Feast your eyes on the most beautiful Golden Globe dresses of all time

See the best Golden Globes dresses of all time, from Kate Moss to Sienna Miller...

Golden Globes Dresses through the ages
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All the drama, all the glam

With the Golden Globes just around the corner, it's official, this year's Awards season is kicking off, and we're feeling a little nostalgic, so we thought we'd have a look back at the most iconic red carpet moments.

Golden Globes red carpet 2018

Let's start with the most recent one, which was a year ago. You could argue the Golden Globes 2018 were one of the most memorable in the history of the awards, because it was of course the one where pretty much everyone on the red carpet wore black designer dresses, to protest against sexual harassment in the industry, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The likes of Emma Watson, Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon all wore black, and many made an extra political statement by wearing Time's Up badges - whilst others wore white to signify peace and unity.

The Golden Globes red carpet over the years

There are so many memorable red carpet moments, it's hard to condense it all in a few paragraphs, but let us try.

So many strong looks happened in the 90s and early noughties, not least Kate Moss' high-neck sequin dress in 1995, when she attended with then-boyfriend Johnny Depp. What a couple. We were also into Sarah Michelle Gellar's 2001 halterneck Valentino number, Sarah Jessica Parker's 2002 baby pink Emmanuel Ungaro gown and what the Friends cast wore in 1995. A relatively unknown Angelina Jolie also made her red carpet debut in 1998 in a sparkling dress.

There was also Salma Hayek's unforgettable deep crimson corseted Narciso Rodriguez gown in 2003, and Hillary Swank's sleek copper Calvin Klein gown when she picked up her award for Million Dollar Baby.

And, who could forget Sienna Miller's Grecian moment? The actress shimmered in a stunning white Marchesa gown with intricate metallic overlay. And her unusual milkmaid braid and natural, bronzed make-up made for one stunning red-carpet look.

But let's not forget the Golden Globes have been going for 76 years, and there were some iconic looks back in the day too, like Marilyn Monroe's black sequin dress in 1962, Liza Minneli and Elizabeth's Taylor's excellent sequins and shoulder pads in 1985, and Audrey Hepburn's sleek look.

This year's Golden Globes will be held on Sunday 6th of January, and we'll be sure to share all the best looks then.

Marilyn Monroe at the Golden Globes in 1962

Marilyn Monroe at the Golden Globes in 1962

This photo might have been taken in the 60s, but you could still pull off that dress today.
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This photo might have been taken in the 60s, but you could still pull off that dress today.

Sharon Stone at the Golden Globes 1995

Sharon Stone at the Golden Globes 1995

Already sporting a major trend for SS19, head to toe tonal.
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Already sporting a major trend for SS19, head to toe tonal.

Liza Minneli and Elizabeth's Taylor at the Golden Globes 1985

Liza Minneli and Elizabeth's Taylor at the Golden Globes 1985

The sequins, the shoulder pads, everything!
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The sequins, the shoulder pads, everything!

Audrey Hepburn at the Golden Globes 1990

Audrey Hepburn at the Golden Globes 1990

As if we needed more proof of Audrey's everlasting style, this dress could easily be worn today.
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As if we needed more proof of Audrey's everlasting style, this dress could easily be worn today.

With Johnny Deep at the Golden Globe Awards, 1995

With Johnny Deep at the Golden Globe Awards, 1995

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The Friends cast, the Golden Globes 1996

The Friends cast, the Golden Globes 1996

Giving us all the feels.
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Giving us all the feels.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt at the Golden Globes 1996

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt at the Golden Globes 1996

Remember when these two dates and matched their outfits?
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Remember when these two dates and matched their outfits?

Julia Roberts and Rupert Everett at the Golden Globes 1998

Julia Roberts and Rupert Everett at the Golden Globes 1998

Julia has been attending the Globes since the late 80s, and we loved this hyper-beaded column dress by Todd Oldham she wore in 1998.
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Julia has been attending the Globes since the late 80s, and we loved this hyper-beaded column dress by Todd Oldham she wore in 1998.

