Jennifer Garner in red Vivienne Westwood: ravishing or uncomfortable?

Jennifer Garner went unconventional for the Golden Globes red carpet. My prediction (which I made to myself, because whenever I talk about Garner, people yell at me) was that she would look nice but she would go super-conservative so as to not overshadow her man. But she went much bolder than I was expecting with this red Vivienne Westwood gown. I love Westwood, and I like the idea of this on Jennifer, although I think the fit was off slightly on the top. But the skirt moved beautifully when she was onstage, didn’t it? And she got lots of PDA from her husband, which… good for her. He’s usually so surly when he’s around her, so it was nice to see her get some public love from Ben.

Amanda Seyfried wore Givenchy. I hated it on general principle, because I hate lace dresses on a red carpet. It was bridal-fug. And I didn’t understand why she wore a tie-clip on her chest…?

When Kristen Wiig was doing the awards circuit last year, a lot of complained that she hadn’t really found her style identity yet, and she swayed back and forth from glam to goth to hipster and everything in-between. It looks like she might have settled on a look at this point – as a carbon-copy of Jennifer Aniston. Seriously, I thought this WAS Aniston. Same hairstyle (bedheady, down, perfectly arranged to look unarranged), same kind of dress that Aniston always wears (black, minimalist, with cut-outs). It was ridiculous. Her dress is Michael Kors, by the way. It’s just… basic. Total Aniston. Also: her presenter-duty with Will Ferrell was GREAT.

Was it just me or was Kate Hudson, like, a non-entity on the red carpet last night? Barely anyone is talking about her today and it’s like she wasn’t even there, which never happens! Maybe after years of going to the opening of an envelope, Kate has finally worn out her welcome? Hunh. Anyway, her dress was Alexander McQueen. I wasn’t crazy about it.

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  1. annabelle says:

    I heart la Garner. Always have, always will. I think her dress was pretty, but also had the supportive wife feel. I hope she goes crazy glitzy for the Oscars.

    Amanda is either a snoozfest or a fugfest. Either way, for such a pretty girl she really seems to struggle.

    Kristin – I did not see the Anniston of it before, but now I can’t unsee it. Good call. Her and Will were fantastic though.

    Kate had total bitch face the entire time she presented. What was she so angry about? She should have worn her hair up, it would have featured the bold shoulders of the dress better.

  2. mkyarwood says:

    I don’t like Kristen Wiig anymore. She seems pretty vapid and vain, so maybe she IS an Aniston copy.

    • Esmom says:

      ITA. When some celebs experience a surprise success, like she did with Bridesmaids, it seems to elevate them and they grow and build on that success. Kristen seems to have taken a wrong, downward turn, somehow, with her Bridesmaid success. Too bad.

      Although I wouldn’t necessarily compare her to Aniston. Look-wise, maybe, last night, but the resemblance ends there for me.

    • Becky1 says:

      I like Kristin Wiig. I think she’s very smart and talented-way more talented than Jennifer Aniston. I don’t think you can compare the two aside from having similar red carpet looks (which I like-I like the minimalist look..simple hair, make-up, etc.).

      Kate Hudson looked great! The dress worked really well with her body type and I loved her hair and make-up.

    • Brittney says:

      I’m sad to say it, but I agree… it started for me with Drew Barrymore’s recent comments about Kristen dating Drew’s ex. The way she discussed it (though she hardly got into details), it sounded like she wasn’t surprised at all that Kristen would choose a guy over a friendship.

  3. Sisi says:

    it seems a fancy bedazzled towel wrap
    not my fave.

    sorry about my snarkyness, but it was kinda an underwhelming red carpet imo :(
    I expect more from these people

  4. QQ says:

    garner was garner at the carpet, same do, same general eh! I guess is… Pretty?

    Wiig Is starting to look like an elder Olsen sister , which is not a great thing

    Kate Hudson ( much like jLo longoria and alba really) had far to big a dress for the fact they practically invite her to these things to see what awards she is NOT getting

  5. mln76 says:

    I loved Kate Hudson’s dress. She just should have done something with her hair.

