LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives at HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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By Andrea Cheng / InStyle
January 9, 2017

Ethereal dresses and frou-frou princess gowns on the red carpet—to be expected. But pantsuits? Surprisingly not, despite it being 2017. At the 74th Golden Globes, three women eschewed tradition and opted for a power suit, and looked completely badass as a result.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Octavia Spencer attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood, who has made pantsuits something like her sartorial armor, chose an impeccably tailored custom Altuzarra number to send a much bigger message. “This is my third nomination,” Wood said to Ryan Seacrest on the carpet. “I’ve been to the Globes six times. I’ve worn a dress every time. And I love dresses. I’m not trying to protest dresses. But I want to make sure that young girls and women know they aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to. Just be yourself, because your worth is more than that.” (Her pantsuit also paid homage to the late David Bowie, “because it’s his birthday,” she said.)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Evan Rachel Wood arrives at HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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Octavia Spencer, too, followed suit with her navy satin-lapeled crisp separates by Laura Basci, while Kathryn Hahn chose to offset her suit’s masculinity with a hint of femme fatale and added a black leather bralette underneath her sharp black blazer. We’re obsessed.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Kathryn Hahn attends the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
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