What’s Up With All the Weird Sleeves at the Golden Globes?

Jihan Forbes
·Associate Editor

If you’re going to give folks the cold shoulder, you’d better come with some sleeves. Or at least that seemed to be the rule on the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet, where we noticed a handful of celebrities rocking gowns with exposed shoulders, coupled with dramatic sleeves.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Sofia Vergara attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Sofía Vergara attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Sofía Vergara’s glittering golden Zuhair Murad gown set a beautiful precedent for the evening.

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Goldie Hawn at the 2017 Golden Globes.

And Goldie Hawn kept things simple in a black off-the shoulder gown with a matching sleeve.

Actress Drew Barrymore attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Drew Barrymore at the 2017 Golden Globes.

Drew Barrymore brought us into cape territory with her gossamer Monique Lhuillier number.

But as for the other lovely ladies who took the red carpet, the whole naked-shoulder-with-sleeves look took a turn for the interesting.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2017 Golden Globes. (Photo: Getty Images)

The arms of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Vera Wang gown added a twist to what would otherwise be a simple look — providing a friendly reminder that less is sometimes more.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Singer/actress Hailee Steinfeld attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Hailee Steinfeld at the 2017 Golden Globes. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hailee Steinfeld’s lavender Vera Wang confection also had superfluous sleeve action.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: 74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Actress Nicole Kidman arrives to the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo: Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman at the 2017 Golden Globes. (Photo: Getty Images)

The bubble silhouette and a generous helping of sequins on Nicole Kidman’s Alexander McQueen gown’s sleeves had us thinking that the actress may have fared better had she ditched them altogether and opted for cool jewelry instead.

Actress Connie Britton attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actress Connie Britton attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Connie Britton gave us a one-shoulder moment with a twist — instead of a sleeveless silhouette, Britton’s Edition by Georges Chakra had a short sleeve, which made the look stand out a bit more. The dress’s powder pink hue looked gorgeous against the actress’s skin.

Which sleeves slayed and which sleeves simply missed the mark? You tell us, please.


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