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From Lara Flynn Boyle's ridiculous ballerina getup to Nicole Kidman's soft lilac gown, this year's Golden Globes fashion trends were all about looking feminine.
Floral prints, bare shoulders, slinky black dresses, touchable curls and natural-looking makeup took center stage. The lone hard-edged look came from Cameron Diaz' spiked, punk bracelet she paired with a micromini.
Most actresses are fashion plates to some degree, but a few seem to be better at walking the red carpet in looks that coincide with or precede current trends.
The most famous of the clothes horses, Kidman, chose a pale strapless dress that was perfectly in tune with the pastel trends for spring.
The dress -- short in front, long in back -- looked great on the lithe actress. But the color, like some of Kidman's previous fashion choices, didn't translate well on TV where stronger hues dominate.
Renee Zellweger struck a fashion cord in a vintage Valentino dress. The actress, an increasingly high-profile fashion follower, wore a black, full-skirted dress. Designers borrowed heavily from the ladylike '50s for spring collections.
Sarah Jessica Parker showed off a baby-fat-free figure in a black corset and pants. She came covered up in a black jacket on the red carpet, but shed it at hubby Matthew Broderick's bidding to show off.
Debra Messing's slit-to-there Vera Wang in a muted natural featured lots of froth around the neckline and a trailing scarf in back.
Maggie Gyllenhaall stood out from the crowd in a white lace Chanel Couture short dress, which she paired with killer black heels. She told Joan Rivers on E! that the black shoes with white dress made it look more like a party dress. She also estimated the dress was valued at $80,000.
With low-keyed jewels, natural-looking makeup and sexy hair, a few actresses transcended time and trends.
One of the only flawless looks of the evening was sported by Jennifer Garner. Her low-backed, black Ralph Lauren dress was set off with a pearl choker and loose updo. Handsome hubby Scott Foley was the ultimate arm candy.
Forty-something Diane Lane didn't need flashy jewelry or glaring makeup to shine in a strapless black Donna Karan.
Jennifer Aniston didn't let a broken toe stop her from looking great in a sparkly black halter top, one of the evenings strongest trends, and a cute ponytail.
And Heather Graham mixed her couture Chanel dress with long, curly hair for a youthful look.
Never ones to shrink into the background, the sirens wore attention-getting brights and curve-hugging dresses.
Salma Hyek wore a slinky red dress from Narciso Rodriguez with matching red lips.
Kim Cattrall, Lisa Kudrow and Susan Sarandon also wore ruby frocks.
Standouts in bright blue included a radiant Queen Latifah in Escada and the always-gorgeous Halle Berry a pretty blue gown with sparkling straps.
Black, red and pastels may dominate the Golden Globes, but a few of the actresses boldly chose prints (always an iffy choice for photos and film) and extravagant embroidery.
The best of the bunch was Kate Hudson who looked young and exotic in a richly-printed gown.
Beyonce Knowles was covered in embroidered petals in a satin gown by Les Habitudes.
And Cate Blanchett made an interesting fashion choice in a long-sleeve multi-colored gown.
Tuxedo variations abounded, but the best look of the evening went to the men -- including Brendan Frasier and Ray Liotta -- who choose a sharp silver tie to go with their jackets.
U2 band member The Edge brought a little rock 'n' roll to the awards show with a sequined black shirt and skull cap.
Not everyone who walks the red carpet gets it right: some fail by trying too hard, some by not trying hard enough.
Lara Flynn Boyle's ballerina getup from David Cardona was the talk of the night. Sometime beau Jack Nicholson said ''Lara's tutu was startling,'' according to Entertainment Weekly online. ''But she's a very colorful actress.''
Boyle told Rivers on E! that she was either a prima ballerina or a prima donna. Rivers just looked at her and said "You have such guts."
Sharon Stone, who often gets it right, went terribly wrong this time out in a garish black flapper outfit from Versace and scary boots.
On the flip side of those who try too hard, there's Meryl Streep.
A fabulous actress, she's a self-professed dummy when it comes to glamour. Her silver beaded Armani jacket with black pants (and trailing tail of a scarf) was perfectly fine for a much older woman, but she's too young (and rich) to look so frumpy.