Emily Blunt in cutout Michael Kors at the Golden Globes: edgy or terrible?

There were quite a few light-colored sequined dresses at the Globes last night. My favorite look was on Helen Hunt, which I’ll get to in a moment. First off we have Emily Blunt in a bizarre yellowish Michael Kors dress with cutouts along the ribcage. This is such a fug dress I’m wondering how Emily and her people greenlit it, like how did that process go and did anyone even second-guess this gown? Emily loves formfitting gowns, and we’ve seen her in cutout dresses before, but this is a convergence of so many poor choices in one dress. There’s some swirly lace, it’s an unappealing color, and it has round sequins stuck on it in a random pattern. At least the cut is flattering. Also, what is going on with those bright, chunky earrings and her updo? It’s just a bad look all around.

In contrast, a visibly pregnant Kristen Bell wore a very cute cap-sleeve empire waist Jenny Packham gown. The dress flowed beautifully in motion and she looked very comfortable on stage. This is an elegant maternity gown.

I thought Isla Fisher was gorgeous in Reem Acra. I love the sheer shoulder panels on this gown and the very simple but striking square sequins. It’s a very straightforward dress that packs a lot of punch, but some people are bound to find it boring.

Helen Hunt really killed it for me in this wide-striped sequin and mesh gown. Look at the amazing detail on the neckline and bodice. This dress is a work of art. (I can’t find a designer ID on this yet.) It also highlights her great figure without showing too much skin.

Connie Britton wasn’t as successful in a formfitting sleeveless silver gown. It was a pretty dress, the cut just seemed a bit cookie cutter to me. Still, I loved her hair and makeup.

Photo credit: FameFlynet and WENN.com

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  1. Rachelstein says:

    John Krazinski, oh wow *drooool*
    Emily’s dress is so ugly

  2. Marianne says:

    Loved Emily’s dress. It was beautiful and suited her really nicely. Kristen also looked really nice. The others were ok.

    • RocketMerry says:

      I loved it too. It had a very nice fit, the sequins weren’t overpowering and the colour wasn’t too sickly.
      I only dislike her ugly pink earrings, and there’s something off with her hair-colour/make-up as of late, but can’t put my finger on it.

      I thought that Helen Hunt’s dress was horrific, insted. The stripes were irritating and the sequins… way too many. Her make-up was off, too.

      • Susi says:

        I think, like Jennifer Lawrence, she’s transitioning between blonde and brunette (not sure which way) for different roles and is in that tricky in between phase where your hair is a bit damaged and a very brassy colour. It never looks great that colour, that’s why I’m not surprised they both wore their hair up.

  3. normades says:

    I think you should have put Emily and John in the couples post. They are turning into quite the power couple. He seems to adore her and I love how she was sitting on his lap at the Critic’s choice awards.

  4. Erinn says:

    Oh God, Emily. It’s like they took a grandmother’s doiley, dyed it, and cut it to look ‘edgy’ and slapped it on her.

    Kristen looks gorgeous. I looove her gown.

  5. smartyparty says:

    Helen Hunt’s figure is unbelievable. She has kept herself looking amazing and should share her fitness secrets… with me!
    I think Emily’s entire head looked prettier than ever – hair, makeup, general calm and confident demeanor, even the earrings. I tried to like the dress, but I can’t.

  6. NerdMomma says:

    Aw cute pic of John and Emily looking at each other. I love how this site posts dresses in groups by features- like all of these sequined light-colored gowns. Fun midmorning break, yay!!!

  7. hoya_chick says:

    Emily Blunt looks so thin! Even gaunt. I can’t decide if I like her dress or not. HMMM. Idk. Her and John look adorable together though.

    Helen Hunt looks a mess. I can’t believe you like it! It doesn’t look finished and her hair and make up look so messy and too casual.

    Isla is gorgeous. The hair, the make up. Love how simple and put together she looks it makes for a stunning visual.

    Kristin looks great, I forgot that she was pregnant. I love the color and the fit, this is my favorite silhouette on a pregnant woman. She looks elegant and comfortable and I really like the color and the embellishment on the collar.

    Connie’s dress does nothing for her figure and is pretty forgettable.

  8. tracking says:

    Emily’s dress is terrifically unflattering in cut and color. The hairstyle draws attention to whatever she’s done to her face. Not good.

    Isla is beautiful, but I’m not sure the silhouette is quite right for her height (doesn’t lengthen her).

    Helen Hunt looks nice, but I’m so over the huge bejeweled areas on gowns.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I’m partial to light colored sequin gowns, so I liked all of these, but probably Emily’s the least – just not a big fan of the cutouts. I think I like Isla and Connie’s the best.

  10. Agnes says:

    is that Islam Fisher? really? I wouldn’t have recognized her. is she messing with her face?

  11. Jenna says:

    Isla’s dress was my favorite of the night! Absolutely loved it!

  12. amanda says:

    They all look gorgeous! That is one of the best maternity looks I have seen.

  13. annabelle says:

    Eh. Underwhelming at best.

    I don’t like Emily’s overall look, but I love the look of love between she and hubby. Sweetness.

    I don’t see the greatness of Helen’s dress.

    I think Isla is looking a bit tweeked and not herself.

