Nina Dobrev in Zac Posen at the InStyle Globes party: stunning or overdone?

Do you know how Brie Larson was one of the only women to wear red to the Globes on Saturday night? Well Nina Dobrev was one of the only women in red at the after party and she similarly stood out. She was in Zac Posen, in this deceptively simple looking gown with panels that make her waist look very cinched. I like that effect, but I’m not sure about the way it fits in the bustline. There’s some serious confidence involved in carrying a green clutch with a red dress after New Year’s and her styling is glam. This is a win.


Sarah Hyland went for a business goes goth look in this dark blue (or is it eggplant-colored? It’s hard to tell) and black sequin Amanda Wakeley gown which is perfect for an after party. Her styling is a little much with that nude lip, piecey hair and smudged eye makeup. Sarah looks really cute with her boyfriend, Dominic Sherwood, though.


Christina Ricci was in Monse, in an orange sequin gown. Remember the white Monse which Thandie Newton wore to the Globes? That had a line of these type of sequins creeping up the hem like the dress was on fire and I loved it. This entire dress is made of those sequins and it looks like a big emergency is happening. If you think the top half is questionable, get a load of the hem and the sleeves, they’re deliberately frayed-looking and it’s awful.



Caitriona Balfe was one of my favorites at the Globes and her dress for the event, a blue and red Delpozo, was unique and memorable. So it’s interesting that her after party dress, a metallic halter neck Emm Kuo, was more like the gowns the women were wearing to the Globes. She made the right choice for each though.

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  1. Ellie says:

    I wonder if Nina is regretting quitting The Vampire Diaries. I haven’t seen her anywhere since except for red carpets, and her style of (over)acting seemed well fitted for a CW vampire drama so I questioned her decision when she decided she was too good for it. She is beautiful, and though I think there are far better actresses out there I do miss seeing her in things. Usually I think she kills it fashionwise, but this is not one of those times. This dress is SHAPES, plural.

    • Ramona says:

      I’ve never see the show but I dont think she decided she was too good for it. It sounds like she was placed in a really difficult work situation of playing against a love interest who used to be her boyfriend and then married one of her friends and was displaying no PDA chill whatsoever. From what I gather she handled her exit extremely professionally. I also read that the show benefitted from it…..something about a popular black character finally getting more storylines? (the blogs on the black character is probably the only reason I am aware of Nina tbh)

      • Katherine says:


      • Nicole says:

        This is correct. It was partly due to the rut of VD and the fact that Ian jumped from her to marriage in a minute after they dated for 2-3 years. That must have been awkward and uncomfortable. And it clearly ended her friendship with Nikki. But she gave TPTB an entire year for her exit so it wasn’t as if she left quickly. She has said she’s open to return when the show ends.

        She does overact. Her acting was good for degrassi as well which is the breeding ground for overacting (not as bad as Disney though). I think she just wanted to transition more towards movies.

        And the actress you speak of (or character) is Bonnie. Quite possibly the most useless character on the show just because they never made her interesting until Nina left.

      • Ramona says:

        Thanks, Bonnie is the characters name. Shame on me, I should have just googled it.

    • Mia4S says:

      She’s in Flatliners this Fall which has a solid cast and director. If that’s a hit I think she’ll feel pretty justified. CW is a rut you can get stuck in so she was smart to depart politely and take a shot.

    • Amanda says:

      She’s in XXX with Vin Diesel. I’m not sure if that’s an upgrade or a downgrade but she is doing a lot of PR for it.

      • Mia4S says:

        Yikes…Vin Diesel. 😬

        But the XXX movie has Donnie Yen so: XXX>>>>>>CW.

        Donnie Yen is alway +1000000 points.

  2. teacakes says:

    I love Caitriona’s dress, she chose spot-on for the events she was going to and works them both like the model she was.

    But Nina Dobrev’s look is awful – dated, boring and ages her about 10 years. Just because she was ‘unique’ in wearing red, does not make it a good look.

    Christina…. why do designers these days have a grudge against skirts being

    a) of one uniform length
    b) fully lined?!

  3. Shambles says:

    I absolutely love Nina’s entire look. She killed it.
    And Christina… my love… what are you doing?!

    • Esmom says:

      Christina’s dress is atrocious. That nude top part just looks so bad.

      Catriona’s is my favorite. But I’m partial to gray and metallic.

      • Ankhel says:

        Christina just makes me sad here. She seems sweet, and she usually gets it right. Here, everything is wrong – even her make up. So hard and ageing.

  4. Ramona says:

    Are Ninas arms that super long in relation to the rest of her body or is that an optical illusion?

  5. serena says:

    Dear god, what was Christina Ricci thinking? That dress is so awful.. and I really don’t like her with blonde hair. As for Sarah Hyland, I love the girl and I don’t know if that make-up is throwing me off but, what is happening with her cheeks?

    • Jen says:

      Sarah Hyland has had kidney issues. Her dad actually gave her one of his kidneys a few years ago. I hope her cheeks don’t mean that she is sick again 🙁

  6. savu says:

    LOVE Sarah Hyland’s dress. Sophisticated and sexy. She can do better with her hair though!

  7. Lucy2 says:

    Wow, Christina’s dress is really bad.
    Nina’s seems a bit much for the after party, but it’s ok.
    Sarah looks good, glad she is phasing out the blonde hair.

  8. I Choose Me says:

    I like the colour and the fit of Nina’s but something about the construction doesn’t gel for me. Christina’s choice is awful but I love her so I’m just happy to see her. Catriona is the clear stand out here. She’s been killing it for these events. Her Golden Globes was my favourite of all the dresses I saw.

  9. Mika says:

    Did Nina mess with her face, or is it just a case of unfortunate eyebrows?! She’s so beautiful but something looks off, and not in a good way. Fingers crossed she didn’t go the Megan Fox route!

    • Katherine says:

      Wonder if she’ll ever have a radically different haircut/color – would be curious to see that

  10. Jen says:

    Sarah Hyland has had kidney issues. Her dad actually gave her one of his kidneys a few years ago. I hope her cheeks don’t mean that she is sick again 🙁

  11. kimbers says:

    I th9nk most of these ladies dressed well, but their skin failed them….or did they faik their skin..h20 and stop smoking..?