Julia Roberts versus Taylor Swift: who was worst dressed at the Globes?


Surprisingly, one of my most controversial tweets last night was NOT the one where I called Leonardo DiCaprio an “old whore” (he is, btw). No, the tweet that garnered the most yelling was one where I said I didn’t really hate what Julia Roberts was wearing. And you know what? I still don’t. GO AHEAD AND YELL. Was it the best thing she’s ever worn? Of course not. But I’m old-school – I don’t consider Julia to be any kind of fashion icon, nor is she one of my annual Ones to Watch on any given red carpet. Julia, as I’m sure she will tell you, has more important things to do than care about fashion. So for a woman who doesn’t give a crap, this Dolce & Gabbana look was okay. Not great, but not awful.

What would have been a boring black column dress was given some life with the addition of a white blouse underneath (and I think the blouse is actually some sort of Evening Dickie). Was the sparkly belt confusing? Yes. Was her beehive dated? Of course. But considering all of the terrible hair and awful styling last night, Julia’s whole look was far from the worst.

Julia was at her patronizing best on the red carpet too, she practically shoved Taylor Swift out of the way. I have to wonder… is Taylor Swift’s future as some kind of Julia? Deep thoughts. Anyway, Swifty wore this horrendous Carolina Herrera gown which… ugh. She might have felt princess-y in it, but it did not photograph well at all. It looked so cheap and just like a prom dress she would have gotten at the mall. There was some sort of “hidden bustle” too which made it look like she had a butt tumor. Also: HAPPY DAYS because Taylor Swift and Julia both lost their awards. And Taylor got some serious shade from Tina Fey on stage. All in all, it was a great night to be a Hater.






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  1. QQ says:

    Oh no Im here for Leo is an Old Whore and Julia’s dress Fugness of dress being recognized… That shit is ridiculous, princess pony sparkles dress looks like a discarded Rene Zelwegger look from 2001

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      Princess pony!! LMAO! Shes such a mouth breather too. Every picture I see of her, her mouth is agape. Is it allergies? No idea but it bugs me. Julia didn’t really offend me in these pictures, however when I saw her walking on the E! Afterparty special, I thought it looked pretty bad.

      Is anyone talking about JLaws dress? It looked like someones mom made it for prom. The black ribbon detail. The yucky pleating. I thought that was one of the worst looks of the night topped only by Drew Barrymore. She looked like Valentines Day “came” early all over her.

    • Ag says:

      “Discarded Renee Zellweger” – lol.

      Leo IS an old whore. And it shows on his face. Haha

      • Lena says:

        Why does everyone hate on Leo? Is he any worse than George Clooney who hires out women for a season or two or Brangelina who pimp out their kids and relationship for awards? At least he doesn’t shove it in our faces; he never talks about his personal life.

      • ahoyhoy says:

        Lena, did you miss the huge joke about Clooney’s dating habits last night? And where WERE the Brange last night anyway? Shouldn’t they have been there, pimping their relationship?
        I’m sure Leo really appreciates your clueless head-in-sand defense of his last decade of dating.

    • original me says:

      Your Leo “old whore” comment makes me think of the old SNL skit “Old French Whore”!
      He so is. Not and Old French Whore, just a mimbo.

    • Sassy says:

      Kris Jenner wants her dress back! I was watching KUK reruns yesterday and KJ is wearing a number just like Julias – a strapless yellow dress over a white shirt. Very odd and even stranger on the red carpet.

  2. Faye says:

    I didn’t think Julia’s outfit was so horrible – it was just very confusing. “Am I going to the office? Am I going to an awards ceremony? You know, I’m not sure – I’ll just dress for both eventualities at once!”

    Taylor was just . . .Taylor, as usual. I don’t care one way or another about her, but I do think she is relatively inoffensive in relation to the amount of hate she seems to generate.

    • Anonny says:

      Her makeup was a far greater violation. With her deep-set eyes, she needs to go lighter, not darker. Let someone else wear a smoky eye; it does nothing but age her.

      • Kosmos says:

        On Julia, I agree that her eye makeup did not do her any favors. Somehow, it wasn’t right for, maybe a bit too black for her deep set eyes? The dress I didn’t care for either. The white blouse on top contrasted too much with the black and the style of the dress was confusing. I would have much preferred a black cocktail dress or gown with snug sexy lacy sleeves. However, I thought her hairstyle & lipstick was good for the occasion. One of my favorite votes has to go to Sandra Bullock. She looked stunning.

