Movie and television stars were honored at Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony for their work onscreen, but let's face it: Half of this thing is about what these people wear. From Eva Longoria's leg to Ricky Gervais's "outfit," it was a very lively pre-show. And while no one showed up looking like Lara Flynn Boyle, there were some stinkers. There were also, of course, some truly lovely ensembles. Here was the prevailing wisdom, if the fashion folks on E!, NBC, Twitter, and a couple of fashion magazines are to be believed. (All photos via Associated Press)

The Best Dressed, Apparently
Simple silhouettes, colors both subdued and bright, and patterns done right.

Amy Adams:

 

Michelle Dockery:

Anne Hathaway:

Lucy Liu:

Claire Danes:

 

The Best or Worst Dressed, Allegedly
These two leading ladies made divisive choices with odd bust lines and potentially unflattering colors that left the fashion police a bit confused.

Jessica Chastain:

Jennifer Lawrence:


 

The Worst Dressed, Definitely
Too much leg, too much fabric, too many patterns. Be simpler next time, ladies.

Giuliana Rancic:

 

Alyssa Milano:

Halle Berry:

Sienna Miller:

 

Eva Longoria: