Red Carpet Trendwatch: White Gowns

01/16/2007 at 01:40 PM ET

Forget Madison Avenue — last night’s Golden Globes red carpet took its fashion cues from ancient Greece by the look of things. From Jennifer Garner’s silver spangled Gucci to Hayden Panettiere’s Monique Lhuillier gold-belted gown, the stars looked like goddesses in their long white gowns with metallic accents. Or there were those who went for clean but never simple white, like Salma Hayek, Azzaro-clad Kate Winslet or Ellen Pompeo in futuristic Versace. We expect to see a lot more ivory, creams, and just bright white with the SAGs less than two weeks away! Tell us: Do you like the white gowns? Is this a look you would wear?

Click here for more of the Best & Worst hair at the Golden Globes, and don’t miss our Best & Worst Dresses gallery, too.

Photo: Chris Pizzello/AP, Lisa Rose/jpistudios, FilmMagic

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Elda on

All three look beautiful but Salma Hayek got them curves working! I agree with you Rio!!!

Whatever on

To me Angelina was the top. Nobody is -although beautiful- like her. She does not need to appear low-cut to attract looks. This woman looked like a Goddess. Even Brad was somehow opaqued by her presence, even though she was trying to give him the credit. They both were kind of serious, maybe a little uncomfortable with such and plenty vain environment, since the have changed their way to see life. To me they were and they are uniques… All of the other ladies certainly were beautiful, but Angelina… she is something different.

MindyM on

I am not thrilled with all the white dresses. White is a notoriously hard color to wear, not flattering to most complexions and not the most slimming either.

I did not like Jennifer Garner’s dress at all and the color was the least of the problems. The fit was terrible, the bodice very unflattering and it did look cheap. I happen to agree with the poster who said it looked like something you would buy at Wal-Mart.

Salma’s dress did not flatter her voluptuous figure at all. It looked like a giant white sheet draped all over her. She got lost in it and the fit again did not seem right. It just didn’t hang properly on her at all. She has looked so much better.

Ellen Pompeo looked washed out in the white color. She has a pale complexion and it washed out her face and her pretty green eyes. The design was nice and I loved her hair, but I think she should have gone with a color. She is thin enough to get away with white, but it didn’t do anything for her at all.

I would favor silver, like Jessica Biel, or grey, like Angelina Jolie, over stark white.

Emily on

I do not like Jennifer Garner’s, its all wrong, it doesnt fit and it looks extremely casual, it looks like something you wear to a picnic not an awards show. Salma Hayek’s dress is beatiful, just not on her, it was a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. I loved Ellen Pompeo’s dress is clean its classy. There are some other white dresses which i think look way better, Ali Larter and Hayden Panettiere both looked amazing in their white gowns

katie on

I think Jennifer Garner is a very beautiful woman, but the dress was a bad fit. She should’ve worn something that would’ve shown her curves, she looks very thin. ALmost scary thin!

Kim Teetzel on

What about Sienna Miller? I’ve not heard her mentioned anywhere as BEST — and while there were many good choices … she and her dress were STUNNING!

faith on

i think jen garner’s dress made her boobs look like they were sagging.

KC on

I think all the ladies here look ok. I agree with the people that said the fits were not right for Jennifer or Salma. There were much more stunning white gowns on the red carpet. Hayden Panettiere looked beautiful, and she has the complexion to wear white. Kate Winslet looked beautiful and classy as well in a stunning white gown. Kyra Sedgwick, and Yujin Kim (Sun on lost) were by far the two best dressed in white last night.

I also agree with whoever said that Angelina Jolie looked drab. The gown was a pretty cut and shape, but that color was awful. Talk about washing someone out. She looked extremely dreadful, and Beyonce went way overboard, like she always does. I am usually shocked to see her on any best dressed list, as she usually looks awful.

Jada Pinkett Smith, was one of the best dressed of the whole night! She always looks so classy and elegant, and I loved the pleats!

Amanda on

Ellen definitly is the best…I think she is gorgeous and her hair looked beautiful…plus she is on the best show in T.V. history…so how can you go wrong there?

Dakota on

I personally love the white gowns. I am bigger fan of blue, but that’s just me. I would most likely wear a blue dres, but they all look beautiful in white.

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