Minnie Driver At The Golden Globe Awards 1998

Minnie Driver At The Golden Globe Awards 1998

Minnie Driver: Best Golden Globe dreses of all time
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Minnie Driver gave us a lesson in timeless elegance way back in 1998, wearing a dress that wouldn?t look out of place on the 2010 red carpet. This was the year that Miss Driver was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in Good Will Hunting, and boy did she make sure she stood out from the crowd.

Angelina Jolie At The Golden Globe Awards 1998

Angelina Jolie At The Golden Globe Awards 1998

Angelina Jolie: Best Golden Globe dreses of all time
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In 1998, a little known actress named Angelina Jolie made one of her first red carpet outings ? having then only appeared in small bit-part roles and made-for-TV movies. Fast forward just two years and she was winning an Oscar for her breakthrough performance in Girl, Interrupted, was married to Billy Bob Thornton, and was carving out a career as a stellar movie star. Back in 1998 though, and a young Ange gave us a hint of what was to come, stepping out in this ultra-glam sparkling gown.

Calista Flockhart At The Golden Globe Awards 1999

Calista Flockhart At The Golden Globe Awards 1999

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In a colour and style that has transcended the ages, Calista Flockhart had a monochrome moment as she hit the red carpet at the height of her Ally McBeal fame. In fact her classic black and white satin Pamela Dennis wouldn't look too out of place on red carpet today. Now that's a sign of a gorgeous gown.

Sarah Jessica Parker At The Golden Globe Awards 2000

Sarah Jessica Parker At The Golden Globe Awards 2000

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It may be more than a decade ago that Sarah Jessica Parker walked the red carpet in this stunning blush beaded gown - but doesn't she look divine? Matching her skin tone to perfection, SJP's Richard Tyler creation was designed from acres of beaded tulle. Heaven.

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer: Best Golden Globe dreses of all time
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Despite this photo being taken more than a decade ago, Claudia Schiffer doesn?t seem to have aged a day. The supermodel attended the 2000 Golden Globe Awards with then boyfriend Tim Jeffries in this vivid red spaghetti strap gown, paired with perfectly co-ordinating bag, shoes and lips. (2000)

Halle Berry At The Golden Globe Awards 2000

Halle Berry At The Golden Globe Awards 2000

Halle Berry: Best Golden Globe dreses of all time
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Halle Berry might have been nominated for three Golden Globes during her award-packed career, but it was back in 2000 that she picked up her only win of the trio, for best actress in a Mini Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.  For her moment in the spotlight, Berry looked suitably glam in a shimmering white gown with intricate red beading and bejewelled straps. The decade might have been free of further Globes, but it the gorgeous fashion moments just kept on coming.

Calista Flockhart At The Golden Globe Awards 2000

Calista Flockhart At The Golden Globe Awards 2000

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She may have worn a multitude of stunning red carpet gowns, but Calista Flockhart's intricate blackEli Saab number remains one of our all-time favourites.

Sarah Michelle Gellar At The Golden Globe Awards 2001

Sarah Michelle Gellar At The Golden Globe Awards 2001

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Back in 2001, Sarah Michelle Gellar was having a major moment thanks to the success of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The actress slayed the sartorial competition on the Golden Globes red carpet that year in this halterneck Valentino number, where she was nominated in the Best Television Actress category. Sarah reportedly put the frock up for auction afterwards to raise money for those affected by the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. You don?t often see generosity like that.

Sarah Jessica Parker At The Golden Globe Awards 2002

Sarah Jessica Parker At The Golden Globe Awards 2002

Sarah Jessica Parker: Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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One of the decade's most enduring style icons, Sarah Jessica Parker has been wowing us in the fashion stakes both on-screen ? as TV's favourite fashionista Carrie Bradshaw - and off for years now. Her baby pink Emanuel Ungaro dress was a fashion talking point at the 2001 Golden Globes, as commentators enthused about its romantic hue and pretty tumbling corsage.

