If you tuned into the 71st annual Golden Globes award last night, you may have taken notice of this year’s fashion theme: modesty.
In a trend clearly borrowed from Miss Mayim herself (who looked gorgeous in a sheer-topped, black gown), actresses like Julia Roberts, Julie Bowen, and Elisabeth Moss left more than usual to the imagination, opting for sleeved dresses with little to no cleavage (oh my!) and maximum coverage. Ms. Roberts in particular takes the “frum chic” award home, donning an oxford shirt that appeared tucked into a form-fitting black gown. In my opinion, it looked like a glorified tuxedo, but to each her own.
Two great dresses in particular were the “Frum chic in the front/’bringing sexy back’ back” look worn by actresses Cate Blanchett and Emma Watson. Blanchett looked elegant and sexy in a high-collared black, backless dress, all the while dripping in Chopard diamonds. Watson wore a red backless flowing Dior gown, which was also backless and included pretty nifty sewn in cropped trousers.
Pregnant actress Drew Barrymore kept her baby bump under wraps in a sleeved, strawberry shortcake inspired dress. Girls actress Zosia Mamet kept it classy in a long black and white dress, as did Juliana Margulies in a dress totes appropriate for a modern Orthodox wedding. Other preggers actress, Olivia Wilde, looked GORGEOUS in an sparkly, emerald long-sleeved fitted gown.
On the other hand, there were some Jewish actresses’ who opted for some clavicle. Lena Dunham looked bright and stunning in a yellow strapless Zac Posen dress and Laura Preppon from the hit show Orange is the New Black stunned in a strapless black and gray floral ensemble.
Other notable looks: Julia Louise Dreyfus in a scarlet-hued gown, Lupita Nyong’o in an awesome Super Woman cape-like dress, and Master’s of Sex star Lizzy Caplan in a unique black gown with intricate gold sleeves.
But don’t you worry–alas the skin, side boob, and Spanx (obviously) came out for the after parties.
Nevertheless, hip, hip hooray for frum chic 2014!