Golden Globes Trend Golden Globes Fashion Trend 2012: Fishtail Dresses vs. Fish (PHOTOS)
Fishtail dresses blanketed the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards. From Elle Macpherson to Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara to Lea Michele, see a comparison of those on the red carpet and those in the ocean.
Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, stars dazzled in dresses by Christian Dior, Lanvin, Versace, and Gucci. Many of the designs were strapless, several were beaded, and an overwhelming number had fishtail hems, extending into great bundles of fabric on the floor. Take Sofia Vergara, for example, whose Vera Wang dress was so tight and cleavage-enhancing that its exaggerated fishtail accentuated her curvy frame. “She sends me dresses that zip and close, so I don’t have to be doing a long fitting to transform them to my body,” the actress told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet before the show. Her silhouette may have been extreme, but she was joined by a sea of actresses who could have given any fish a run for its money. Here, The Daily Beast compares the fishtails on the red carpet with those in the ocean. Modern Family Getty Images; Getty Images Charlize Theron in Christian Dior; white betta Getty Images; Getty Images Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier; yellow tang Getty Images; Getty Images Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu; alfonsino Getty Images; Getty Images Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang; blue betta (fighting fish) Getty Images; Getty Images Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann; ribbon eel Getty Images; Getty Images Sarah Hyland in vintage Dolce & Gabbana; Port Jackson shark Getty Images; Getty Images Lea Michele in Marchesa; salmon Elle Macpherson in Roberto Cavalli; veiltail goldfish Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli; lizardfish Getty Images; Getty Images Madonna in Reem Acra; sea turtle