Golden Globes 2012 Fashion: Red Carpet Roundup

Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and Nicole Richie shine.

On Sunday night, the hottest celebrities in Hollywood gathered for the 2012 Golden Globes to celebrate one of the biggest nights in movies, television, and, of course, fashion. The stars shone bright on the red carpet, showing off gorgeous mermaid-style gowns, plunging necklines and sparkling headbands.

Yet, it wasn’t all about bright colors: The big trend for the night was nude-hued gowns, worn by everyone from Jessica Biel and Heidi Klum to “Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland. “This one is really different,” Hyland told MTV News of her beige lace Dolce & Gabbana gown. “I never really wore lace before so I feel very feminine in it. It’s very vintage-y, classy, and I like that.”

While Hyland’s dress was covered in lace, first-time attendee and Best Supporting Actress nominee for “The Help,” Jessica Chastain decided to adorn herself from head to toe in pearls. “It was love at first sight with this dress,” Chastain said of her white Givenchy gown. “This is my first Golden Globes. There’s something very pure about this dress. I’m a very pure girl.”

Looking radiant in a silver Julien Macdonald gown was Nicole Richie, who finished off her look with her very own House of Harlow bag. “I thought she looked amazing,” Celebuzz producer Rachel Maresca told MTV News. “We haven’t seen her on a red carpet in a long time, and she came out wowing everybody. She’s in Julien Macdonald with a fully beaded dress. She said it was little bit heavy, but she looked very comfortable in it, and she’s rocking a House of Harlow, her own designed bag.”

A-list actresses flooded the red carpet, including Angelina Jolie in a draped ivory Atelier Versace gown with red accents, Charlize Theron in a pink Dior Couture gown complete with high slit and Cartier headband, and Emma Stone in a purple and red accent Lanvin gown with a plunging neckline.

Yet, it was a lady in red that might have stolen the show: Reese Witherspoon dazzled in a tight-fitted scarlet Zac Posen dress with a sweetheart neckline, deciding to keep the rest of her look laidback with wavy hair.

“Her hair for me looked ‘gorgeous without trying’ type of look,” Maresca said. “The dress was made for her; it looks great.”

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Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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