The world is buzzing with the many surprises that happened at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, the least of which were in the fashion category.
Neil Patrick Harris wowed the crowd with funny monologues Tina Feyand Amy Poehlerand musical numbers in the middle of the program. Nominees like Merritt Weaverwere so shocked at their wins they could barely get two words out…culminating in the best speech of all time! (You’ll have to re-watch Weaver’s speech to understand what I’m talking about.)
Surprises reigned supreme on the program and the fashion category had its share. From Claire Danes‘ cleavage baring Armani to Michelle Dockery‘s color block, here are some of our favorites.
Bold red comes back to the red carpet…
Emerald Green and Other Jewel Tones
While canary and mustard yellow were the go-to colors of last year’s Emmy Awards, it was emerald green that caught us by surprise, showing up on Mayim Bialik, Anna Chlumsky, and Sarah Hyland. These and other jewel tones (including the roaring red shown above) are the apple of our eye at this year’s awards.
Black and White
Black and white separately and together sealed its status as a mainstay trend on the red carpet.
Besides the black and white blocking and graphic prints, is anyone noticing the new sheer trend where solid bodysuits or short skirts on a gown have a sheer overlay that’s both stylish and sexy?
Here are some other gowns that stood out for those reasons and many more:
The Gowns That Stood Out
Embellishments, crazy patterns, goth looks and more. These girls made the biggest statements on the red carpet at this year’s Emmy Awards with gowns that took our breath away, for better or worse.
But of course, no red carpet list is complete without some entries for worst dressed. You may not agree with all (some loved Claire Danes’ Armani Prive but I thought it only made her look worse in the cleavage area) but we can all agree that these looks made us gasp in disapproval (hello Zosia Mamet in Honor Resort!) Things I also hate: too much fabric at the bottom of Vera Farminga’s dress and Amanda Peet’s gothic nightmare.
— Simona Kogan
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