  6. jamie says:

    I thought Jennifer Garner looked great. She looked especially beautiful on T.V., more so than in these photos. It’s fun to see her all dolled up considering most of the photos we get of her nowadays are casual paparazzi photos.

    Amanda Seyfried, meh.

    Kate Hudson and Kristen Wiig both looked HOT. Safer but better choices than what Seyfried wore.

  7. Ranunculus says:

    Jennifer G looks very meh in that dress. I don’t like her anyway with her and her husbands 2 pap appointments per week. She even allows the paps to take pictures of her kids which is just really disgusting.

  8. Jenna says:

    I actually thought Hudson’s dress was great; one of my favorites. The rest were quite boring.

  9. Mia 4S says:

    Best line I heard on a live blog was that Affleck was so excited he could barely contain his like for his wife! ;-) . It’s funny because it’s true…and kind of sad.

    Wigg/Ferrell were funny but it went too long!!

    • Jayna says:

      He absolutely showed a lot of love towards his wife. It was very sweet. The Ben haters will just continue on.

      • Belle says:

        +1 Sad, but I expected as much.

      • floretta50 says:

        Ben Afleck behavior was rude and disgusting. Asking his wife when she got on stage to present, to mention for him, people he forgot in his acceptance speech, essentially taking time away from the other winner. In case some of you did not see or hear it,the next golden Globe winner said with sarcasm, if I forget to mention somebody I will ask my wife to come up and do it afterwards. In all the years I have watched the oscars and Golden Globe I have never seen an actor do something that rude. There is a reason why he was snubbed at the Oscars for director.

    • Hautie says:

      “Best line I heard on a live blog was that Affleck was so excited he could barely contain his like for his wife!…”

      (It was Lainey’s live blog) And I busted out laughing when it posted.

      Because sadly, it is true. He just seems to have little to no interest in her. And she is going is never leaving him.

      Oddly enough, I really don’t think Garner has any issue’s with Lopez.

      As much as she hates Gwyneth. :)

      And that alone makes me begrudgingly like Garner. For knowing that Gwyneth is a phony.

  10. gee says:

    Jennifer Garner was one of my favorites from the night. I loved her dress, makeup, hair, everything.

    • Jayna says:

      I agree. She looked so pretty. Such a pretty, soft look, and the color of her dress was gorgeous. Stills don’t do her justice. Her skin was luminous.

      In comparison, J-Lo’s outfit looked dated. Usually J-Lo looks pretty, but her face looked harder and tired and bad makeup.

      My sister said it must have been awkward to be there with her punk
      dancer boyfriend and there’s handsome Ben winning for best director, best movie.

      • Belle says:

        Wow… I didn’t even think about this, but I don’t know why! When I saw J-Lo, I wasn’t a fan of the dress… and that was about it. It seemed kind of typical of her, trying to be sexy, but adding a bunch of fussy lace stuff to the ‘nude’ look was… kind of ick.

        Not saying J-Lo does or doesn’t think about Ben these days, as I have no idea. But, I am really happy for Ben, winning those awards last night… and having his beautiful wife there to support him (who I think looked gorgeous!) :)

  11. kibbles says:

    Garner’s dress was one of my favorites and I think she looked fabulous! I’m so glad she brought her A-game to this show because it was a very special night for her and Affleck.

    This is the best Kristen Wiig has ever looked. Her dresses last year were horrible and wearing simple styles works best on her. The hair and dress reminded me of Aniston right away. This is a good look on Wiig.

  12. DanaG says:

    It was Vivienne Westwood really? Looks ok but she nearly fell out of the top at the after party. Liked her hair and makeup she does a great job at being a supportive wife. Some good learn from her. I didn’t like Amanda’s dress it was too light and the whole thing looked wrong and was a waste on her body.

  13. normades says:

    Actually I think alot of people are talking about Hudson (Lohan even tweeted it lol). The black embellished dress was different, fashion forward and she looked really fit.

