Julia Roberts in Stella McCartney at the Globes: flattering or fug?

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

Wow, Julia Roberts certainly looks… um, fresh? Freshened, perhaps. Her skin is tighter now than it was when she was in Steel Magnolias. I honestly didn’t even recognize her at first, although looking at her more closely now, you can tell that it’s a combination of things – a dark tan and a brassy hair color to camouflage the subtle new work on her face. Julia’s pantsuited ensemble is Stella McCartney. You guys know how I feel about Stella’s work, but I tend to think this is… okay? It’s certainly flattering, giving Julia an illusion of a very weird hourglass figure. But if you look at the pieces separately, you can see that the trousers are actually terrible.

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

Honestly, Dakota Fanning was one of my picks for best dressed. I know we’ve seen this style of Armani gown on other women in other years, but it’s a classic cut done well, and it looks amazing on her.

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

I truly didn’t notice it last night, but Glenn Close wore one of the most amazing sack dresses OF ALL TIME. Angelina Jolie is so jealous that didn’t think of literally wearing a black sack with arm and neck holes to an awards show. Glenn’s sack dress is Armani. She got to sweep her sack dress up to the stage when she won Best Actress in a Drama. I wish we had a good cutaway to Gaga at that very moment.

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

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  1. Gigi La Moore says:

    She’s pulling it off.

    • Jan90067 says:

      Nope. She looks like she took it straight from (I Love) Lucy’s or Laura Petrie’s closet lol she also looked pretty wild eyed. Weird vibes.

  2. Steph says:

    Julias eyes look crazy.

    • Esmom says:

      I think that’s just the photos. She looked normal in motion/when talking. I scrutinized her, believe me, lol.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Only because she’s working them, and I’m embarrassed for her lol. As we age, we settle into life, not much shocks us, we’re not amazed to be anywhere or seeing something we haven’t seen a gazillion times before. Granted, if a little green Martian were just now standing at my door proclaiming to come in peace holding a ray gun, my eyes would pop in that old virginal way of seeing and being a part something exciting and new. Julia here is is not seeing anything exciting and new, but she’s damn well gonna try with eyes wide open lol.

  3. Birdie says:

    Julia looks stunning!

  4. Esmom says:

    Glenn’s speech was so amazing. And I couldn’t help but think that if Gaga had won, her speech would not be as empowering and inspiring, lol. She’s truly a legend and I’m glad she won. Her dress reminds me of a velvet wine bag.

    I didn’t mind Julia’s look, it was different and it worked for her. At first when I only saw her head and shoulders I thought she’d be too monotone but the pants balance the effect. I feel like unflattering pants are par for the course for her, so meh. They could be worse.

    I think her face looks the same but I was marveling at how tight her neck is. She was so thin in Homecoming, almost gaunt, and she seems to have filled out a little bit and it looks good on her.

    Dakota looks lovely and timeless.

    • noway says:

      Yes velvet wine bag love it!!! I don’t think it was velvet, but wouldn’t that be great if it was. Glen Close is just great and can come in whatever she wants, but oddly I liked this dress on her.

    • Pandy says:

      Yes, Velvet Wine Bag – perfect! LOLLL.

  5. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t care for Julia’s, though someone with more fashion presence might be able to pull it off.
    Dakota looks lovely.

    • Kateeee says:

      I’m with you on both counts. Julia’s pants need to be more cropped to show some shin or longer to cover the foot. This length does a disservice to her legs. But the mullett/bodice gives a nice silhouette otherwise.

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        I agree. JR has never been able to pull off an upstanding look since she was with Benjamin Bratt. I guess my problem is that I think she is over idolized and I don’t think that she is that great of of an actor anymore. I also think that JR was purely classless for her stunt that she pulled on her current husbands wife while he was cheating with HER and trying to leave his wife. I have also found that she plays the same role on repeat with the same type of acting in every film.

  6. Notyouraveragehousewife says:

    I love her whole look! I would wear that myself. She looks stunning!

  7. Originaltessa says:

    I don’t actually like what Julia’s wearing, but she’s pulling it off and looks beautiful. It something different.