      • Nina W says:

        I agree Julia’s make-up was bad, too much raccoon eye, and I don’t like her hair styled this way at all, she looks like a freaking politician.

    • Decloo says:

      Julia’s dress was an actual dress, right? Not a strapless gown she put over a white button down oxford shirt? Some actresses have done dopey things like that, so I’m just checking. I would not have minded it if the shirt was black like the dress.

  3. Wiffie says:

    Ooh, I was expecting pale pink and sparkly from swifty, so i’m surprised, and kinda like that dress. Love the color. Yikes. Yeah. I like it.

    Don’t hate Julia’s. But not many could wear that.

  4. lourdesdx says:

    Oh my god look at Julia grabbing Tay’s wrist! It looks like she is going to dislocate it LOL.

  5. NerdMomma says:

    I think Julia looked pretty fantastic. Taylor’s dress was fug.

    Glad they both lost.

    And Leo IS an old whore, lol

  6. allons-y alonso says:

    Julia was – she’s a seasoned pro. Give Swifty a few more years to catch up though

  7. Kristen says:

    Julia’s teeth look so dingy in that photo where she’s grinning at Taylor.

  8. Esmom says:

    Agree that Julia wasn’t the worst — and that she’s no fashion plate — but I think the look aged her. I think going doing something like Sandra Bullock’s route would do her more favors. And when you see her and Swifty interacting it seems like they’re dressed for two different events. The “business on top, charity gala on the bottom” thing just doesn’t work for me in this case.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I get “not caring about fashion” but Julia Roberts has gone too far with the “not caring about fashion” bit. For God’s sake, how difficult can it be to pick a dress that is not ridiculous looking? A simple black column would have been much better than this get-up, which made her look like a waitress at a highway truckstop.

    • Tazina says:

      Julia Roberts looks ridiculous here. Her polyester blend shirt does her no favors. Her makeup and hair look bad too.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Yeah…. if it was an ultra-sheer-falling-over-the-curves-of-her-body silk shirt, she could have pulled this one off. But it’s just way too heavy as it is and the fabric doesn’t read “evening” at all.

    • Coco says:

      I don’t get it. So much money and this. Did she hire a stylist and ask for “meh.”

  9. Josephine says:

    Going to have to disagree. I’m no fan of Taylor, but the dress was solid – it was youthful and flattering. Julia, by contrast, looked old and cranky in her ensemble. And while no one has probably identified her as a style icon given her long history of unflattering clothes, the woman has major star power and surely could have done better.

  10. SamiHami says:

    Didn’ t like JR’s look overall. Her hair was okay but the overdone eye makeup was what jumped out at me. Not a good look overall.

    Swifty looked okay. I didn’t hate her dress. Didn’t love it, but didn’t hate it.

  11. Spooks says:

    Julia looks bad. I thought Taylor looked amazing. Are we still not done hating on the girl? She’s been single for a year now.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I am officially done hating on her! Let’s hope she keeps herself redeemed. Also, I think she looks good here. Whatever else Taylor can be accused of, dressing appropriately seems very second nature to her. While people might not love her outfits, there is nothing to bash either, imo.

      • Josephine says:

        I’m with you. I don’t get the hate. Sure, she’s annoying with her songs and always dissing some guy, but she’s too darn straight-laced to actually hate. I deeply appreciate that she doesn’t need to dress like a whore to gain attention — too few in her age category keep it classy or even half-way decent.

      • mystified says:

        I agree with the two of you. I am not an actual fan, but as celebrities go she seems very unannoying. I also like that Swifty doesn’t resort to raunchy antics.

        @Josephine, my mom’s name is Josephine. Are you my mom? I thought you disapproved of celebrity gossip. Either you have mellowed or you are not my mom. No that’s not it. You’re my mom but you appreciate the humor.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        I am in agreement about enjoying the fact that Taylor doesn’t resort to “shock and awe” tactics in her wardrobe. Meh, I get that she seriously overdid the “who am I singing about” schtick but she has spent her life in front of a worldwide audience and people would speculate regardless. I hope she has matured enough to realize that she doesn’t need to taunt her listeners about who she is writing about, the press will do it for her. I’ll bet she seriously regrets all of that behavior which would be good as it is a sign of growing up (look at a behavior, cringe, re-adjust behavior).