    Amanda looked terrible. The dress did nothing for her figure or coloring. Total FAIL.

  14. Samigirl says:

    I think she was/is stunning. That dress is gorgeous.

  15. Jayna says:

    Kate Hudson looked absolutely fantastic. The dtess on her was stunning.

  16. janice says:

    This is off-topic, but I’m going to say it anyway. I think it was inappropriate for Garner to use her time on the podium to thank George Clooney et. al. on Ben’s behalf. For starters, it took the spotlight away from the nominees and it also ate into the time for that category (i.e. winner’s acceptance speech). JMO.

    • Esmom says:

      It was a little weird, and it seemed to start a trend of people then interrupting their speeches in the same kind of way. I can’t blame her, though. I’m sure Ben asked/told her to do it and I can’t imagine it would be easy to blow off your husband while he was in the throes of his victory and wanting to make things right with Clooney and the other guy.

    • annabelle says:

      I’m hoping that the venue lent itself to a little informality.

      They’re all there drinking and being silly, it had almost an office holiday party vibe to it.

      But I was just glad she didn’t come up on stage when Argo won, it kept feeling like they were waving anyone who had anything at all to do with movie up onto the stage.

  17. Rachelstein says:

    Jen looked beautiful such a stunning dress.
    I can’t stand kristen wiig, dress is fug, hair is fug leave ‘the Aniston’ to the Aniston

  18. Jayna says:

    Kristen Wiig’s comedy bit with was it with Steve Carrell was awful and went on too long. Tommy Lee Jones didn’t appear amused when they panned to him.

    • LAK says:

      Tommy Lee is never amused.

      The day Tommy Lee is amused, i’d have to check the window for flying pigs!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Wasn’t it Will Ferell? I only watched about 30 seconds of the bit before they showed his face and I had the same reaction as did TLJ: overly-long, totally inane, irritating. I hate when actors do the hammy, knee-slapping bit at these awards shows, some people never stop acting. I think if someone had made a joke about him and he responded that way, we’d say he’s just another humourless and self-reverential ego warehouse who doesn’t do anything important. But not forcing laughs on account of not having heard anything funny? That was probably the most (gruffly) genuine moment of the night. Suffer ye not any fools, Tommy.

      That said, I have a feeling that ‘crotchety’ might be his only setting. I hope I’m wrong.

  19. Marianne says:

    I loved Jennifer’s dress and she one of my favourites of the night. I wish Kate Hudson had pulled her hair up. I think it would have made this whole look even better.

    Kristen Wiig was looking good, but a little plain.

  20. Chicagogurl17 says:

    Loved everything about Hudson’s look. Her dress was quite sophistacated. Wiig looked good but the pray tan didn’t seem even and when they cut to her a few times her side boob looked like pancakes – a bit deflated for the dress. Garner looked fabulous. I love she picked red but would have loved lipstick to match.

  21. Memphis says:

    Jen was glowing and I thought she looked great! Ben was very sweet towards her and I think they have a better relationship than a lot of people seem to believe.

    All in all the dresses didn’t wow me much last night. They all seemed kind of meh.

    I didn’t see Kate Hudson last night so going by the pictures above it’s an interesting gown (on a killer body) but she should have worn her hair up so it didn’t compete so much with that collar.

  22. Belle says:

    I thought Jennifer was stunning… dress, hair and make up! What a great night for her and her yummy hubby. ;)

    Amanda… oh, Amanda. *sigh* She is such a gorgeous girl, how can she not have someone dressing her to STUN?? It can’t be that hard, can it? Her dress last night wasn’t horrible… just not great.

    Kristen looked lovely, overall. I don’t mind the Aniston-look, but I just hate the cut-outs… for some reason, they look tacky to me. :(

    Kate’s dress fits her fabulously! Like others, I wish she had worn her hair up… be even so, I think the the embellishments around the collar are a bit overdone for my liking. Still very pretty though!