  8. Melania says:

    Glenn Close speech was so powerful, the best of the night. I think she will win the Oscar

  9. Lala11_7 says:

    Julia looked GUD…

    Glenn looks GUD NO MATTER WHAT!

  10. Really says:

    Julia looked amazing, I loved everything about her look. If everything is tight, how? Where is that post, products by Celebrity?

  11. Lizzie says:

    glenn close looks so beautiful

  12. KBeth says:

    Dakota Fanning is so pretty.

  13. Murphy says:

    It looks bunched weird at the top almost like she didn’t tuck it in correctly, I wish it was smoother.

  14. Mrs. Darcy says:

    I shouldn’t love Julia’s look (McCartney ugh, pants with a weird skirt thing attached, nah), but somehow, it just really really works on her. She looks comfortable and confident and it’s a nice nod to her suiting looks of years past at the Globes.

  15. Eliza says:

    Julia looks amazing. Who ever is her dermatologist and/or surgeon has such a light touch. She looks peak beautiful.

    The outfit is meh, but it’s a plain platform to display her new look.

  16. Hmmm says:

    I like the idea of what she’s wearing but something looks off.

    She got work done because the Internet hurt her feelings. Her niece posted an ugly photo of her and Julia was shocked and hurt at the comments. It was a rude awakening I’m sure because in her little hollyweird bubble the world loves her and consider her Americas sweetheart.

  17. jj says:

    Julia looks great! If she had work done on her face, her plastic surgeon did a great job. I loved that she did her thing among all the gowns and I liked it. I just loved Glenn Close and she looked spot on.

  18. Imeanreally says:

    I once gave away a pair of slacks because they made me look like that.

  19. Louise177 says:

    I don’t know about Julia’s outfit. It’s looks like it could have been a beautiful dress but the pants ruin it.

  20. KidV says:

    I like Julia’s outfit but think the beige on top should have been a better color for her. I love that retro 50’s look though and glad designers are using it again.

    I wasn’t sure about Glen Close’s dress until she started walking up on stage and you could see how it moved. It was perfect!

    Loved Dakota’s dress and jewelry.

  21. Originaluna says:

    I loved Julia’s look for her. I think it suits her well and she looks great. Plastic surgery or whatever, she at least still looks very much like herself. I’m not against really good work unless it becomes cat-face’ish or i dont know Madonna-esque levels of crazy.
    Well done.

    I say this after wanting to beat her up for wearing a HIDEOUS rainbow. dress for Jimmy Fallon a little while ago with terrible – TERRIBLE hair.
    She’s redeemed herself. Here.

  22. T.Fanty says:

    That dress makes her legs look smaller than her torso. It’s throwing me off. It’s like those old mix and match dress books I used to have as a kid, where the pages were divided at head, torso, and waist, and you could pick different combinations to wear together.

  23. Renee says:

    I loved Julia’s ensemble. I love the color difference of the two together and her hair looked great. Ok….Julia and Regina for the win.

  24. Lexilla says:

    I freaking love a good sack dress. It’s a reminder that our bodies don’t always have to be on display for inspection. More power to you Glenn!

  25. LL says:

    Does anyone else think Julia has crazy eyes??

    • Nan says:

      LL: Ha ha – hell yes. But she looked better than she has in years, even with her crazy eyes.

  26. Elizabeth Suzanne Phillips says:

    I haven’t seen The Wife, but I would LOVE for Glenn Close to finally win the Oscar!

  27. Velvet Elvis says:

    While I love the style of Julia’s ensemble, I would have loved to see the pants somewhat reworked. Next to the shimmery champagne lightness of the dress part of the outfit, the pants look severe. Maybe make the pants more flowy or do them in a different color, such as cream.

  28. reg says:

    super fug, the pants are too crispy, looks like she’s going on a boat trip, but Dakota Fanning picked a nice dress…

  29. april says:

    Julia has horrible fashion sense. Her hair looks too blonde. Her face looks better than the last few times I’ve seen her.

  30. Jag says:

    I think the top is too pale; it would be better with a dark color, imo. I like her earrings and bracelet, though. That hair color is a nice shade, but she looks so much better with darker hair.

  31. Lis says:

    I love Julia and think she is gorgeous … but it’s a no to the outfit from me. I just … meh … there must have been something better.