    • cs says:

      I didn’t like Julia’s dress ,I thought she Great!! I loved Taylor’s dress. I thought she looked stunning and classy. Taylor’s not Megan Fox, she just can’t make clothes look cheap. Her make-up, hair and jewelry were on the money.

  12. Latisse says:

    TSwift’s dress did not photograph well which I’m shocked by because live she looked beutiful, one of the best I thought and I hate saying that because I hate squinty, shifty, “omigosh me?!?!?!?!?!” Taylor Swift.

    • Florc says:

      Swifty is far less bubbly than she usually is. I think she’s more guarded knowing Tine and Amy can take jabs at her and everyone will find it funny and not many will come to her defense.

      She’s been looking way too skinny lately. She’s always been slender, but she’s thinned out.
      And her bolt ons look horrible in that dress.

      • vava says:

        My first reaction when i saw Taylor in her dress was that she is very thin and strapless gowns don’t look good on really thin women, IMHO. That said, I liked the dress, I just think it would have looked better on someone else.

      • magpie says:

        Yes, Swifty’s super thin frame make her bolt-ons really obvious.

      • cs says:

        I doubt she was nervous about Amy and Tina, now that she has Harvey Weinstein taking a special interest in her. He not only had her write a song for one of his movies, he also cast her in a small acting role opposite Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges “The Giver”.
        If she appears thinner, she just finished a North American , NZ and Australia concert tour, performed for Prince William in the UK and filmed her Harvey Weinstein produced movie in South Africa. Besides working on her 5th album and attending many music award shows.

      • Nina W says:

        cs, I don’t understand why would buddying up with Harvey make her less nervous to face Tina and Amy? Harvey has plenty of clout but no way will he tangle with Fey or Poehler over Swifty. Why should he? Taylor needs to take the joke and move on with her life, like every other celebrity out there. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and go back to your magical land of unicorns and specialness.

  13. blue marie says:

    The longer I look the less I hate but it would have been better without the raccoon eyes I think.

  14. Anna says:

    I think Julia’s outfit is terrible (was the shirt her own addition? it’s not very D&G) but I am not angry about it bc I stopped caring about JULIA a loooong time ago. But the pairing with Swifty is perfect. The queen and the princess of the fake ‘who? me? aw, shucks!’ superior dismissiveness.

  15. Hannah says:

    That belt was the worst thing about Julia’s outfit.

    Taylor looks like she always does, doesn’t she. The dress she wore to the after show was really hideous, though.

  16. Mimz says:

    I didnt mind much of either dress, i mean julia was okay, like you said, she isnt a fashion icon and i also dont think she cares so i also dont.
    Taylor looks horrible on the photos but on TV not so bad… But i agree that thing looked like a butt tumour ugh…

  17. LadyMTL says:

    Oh come on now, the worst dressed was hands down Paula Patton. Julia and Tay-Tay didn’t look great but neither one of them came close to the try-hardy hot mess that Paula was.

  18. Dani2 says:

    These two weren’t the worst at all. I wish Taylor would try something different for once, I think it’s nice to have a go-to look but when you have the kind of money she has, surely you can step out of your comfort zone every once in a while. Julia’s reminds me of something I saw another actress wear once, can’t remember who exactly it is I’m thinking of but I’ve seen this look before.

  19. Deb says:

    Ugh both were fug. Prime examples of all the terrible styling and hair from this year’s show.

  20. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think they both look ok, but I can’t stand that hairstyle on Taylor or anyone else. It makes me shudder.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I think I’ll just reply to myself, because I realized that TS’s hairstyle reminds me of Lady Edith on Downton Abbey, when they style her to be the ugly sister. I fascinate myself sometimes.

  21. MrsBPitt says:

    Julia and Meryl Stree were sitting next to each other, and every time the camera was on them, Julia was talking and laughing to Meryl and Meryl looked like she wanted to blow her brains out! lol

  22. smee says:

    Come on, I have zero interest in Taylor Swift, but her dress does look good – not at all cheap prom.
    Julia on the other hand…..does that dress actually come with that blouse thing or is that something Julia whipped up at home?

  23. lucy2 says:

    I actually liked Taylor’s – a bit more grownup and modern than she used to do.
    Julia’s would have been a pretty, simple gown without the shirt top, I think that just made it look too casual, and like she pulled a dress up over a shirt.

