Stars dazzle at Hollywood's Golden Globes

It was a colourful affair in Hollywood as stars took to the red carpet for the 71st annual Golden Globe awards in an array of bright dresses.

Stars dazzle at Hollywood's Golden Globes

Cate Blanchett with her Best Actress Award

A rainbow of colourful gowns sashayed down the red carpet.

While in previous years, stars have worn more muted colours or stuck to safe and reliable black, this year’s offerings came in all the shades of the rainbow.

And Brit actresses made their mark at last night’s event, showing their style prowess. Helen Mirren gave younger actresses a masterclass in looking good. The 68-year-old wore a sparkling emerald green Jenny Packham dress, which fashion gurus have called one of her best offerings yet. She looked demure and elegant, matching her dress with a pair of emerald green drop earrings. Emma Watson wore one of the more unusual dresses of the evening.

Trousers aren’t usually commonplace on the red carpet – but, oddly, the Harry Potter star got away with it. She wore a bright red backless gown, with crop trousers needed to protect her modesty. The 23-year-old matched it with slicked back hair and red lips.

Meanwhile, Sandra Bullock fully committed to colour – wearing three different shades on her unusual outfit. She wore a black dress with a pastel pink top and baby blue base, complete with a plunging neckline.

Widely celebrated as one of the fashion hits of the night, the actress teamed the colourful creation with a simple pair of black heels and a casual side ponytail.

Blue was one of the main colours to be seen in. Amber Heard dazzled in a midnight blue gown which showed a daring flash of thigh, while Reese Witherspoon wore a bright blue floorsweeper. There were some more dubious choices on the night, though. Girls writer and star Lena Dunham chose a typically quirky and unusual bright yellow strapless gown.

Despite being taken under the wing of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, the actress still managed to divide opinion with her eccentric and eye-catching fashion choice.

The evening’s festivities started on a damp note when a sewage pipe burst and flooded the red carpet at the Beverley Hills Hotel. Thankfully, staff managed to clean it up within 15 minutes and any disasters were averted.

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