Kate Hudson At The Golden Globe Awards 2002

Kate Hudson At The Golden Globe Awards 2002

Kate Hudson :Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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Kate Hudson has carved out a niche for herself as the perennial blonde bombshell, consistently impressing us with some seriously sexy red carpet looks. All eyes were on the actress when she turned up at the 2002 Golden Globes, simply smouldering in this daring plunge-neck Atelier Versace frock, which sparkled under the flashbulbs. Add some big Hollywood screen-siren curls, and suddenly Goldie Hawn?s daughter was all grown up.

Courteney Cox At The Golden Globe Awards 2003

Courteney Cox At The Golden Globe Awards 2003

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Courteney Cox managed to pull off both a plunging neck-line and a thigh-high split with aplomb, when she donned this stunning Ralph Lauren design to the 2003 Golden Globes. Not only did she pull it off, she made it look phenomenally classy. Coupled with her oh-so-enviable dark locks and those azure blue eyes, the actress continued her reign as the queen of understated elegance.

Salma Hayek At The Golden Globe Awards 2003

Salma Hayek At The Golden Globe Awards 2003

Salma Hayek: Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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Salma Hayek showed off her enviable hourglass figure in this deep crimson corseted Narciso Rodriguez frock back in 2003. Vampy nails, dark golden accessories and matching plum-hued lips completed the ultra-sexy look. Va va voom!

Nicole Kidman At The Golden Globe Awards 2003

Nicole Kidman At The Golden Globe Awards 2003

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2003 was Nicole Kidman's year. Having finally moved out of the shadows of her ten-year marriage to Tom Cruise, which ended in 2001, the actress moved into a period of Hollywood acclaim, picking up both best actress Golden Globes and Oscars, and exhibiting a string of fashion hits to boot. For the Globes, she oozed elegance in a flamenco-esque ice blue gown. The Kidman red carpet style reign would continue throughout the decade - the woman's a pro!

Kim Cattrall At The Golden Globe Awards 2003

Kim Cattrall At The Golden Globe Awards 2003

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With style that would have made Samantha Jones proud, Kim Cattrall gave a jaw-dropping turn at the 2003 Golden Globes, looking every inch the screen siren in a plunging scarlet gown. One word: wow!

Sarah Jessica Parker At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

Sarah Jessica Parker At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

Sarah Jessica Parker: Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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In a case of art imitating life, when Sarah Jessica Parker picked up her best actress award for playing Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw in 2004, her look was, well pure Carrie Bradshaw! While the actress and alter-ego often overlapped style wise, it was a joint love of the prettiest prom dresses that consistently blurred the line between screen and star.

Kristin Davis At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

Kristin Davis At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

Kristin Davis: Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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Nude can be a tricky hue to pull off on the red carpet, but Kristin Davis did so with aplomb at the 2004 Golden Globes. Her perfectly-proportioned dress was the ideal platform to show off those enviable curves.

Charlize Theron At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

Charlize Theron At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

Charlize Theron :Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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In the same year that she picked up the best actress Golden Globe for her hard-hitting role in Monster, Charlize Theron won in the style stakes too, wowing in this beautiful Christian Dior lemon yellow floor-skimming gown.

Cate Blanchett At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

Cate Blanchett At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

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The queen of maternity chic, Cate Blanchett proved that a burgeoning baby bump needn't get in the way of a red carpet style statement, when she stepped out in this stunning ruby silk dress with glittering chandelier earrings. Pregnancy has never looked quite so elegant.

Jennifer Aniston At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

Jennifer Aniston At The Golden Globe Awards 2004

Jennifer Aniston: Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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2004 will always be remembered as the year that we waved goodbye to our favourite Friends, and Jennifer Aniston celebrated her last year as Rachel Green in true show-stopping style. The actress had scooped the Golden Globe for Best Television Actress the year before, and made sure all eyes were on her, once again, in this plunge-neck Valentino gown.

Jennifer Garner At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Jennifer Garner At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Jennifer Garner: Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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The usually publicity-shy Jennifer Garner seemed to be over-the-moon when gliding down the red carpet in this iconic scarlet, ruffled vintage Valentino gown. As she waved to the fashion hungry press, she ensured everyone got a good glimpse of the striking creation. We're not sure if it's the dramatic train, the classic colouror the revealing back, but we are very much in love with this Golden Globe masterpiece.

