Golden Globes Fashion Preview

What will Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johansson and other nominees wear to the ceremony? PEOPLE's style expert make red-carpet predictions – and offer advice for some less-than-chic stars. By Serena Kappes

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JENNIFER GARNER

JENNIFER GARNER
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Alias star Jennifer Garner (in Oscar de la Renta at the Emmy Awards in September), a best dramatic TV actress nominee, isn't known for wearing "drop-dead, sexy dresses," says PEOPLE style director Susan Kaufman. Expect to see her in "something that will be defined at the waist – probably not a bright color" from a more traditional designer like one of her favorites, Oscar de la Renta.

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SCARLETT JOHANSSON

SCARLETT JOHANSSON
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Scarlett Johansson, a nominee for best dramatic movie actress for A Love Song for Bobby Long, "takes a lot of risks" when it comes to fashion, says Kaufman. What might the actress (in Dolce amp Gabbana at the Venice Film Festival in September) sport at the Globes? "Maybe a dress that's a cocktail length with a full skirt," says Kaufman. "She's not afraid to stand out from the crowd."

03 of 15

NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN

NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN
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Desperate Housewives star Nicollette Sheridan (a best supporting TV actress nominee, at the American Music Awards in November) has an ultra-toned body, but her "whole look is just too '80s," says Kaufman. "I would love to see her in a dress that doesn't necessarily show a lot of leg and a lot of cleavage. If she wore simple hair, less makeup and a black dress or something more toned down, it would make her look a little more modern."

04 of 15

EMMY ROSSUM

EMMY ROSSUM
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Emmy Rossum, nominated as best actress in a movie musical or comedy for her star turn in The Phantom of the Opera, is "going to be fashion's It girl," says Kaufman. As Ralph Lauren's new muse, she's likely to wear "an elegant pastel or white gown" by the designer (like the one she wore to the movie's London premiere in December).

05 of 15

HILARY SWANK

HILARY SWANK
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Million Dollar Baby star Hilary Swank (nominated for best movie dramatic actress for that film and for best actress in a mini-series or TV movie for Iron Jawed Angels) is a fan of Calvin Klein's simple, clean lines, which highlight her toned figure. "I expect to see her in a long flowing gown – not figure-conscious or overly glamorous," says Kaufman of the actress (in Klein at Million Dollar Baby's New York premiere in December).

06 of 15

DREA DE MATTEO

DREA DE MATTEO
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Drea de Matteo is rock and roll all the way when it comes to her personal style – but she could use a little more effort on the red carpet. To make the most of her figure, Kaufman suggests the Sopranos star (nominated for best TV supporting actress) choose "designer clothes with a little more edge. She can be a little more bohemian and still look great."

07 of 15

KATE WINSLET

KATE WINSLET
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind star Kate Winslet (a best movie actress in a musical or comedy nominee) "probably looks the best she's ever looked. She's got a great curvy figure," says Kaufman. "I expect to see her in a drop-dead glamorous, gorgeous gown showing off her curves," like the Ben DeLisi gown she wore to the Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Dec. 31.

08 of 15

RENéE ZELLWEGER

RENéE ZELLWEGER
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"Renée Zellweger has really been consistent with her look, and it's usually Carolina Herrera and classic," says Kaufman of the Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason star (a best movie actress in a musical or comedy nominee). Zellweger (in Carolina Herrera at the movie's Paris premiere in November) will likely turn up at the Globes in a "strapless gown, looking like a '50s movie star. Very simple, very chic, very elegant."

09 of 15

VIRGINIA MADSEN

VIRGINIA MADSEN

Sideways star Virginia Madsen (a best supporting movie actress nominee) "has got a beautiful face and she dresses so frumpy," says Kaufman. "She wears too many accessories and they don't work together." Her advice for Madsen (at a July movie premiere)? "She could go the Grace Kelly route and put her hair in a chignon, wear a strapless, satin evening gown and she would be stunning."

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TERI HATCHER

TERI HATCHER
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Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher (a best TV actress in a musical or comedy nominee, pictured in Elie Saab at the Emmy Awards in September) "has fun dressing up," says Kaufman. "She's going to be wearing something a little more extroverted, a little more funky in terms of pattern. It will be sexy."

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CHARLIZE THERON

CHARLIZE THERON
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Statuesque Charlize Theron (in Christian Dior at the Cannes Film Festival in May) is one of red carpet's most reliable glamor girls. Count on the Oscar winner (nominated for a best supporting TV actress Globe for her role in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers) to show off her frame in "something satin and glamorous."

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MERYL STREEP

MERYL STREEP
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Meryl Streep's matronly fashion choices (including her look at the Emmys) often have too many stylistic elements. Kaufman's advice for the actress (nominated for best supporting movie actress for The Manchurian Candidate)? Get more streamlined with a one-piece gown. "She needs to go to a designer and have them make something specifically for her," says Kaufman. "A proper-fitting gown would do wonders."

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER

SARAH JESSICA PARKER
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Fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker, who is nominated for best TV actress in a musical or comedy for Sex and the City, has been favoring retro-looking, full-skirted cocktail dresses recently (like the Dior by John Galliano she wore to the Tony Awards in June). She might follow the same sartorial path for the Globes, or "turn it around and wear something form-fitting, chic, simple and long," says Kaufman.

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CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT
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"Expect the unexpected" from Aviator star Cate Blanchett (a best supporting movie actress nominee), says Kaufman. "There's always something striking or special about what she's going to wear. She rarely does the full-on glamorous red-carpet gown. It's usually more interesting than that," like her festive Alexander McQueen dress she wore to the movie's New York premiere in December.

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NICOLE KIDMAN

NICOLE KIDMAN
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"Nicole Kidman is the ultimate red-carpet wonder because of her height and her figure and her overall bearing. She can really wear anything," says Kaufman of the Birth star (nominated for best dramatic movie actress). Kidman (in Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent at the Tony Awards in June) may turn up at the Globes "in something very exotic or feminine. She's been wearing a lot of Chanel recently."

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