Golden Globes 2020: Beyoncé Proved Statement Sleeves Were the Trend of the Night

The 2020 Golden Globes red carpet was a master class in the possibilities of the humble sleeve. Stars, seemingly over trends like voluminous skirts, daring cutouts, or statement necklines, went all in on taking sleeves to the extreme. The almost sculptural bell sleeves on Zoey Deutch’s look had a certain ’70s party-host vibe. The sleeves on Cate Blanchett’s Mary Katrantzou gown resembled hand fans. Gwyneth Paltrow‘s sheer Fendi frock proved a lot to take in, but the sleeves in and of themselves pretty much served as the garment’s thesis statement. Olivia Colman, a winner for her work in The Crown, went with massive red sleeves. The carefully constructed sleeves on Kaitlyn Dever’s Valentino gown added extra oomph to an already eye-catching number. Though Beyoncé, nominated for her song “Spirit” from The Lion King, showed up late to the ceremony, her arrival cemented the trend. Her outfit was, perhaps, more sleeve than gown; it featured two giant ruffles, almost resembling angel wings, which enveloped the singer’s upper torso. Here, the biggest statement sleeves from the night.


Beyoncé, with husband Jay Z, showed up late to the Golden Globes with two golden sleeves.

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Kaitlyn Dever had dramatic sleeves on her Valentino gown.

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Zoey Deutch looked groovy in her yellow sleeves.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Fendi gown had quite the sheer sleeves.

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Cate Blanchett’s gown blurred the binary between sleeves and capes.

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Winner Olivia Colman went with voluminous red sleeves.