The best black and white gowns at the 2014 Golden Globes

Cate Blanchett, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lawrence and a slew of other leading ladies know that there's something seriously striking in simple black or white (or both!)

Cate took to the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet in a lacy creation by Armani, cut high at the neck to let her retro locks shine and sheer on the bottom in keeping with current trends.

Jennifer Lawrence wore billowy white Dior in a cut we've come to expect from the loveable ingenue, while host Amy Poehler was va-va-voom in fitted black Stella McCartney.

Check out our gallery for all the black, white and black-and-white looks.

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