Golden Globes Fashion Preview

What will Reese, Eva and other nominees wear to the awards? PEOPLE's style expert Susan Kaufman makes her red-carpet predictions. By Serena Kappes

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REESE WITHERSPOON

REESE WITHERSPOON
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Witherspoon, a best actress nominee for Walk the Line, sticks with classic looks, says PEOPLE style director Susan Kaufman. "Lately, she's been going very feminine, with dresses with bows and tulle," such as her red Carolina Herrera frock (left) and Monique Lhuillier cocktail dress. Expect her to don a delicate number with a fuller skirt.

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EVA LONGORIA

EVA LONGORIA
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The Desperate Housewives star, who's up for best actress, is a fan of sexy, colorful dresses (at the 2005 Emmys in Angel Sanchez, left; and at last year's SAG Awards). "She's got such a great body that she can pull off many types of gowns," says Kaufman. She'll most likely flaunt her figure in a vibrant, curve-hugging dress.

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SCARLETT JOHANSSON

SCARLETT JOHANSSON
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"She's a red-carpet chameleon – that's why she's so much fun to watch," says Kaufman of Johansson, a best supporting actress nominee for Match Point. The risk-taking star (in Roland Mouret, left; and Marchesa) is open to experimentation: She could just as easily choose a retro-style gown or an edgy, daring design.

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CHARLIZE THERON

CHARLIZE THERON
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The statuesque star, up for best actress for North Country, is a designer's dream: "Nobody else could carry off the head-to-toe ruffled look she wore at last year's Oscars," says Kaufman of Theron (in Dior at the 2005 Academy Awards, left, and Golden Globes). This year, expect "something dramatic, whether it's the color or the detail."

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ZIYI ZHANG

ZIYI ZHANG
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The Memoirs of a Geisha star and best actress nominee usually opts for "big statement gowns" by traditional designers such as Oscar de la Renta (left), Kaufman says. So for her Globes moment, Zhang is likely to stick to a red-carpet favorite – such as Renee Zellweger standby Carolina Herrera.

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HALLE BERRY

HALLE BERRY
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Berry, says Kaufman, "makes any gown look exceptionally beautiful" (such as her Valentino at last year's Globes, left, and Grecian-style Ungaro at the Emmys). The actress, up for Their Eyes Were Watching God, could go with Valentino or Elie Saab this time. "They'll do something special for her," Kaufman says.

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MARIA BELLO

MARIA BELLO
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Bello, a best actress nominee for A History of Violence, favors "very fashion-forward outfits"(left, at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Jan. 8; and the 2004 Golden Globes), Kaufman says. She'll likely wear a new designer or pair a gown from an established couturier with funky accessories.

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MARCIA CROSS

MARCIA CROSS
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The Desperate Housewives star and best actress nominee loves "jewel tones that complement her skin tone and red hair," such as her navy Alberta Ferretti (left, at a charity event) and emerald Elie Saab at the 2005 Emmys, Kaufman says. Chances are she'll stick with that rich palette at the Globes.

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER

SARAH JESSICA PARKER
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Expect the unexpected from Parker (up for best actress for The Family Stone). "She'll wear shorter dresses, she'll wear polka dots like she did at last year's SAG Awards" (left, in Yves Saint Laurent), says Kaufman. This year, if she's feeling girly, "Oscar de la Renta is always a favorite. Balenciaga could be the edgier choice."

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RACHEL WEISZ

RACHEL WEISZ
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Weisz, a best supporting actress nominee for The Constant Gardener, wore a champagne gown to that film's premiere in Venice (left), and Narciso Rodriguez at its New York City opening. Rodriguez, in fact, considers the five-months-pregnant actress his muse – and she may well wear one of his dresses to the Globes.

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SANDRA OH

SANDRA OH
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The Grey's Anatomy star, up for best supporting actress, "is hitting her stride," Kaufman says, with choices such as her asymmetrical gown at last year's Tony Awards (left), and her chiffon Valentino at a 2005 awards show. "Because she's so petite," Kaufman says, she'll most likely choose a "body-conscious dress that's not overly ornate."

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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
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"Knightley has been surprisingly sexy in her fashion choices lately," says Kaufman. The Pride amp Prejudice star and best actress nominee (in Calvin Klein, left, and Missoni at recent premieres) will likely don a va-va-voom gown at the Globes to complete her transformation "into a red carpet siren."

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GWYNETH PALTROW

GWYNETH PALTROW
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Paltrow, who's nominated for best actress for Proof, has designers clamoring to dress her. She favors simple shapes (such as the Gucci dress she wore to a recent screening, left, and her silky Stella McCartney at last year's Oscars), and won't choose a "bright color or bold pattern," says Kaufman. "It'll be neutral."

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