  23. Diana says:

    I loved Jennifer’s gown, it was one of my favorites she was so pretty and Ben’s PDA was cute, they were cute.

    I liked Amanda’s dress but hated the hair. It’s the same hair she uses to any event and I thought she could have made and effort for an awards show.

    Kisten Wig looked ok, and she was hillarous when presenting with Will F.

  24. Lem says:

    what does Amanda Seigwhatever do? She’s creepy to look at and in ‘casual banter’ or even in presenting last night she makes very strange faces which seem to not correlate to the conversation.
    like Lea Michele a few years back, is she just showing her range? hehehehe

  25. lucy2 says:

    Garner’s dress was one of my favorites of the night, love the color. I think she hiked it up while presenting though, it didn’t look so boob-focused on tv.

    This was the first time I liked Kristen’s red carpet look, I thought “finally!” – she’s very pretty but usually wore drab stuff, this was nice and simple and perfect for a presenter.

    Amanda’s was pretty boring, she needs more color, I think.
    I didn’t like Kate Hudson’s, probably because I’m just sick of her.

  26. NerdMomma says:

    This should have been called The Boob Post. Jennifer Garner’s look amazing- actually her whole look is gorgeous. I think Amanda Seyfried looks really pretty, although yeah, kind of bridal.

    Kristen Wiig is really going downhill, fashion-wise. We already have an Aniston and we REALLY don’t need another. Go back to interesting eccentric stuff!!

  27. taxi says:

    I think Garner looked terrific, Hudson’s keyhole was to big & her messy hair hid the embellished shoulders which was the focus of the dress, Wiig’s dress wasn’t great, & Seyfried looks better in some color. Super pales wash her out.
    Oh, & Seyfried sure looked excited to be getting back-hugged on stage by annE, didn’t she? ;=)

  28. Gia says:

    I love Kate’s dress! She really suits the plunging neckline or cut out front style. Being flat chested, it really works for her. And I love me some sparkle and my favourite colour is black! So there ya go :)

  29. Tig says:

    All the am talk show folks were raving about Hudson, so she was getting plenty of love. I am about over the overly “Amazonia” look that the mcQueen folks have been rolling out the last two odd years, but this did look good on her.

    Gardner’s dress- I loved the color on her, but she’s about to the point ( I gave birth three times as well)- gravity is not your friend, and the focus should not be- when is her dress going to fall down?

  30. Kosmos says:

    Okay, I love Jennifer Garner and I think she’s extremely beautiful when she gets dressed up, but why does Ben always seem not to show his affection? She deserves more than that…Amanda I thought looked way too ‘washed out’ in that color and should have worn something more outstanding, definitely…Kate Hudson, you’re right, we have forgotten about her, but she wowed and looked quite stunning and beautiful.

  31. Kelly says:

    Really dislike Garner. Can’t understand why she would give out a big award either except that she’s married to Ben Affleck. She looked good though.

  32. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Meh to all of the above dresses.

  33. GarFleck says:

    I though Jen G looked stunning. The PDA between her and Ben seemed very genuine and it was adorable. Favorite celebrity couple of all time.

  34. A Fan says:

    Kate Hudson became forgetful the moment she sold out and got fake tits. She’s a dime a dozen now.

    Kristin Wiig looked great, as did Jennifer Garner.

  35. MisJes says:

    Jennifer looked lovely, and I loved seeing the affection between herself and Ben Affleck. One of the best looks on the carpet.

    I love Amanda Seyfried, but this look isn’t really working for me, although it’s a far sight better than some ladies!

    I actually thought Kristen Wiig looked nice. The gown suit her and the hair and make-up was done well.

  36. Shelly says:

    This red looked fantastic on Jennifer! She looked amazing and I wanted to totally love her look…but I found myself feeling sorry for her breasts. They looked so uncomfortable. If the fit had been better on top though it would have been a total win.

  37. Asdfg says:

    Jennifer Garner looked fab! Love the red! :)