All about women: The beautiful black looks from the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet

In a powerful display of sisterly solidarity, the women of Hollywood all dressed in bold, inky blacks this year for the Golden Globes awards ceremony. Everyone looked incredible – here are a few of our favourite red carpet looks. 

To show support for the new Time's Up initiative - this year's Golden Globes was a sea of stunning, powerful black.

While black may be understood as sombre, serious shade, actors attending the event spoke positively and energetically about the changes they are excited to work to bring about in the near future: bridging the gender divide, equal pay, and penalties for companies tolerating harassment, for example.

As well as donning black, a collection of actresses added female activists to the guest list for the night - such as National Domestic Workers Alliance director and award-winning activist Ai-jen Poo and #MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke.

And black was anything but boring on the red carpet too. From accessories to stunning, intricate details, here are a few of our favourite looks. 

Women wear the pants

Star of The Crown, Claire Foy looked incredible in a classic black Stella McCartney tuxedo, complete with a double-breasted jacket, and slick back hair. Meanwhile, Christina Hendricks and Alison Brie wore elegant but commanding skirt-over-pants ensembles. 

Emerald earrings for hope and justice

A number of leading ladies chose to adorn their ears with emerald jewels. More than just a statement piece, emeralds are thought to symbolise hope, justice, compassion, and harmony - key ideas within the Time's Up initiative's message.

Zoe Kravitz added bold emerald earrings to her simple Sant Laurent column dress, while Debra Messing wore large emerald studs, and Catherine Zeta-Jones added a longer, tiered style to her sheer gown. 

A little lace

Black lace can be a timeless, luxurious accent - and many actors chose gowns layered with lovely lace elements. Penelope Cruz wore an off-the-shoulder Ralph & Russo gown, while Nicole Kidman consulted masters of lace Givenchy for her look. Gwendolyn Christie wore a brilliant tiered Giles Deacon number. 

Party in the back

And last but not least - lots of dresses on this year's red carpet may have appeared demure or reserved from the front - but featured dramatic details in the back.

Millie Bobby Brown and Alicia Vikander both wore high necklines, that dropped dramatically in the back, while Dakota Johnson's Gucci gown featured an explosion of intricate silver beading splashed across the back. 

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