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Lorde and Emma Stone Owned the Golden Globes in Pants

Because women can wear them, too.
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Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The red carpet portion of awards shows is fun because of all the dresses. But it can also start to feel redundant... because of the dresses. It's more than a little refreshing when someone breaks from the well-trodden mermaid gown formula and goes with something different. 

Say, pants? How terribly modern! 

Lo, the silver screen gods delivered in the form of not one but two excellent skirt-less outfits worn by Lorde and Emma Stone at the Golden Globes

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Following up on the billowy tuxedo she wore to the "Mockingjay" premiere, Lorde took things to a slicker place with a Narciso Rodriguez pant suit/crop top combo. You can definitely see the Taylor Swift influence in there — belly exposure (without revealing any bellybutton), red lipstick — but between the suit's loose cut and her slick, low ponytail, the final result is 100 percent Lorde. 

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Emma Stone, meanwhile, looks endlessly chic in a Lanvin jumpsuit with a swishy bow situated at her hip. Easy hair, slim fit and, as with Lorde, well-placed bling. Great.

So, ladies who attend awards shows, please consider adding some pants to your rotation now and then. With the right tailoring, it's million times better than a mermaid dress. We promise.