Charlize Theron At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Charlize Theron At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Charlize Theron : Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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Charlize Theron has long been a supporter, and friend, of John Galliano, so it was no surprise when the actress chose to wear one of his Christian Dior Couture creations to the 2005 Golden Globes. The midnight blue tones in this striking fishtail gown were the perfect accompaniment to the stalwart's then-brunette cropped tresses.

Uma Thurman at the 2005 Golden Globe Awards

Uma Thurman at the 2005 Golden Globe Awards

Uma Thurman: Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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Here comes the Uma... No, Ms Thurman isn't taking a trip down the aisle, she wore this wedding-esque frock for an appearance at the Golden Globes. A tad bridal perhaps for the red carpet, but that means it only serves as good inspiration for those on the hunt for that perfect white gown. We love the flattering cowl-draped neckline and floor-skimming train. (16 January 2005)

Hilary Swank At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Hilary Swank At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

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She played a boxer for her 2005 Golden Globe winning performance in Million Dollar Baby, so it was only fitting that Hilary Swank looked an absolute knock-out in a sleek Calvin Klein copper gown when she stepped up to collect her award.

Mischa Barton At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Mischa Barton At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

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Back in 2005 and a super-svelte Mischa Barton was riding high at the top of The OC wave, as everybody?s favourite troubled teen, Marissa Cooper. The actress wowed during a typically high-fashion appearance at the Golden Globes, in this striking cream dress with a daring cutout panel.

Nicole Kidman At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Nicole Kidman At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

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The figure-skimming nature of this cobalt blue Gucci gown worked to accentuate Nicole Kidman's already sensational statuesque silhouette. We love the quirky touch ofthe peacock feather and the deliciously dinky limited edition Bottega Veneta clutch. Simply stunning.

Cate Blanchett At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Cate Blanchett At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Cate Blanchett :Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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Every now and then, you see a dress on the red carpet that makes such an impression that it cements itself in your memory forever. This was one of those moments. Cate Blanchett made waves when she stepped out in this heavenly periwinkle Jean Paul Gaultier creation, which included romantic draping and floral accents.

Halle Berry At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

Halle Berry At The Golden Globe Awards 2005

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When Halle Berry makes a red carpet appearance, she never does so half-heartedly. The actress showed off yet another scene-stealing look at the 2005 awards in this asymmetric Valentino gown with frothy tiered skirt. We like.

Scarlett Johansson At The Golden Globe Awards 2006

Scarlett Johansson At The Golden Globe Awards 2006

Scarlett Johansson : Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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A typical look from our perennial blonde bombshell, Scarlett Johansson certainly knows how to get heads turning when she wants to. The actress teamed her bold red dress with co-ordinating shoes, Hollywood curls and a sultry pose. The ultimate Scarlett woman (excuse the pun).

Reese Witherspoon At The Golden Globe Awards 2006

Reese Witherspoon At The Golden Globe Awards 2006

Reese Witherspoon: Best Golden Globe Dresses Ever
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Reese Witherspoon dazzled in this vintage, haute couture Chanel gown. Unfortunately, her red carpet triumph was overshadowed by the fact that Kirsten Dunst had worn the exact same dress to a Golden Globes afterparty three years earlier. Oh the shame! We don't mean to be bitchy but it looked much better on golden girl Reese and so she gets the highly-coveted place in our best dressed list.

Renee Zellweger At The Golden Globe Awards 2006

Renee Zellweger At The Golden Globe Awards 2006

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Renee Zellweger demonstrated her own take on the LBD (long black dress) wearing Carolina Herrera in 2006, consisting of figure-hugging bodice, sheer sweeping skirt and racy thigh-high split. Van Cleef & Arpels jewels, a Judith Leiber clutch and Manolos completed the ensemble.

Kate Beckinsale at the 2006 Golden Globe Awards