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Golden Globes' 10 best dressed stars

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  • No one trend ruled the rain-soaked red carpet at the 2010 Golden Globes
  • We loved Penelope Cruz's black lace-trimmed Giorgio Armani Prive gown
  • Presenter Kate Hudson went clean and crisp in a sculptural Marchesa gown
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(InStyle.com) -- At Sunday night's Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest stars displayed a dazzlingly eclectic mix of gowns from beneath the shelter of umbrellas.

No one trend ruled the rain-soaked red carpet -- instead, the dresses that made our list ranged from a classic old Hollywood number to a slinky cut-to-there halter. Here are our top picks:

We loved Penelope Cruz's figure-flaunting black lace-trimmed Giorgio Armani Prive gown; she channeled "Nine" costar Sophia Loren's '60s-era style perfectly. Adding over 60 carats of classic Chopard diamonds made Cruz the epitome of Old Hollywood (...or, perhaps Old Rome?) glamour.

Award winner Sandra Bullock wowed us in a violet Bottega Veneta gown -- a classic, strapless cut updated with an unexpected sheer skirt. She complemented the shimmering design with gorgeous 40-carat shoulder-sweeping blackened-gold earrings and a 20-carat gray diamond ring from Lorraine Schwartz.

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Newly-engaged nominee Emily Blunt was a blushing future bride in a trailing pink ruffled number from Dolce & Gabbana. Further completing the ultra-romantic vision -- aside from fiance John Krasinski, that is -- were pastel Lorraine Schwartz cuffs and a Ferragamo clutch.

Heidi Klum's ensemble was all about the ice, from her 100 carat diamond Lorraine Schwartz choker to the shade of her pale blue, curve-hugging, Swarovski crystal-studded gown from Roberto Cavalli. (The cost of the eye-popping necklace? A mere $3.5 million.)

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In contrast to her trademark boho glam, presenter Kate Hudson went clean and crisp in a sculptural Marchesa gown with an origami-inspired bodice. The choice worked, and we loved her Stephen Russell jewelry, particularly the pearl and diamond tassel earrings.

"Inglourious Basterds" actress Diane Kruger supplied her signature dose of edgy femininity in a softly pleated ombre Christian Lacroix Haute Couture gown with a structured bow at the waist. She accented the standout design with Chanel Fine Jewelry and a Raven Kauffman Couture clutch.

Presenter Jennifer Garner showed off her flawless body in a shimmering Versace gown. Although she joked that the weather made it "an Aquanet kind of day," the actress looked no-fuss, no-muss elegant in her formfitting choice, which she accessorized with Bulgari diamonds.

Her role as scorned wife in "Nine" behind her, Marion Cotillard was all seductress in Chopard diamonds and a John Galliano for Christian Dior gown. Our favorite detail? The lace-edged slip revealed by the thigh-high slit.

Nothing goes better with a pixie cut than a dose of '20s flapper flair -- "Big Love's" Ginnifer Goodwin embodied the decade in a knee-baring Vionnet design (what an amazing shade of cobalt!) with deco-inspired Neil Lane diamonds.

"House's" Olivia Wilde may have been "very comfortable" in a cut-to-there Gucci gown, but we think she was equally as daring. She accessorized the gunmetal dress, one of the night's sexiest, with Tiffany & Co. jewelry and a Judith Leiber minaudiere.

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But more important than the glamour at the Globes was the attention stars brought to the devastation in Haiti.

In a true sign of substance over style, Artists for Peace and Justice co-founder Olivia Wilde, Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler and a host of other celebrities will donate their outfits for an auction to fund relief efforts.

As Penelope Cruz said on the red carpet: "If we are here, we have the obligation and the responsibility to talk about it. Tonight cannot be just about the movies."