The precursor to any “best dressed” list right now is that we bow down to anyone bringing their A game “in these times.” Below see 10 looks that stood out in a very chic Golden Globes crowd—from both coasts on red carpets and on Instagram. Nothing is the same but there are still ball gowns to dream about.
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What: Custom Dior Couture and Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
Why: The actress who made chess cool is stunning in an unexpected emerald hue set against platinum blonde hair. The plunging gown paired with a coordinating overcoat and heels feels like a modern nod to Old Hollywood.
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Why: The Best Actress nominee, for her turn in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” is stunning in a long gray silk tulle dress with a fully embroidered, sequin macramé bodice from the Haute Couture collection. It’s just the right amount of elegance and whimsy.
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What: Gucci and Fred Leighton jewels
Why: The fictional Catherine the Great brought all the drama in a mint green slip dress with crystal brooches and all the theatrical poses anyone could ever wish for.
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What: Valentino Couture, Wempe earrings, and Maria Tash jewelry
Why: Not everyone can pull off neon green and elbow length gloves, but not everyone is Cynthia Ervivo. The stylish actress isn’t afraid to take risks, and reportedly let Valentino be her guide for the evening, to very fun results.
What: Miu Miu
Why: The breakout starlet is channeling her on-screen alter ego, Princess Diana in a bold shouldered velvet Miu Miu gown with a organza collar that the fashion-plate princess surely would have appreciated.
What: Louis Vuitton and Forevermark jewels
Why: If Regina King in silver sequins and black cut outs is the future—we’re looking forward to it. The director and actor is refined as ever in the fashion-forward gown with an ’80s futurism vibe.
What: Oscar de la Renta and Forevermark jewels
Why: Custom Oscar in a pretty shade of spring tulips, off-the-shoulder and embroidered with taffeta pressed flora is just the kind of ultra-feminine classic red carpet pick-me-up everyone can use right about now. Mermaid hair is a bonus.
Why: With so much talk of an impending revival of the roaring ’20s, Garner is fully selling the idea in a flapper-worthy frock featuring a plunging front, intricate beading and drop waist. Double cuffs also by Prada complete the flawless look.
What: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
Why: A one-should dress with side cut-out gives a subtle nod to ’70s glamour, done up in multi-colored embroidery. It’s a new look for the actress and it’s very Talitha Getty on the riviera in the best way.
What: Alberta Ferretti
Why: Haddish is bringing chainmail chicness in a custom strapless brown and silver embellished gown. It’s somewhere between Pierre Cardin in the ’60s and the knights of the round table and she looks fittingly strong and beautiful.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US