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From the Red Carpet: Golden Globe Awards 2014

Awards season is officially upon us, and you know what that means: Let the best and worst dressed lists begin! At last night’s Golden Globes, there were some major hits (bravo, Lupita Nyong’o!) and more than a few misses on the red carpet. We rounded up our favorite looks of the night and the looks that offer some serious bridal fashion inspiration.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren: Sleek, simple, elegant, and classy—Lupita definitely gets our vote for best dressed of the night. We love the cool cape detail of her dress. The look is right on trend for brides-to-be: We noticed a number of caped looks in the spring 2014 bridal collections (take a peek at Monique Lhuillier’s cape-filled collection for proof). For more caped inspiration, check out the Trends feature in the new issue of our mag.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani: We can sum up Cate’s look in one word: Gorgeous. This lacy, semi-sheer Armani frock rivals Lupita’s red Ralph Lauren dress for our favorite look of the night. It’s proof that a high neckline and sleeves can still be sexy. Picture this dress in a cream or blush hue—stunning for a bride. Giorgio, take note!

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Tatiana Maslany in Jenny Packham: It’s no secret we’re big Jenny Packham fans around these parts (check out one of the designer’s dazzling dresses featured in our new issue), so naturally we fell hard for Tatiana’s sparkling, floor-length frock. The subtle metallic stripes and embellished details at the waist and neckline give the simple silhouette just enough pizazz for an awards ceremony or a wedding ceremony.

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Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta: We fell in love with this ballerina-inspired ensemble when we first spotted the look on the ODLR runway a few months back. We dig bridal separates, and this pearl-embellished crop top and sparkling tulle high-low skirt offer a fresh yet polished approach to getting dressed for the big day.

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Margot Robbie in Gucci: Lower the thigh-high slit and raise the plunging v-neckline, and we can totally see Margot’s structured gown on a modern bride saying “I do” in a cool museum or art gallery.

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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior: Some people loved it, some people hated it—J-Law’s banded gown grew on us. The simple pop of black lends a black-tie feel to the look. We can envision this gown on a bride in a big-city ballroom.

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Emma Watson in Dior: Most people hated Ms. Watson’s red dress-smock-jumpsuit hybrid paired with wool cigarette pants, but we kinda dug it. The look was bold and different without being too wacky or weird. And consider this: Not every gal is the ball-gown wearing type. For a cool alternative to traditional wedding dresses, check out Theia’s sweater + trousers combo.

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Sofia Vergara in Zac Posen: Ditch the big necklace and imagine this gown in a shade of white or blush—can you say here comes the glamorous bride? We love the silhouette of this voluminous dress. Zac Posen’s collaboration with David’s Bridal launches next month—here’s hoping there’s a similar style in the debut collection.

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Edie Falco in Lanvin: The shape of this dress had some issues and red satin isn’t the most flattering of fabrics, but we’re suckers for that big bow. If this style were properly tailored and re-imagined in a soft white or pale pink satin, we’d be all over it.

{Images via E! Online}