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It’s the first big awards show of the year, but all we really care about is the fashion. Luckily, this year’s Golden Globes red carpet dresses are packed with style and inspiration.

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Just love this palm-print Fausto Puglisi dress on The Office’s Rashida Jones. The top knot is a great choice for this fun look.

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Kate Beckinsale is statuesque in this pewter Zuhair Murad gown.

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Taylor Swift is cute as a button in this red-black Carolina Herrera satin gown that evokes old Hollywood style.

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Sofia Vergara does what she does best – showing off her jewels. And why not? The girl has cleavage, and an abundance of sex appeal, so if you got it, flaunt i!

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Love it, love it! Reese Witherspoon glows in this minimalist aqua Calvin Klein Collection dress.

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Emma Watson is adorable in tangerine Dior – with contrasting blue suede shoes. Not many people can get away with matching their lipstick to their dress, but Emma can!

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And here’s the back that we didn’t expect – yep, still love it!

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Girls’ star Allison Williams is setting herself up a fashionista, after a string of red carpet appearances this week, and rightly so: we love her choice of  black and white dress that reminds us of something Audrey Hepburn might have worn.

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Naomi Watts is the golden girl at the Golden Globe, pairing a Champagne-hued gown with straight goldilocks tresses.

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…Is Naomi’s stylist cheating on her? Newly-engaged Robin Wright also wore a golden gown with similar neckline, this time by Reem Acra.

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Amy Adams rocks this 70’s-inspired Valentino maxi dress, the perfect nod to her American Hustle nomination.

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Remember, less is often more. Here’s a perfect example: funny girl Amy Poehler is chic in this classic Stella McCartney LBD – long black dress – with simple cutout.

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Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland is so pretty in a coral pink Georges Hobeika dress and braided hair. She might only be 23, but she looks classy and stylish, and not overdressed for her age.

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Can we give Lena Durham an award for most improved celebrity style? We might love her in Girls, but her red carpet dresses have been pretty shocking. This vibrant yellow Zac Posen gown is drop-dead gorgeous on Lena, even though the top half has us thinking of picking up some potatoes on the way home.

Who is your Golden Globes best dressed? Tell us in the comments!

Photos: People