Since, earlier today, we discussed the best dressed ladies at the Golden Globes 2012, it's now time to have a look at those who took fashion risks on the red carpet. These ladies could have also been named in the original article.
However, because they dared think outside the box and take a fashion chance with her choice for the awards gala, we feel they deserve a special mention on their own.
Starting off with the lady who's always in a class of her own, here's Tilda Swinton
in a creation by her good friend and stylist Haider Ackermann.
Often described as an androgynous beauty that is as eerie as she's impressive and statuesque, it's clear that Tilda could never get away with what one may consider “traditional” fashion styles.
This probably explains how come she can work an outfit that is basically part tux, part chiffon feminine dress. Either way, she made for a stunning, arresting presence on the red carpet.
If you're to believe Twitter, Sarah Michelle Gellar
's big-bustled Monique Lhuillier gown was a fashion hit and miss, mostly because of the pattern on it, which led to many jokes online about how she'd washed it with a leaking ball point pen.
However, the cut flattered her and she seemed perfectly happy with her choice. Plus, she took a genuine risk by going for a pattern you wouldn't normally see on the red carpet, while the gown was serious yet young at the same time.
The fact that Gellar opted for a ponytail further enforced the impression that she was just a young woman out to have fun at an awards show that isn't to be taken too seriously, no matter how much it claims to be of the utmost importance.
Next up, Charlize Theron
. Having a model's body means she can get away with designs other women wouldn't even dream being caught in, so this explains how stunning she looked in her Dior gown.
Adorned with a very deep V-cut and the biggest bow on a hip you've ever seen, Charlize was a vision in pale pink, showing plenty of cleavage and leg.
She matched the dress with a glittering headband, which was very cute. Evan Rachel Wood
went for somewhat similar designs (at least from a distance), but to different results.
The younger star looked divine in a Gucci gown with a glittery, see-through top and a heavy skirt adorned with feathers in dark green and black.
The dress in itself was amazing – on Evan, it looked breathtaking.
Madonna too chose a dress in dark green but with a splash of metallic gray in the bodice. Had she not opted for such a tight corset and had she left the fingerless glove at home, she would have actually looked amazing, voices online are saying.
Last but not least, Paula Patton
of “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.” She too received mixed reactions for her bright yellow mermaid Monique Lhuillier gown.
The dress was nothing spectacular but the color did flatter Patton's skin tone, while also guaranteeing she made quite a spectacular, impossible to miss entrance.