Celebrity Style. Emmy's 2009: The Good, Bad and Totally Dreadful

Thankfully, high fashion glam made a return on the red carpet last night. We were starving for some star wattage and for the most part the 2009 Emmy’s delivered. As can be expected, some did really well and others failed miserably. Trends we noticed on the red carpet? Red! There was also a lot of silver, some gold and some bronze…so clearly metallics are not going anywhere. Our favorite though? The berries, purples and plums.

The Really Good

Emmys_09_ginnifer_goodwinGennifer Goodwin in Yves Saint Laurent. This color is amazing on her the hair and makeup are perfect.

You can breathe Rachel Zoe, Debra Messing looked bananas in Michael Kors.


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Who ever thought this funny lady would turn into such a fashion icon? Julia Louis-Dreyfus killed it in this stunning cobalt Vera Wang.

Mila Kunis
is stunning in this fabulous Monique Lhuillier gown.

Christin Chenoweth
dared to go short, but if you are going to do short on the red carpet, this is the way to do it. A super sparkler by Zuhair Murad a a super wattage smile to boot.

Mariska Hargitay
kills it in this silver Carolina Herrera stunner.

Emmys_09_lindsay_priceLindsay Price in J. Mendel

Thank God Leighton Meester didn’t choose to go over the top in Louis Vuitton again. We like her much better looking ethereal in Bottega Veneta.

Hayden Panettiere
in J. Mendel

The OK

Emmys_09_chloe_sevignyNot bad, but Chloe Sevigny could have used some more color. She looks a little washed out in this Isaac Mizrahi number.

Emmys_09_christina_hendricksWe love that Christina Hendricks has the figure most women can relate too. We just wished she had picked something a little more glam than this L’Wren Scott in which to flaunt her fab curves.

Emmys_09_rose_byrneRose Bryne looks beautiful in this beaded tulle Valentino gown.

Emmys_09_jamie_lynn_siglerJamie-Lynn Sigler. This gold Donna Karan gown is beautiful, it just seems a little old for her.

Emmys_09_sandra_ohSandra Oh in a gold Marchesa gown and red Jimmy Choos is a vast improvement from some red carpets past.

The Bad

Emmys_09_amy_poehlerSorry Amy Poehler, I love you, but there is nothing funny about this dress.

Emmys_09_blake_livelyBlake Lively got the color right, but just doesn’t pull off this Versace gown here.

Emmys_09_mary_louise_parkerHere is a shorter dress that just doesn’t work on this red carpet. Mary-Louis Parker in Zac Posen.

Emmys_09_kyra_sedgwickOh Kyra Sedgwick, we had such high hopes for you, but this L’Wren Scott dress and matronly updo are just a big fail.

Emmys_09_christina_applegateSorry Christina Applegate. We love you but we are not crushing on your blue Basil Crush gown.

Emmys_09_heidi_klumOk, Heidi Klum, we get it, you are pregnant with your fourth child and will probably walk the Victoria Secret runway in 2 months, but really? A mermaid cut Marchesa when you are about to give birth? Um, no.

Emmys_09_january_jonesJanuary Jones got it a little wrong in this Atelier Versace odd ode to the Empire State Building gown. The dress is actually pale pink but photographs white.

Emmys_09_drew_barrymore Drew Barrymore looks washed out in this ill-fitted Raven Kaufman dress.

The Totally Dreadful

Emmys_09_jennifer_love_hewittOK, granted, Jennifer Love Hewitt can not pull off a red carpet to save her life. Case in point.

Emmys_09_kim_kardashianKim Kardashian…we can see your nipples and this Ina Soltani gown is just way too long. Really bad.

Emmys_09_sarah_silvermanSarah Silverman, it’s time for a stylist. This 80’s prom gown makes your hips look MASSIVE. Study Julia Louise Dreyfus or get her stylist’s number….fast!

Emmys_09_kathy_griffin Thank God Kathy Griffin is hysterical, so we can forget this dress mess.

Emmys_09_victoria_rowellVictoria Rowell, was it necessary to make a political statement on the red carpet? News flash, he won. Last year!

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Photos: WireImage

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