The Osbournes top the worst-dressed list on the Golden Globes red carpet – but they weren't the only fashion fails…
Grey hair aside, Kelly Osbourne had been doing so well on the red carpet circuit of late. But that all came to an end last night with her choice for the Golden Globes.
The E! Fashion Police judge, 27, failed to live up to her reputation as a trendsetter in an over-the-top blue Zac Posen gown that swamped her now-petite frame.
An attempt to look sleek and streamlined ended in failure, landing her the title of the ceremony's worst-dressed, a spot she shares with her mother Sharon.
Fashion fail: She may present E!'s Fashion Police, but Kelly Osbourne's bold, blue Zac Posen gown swamped her now-petite frame, seemingly wearing her rather than the other way around
A scraped-back hairdo was too severe for Kelly's face, while the angular puff sleeves and fishtail hem seemed overwhelming, and gave the impression that the dress was wearing her, rather than the other way around.
Her mother fared little better. While the formal number was actually ok in terms of cut and shape, the white fabric, with its floral print, took the look downhill into Von Trapp curtain creation territory.
That seemed of little concern to the Osbourne family matriarch, who seemed delighted with her stylist's efforts, particularly her sparkly pink platform shoes. Fun, they may have been, but a sparkly, strappy silver style might have been a more elegant choice.
The Osbournes were only the start of the Golden Globes' worst-dressed however.
In the genes: While Sharon Osbourne's formal number was actually ok in terms of cut and shape, the white fabric, with its floral print, took the look downhill into Von Trapp curtain creation territory
Erin Wasson stood out as a classic candidate. Yes, Erin, we all know you have a stunning supermodel body, but a barely-there dress like that will still not win you any style points.
Lady Victoria Hervey, apparently still trying to make it as a Hollywood star, also drew attention to herself for all the wrong reasons. Her dress was so ill-fitting, that the seam designed to run beneath the bustline ran across her breasts instead, giving her a curiously-flat-chested look.
Her hippie-style bangles and rings
also looked too fussy against the patterned bodice of her gown, and her
clutch, perhaps intended to co-ordinate, was the wrong shade of coral
Sarah Michelle Gellar took a fashion
risk in her Monique Lhuillier ballgown, but the tie-dye-style print was
over-the-top. The look would have been far more successful with a plain
Sack the stylist: The bustline of Lady Victoria Hervey's dress ran across the middle of her breasts instead of beneath (left); Erin Wasson wore next to nothing (centre) and Emily Watson (right) played it too safe
Daring to be different: Critics were also divided on Sarah Michelle Gellar's painterly ballgown
Kudos, though, to these stars for
actually taking some risks. It is such sartorial bravery that makes the
fashion at these events so interesting to follow.
Actress Emily Watson played it too safe, a decision that backfired in a spectacular way.
The barely-there hue of her dress was perhaps too 'nude', in that it was actually the same shade as her skin.
armholes were too small, and the upper part of the bodice too tight,
but the waistband seemed too loose, so there was nothing to flatter her
figure at all. Her shoes, too should have been more delicate – the
large platforms peeking from the hem of her gown looked clumsy.
Fashion blues: Cameron Diaz also failed to impress in her blue and black lace dress. The racer neckline had the unfortunate effect of accentuating her muscular shoulders and arms, giving quite a masculine effect
insult to injury, the actress's necklace was all wrong for such a
formal event, the oversized chains seemed too lightweight, and some
diamonds might have lifted the look more effectively.
Cameron Diaz also failed to impress in her blue and black lace dress. The racer neckline had the unfortunate effect of accentuating her muscular shoulders and arms, giving quite a masculine effect.
Also making the worst-dressed round-up
were Glee's Naya Rivera, who chose a slinky grey dress that was
dominated by a large seam running down the front.
Amanda Peet, like many stars, wore
white, but, proving just how easily a hot trend can go wrong, the layers
of white lace and ankle-length hem were more akin to a Victorian
nightgown than red carpet formalwear.
And Laura Linney's shiny purple number looked both dated and like it was falling apart at the seams.
Poor choices: Glee's Naya Rivera chose a dress that was all seam (left); Amanda Peet appeared to be wearing a Victorian nightgown (centre) and Laura Linney chose a dated shiny purple number (right)
Short story: Actress Lea Thompson looked like she was dressed for a garden party (left); Mekenna Melvin's orange corseted style looked cheap (centre) and Malin Ackerman's pleats were too informal (right)
At least she wore an evening gown though. Some stars seemed far too underdressed for such a formal occasion. Actress Lea Thompson looked like she was dressed for a garden party in her above-the-knee printed dress, which she teamed with clunky black platform sandals.
Mekenna Melvin's orange corseted style seemed to have been made of a rather cheap fabric, that did not benefit from a white layer beneath, and creased in all the wrong places.
Malin Ackerman fared batter in her pleated Twenties-style frock, but it would have been nice to see her in an evening gown, more befitting of the occasion.