Channing Sargent
Updated Jan 05, 2017 @ 3:37 pm
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Must female glamour always equal the ballgown? The answer is a resounding NO. Just look to Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Faye Dunaway, Taylor Schilling and dozens more to learn, once and for all that pants on a leading lady can be dressy and sexy as all get-out.

There are pencil pants, fitted pants, flared pants, long pants, flood pants, pant suits, pant-dresses. All the pants! All shown here by our most revered actresses, showing off their enviable shapes in all manner of two-cylindered fashion.

To further blend outmoded gender lines, next we just need a few men to show up in skirts. Oh, wait. That’s happened on other red carpets (see Jared Leto, Marc Jacob, NYFW), now we’re just waiting on the Globes to catch up.

In the meantime, behold: red carpet women in pants.

Lauren Bacall wins Best Supporting Actress for The Mirror Has Two Faces at the 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1997

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Meryl Streep attends the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2000

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Faye Dunaway arrives at an after-party hosted by USA Films for the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2001

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2003

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Queen Latifah during The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2003

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Animal science-specialist and Autism spokesperson Temple Grandin at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2011 😍

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Amy Poehler at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2013

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Emma Watson at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2014

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Emma Stone at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2015

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Lorde at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2015

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Taylor Schilling at the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, 2016

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Might we be entering into a new gown-free phase? Possibly. Temporarily, at least. 👖