    • I actually think that’s exactly what Julia did. She saw herself in the black strapless, didn’t like her bingo wings and threw on her Ann Taylor Loft shirt, hoping to pull off “edgy”. The shirt is so clearly tucked into the dress, not part of an ensemble.

  24. GiGi says:

    Of the myriad reasons to loathe Taylor Swift, I cannot move past her terrible posture. I hate when girls stand like that, with shoulders curved forward, in an effort to look more gaunt or editorial-ish. It might work for a photo, but in real life you look like you have osteoporosis.

    • MrsB says:

      Her posture drives me crazy too, but I think some girls who are tall do it subconsciously to look smaller. Sounds weird, but my best friend in high school was tall (taller than a lot of the guys) and skinny, and she always hunched over like Taylor does because she was so uncomfortable being tall.

      • GiGi says:

        It’s actually something I’ve been noticing even in elementary aged girls. My daughter is very tall but has ballet training and I’m a stickler about posture, so she stands straight. But so many girls (I’m talking age 10 & under) are already slouching, regardless of height. I don’t get it. Where are these kids’ parents?

        I can’t imagine a person walking into a job interview like that. What kind of message does that send? It’s a huge pet peeve of mine and then to see someone girls look up to, slouching around the red carpet. Arrrghh!

    • mayamae says:

      I’m tall and I’ve always done that. Please don’t hate me.

      • Nina W says:

        We don’t hate you, but walk with pride, shoulders back and head held high, embrace your glorious height!

  25. Sisi says:

    It was surprising how much Julia Roberts seemed to pay attention to the people who were presenting and speeching during the show.
    I just expected her to sit in the room with a drink in hand cackling away as if her table was center stage and even Gwyneth belongs to the peasants to be ignored.

  26. Marianne says:

    Neither of them were the worst dressed. I think Berenice Bejo was. I dont like the back of Taylor’s dress, but it was pretty. I also don’t have a problem with Julia’s dress, I just dont think the globes were the right occassion to wear them too.

  27. chloe says:

    I actually liked Taylor’s dress, Julia’s not so much. I was wondering what was going thru Meryl’s head everytime they showed Julia man -handling her on camera.

  28. Shijel says:

    I have to say though that however bad the dress was, however jerkwad Julia Roberts is and however badly she is aging, she has probably one of the most striking eye colours I’ve seen.

    As for Taylor Swift’s get-up, eh. The girl has always been of slender build but damn has she gone from that slender to downright sinewy. The presence of synthetic breasts has become glaring.

    • Applapoom says:

      I was going to say that, she is so thin now that she has too little breast tissue to make her breasts look natural. She needs to add a few kilos. Look, I have had mine done too (small boost, not porn star style) and I can’t get too thin or the it is too obvious as is the case here.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Does anyone remember like a year or two back when then goody-goody Taylor did some posed photographs of herself wonderbra shopping at Victoria’s Secret with all the bras carefully arranged up her arm? Like she wouldn’t have just had her assistant call the place and send bras over if there wasn’t some strategical purpose to being seen buying push-ups. And then, boom! A few months later, fake boobs.

  29. Evi says:

    The only time Julia had style was in the film Pretty Woman, and in that it was only her character. In reality, she has no style. From that horrid moment she lifted up her arm and flashed her pit hair years, to every award evening. She is a dag.

  30. Cazzee says:

    You can see her implant scar in the last photograph, just under her left armpit. Eek!

    Sorry, I am just squeamish about surgery. Her dress is very pretty.

    • Dreamyk says:

      I had to enlarge the image..and I think you may be right? She has not an ounce of fat on her so a wrinkle there would be out of place..but surely implant scars are underneath the breasts?

      I didn’t hate the dress, but it was a bit bridesmaids for my taste.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        OH MY GOD I THINK CAZEE IS RIGHT!!! I think there are different ways they can go in. Under has become the most popular because it hides scars, but I think they do over and also through the belly button as well.

        As for the dress, I can’t look at it without the color reminding me of the Madonna video for “Material Girl.”

  31. YummyMummy says:

    I think Taylor looks pretty good, no way is she worst dressed!

  32. Livan says:

    I really like Taylor Swifts dress! Julia’s is certainly not fashionable but not that unflattering either!

