Tracee Ellis Ross celebrating her Golden Globes victory at the 18th InStyle and WB Pictures After Party in a golden Paule Ka gown - Jan 8, 2017 Tracee Ellis Ross celebrating her Golden Globes victory at the 18th InStyle and WB Pictures After Party in a golden Paule Ka gown - Jan 8, 2017

Glinting, glimmering, and gleaming, this outstanding trend is poised to make a comeback.

Who failed to notice the large number of celebs who chose to outfit themselves from head-to-toe in gold last awards season? Between Sofia Vergara in Zuhair Murad at the Golden Globes and Emma Stone in Givenchy Haute Couture at the Oscars, it was as if nominees were hoping that by dressing like the trophy they desired, the award would be theirs.

In many cases, this actually turned out to be a pretty solid strategy! If nothing else, no one can say that these A-listers’ outfits weren’t medal-worthy.

Over the course of the year, celebs have continued to turn up for awards shows up swathed in molten metal. Which begs the question, will gold ensembles be the top red carpet trend again in 2018?

It’s too soon to tell, but while we wait to find out, feast your eyes on the best gilded outfits of this year. — jas