The Emmys 2021 Fashion: The Best and Brightest Stars

It was good to see celebs back on the red carpet for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. While last year was all about spontaneous Instagram fashion shoots, big wins for Netflix, and live streaming winners inside their home, this year’s nominees took on a colorful approach with bold and striking looks from designers like Valentino and Christian Siriano. Here is a look at the best and some of the questionable Emmys 2021 fashion.

The Emmys 2021 Fashion

The best moments included big wins for The Crown and Ted Lasso, the cast of Schitt’s Creek “improvising” with no teleprompter, and remembering standouts like Norm Macdonald and Michael K. Williams. Most of the fashionable celebs got it very, very right this time and while some of the questionable looks worked for us (Emma Corrin’s swim cap), others so didn’t (Anne Murphy’s too-long sleeves.)

There were also numerous amounts of pantsuits this time around; I get the comfort factor, but still wondering where this dressy-casual look came from and why it was suddenly so prominent this year. But for the most part, jewel tones like red and canary yellow, beautifully tailored gowns, and off-the-shoulder trends made the red carpet super fun to watch. Let’s take a look:


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The Most Beautiful Gowns

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Mandy Moore in Carolina Herrera

The reds have it! This is stunning, and yet, still looks completely comfortable.

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Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino

I LOVE her. Always age-appropriate and still as radiant as ever.

Sarah Paulson in Carolina Herrera

Not the most stunning woman of the night (and actually this look is a little bit crazy) but Sarah Paulson can pull it off and it does. (Also, it’s red.)

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Catherine Zeta-Jones in Cristina Ottaviano

Catherine Zeta-Jones was not up for an Emmy. Her husband was. But can this woman ever look wrong? She is aging backwards! Also, this look screams Old Hollywood to me from the jewelry to the way she stands in it.

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Michaela Coel in Christopher John Rogers

Not many women can pull this off, but I think this is a gorgeous color on this Emmy winner.

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Anya Taylor-Joy in Christian Dior

This is not my first choice as a standout. Mandy Moore’s got you beat. But I do admire the concept and I think Anya Taylor-Joy wears it well. Do you agree?

Kerry Washington in Etro
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Allison Janney in Azzi + Osta
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Jurnee Smollett in Christian Dior
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Angela Bassett in Greta Constantine

This was a little weird, but I still loved it. I thought about putting it into the Questionable category, but it’s Angela Bassett! Come on!

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Beanie Feldstein in Brandon Maxwell

Let me just say something about this. Beanie Feldstein is not a Size 0 and does not pretend to be a Size 0. Ladies take note. Even if you aren’t a Size 0, you can still find an amazing ensemble and look absolutely ravishing in it.

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Taraji P. Henson in Elie Saab

I’m not quite so sure about the hair, but Taraji P. look better than she did at the Met Gala.

The Pants

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Rita Wilson in Tom Ford

I don’t even want to say pantsuits, because not all of them wear.

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Leslie Grossman in Macgraw
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Kathryn Hahn in Lanvin

Some might disagree but I loved this belt. Loved the shoes. Nothing against capri pants but would have loved to see this with a tight form-fitting mermaid bottom or a voluminous ball gown.

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Ellen Pompeo in Elie Saab

This was my favorite pantsuit of the night. It could have totally worked as a gown, too, but I’m glad it wasn’t.

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Catherine O’Hara in Cong Tri

Christian Siriano Emmys 202 Fashion

I think designer Christian Siriano totally won the night! Every gown he created for this event stunned on the red carpet.

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Hannah Waddingham in Christian Siriano
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Nicole Byer in Christian Siriano
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Uzo Aduba in Christian Siriano
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Moses Ingram in Christian Siriano
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Jennifer Coolidge in Christian Siriano

Just beautiful. The color is exquisite. I love the cape.

The Questionables at the Emmys 2021

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Kate Winslet in Giorgio Armani

Let’s start off with something not quite so bad. Don’t get me wrong, I think Ms.Winslet looks very pretty. But she’s such an A-lister…she totally could have done more. This look is boring to me. So boring.

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Vanessa Lachey in Steven Khalil

Is she trying to look like she’s wearing water? Cause it’s not working, and her posture is all wrong.

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Gillian Anderson in Chloe

Not sure what’s going on here, but it looks amiss.

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Emma Corrin in Miu Miu

Everyone was talking about Emma Corrin. I actually love the cap on her head. The strange gloves – not so much.

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Anne Murphy in Valentino

I’m not sure what to think about this gown. The color is gorgeous. The sleeves are way too long. The sleeves are gorgeous. I think Anne Murphy could have totally gone with something more fun. Her co-star Catherine O’Hara certainly did.

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Amy Poehler

No Amy Poehler. Just no. But her makeup looked fab.

Aidy Bryant in Simone Rocha

Who do you think was the best or worst dressed at the Emmys 2021?

 –Simona Shemer

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3 thoughts on “The Emmys 2021 Fashion: The Best and Brightest Stars”

  1. I am so lost in the world of fashion! My first requirement is always: ‘could I sit in it’? My second: ‘Eat in it’?
    Yeah. I’m hopeless…
    P.S. I really liked Catherin Zeta Jones’ simple gown!


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