Like sparkles? You'll dig this year's Golden Globes red carpet, which was blinding. But between the jewel tones and the grown-up clothes, the stars kept it classy.
Does it get any cuter than Amy Adams' gently retro jade Carolina Herrera?
This artful "Trojan Woman" Valentino is a nice choice for the secret tragic spinster.
Chloe Sevigny's Steel-Magnolias-on-crack Valentino is already attracting horrified censure, but I think it's bold and frankly pretty.
Dianna Agron's Badgley Mischka is very Danae-in-her-cloud.
Emily Blunt also went super-femme in ethereal D&G.
Gabourey Sidibe rocks a gorgeous jewel tone Kevan Hall.
Sigourney Weaver also rocked emerald. (Looks slightly like muscle fibers, but that's not a bad thing.)
Sandra Bullock chose one of the evening's major trends: royal purple. (Bottega Veneta.)
More purple reign: Jane Krakowski in J. Mendel.
And Rose Byrne in Lanvin.
Also big in '10: bold, Valentino red, as seen on Amy Poehler (actually by Jay Godfrey)
...and Sarah Hyland.
...and an absolutely radiant Cameron Diaz.
But nothing was more popular than sparkle, be it Jennifer Garner's 80s-glam Atelier Versace...
Toni Collette's deco Carolina Herrera...
...Jaime Pressly's matte sequin Kevan Hall...
... Olivia Wilde's Studio 54-worthy Gucci.
...or Heather Graham's pure-glam Elie Saab.
Joan Allen and daughter Sadie Friedman: nicely complementary.
Lea Michele's Oscar de la Renta is so bad-swan Odille, it's ridiculous (and awesome.)
Speaking of trimmings: I was frankly on the fence with Carey Mulligan's Nina Ricci - but overall, I'd say she pulls it off, and bonus points for taking a few risks.
Ginnifer Goodwin's cobaly Vionnet was one of the few minis on the r.c.
I don't know what in tarnation was up with the sea of peach last night (see: the Bad for more), but Maggie Gyllenhaal's's sharp mermaidy iteration by Rm by Roland Mouret was one of the few I could get behind.
Julia Roberts' vintage YSL is enviably effortless. What does she have to prove? Nada.
As for Kate Winslet, yeah, she's not really trying this time around - simple, safe and elegant did the trick.