What there was a ton of, however, were shades of pink, yellow and gold.
Lily Collins and Emma Stone, who took home her first Golden Globe, led the pack in their ethereal pastel confections: a baby-pink, floral-embroidered Zuhair Murad Couture gown and a sheer, custom-designed Valentino Haute Couture dress with metallic silver star embellishments, respectively.
There was clearly a penchant for feeling like a princess at the awards show. Carrie Underwood (in Iris Serban), Connie Britton (in Edition by Georges Chakra), Zoe Saldana and Felicity Jones (both in Gucci) were among those who went ultra girly for the evening, as did Claire Foy, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Lola Kirke and Angela Bassett.
Yellow also made a big statement on the red carpet. Reese Witherspoonled the sunny pack in a strapless custom Atelier Versace gown that channeled old Hollywood glam, while Emily Ratajkowski took a fashion risk that paid off, stepping out in a silk Reem Acra gown featuring dramatic slits and a sparkling neckline.
Viola Davis and Natalie Portman also stunned in the eye-catching hue. Davis, a Golden Globe winner for her supporting role in Fences, stood tall in a bold one-shouldered Michael Kors gown, while Portman draped her baby bump in a canary-hued, '60s-cut dress that gave a subtle nod to her role in Jackie, for which she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama.
But it may have been yellow's metallic sister that truly dominated the evening. Gold was a top choice for quite a few women, including Priyanka Chopra and Sofia Vergara, who wore uncannily similar curve-hugging Ralph Lauren and Zuhair Murad Couture dresses, respectively.
Just like Chopra, Kerry Washington and Sarah Paulson also made our Best Dressed list this year. The Scandal star stood out in a unique black-and-gold foil-patterned dress by Dolce & Gabbana, while Golden Globe winner Paulson looked like a statuette herself in a long-sleeved, sequined Marc Jacobs gown. Chrissy Teigen's ruffled Marchesa number and Naomie Harris's sleek Armani Privé strapless column dress also put them among the gilded set.