  33. mellie says:

    Take the white shirt away from Julia’s dress and she goes from “worst to first”…I like Taylor’s dress…thought she looked great.

  34. Quinn says:

    Good Lord…did Land’s End start a formal wear line? I sure hope the top of Julia’s dress is that great no-wrinkle fabric they have!!!

    And, since I can’t stand her, I’m glad she’s wearing too much eye makeup and looks older than she should. :)

  35. Chinoiserie says:

    I tought that Taylor’s dress looked good, her hair not so much. She has worn better before but did not look bad.I do not know why people dislike that Taylor has a style of her own and that the style is slightly princessy. Her dresses are always flattering and rather popular among people her age.

  36. Christin says:

    Julia’s look is a complete mash-up of styles. The shirt and her hair look 9 to 5 office. The dress and overdone eye makeup look evening.

    I also think she does care, and wanted to stand out with this confusing look.

  37. TG says:

    I not sure iffy first comment took but Julia Roberts is taking her fashion queues from PMK. PKM has worn that exact same style if dress and it looked hideous on her as well. PMK’s was shorter but it was the same white button down under neath a black dress pulled up to her breasts.

    • Nina W says:

      Yeah I remember that too. Sad when an actual actress reminds me of that horrible train-wreck. Thanks Julia.

  38. Lori says:

    I thought Julia looked nice and she does seem to be a more modest dresser than most women on the red carpet. She always seems to keep her arms ( at least upper arms) covered. As for Taylor………..I’m sorry but those fake t!ts aren’t doing her any favours. They may be small but they still look like bolt ons.

  39. LAK says:

    I’m having a migraine thinking who should wear this absolutely fine dress outfit and hairstyle that JR Is wearing. somebody suitably aged like Jane Fonda (79). Yep, Jane Fonda would look really sassy in this. JR not so much. When did Sharon Stone do this look? The 90s….

    Dear JR, apparently you don’t care about fashion, but please stop dressing like you are dead or in the 90s. It’s hard to believe you don’t care about fashion otherwise you wouldn’t be going to Dolce for this press tour. Please fire your stylist because they are picking the worst looks from Dolce to dress you in. Seriously, there were lots of cute dresses in the collection and Dolce is a very sexy label, so why are you picking the 90s/grandma look?

    Yours Sincerely,


    • Christin says:

      Agree with LAK. Given this awards season is sort of her big comeback attempt, I expected Julia would choose /approve some better looks. Her style of late has been all over the map.

  40. Nicolette says:

    They’re both fug. I don’t understand how celebs that have access to the best makeup, hair and fashion can’t seem to get it together. Or do they all just have bitchy stylists that lie through their smiling sneers as they tell them how fabulous they look?

    • Nina W says:

      I’m betting it’s the stylists, WTH does JR know about fashion, she needs guidance and whoever gave this the thumbs up should have done better for her.

  41. GeeMoney says:

    Julia’s outfit is not her best, but it’s not that bad. I feel the same way about Taylor’s dress.

  42. didilucy says:

    Hated it. She looked like she was in business attire. If she was sitting it would like she was in a business meeting. Fail.

  43. JudyK says:

    Julia’s dress is about the most hideous thing I’ve ever seen.
    Can’t stand Taylor Swift and can’t see beyond that.

  44. BooBooLaRue says:

    TWEE-dle dee and TWEE-dle DUMB, but which one?

  45. MickeyM says:

    I think Julia Roberts looks like she is an office worker who went to try on gowns on her lunch break. That dress/dickie combo just looks stupid. As for Swifty – like this a lot better than other princess get-ups she sports – this one looked a tad more sophisticated.

  46. Tig says:

    Julia’s outfit is making everyone remember Sharon Stone’s appreance at the Oscars with a white button down shirt tucked into a voluminous skirt/ that worked. JR’s look, tho, is different/ the shirt(dicky??) part throws off the look of the bottom half.

    Taylor’s dress is great.

  47. Thunderthighs says:

    I absolutely don’t get the Taylor hate on this site… I mean, I’m not her her biggest fan, actually, I don’t listen to her music much. But she actually looks good. Well, at least I think she does. She’s come a long way from sparkly, princess-y stuff and she seems to be trying out new stuff. I wasn’t oh-my-God in love with her outfit but she’s faaaar from a ‘cheap mall prom outfit’ now… Come on now.

