With the 2013 Golden Globes airing this weekend, the excitement and anticipation run high. Not only to find out this year’s winners, but also to see what fabulous red carpet gowns our favorite celebs will be donning in the big night. Refinement and sophistication have dominated these shows in the past years and set the trends for the season. Some looks have managed to become truly memorable and were destined to inspire and intrigue, so in preparation for the big night, let’s see some iconic celebrity red carpet looks the past Golden Globes Awards ceremonies have brought us.

Charlize Theron Gown Golden Globes 2005

Whether they had the courage to experiment with volume and proportions or went for tried and true flattering classics, some celebs manage to shine enough to steal the spotlight unconditionally. Charlize Theron impressed everyone back in 2005 when she wore a gorgeous Christian Dior’s blue strapless gown that complimented her sultry dark tresses perfectly. The entire ‘femme fatale’ allure was impossible to miss.

Jennifer Lopez Gown Golden Globes 2007

Jennifer Lopez was another celebrity which had a multitude of eye-catching looks over the years, however it was the 2007 edition that surprised and enchanted fans simultaneously. The Marchesa one shoulder embroidered gown she chose was different from her usual body-con picks, yet she rocked the look to perfection nonetheless.

Eva Mendes Gown Golden Globe Awards 2009

Eva Mendes also had her fair share of fab looks, yet the 2009 Golden Globes showed us that the actress knows how to take a calculated risk every once in a while and looked amazing in the white Christian Dior strapless dress with a beautiful modern twist.

Beyonce Golden Gown Golden Globe Awards 2007

Beyonce proved she’s a true showgirl back at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards when she chose an Elie Saab golden high-slit, halter neck gown that beautifully showed off her curvalicious figure.

Cameron Diaz Gown Golden Globe Awards 2007

The year 2007 brought yet another fabulous look from Cameron Diaz who opted for a sultry yet romantic look in a gorgeous floor-sweeping tulle gown designed by Valentino.

Olivia Wilde Gown Golden Globe Awards 2011

The 2011 Golden Globe Awards have brought us a multitude of amazing looks but the most memorable appearance was definitely Olivia Wilde who tackled the princess allure playfully in a truly memorable Marchesa beaded gown which she skillfully paired with gorgeous Christian Louboutin golden spiky platforms which made her look steal hearts irremediably.

Jennifer Aniston Black Dress Golden Globe Awards 2004

Vintage dresses can steal the spotlight just as much as modern versions, and Jennifer Aniston proved at the 2004 Golden Globes in her bold vintage Valentino dress.

Diane Kruger Gown Golden Globes 2009

We couldn’t finish this glamorous retrospective without mentioning Diane Kruger who drew all eyes on her last year when she donned an exquisite Christian Lacroix gown from the label’s spring 2009 couture collection.

We cannot wait to see who’ll be the most iconic presence this year on the red carpet and who will land the best dressed list at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards!

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