7 Rules for Staying Off the Worst-Dressed List

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The Golden Globe awards ceremony—which airs Sunday night on NBC—is Hollywood's second-biggest awards show. But it's also the year's second-biggest fashion show, with actresses making their best attempts to impress the cameras with their glamorous gowns and carefully chosen accessories.

And just as there are winners and losers at the awards portion of the evening, there are winners and losers on the red carpet. For acting, a loss is going home without a statue. For fashion, defeat is defined by ending up on a morning-after worst-dressed list. Fortunately, it's easier to win the fashion show than to win an acting award. There are certain fashion choices that consistently put actresses on one of these lists.

After surveying decades' worth of worst-dressed galleries from People, US Weekly, and the Los Angeles Times, we were able to devise seven rules for avoiding the wrath of the awards season fashion critic. Starlets, break them at your peril:

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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