It wasn't the wildest look ever, but Winona Ryder's 1994 Golden Globes look is arguably one of the coolest red carpet outfits of all time. Dressed in a sleek black shift, with nothing but a pixie cut and simple accessories, Ryder created a no-fuss look that's still very much in style today — and not just because '90s fashion is very, very much back.
This year, Ryder is nominated for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama," for her portrayal in Stranger Things. In 1994, Ryder won a Golden Globe award for "Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role" for Age of Innocence, a movie where she acted alongside the legendary Daniel Day-Lewis. She wore a floor-length black column dress, accessorized with a row of delicate bracelets and a simple strand of pearls.
Admittedly, when you think of the '90s, you might automatically ponder tying a plaid shirt around a waist or matching knee highs with plaid skirts a la Cher Horowitz. However, Ryder's 1994 Golden Globe dress speaks to a different part of the beloved decade: The minimalist side. A dress like Ryder's could totally be found in store windows today, proving at once that the look has a elements of both timelessness and nostalgia.
You can easily find a dress like this either in your mom's closet, hanging on the racks of any thrift store, or updated and repackaged in your favorite fast fashion store — and something like this would look amazing on anyone. While other red carpet looks from the time might be harder to recreate (Juliette L. Lewis' Egyptian-inspired headpiece for example), Ryder's look transcends decades and is totally wearable.
May the '90s never fall out of fashion.