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25 Everyday Looks Inspired by the Best Dresses of the 2013 Golden Globes

The dresses of the 2013 Golden Globes were beautiful; sometimes crazy, often amazing. But how do you take inspiration from those looks when most of us don’t venture farther than work, school, or the grocery store in our everyday lives? Easy. Find ways to work in the colors, textures, and silhouettes of the evening’s best looks.


  • Kerry Washington 1 of 25
    Kerry Washington
    This Miu Miu look was my favorite of the night, and the little dress here captures the essence perfectly.
    photo from Getty Images, dress from ModCloth, $75
  • Rosario Dawson 2 of 25
    Rosario Dawson
    That color! So gorgeous, and so on trend.
    photo from Getty Images, silk top by Kate Spade, $198
  • Kristen Wiig 3 of 25
    Kristen Wiig
    Make a sexy cutout work for real life by moving it up just a bit.
    photo by Katie Jones, dress from ModCloth, $130
  • Tina Fey 4 of 25
    Tina Fey
    The black and white lace on her L'Wren Scott gown is echoed in this cute top.
    photo from Getty Images, lace collar tee by Madewell, $54
  • Thandie Newton 5 of 25
    Thandie Newton
    Sparkle and shine in a dusty blue hued dress with sequins.
    photo by Katie Jones, dress from Nordstrom, $148
  • Adele 6 of 25
    Adele
    A stunning neckline dresses up an otherwise simple black garment.
    photo from Getty Images, cardigan sweater by Kate Spade, $298
  • Jennifer Lopez 7 of 25
    Jennifer Lopez
    Reveal a little skin (maybe not as much as this Zuhair Murad gown!) with a lacy top.
    photo from Getty Images, lace tank from Nordstrom, $34
  • Kathryn Bigelow (with Mark Boal) 8 of 25
    Kathryn Bigelow (with Mark Boal)
    Choose a simple silhouette with intricate beadwork, done sparingly.
    photo from Getty Images, dress from Piperlime, $385
  • Naomi Watts 9 of 25
    Naomi Watts
    Her Zac Posen gown is simple, but in a rich burgundy shade. Take inspiration by choosing a simple-silhouette dress ina similar warm hue.
    photo by Katie Jones, dress from Lands' End, $30
  • Helena Bonham Carter 10 of 25
    Helena Bonham Carter
    Don't you love her for doing her thing? She's rocking that gothic glam style.
    photo from Getty Images, black lace top from ModCloth, $50
  • Jessica Alba 11 of 25
    Jessica Alba
    The Oscar de la Renta gown is all about that lovely coral color, and the fitted shape with a flare at the bottom.
    photo from Getty Images, sweater dress from Target, $45
  • Julieanna Moore 12 of 25
    Julieanna Moore
    Black and white, done right, as on this Tom Ford dress.
    photo from Getty Images, dress from ModCloth, $50
  • Julieanne Hough 13 of 25
    Julieanne Hough
    White may be pure and innocent, but toughen it up with studs and detailing, or go short and sassy, and you've got a color to be reckoned with.
    photo from Getty Images, dress from ModCloth, $80
  • Lucy Liu 14 of 25
    Lucy Liu
    Her Carolina Herrera was a floral explosion — much like this little dress.
    photo by Katie Jones, dress by H&M, $35
  • Zooey Deschanel 15 of 25
    Zooey Deschanel
    This Oscar de la Renta is a stunning bright shade, and Zooey provides the whimsy. Channel that in this cute dress.
    photo from Getty Images, dress by Sophie Theallet for The Limited, $108
  • Sienna Miller 16 of 25
    Sienna Miller
    Flaunt a retro throwback print, like the one on Sienna's gown from Erdem and Van Cleef & Arpels.
    photo by Katie Jones, Liberty shirt from J.Crew, $99
  • Hayden Panettiere 17 of 25
    Hayden Panettiere
    Lovely texture, pale blush tones, and a flare at the hem in both her Roberto Cavalli gown and this lovely dress.
    photo from Getty Images, dress from BHLDN, $500
  • Marion Cotillard 18 of 25
    Marion Cotillard
    This Christian Dior Couture gown is stunning in its asymmetry. Take inspiration with a casual version — the high/low hem.
    photo from Getty Images, dress from ModCloth, $50
  • Francesca Eastwood 19 of 25
    Francesca Eastwood
    A gorgeous gown in creamy silk and lace matches up with a much more everyday kind of top.
    photo from Getty Images, silk and lace tee by Madewell, $118
  • Mayam Biakik 20 of 25
    Mayam Biakik
    Modest, but still special. Just like this top.
    photo from Getty Images, blouse by H&M, $35
  • Michelle Dockery 21 of 25
    Michelle Dockery
    Bring in detail at the top of your dress, like Michelle's gown by Alexandre Vauthier.
    photo from Getty Images, dress by Nha Khanh, rent for $125
  • Bill Murray 22 of 25
    Bill Murray
    He gets included because of his amazing mutton-chops! OK, the bow tie is great too.
    photo from Getty Images, bow tie by Forage, $68
  • Amy Poehler 23 of 25
    Amy Poehler
    The sexiest tuxedo (by Stella McCartney) on the red carpet! Make it work friendly with a top underneath, and keep it modern with the skinny leg.
    photo from Getty Images, suit from The Limited, $90
  • Nicole Richie 24 of 25
    Nicole Richie
    Sparkly blue texture dances on this Naeem Khan gown, and on the affordable designer top.
    photo from Getty Images, Tracey Reese sequin top at Target, $24
  • Rachel Weisz 25 of 25
    Rachel Weisz
    This Louis Vuitton was one of the most playful on the red carpet. Get a similar look with this adorable dress.
    photo from Getty Images, dress from ModCloth, $53

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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