Statement Shoulders & Sleeves Ruled The Red Carpet


The fashion did not disappoint at this evening’s 77th Annual Golden Globes, with stars rolling up in breathtaking gowns, pantsuits, and — yes — there was even a chest harness. But while there was plenty of sartorial gold to go around, there was one major trend that swept across the carpet: the statement sleeve. This year, the bigger the shoulder, the better.

Tonight’s attendees boasted show-stopping sleeves and statement shoulders of all sorts. There were doll-like puffed cap sleeves on Dakota Fanning’s Dior Haute Couture gown, and billowing bishop sleeves on Zoey Deutch’s golden Fendi dress. Da’Vine Joy Randolph donned the most gorgeous bow-inspired ruffle moment on her magenta gown, while Jodie Comer’s poofy emerald green look earned her a comparison to Baby Yoda (which, um, is definitely a compliment).

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Now, let’s keep in mind, puffy sleeves are certainly not a new trend. But, in case you had any doubt whether or not they’ll be sticking around in 2020, just take a gander at tonight’s attendees.

And considering how badly women were snubbed by this year’s nominations (not one woman of color was nominated for a TV Golden Globe and women were overlooked entirely for the Best Director category, for starters), perhaps this aesthetic choice is meant to send a message to those behind the scenes: Women have ditched the dainty, bare-shoulder gowns of the past for larger-than-life designs, proving that they’re taking up more space in Hollywood, and will continue to do so.

Check out the biggest, baddest, and boldest sleeves of the evening, ahead.

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We love a two-toned moment, especially when it involves sleeves of gargantuan proportions like Janina Gavankar’s Georges Chakra gown.
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Isla Fisher’s gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown featured statement sleeves that started below the shoulders.
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Dakota Fanning’s whimsical Dior Haute Couture gown is what fairytale dreams are made of.
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Da’Vine Joy Randolph was a magenta dream in this ruffled masterpiece.
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Jodie Comer’s stunning emerald green gown may also be the evening’s most meme-able.
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Olivia Colman looked as regal as ever in this structured, scarlet gown.

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Zoey Deutch’s billowing Fendi bishop sleeves came complete with shoulder pads.
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Bel Powley had a Little Women moment in this frilly Miu Miu frock.
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Kaitlyn Dever stunned in this floral Valentino gown with structured, elbow-length puff sleeves.
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