Amy Adams in tight Marchesa at the Golden Globes: too cutesy or beautiful?

This is a fashion post for The Golden Globes dedicated to some of the ladies in light-colored mermaid-type dresses that were fitted up top and flared on the bottom. I’m not a fan of the tight on top, poofy skirt silhouette. It can look juvenile, but some women really pulled off the look and others looked a little too cutesy. In the “too cutesy” category we have Amy Adams in Marchesa. The bodice looked very tight and uncomfortable, and the skirt was over-the-top. In the full-length photos she looks like a cake topper. On screen this was slightly prettier, though, and I can see how this dress would be appealing in person. Amy called the color “ballet pink.” Her sideswept curls and deftly-applied makeup gave her look an old Hollywood vibe, but the dress just underwhelmed me.

Hayden Panettiere was more successful in a blush-colored Cavalli. On camera, the lines of sequins on the gown were absolutely beautiful. I love her easy blow-out and her light, colorful makeup. Hayden was dripping in diamonds but they weren’t overdone. This was one of my favorite dresses.

Jessica Alba also looked striking in pink Oscar de la Renta. There’s something very “pageant” about her dress, and I was surprised that I liked it so much. She carried a dippy fuzzy purse, though. It’s a “Roger Vivier ‘Pochette Prisme Poodle’ clutch.” She was trying to mix it up and not be so serious, but it just detracts from how pretty everything else is. She needs to own that look. It’s nice to see her smile for once.

On camera, I thought Megan Fox was quite lovely in pale Dolce & Gabbana. I remember thinking what a pretty dress it was and how great her makeup looked. In these photos it all looks a little cheap to me though. Maybe it’s the fact that she can’t close her mouth to save her life. What is up with that pose? The lace on the dress doesn’t translate well to photos, and her makeup looks clownish compared to the other actresses. That’s Megan Fox for you. At least she’s no longer comparing herself to men and talking about how insecure she is.

Check out Brian Austin Green’s haircut. He looks like a kid!

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  1. Lucy says:

    My theory with fox is that her face is so solid it’ll crack if closes her mouth. On the other hand she looked good so too did Hayden

  2. lori says:

    what happened to Megan Fox’s bolt-on’s? Did she have them removed at some point?

  3. QQ says:

    they all look Oatmeal colored Except Alba who of course is Oatmeal personality

    Hayden’s makeup. Looked super bad in hd too dark brows and Frosty blue eyeshadow, she looked so old, had i not seen her in TMZ last week in video looking so fresh and like a kid I woulda thought This is how she looks normally

  4. Sisi says:

    Jessica Alba’s look reminds me too much of some of Lea Michele’s past red carpet appearances

  5. annabelle says:

    Oh, no. This is a host of hot mess.

    Amy is hurting my feelings she looks so bad. Bad dress, bad make up. Bless her heart.

    I didn’t love Hayden’s make up either, but at least she didn’t look twee or ice skatery.

    Megan just looks like a whole different person. It’s worse when she speaks.

    Eh, Alba’s dress is so tight that I can’t breath. A shiny, coral, bridesmaid -y nightmare.

  6. Helen says:

    On camera, Megan Fox looked all sorts of weird in the face. I get it that she’s had work done but she went and jacked herself up all over again specifically for the occasion. Not a good look, I swear….

  7. Arock says:

    If megan wants to smile she’s going to have to loosen her forhead. BAG looks smoking hot.

  8. Ri says:

    Boring. They’re all wearing the same dress.

  9. Katia says:

    Alba and hayden look hot
    Amy Adams is always boring to me, sorry. She was hilarious in the office…. Shes Pretty but not hot
    Megan looks so very strange and BAG looks like a thug of some sorts…. Fresh out of the can

  10. Marianne says:

    I HATE nude dresses. That being said, out of all the nude dresses I saw (and there was quite a few) Amy Adams had the best out of the them.

    Jessica Alba looked really pretty, but it was also nothing new.

  11. grabbyhands says:

    Okay dress, bad hair. One of the reason I always liked the GG is that they were always more relaxed than the Oscars, so I’m kind of disappointed that so many actresses wore these big glamorous gowns instead of something a little more fun.

  12. normades says:

    Wow Megan looks hard. She’s had way too much stuff done to her face. And now her career is done too.

  13. hoya_chick says:

    Amy’s dress washes her out, and up close I don’t like her make up. She looks tired. And her skin looks greasy. Usually I love her. This just doesn’t work and I love her with red hair since she is so pale, this brown makes her look mousy.

    Hayden’s hair looks so fake and dry. She has a cute lil figure.

    Why is Jessica Alba invited to these things? I like the color of her dress but it seems really tight. How did she sit in it without it ripping?!

    Megan and BAG remind me of Eddie and Leann for some reason. D listers who think they are A. Look at them posing? Lol. Also, see question above as it applies to them as well. Lastly, Megan it would be lovely if you closed your mouth. You look like a cheap porn star.

