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Buff was back at the 2011 Golden Globes.

The colorless trend that began popping up on the runway over a year ago is still in full force. (See a series of songstresses "going nude" at the 2010 Grammys.)

Some of the ladies opting for the less-color-is-more philosophy included Best Actress nominee Nicole Kidman, who walked the red carpet in a long nude asymmetrical column dress by Prada decorated with a little bow at the waist. She paired the look with Pierre Hardy heels, Fred Leighton baubles and Roger Vivier clutch.

Best Original Song nominee Carrie Underwood also chose the non-hue for her first Golden Globes, wearing a stunning strapless Badgley Mischka dress covered in sequins. "Lots of bling-bling," was how she described her dress to Ryan Seacrest.

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Scarlett Johansson made her first big red-carpet appearance after filing for divorce in a flowing buff-colored Elie Saab dress that had a deep-V neckline and embellished chiffon butterfly sleeves that floated to her elbows. She also wore Van Cleef & Arpels jewels and Jimmy Choo heels.

The hot-bodded actress paired the vintage-feeling gown that blended perfectly with her skin color with a less than flattering bird's nest beehive that seemed to be inspired by "Young Frankenstein." (Note to Johansson: Fire your hairstylist. Now).

And of course, where there is talk of Johansson, discussion of Sandra Bullock soon follows. The 46-year-old actress who is rumored to be dating Johansson's ex Ryan Reynolds also wore a nude dress. This one, by Jenny Packham paired with Jimmy Choo heels, was heavily draped, asymmetrical, with a slight pink hue and embellished with intricate silver beading.

Fashion risk taker (and new face of Missoni) Leighton Meester didn't follow the prevailing strapless or asymmetrical trend and surprised everyone with a beautiful long-sleeved nude gown by Burberry with a high neckline printed with a pale pattern.

Of course, Meester couldn't keep all of her luscious skin to herself. She sexed-up the dress with a front slit that went up to there and showed off her glittering (and towering) silver Jimmy Choo heels. She also wore a Louis Vuitton clutch and Cathy Waterman jewels.

Another Best Actress nominee, Michelle Williams, also went for the nude in a putty-colored Valentino dress with chunky textured straps and images of hippie-dippy flowers plastered all over, paired with Christian Louboutin heels and Fred Leighton baubles.

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Kelly MacDonald, who is up for a Best Supporting Actress nomination, wore a nude gown as well, as did the age-defying Helen Mirren, "Modern Family"'s Julie Bowen in a buff/gray Tadashi Shoji frock, Kaley Cuoco in Katherine Kidd, 14-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung, and "Glee" stars Heather Morris, Naya Rivera and Dianna Agron in J. Mendel.

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