    • Nina W says:

      I agree, I’m not crazy about either look but Taylor looks fine and it doesn’t look like a cheap mall prom dress to me.

  48. flutters says:

    I don’t hate Julia’s dress but the hair and makeup are awful. Too much, too messy. Too bad.

    Taylor looked fine from the front but not so much from the back.

  49. Ruyana says:

    Julia looks like she forgot she’s wearing a shirt. Weird and fug.

  50. lunchcoma says:

    It’s not that Julia Roberts’ dress is terrible so much that she insists on dressing as if she’s Helen Mirren’s age. She keeps going for these very severe, covered looks meant for older women, and I think they clash with her movie persona.

    That being said, Taylor Swift’s dress is bad, bad, bad. She occasionally manages to take half a step away from dressing like a twee teenager, but then it sucks her back in.

  51. alecresti says:

    I think Julia looks good! according to her age and the amount of “i dont give a damn” towards all that fake glamor … She is an institution herself so …. Love you Julia!

  52. PNICHOLS says:

    Never been wowed with Julia’s taste, the way she dresses, her. blah. I really like Taylors dress, and I think her hair looks really pretty.

  53. Reece says:

    Didn’t it remind you of Sharon Stone’s shirt and skirt outfit?

  54. nancy says:

    Deja vu on JR dress, Kris Jenner wore on KUWTK last season (minus the belt). She has so many choices, and that’s what she picks? She was totally snotty to TS on the carpet. Seacrest was interviewing, TS came up, seemed starstruck and said, “we’re sitting next to each other!” JR says, “my husband is between us.” And walked off. Come on, this is a 20 something, talented kid. Obviously a big fan. What a snub. Glad she lost. Go home JR. Ugly inside and out. Taylor looked cute and well dressed for the occasion. Its the globes, not the Oscars. Not a prom dress. She looked well done. Kudos.

    • Christin says:

      It would be funny if her husband (does she ever call him by name?) quietly got TS’ phone number. Or if they flirted while ice queen watched. Write a song about it, Taylor.

    • Nina W says:

      Seriously? Imagine how much fawning and attention JR’s has to put up with all the time and Tay-Tay acts like she just fell off the turnip truck, if that was a snub, she damn well deserved it. Save the sycophantic performance for off camera.

  55. shellybean says:

    I’m not a Julia hater like most people here are. In fact, I quite love her. However, I absolutely loathe her hair. I hate that updo. And I don’t like the shirt under the dress. It’s way too matronly. The dress without the shirt and her hair down, or a looser updo, would have been so much better. This entire look together just ages her about 10 years. HATE.

  56. The Original G says:

    I don’t totally hate it. Is she trying to look more like a “serious” actress a la Streep?

    It’s kind of like from one of those fashion mag articles about how you can switch from your day job as an Amish office dominatirx to award-show-ready with the addition of a sparkly belt and giant diamond studs.

  57. I Choose Me says:

    Not gonna yell at you Kais. I totally agree with you re: Julia and Taylor. Didn’t watch the show but hearing that Tina Fey dissed little miss Princess Pony (thanks QQ) gives me a happy.

  58. P.J. says:

    I can’t stand the woman herself-or at least what I know of her public persona-but I LOVED Julia’s look last night! As a busty girl who can only ever dream of wearing a strapless gown (and I do dream), I adore it when people/designers come up with super creative ways to style them w/o them actually being cleavage-y or revealing. This one was a total win in my book, makeup included :D

    Taylor? Well, the dress was terrible (she’s capable of SO much better like that glorious sheer/sparkly creation that she wore to Prince William’s charity event month or two ago) and it really made her super uncomfortable-looking bolt-ons stand out. As a girl who spent most of her young adult life completely flat chested, she still hasn’t quite figured out how to dress them…Hopefully they’ll settle more in the coming months or years.

  59. Bread and Circuses says:

    I thought Julia’s dress was odd but it did flatter her, and her hair and makeup really looked good.

    I’ll agree that Taylor’s dress was bad. She’s always princessy, but she had done princessy much better than this in the past.

  60. Maggie says:

    Cant stand Julia Roberts but she looked beautiful last night and the dress was a win for me.

  61. reba says:

    That dress Julia Roberts is wearing looks like she was getting dressed for a red carpet evening but forgot to take off her school shirt. Really. No way.
    Taylor’s thing is fine, whatever.

