Top 10 Best Boomers of the Golden Globe Red Carpet

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Young starlets strutting a red carpet during awards season often resort to one of two strategies when it comes to their gowns. There are those that will flash ample amount of skin – like daring thigh slits – to get those camera flashes into overdrive or, in an attempt to be portrayed as a studiously serious actress, they opt for a grown-up looking gown, which often turns out looking matronly.

They should take a lesson from the many veterans at the recent Golden Globes who strut the red carpet with confidence, grace and distinctive style.

We list the Top 10 Best Dressed Boomers at the Globes and why their look worked wonders.

Julianne Moore

In a graphic black and white gown by Tom Ford, it was strikingly simple yet elegant, modern and with just a touch of drama.

Glenn Close

Her Zac Posen gown with a mermaid tail is a classic red carpet look. And the sharp little jacket offered a stylish cover-up instead of a limp scarf. But it was her breezily wavy hair that lightened up the entire look – which could have easily been too severe.

 Sally Field

Sometimes a black gown can look too heavy and somber on an older woman. A great alternative is midnight blue like this Grecian gown by Alberta Ferretti in fluttering silk chiffon.

Helen Mirren

Who says an older woman can’t wear a figure-hugging dress with panache? This Badgley Mishka hugs in all the right places and the decorative beading also highlights her curves. Good foundation garments are also paramount when wearing a sleek slinky gown as such.


Helen Hunt

A sparkly gown does not have to be heavy looking, garish or blinding. This Dolce & Gabbana gown lightens up with a soft blush colour and strategic bands of crystals.


Jodie Foster

She rarely strays from wearing Giorgio Armani on the red carpet and once again, the designer does her well with this halter style that shows off her well-toned arms and shoulders.


Helena Bonham Carter

She is an original and often doesn’t play by the rules (she once wore mismatched pumps on a red carpet) but here the British actress took a black lace Dolce & Gabbana dress and added a touch of humour and whimsy – a charming scarlet lip-shaped purse.

 Salma Hayek

If you have a spectacular figure, go ahead and flaunt it.  And it can be done without being trashy. This Gucci Premiere gown showcases Hayek’s curves to great effect yet retains a touch of old Hollywood elegance.


Julianne Margulies

Too often black sheer lace can border on being burlesque. But this Emilio Pucci gown is tantalizingly sheer without being tasteless.