped Chanel, disappointed many fans with a halter pink Chanel look. Britt Lower wore an elegant drop waist black gown, with a darker pink making up the bottom half. Seth Rogen also jumped on the pink trend, wearing a pastel look by Dior. As for other pastels, Ayo Edibiri wore a powder blue two-piece that was a fan favorite. Similarly, Anya Taylor Joy sported a bright yellow two-piece dress.

Metallics: Laverne Cox went vintage in a 2005 John Galliano gown with accents of gold on blue fabric. In gold and silver, Jennifer Hudson and Angelina Bassett both wore shining bodycon dresses. Letitia Wright looked gorgeous in a metallic burnt orange column dress by Prada that featured organic splotches and wrinkles in the dress.

Black: Always a go-to color, many actors chose it for their look. Daisy Edgar Jones wore a stunning corset dress with lace layering. Jennifer Coolidge looked stunning while combining the black trend with sequins covering the entire dress.

Suiting Details

Left to Right: Eddie Redmayne, Emma D’Arcy, Donald Glover, Andrew Garfield. Source: Vanity Fair

Whether it was a simple change to the usual proportions and fit or the addition of a rosette to the chest, there were unique looks. Rather than wearing a look that has been seen over and over again, such as Austin Butler’s simple suit, the details made the difference.

Seriously, there were a lot of rosettes. For example, Eddie Redmayne wore a silky brown suit with a large fabric rosette stuck to his chest to elevate the look. Emma D’Arcy looked handsome while wearing a black suit jacket, trousers, and a skirt all tied together with a black rosette on their lapel. But moving away from the floral accessories, Donald Glover chose comfort in a flowy ensemble that resembled pajamas rather than a carpet look. Andrew Garfield chose a well-tailored, burnt orange suit to wear as he went viral for his encounter with Chicken Shop Date host Amelia Dimoldenberg.