  62. Dommy Dearest says:

    I like Julia’s dress. Why the hell was Swift even at the Golden Globes? There wasn’t a Victoria’s Secret model there to bother right?

  63. Alexa says:

    Oh Dear. I actually like both Julia’s and Taylor’s outfits. And I am not a Taylor Swift fan at all, and I rarely can stand what she wears. This – however – does NOT look “princess-ey” to me (there’s no lace or tulle).

  64. JenniferJustice says:

    I think Julia is full of it when she says she doesn’t care about fashion. That is simply a protective statement so anything she wears that fails, she can just fall back on “well, I don’t really care, so I don’t put thought into it.” Yes, she does, but it’s always amiss. And, yes, the smoky eyes are not for her. Too much makeup. I do not care for Ms. Swift, but I actually like the dress sans train and bustle.

    • Maureen says:

      Oh gosh, this is a good point! I think you’re totally right. That would explain why she (Julia) makes mostly terrible choices when she really doesn’t have to. She just doesn’t HAVE to choose these things she chooses. She has really bad taste, and she either won’t listen to advice to the contrary or she intimidates the people around her so badly that they just say yes to whatever she comes up with.

      And I think Taylor’s dress is GORGEOUS, but it really highlights her implants in an unattractive way.

  65. Tiffany :) says:

    I liked the white up by Julia’s face, but hate the look overall. When I saw it in a close up I liked it. To me, it seems like she is trying to do Sharon Stone 2.0 . Sharon’s shirt looked sooooooo much better with her overall outfit, though. I don’t think the white shirt goes well with what Julia is wearing with it.

  66. RobN says:

    I was so looking forward to scrolling down and seeing what horrors these two were wearing, and I’m remarkably disappointed. Julia’s is kind of disjointed but not stunningly awful and I think TS’s dress looks fantastic on her. It’s young and pretty and if she’d just stand up straight it would be even better.

  67. LaurieH says:

    I thought Julia’s dress was awful. It was part Meryl Streep, part past Julia and part Sarah Palin (the hair!). Did not like it. At all. She unnecessarily aged herself and from the waist up, looked like a waitress. Taylor’s dress was okay and except for that bizarre poofy thing in the back. The bustier part was too thin, but then Taylor really doesn’t have any boobs to speak of.

  68. Sticks says:

    I thought Julia looked lovely. Wasn’t my favourite of all time. But she looked good. I wasn’t loving the hair so much. She will always be one of my faves.

  69. Jayna says:

    I’m not a fan of the gown, but I loved her makeup and hair. She really looked striking.

  70. whocares? says:

    Taylor sucks. why is she even there??
    Julia is a classic, older woman, so she looks fine.
    comparing those two is like limes and strawberries……….

  71. TW says:

    The microphone caught this exchange at the end… Taylor: “We’re sitting together.” Julia: “actually, my HUSBAND is sitting between us.” Translation: Make no mistake, and keep your well known flirty mitts off.

  72. Maureen says:

    When I see a get-up like the one Julia is wearing above, I don’t know who to fault: her for wearing it or the designer for coming up with something so ridiculous.

    Anyway, the bottom line is she could have done better. Easily. There are gorgeous dresses that are no fuss, no frills, and comfortable. A strapless dress over top of a white button-up shirt? Somebody was drunk when they created that … or trolling Julia Roberts.

  73. Tara says:

    Meh. I think Taylor looks good, but did Julia lose a bet?

  74. mkelly says:

    Julia is still aging beautifully. That said, she looked fug in the dress and the outfit was the worst at the Golden Globes. She attempted to copy something Sharon Stone did a few years ago at the Oscars that gave Sharon great fashion kudos. Unfortunately, Sharon did the white blouse and skirt ensemble with class and style. Julia looked like a train wreck from the neck down. She took a fashion risk and failed miserably.

  75. mkelly says:

    I think Taylor Swift looked beautiful!

  76. Sal says:

    I loved Swift’s gown. Would have loved it even better in, say, royal blue or teal. Roberts’ dress was just confusing. I was like she tried on her gown over her office shirt and forgot she still had her work clothes on underneath so it looks, well, bizarre. Would have been good without the office shirt underneath, then it would have been gorgeous.

  77. Emilie says:

    I LOVE Julia’s dress, and she pulls it off perfectly!
    I am amazed to see almost no one agrees with that.