Golden Globes 2016: The Year Of The Cape

Jennifer Lopez
Shocking her fans by covering up for once, J Lo’s caped gown received mixed reviews on Twitter. But we love the star’s bright yellow Giambattista Valli frock - cape and all. [Photo: Rex]
Saoirse Ronan
The “Brooklyn” actress scored major sartorial points in this Yves Saint Laurent Couture by Hedi Slimane gown, complete with a cape that every superhero would be envious of. [Photo: Rex]
Lily James
The Cinderella star looked just like a princess in her white, chiffon Marchesa gown that boasted an ethereal one-shoulder cape. [Photo: Rex]
Jada Pinkett Smith
On hand to support her hubby Will Smith, Jada donned an all-emerald ensemble complete with a draped addition. [Photo: Rex]
Viola Davis
Davis glittered like the night sky in this stunning Marchesa gown that featured a caped back. [Photo: Rex]
Emilia Clarke
Clarke channeled a dark version of her iconic “Game of Thrones” cape wardrobe in a black, embellished version of the style by Valentino. [Photo: Rex]
Regina King
Sadly, it was King’s cape that helped her make numerous worst dressed lists. Perhaps if the flowing train had been removed then she might of received a different fate. [Photo: Rex]
Taraji P. Henson
Henson had clearly practiced working her Stella McCartney caped column dress. [Photo: Getty]
Cate Blanchett
Blanchett’s vintage-inspired frock featured a mini cape that covered her shoulders. [Photo: Rex]

The cape was definitely the red carpet trend no one saw coming - and the hottest accessory of last night’s proceedings, apart from Morgan Freeman’s necklace. While it’s nothing new (Lupita Nyong’o wore a gorgeous caped Ralph Lauren gown to the Golden Globes in 2014), it proved to be the ultimate red carpet accessory this year with a total of nine celebs working the cover-up in a variety of ways.

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