    Connie was bland but unoffensive and Kristin is preggo so she gets a pass, but I would have preferred the bodice be all beads and skip that boob hole thing.

  14. bea says:

    Isla Fisher for the win! Perfect in every way.

    I totally do not like Helen Hunt’s dress. The see-thru bands kill it for me. Connie Britton’s similar dress is far better, IMO.

    Emily Blunt – it’s the color of the dress plus the hair and earrings that are wrong. Just not flattering. The cut and fit of the dress are fab. He husband looked great. She needs to have medium to dark brown hair to look her best.

    Love Kristin Bell and I realize it’s hard to formal dress while pregnant, but that boxy stiff dress looks like it’s wearing her.

  15. MG says:

    I thought Emily looked great. Love the color, so unique.
    Isla looked gorgeous.
    I thought Helen looked messy.

  16. jamminatorr says:

    The colour of Emily’s dress was sooo gross on screen. Like cat vomit colour. It could have been OK if it was more white/off white or a deeper colour. But as is, gross!

  17. Esti says:

    There are many things to dislike about Emily’s look, but her hairdo isn’t one of them. It was so nice to see a simple, elegant updo like that when 90% of the people on the red carpet were doing the same messy-waves look.

  18. Diana says:

    Loved how Kristen Bell looked last night. That dress was so elegant and her baby bump is lovely.

    I did like Emily’s dress and she and John Krazinski were adorable together.

    There’s something about Helen’s dress that just won’t let me like it.

  19. EscapedConvent says:

    I think Emily Blunt is beautiful. The lighter hair color doesn’t really fit her though. The dress is a weird color & I don’t that it would flatter anyone. Too bad about the cutouts.

    Isla Fisher’s dress is fabulous. One of the best I’ve ever seen. I agree she has done something to her face. I’m almost not sure that’s her!

    Is it just me, or was almost everyone wearing the same hairstyle last night? I love it & think it’s gorgeous, but I was struck by how many ladies had the side-swept, Veronica Lake `do. Wonder if they all went to the same place to get it!

  20. Cazzie says:

    I love how affectionate and in love Emily Blunt and her husband look when they are together. It is adorable!

    That being said, when she is by herself I never recognize her. She used to be so beautiful and distinctive-looking, but then she got some work done…and now I just don’t recognize her anymore.

    I’m just not sure what happened to Emily Blunt’s face in the last few years – I can’t quite put my finger on it – but nowadays I have to read the caption to know that a picture is her. She’s really lost some quality that made her special-looking.

    Does anyone have any guesses? It might be the shape of her jaw that is different, or maybe it is her teeth that are bigger from porcelain veneers and that is changing the angles of her lower face.

    Also, did she get rid of the cleft in her chin? Can they do that???

    Just not sure what happened to her.

  21. Christina says:

    I seem to be in the minority here, but I LOVE Emily’s dress. Along with Lucy Liu she’s my favourite of the night.

    I had to scroll up and down a few times looking for Isla Fisher. Then I found her. WTF? She’s had so much work done she’s almost unrecognisable.

  22. Barbara says:

    I really liked Emily’s dress. I didn’t like at all her make up though. she’s so pretty and they sucked her beauty from her somehow.
    I liked all dresses in this page, although I agree Connie’s isn’t the best for her… but then again it’s Connie. She never makes it right…

  23. lylaooo says:

    i love emily blunt!! to me she never goes wrong!

  24. Janet says:

    Loved Blunt’s and Britton’s dresses. Not too crazy about the others.

  25. citygirlsf says:

    I used to find Emily interesting but now I think she always looks like she’s smelling something bad.

  26. Melissa says:

    I didn’t like Kristin Bell’s dress at all. The neckline made her look very stout and like she had no neck – not flattering at all.

  27. kibbles says:

    Emily Blunt is a very talented actress, probably the most talented young actress in Hollywood right now. Unfortunately, I think her lack of style and not being in blockbusters keeps her from being one of the “it” girls in Hollywood. She is either in critically acclaimed independent films that don’t garner a lot of attention or money at the box office or she is in horrible mainstream films that bomb at the box office. She should be a household name and receiving tons of awards, but she isn’t. It’s like she is on the cusp of being an A-list actress but isn’t quite there yet. I think her time will come but there are many talented actors like Blunt who end up fading away because of their career choices. She really needs to try to shine on the red carpet. Her fashion choices keep her from making a mark at these awards shows.

  28. Belly says:

    I liked the sparkly-ness of all these ones.
    But please, would someone gather ALL the cut-out dresses on the planet and set them on fire! When will this awful trend pass. It’s worse than one-sleeved but it just won’t go away.

  29. ichsi says:

    I actually loved the dress on Emily but it needs a different (less granny) hairstyle and a big No to those earrings. The must have been expensive but they still look like dimestore stuff.

    Kristen Bell: urgh no. She’s a stumpy already and that dress makes her even smaller.

    Isla Fisher: Stunning! Simple but beautiful. And I don’t get the comments about her having too many OPs. To me she looks Hollywood normal and she has one of those faces that can be changed A LOT with different eye-make-up.

    Helen Hunt: I love the colour and the cut of the dress but the sequins… no. Still, what a beautiful gracefully aging woman!

    Connie Britton: I don’t mind that this dress is a little cookie cutter. It fits her persona and she’s a stunning woman without much effort.