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Golden globes aplenty as braless and brazen stars reveal almost all

The boob is back.

Call it the American Hustle effect, but the Golden Globes red carpet was groaning with globes of another kind as actresses put their considerable assets firmly front and centre.

American Hustle star Amy Adams led the way – natch – braless and brazen in a burgundy and tomato halter dress that left little to the imagination and which she confessed required “good plaster” to leave the house.

Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie took a similar '70s-tastic approach, displaying her décolletage in a plunging white Gucci gown that was slit to the thigh and embellished with silver pailettes.

Breast was also best for Jessica Chastain and Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, who both opted for strapless styles that appeared to have built-in balconettes to enhance their already bountiful busts.


House of Cards star Kate Mara was another actress who could have used a little more coverage in the cowl neckline of her metallic gown, contributing to the trend of copious cleavage on the carpet.

But breasts aside, this year's Golden Globes style was remarkably restrained.

The Globes have a reputation as the Oscars' less stuffy little sister, but this year the stars tended to play it safe.

Black and white was a big statement, as worn by Cate Blanchett, who was less Blue Jasmine and more black beauty in a diaphanous backless Armani gown, and also by Julia Roberts, who sadly appeared to have forgotten to take off her white shirt before she poured herself into a Dolce & Gabanna black bustier and skirt.

Kerry Washington was elegant in ivory Balenciaga cut in order to accommodate her baby bump, and Hayden Panettiere looked remarkably grown-up in form fitting black and white Tom Ford.

Metallics also had a major moment, with Naomi Watts looking more like an Oscars statuette than a Golden Globes nominee in a silver Tom Ford sheath teamed with a chunky gold necklace.

Zooey Deschanel wore a gold embellished Oscar de la Renta crop top with a cascading tulle skirt that threatened to overwhelm her delicate frame, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke ditched her dragons to sparkle in a silver Proenza Schouler gown.

The only real red carpet disaster was one of another kind, which occurred when a burst pipe flooded the area just hours before the pomp and pageantry was due to begin.

That mess dealt with, and dried in time, the fashion hot messes were few and far between.

Girls star Lena Dunham looked like an uncomfortable canary in a buttercup yellow strapless gown by Zac Posen, readily admitting on the red carpet that “none of this is quite right on me”.

Sandra Bullock resembled a liquorice allsort in a pink, black and blue satin creation and Drew Barrymore shrouded her pregnant figure in a fussy pink creation that resembled a shower curtain from the 1960s.