  14. smartyparty says:

    I loooove Amy’s dress. It’s an update on old hollywood, pulled off with confidence and style. and that FIGURE.

  15. Lisa B. says:

    God, I HATE this nude trend on white women. This color makes them look like fatigued zombies. Besides it’s so boring and safe. Ugh.
    Megan is messing up with her face big time. It looked all kinds of scary on HD. I hope she realizes how awful she looks before her face comes to that point of no return. Seriously, it makes me sad. She was so pretty.

  16. Diana says:

    All the ladies in the post look lovely. I didn’t like Jessica Albas dress when I saw it last night but here in the pictures it looks lovely, although I hate the shade of lipstkick she’s waring.

    Amy looked stunning and I was pleasantly surprise with Hayden’s look, she was beautiful.

  17. Kate says:

    I would have liked Amy Adams’ dress better if it was in a darker color like Navy but the nude is vintage which is what she clearly was going for. She’s a very pretty woman.

    Also, I honestly don’t get the whole “Amy Adams is cutesy” thing.

    Adams isn’t cutesy at all unless you define “cute” as being classy and elegant at all times. Adams is one of the most elegant and classy women working in Hollywood.

    Is this what it’s come to? You have to go out of your way to seek attention at all times and always walk around with a high slit in order for people to think you are “cool” enough or something?]

    Adams has more talent in her fingernail than most of the women walking the red carpet. She’s also one of the few up there with no plastic surgery. She’s also several years OLDER than any of those other women but looks younger. Cut her a break.

    • JulieM says:

      This, times 1000000. Amy is a class act all the way. One of my all time favorites. 4 Oscar noms in 7 years. She puts Ann-eeeeeee to shame. Not crazy about the dress, though.

      • Kate says:

        The nude dress is ultra vintage though. Adams has been compared to a Golden age screen actress since she started acting. She’s screwball comedy/vintage. I think that’s what she was going for.

        I would have personally preferred the gown in a dramatic navy or even black because i like seeing her be more dramatic. But if you are going for vintage then the nude does make sense.

        Annie is a good actress too. It’s just that Amy makes it all look at little bit easier. She’s less try hard.

        Mainly, i just find it funny that so many people find Amy Adams “cute” because to me, she has so much more mystery about her than someone like Annie does. I’m just not sure that Amy Adams gives a crap. She’s there to do a job not to play to the cameras. And I sort of love that.

      • JulieM says:

        Kate: Again, I agree with you 1000%. You don’t really ever hear about her when she is not out promoting a movie. Never any diva set tantrums, dui’s, non of that s***. She, as you say, does her job (usually to Oscar level) and goes home to be with her partner and child. No begging for award recognition. I only wish she got the Oscar for Junebug, her break out performance. She was so touchingly brilliant in that role. And- I can’t wait to see her do Janis Joplin. Interesting casting.

    • kennedy says:

      Agree with this x329408230498230948.

      Amy Adams is one of the most beautiful and talented women in the industry. And she SHOULD win an Oscar this Feb. She’s AMAZING IN THE MASTER. How do people not see this?

  18. lucy2 says:

    Amy’s so pretty but the dress washes her out.
    Hayden’s makeup looks too severe, might be the eyebrows though.
    Jessica, same old same old princess look.

  19. Amilu says:

    I agree that she needs to close her mouth, but Megan Fox’s makeup doesn’t look clownish in the least.

  20. tabasco says:

    amy adams is another worst for me. jeezus, how many times do we need to see a boring nude fishtail dress on a red carpet???? in addition to being a boring look we’ve seen a million times, it’s washing her out and overall she looks quite overworked.

  21. emz says:

    Amy Adams makeup looks horrible in the close up. Her mouth looks like it has bruises next to it that they were trying to cover up.

  22. Peta says:

    Amy is a classic beauty but she’s looked better imo. The dress is gorgeous but needs to be a darker hue, it just looks washed out against her alabaster skin.

  23. LAK says:

    oh Amy. Do you need Harvey THIS much?

    I think the Megan open mouth thing is so she photographs better. Linda Evangelista does the same. She never closes her mouth. An influential photographer told her to always keep her mouth open to photograph better. Something about the jawline and chin. it elongates the face and emphasises cheekbones without th eobvious sucking in tactic.

  24. jess says:

    Amy’s dress is gorgeous…but it’s the wrong color for her. You should not wear clothes the same color as your skin. It creates a weird illusion.

    I agree about Megan’s face. WHAT happened? When she was talking, all I could watch was how hard it seemed for her to move her top lip, or get her mouth to close. It looks like a weird implant or something. I was completely distracted by it.

  25. Caroline says:

    Love Amy’s ethereal dress;
    Jessica’s style (feather purse) reminds me of Olivia Palermo’s;
    Megan looks different…hope its just her makeup. Too much bronzer? I really want her to do well venture into roles beyond the sexpot~.~