Shop five black dresses like the ones on the Golden Globes red carpet

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Pretty much every single celebrity wore black on the Golden Globes red carpet, in support of victims of sexual harassment - well apart from these women who shunned the dress code.

Everyone one from Reese Witherspoon to Jessica Biel and Nicole Kidman wore black designer dresses, some accessorising with emerald earrings to signify hope.

And while you might think a black dress is a little boring, you'd be entirely wrong, as proven by my favourite looks of the night, which you can shop below.

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz, Golden Globes 2018

Zoe Kravitz looked impossibly chic in a column dress by Saint Laurent, paired with the most gorgeous emerald statement earrings. The beauty of this dress is that it's uber simple, so not only can you accessorise it with pretty much anything, but you'll be wearing it again and again thanks to its timeless factor.

Shop now: LANVIN Asymmetric strapless velvet gown for £1,969 from MATCHESFASHION.COM

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington, Golden Globes 2018

Kerry Washington looked ultra glamorous in head-to-toe sequins courtesy of Prabal Gurung for the dress, and Roger Vivier for the shoes. Save this glittering number for party season.


Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman, Golden Globes 2018

Nicole Kidman's Givenchy dress was the stuff of dreams. Delicate tulle shoulders and beaded detailing elevated an otherwise plain black skirt and suited her frame beautifully.

Shop now: GANNI Duval lace dress for £164 from

Natalie Portman

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Seeing as she's the face of Dior, it was no surprise the actress wore a dress by the fashion house for the red carpet. The velvet number was shown at Paris Fashion Week.

Shop now: Black Velvet Bardot Maxi Dress for £25 from Wallis

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon, Golden Globes 2018

One of many actresses to choose a one-shoulder gown, Reese looked chic in her Zac Posen dress, which she paired with diamond earrings and a diamond cuff bracelet.

Shop now: MUGLER One-shoulder asymmetrical velvet gown for £1,260 from Net-A-Porter

Which one was your favourite black dress at the Golden Globes? Let us know on Twitter @marieclaireuk

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.