Golden Globes 2011 Red Carpet Trend: Champagne-Hued Dresses

2011 Golden Globes red carpet dresses

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Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, and Nicole Kidman in neutral tones

Were they inspired while lounging in bathtubs of bubbly? Several actresses wore champagne- or nude-toned gowns to the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

The cork-popping look extends the trend for sandy neutrals from the past few seasons. The best variations kept up the champagne theme with flashes of sparkle and fizz.

Anne Hathaway, up for best actress in Love and Other Drugs, drenched herself in a rich champagne Giorgio Armani Privé gown with oversize paillettes. “I’m wearing little CDs, America!” she giggled on the red carpet. “You gotta give it a little shimmy-shim,” she said, swaying so she caught the light.

With long sleeves and a high neckline, Hathaway’s dress looked modest at first, but a turn revealed a deeply plunging back. The bold, puffed shoulders channeled the 1940s—will we be seeing more of these once HBO’s remake of Mildred Pierce hits on March 27?

Scarlett Johansson’s look was the equivalent of a Bellini: peach-infused champagne that bordered on sticky sweet. Her Elie Saab dress weighted its sheer layers and soft butterfly sleeves with elaborate embroidery. (Johansson’s wind-tunnel updo looked borrowed from another playbook.)

Nicole Kidman, nominated for best actress in Rabbit Hole, went a more tailored route. Her one-shoulder ivory Prada gown shimmered with sequins, but the slim lines and small centered bow at the waist kept things ladylike.

2011 Golden Globes red carpet dresses

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Carrie Underwood, Leighton Meester and Michelle Williams in the buff.

Meanwhile, best original song-bird Carrie Underwood went classic showgirl in a strapless Badgley Mischka lacquered dress with sequins.

Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester took another tack, downplaying her nude Burberry Prorsum gown with print instead of sparkle. The long-sleeve, high-neck, ruched dress looked extremely demure, with the exception of the high front slit.

Michelle Williams had the most adventurous spin on the trend, in a buff Valentino gown with flowered straps and a white daisy print. The Blue Valentine nominee’s ruffled silhouette and trendy shade said “sophisticated lady” while the daisies winked “free spirit.” Gamine is as gamine does.

Check out the other big color of the night, and see what the rest of the stars wore in our red carpet gallery.