Primetime Emmys 2013 Fashion: Sofia Vergara, Claire Danes, Julie Louis-Dreyfus and More

2013_emmys 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 Fey and Amy Poehler and musical numbers in the middle of the program. Nominees like Merritt Weaver were 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.

Roaring Red

Bold red comes back to the red carpet…
Carla Gugino
Carla Gugino in Georges Chakra
Sarah Paulson in Carolina Herrera New York
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang
Morena Baccarin
Morena Baccarin in Alexander McQueen

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.
Anna Chlumsky in Badgley Mischka
Anna Chlumsky in Badgley Mischka
Sarah Hyland in CH Carolina Herrera
Sarah Hyland in CH Carolina Herrera
Mayim Bialik in Oliver Tolentino
Mayim Bialik in Oliver Tolentino
Anna Faris
Anna Faris in Monique Lhuillier
Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren
Tina Fey in Narciso Rodriguez
Michelle Dockery in Prada
Jessica Pare in Oscar de la Renta
Carrie Underwood in Romona Keveza
Alyson Hannigan in Marchesa
Melissa Rauch

Black and White

Black and white separately and together sealed its status as a mainstay trend on the red carpet.
Amy Poehler in Basler
Julianna Margulies in Reed Krakoff
Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano
Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano
Leslie Mann in J. Mendel
Kerry Washington in Marchesa
Merritt Weaver
Elisabeth Moss in Andrew Gn
Malin Akerman in Marchesa
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.
Kristen Connolly
Jessica Lange in
Jessica Lange in Escada
Connie Britton in Naeem Khan
Zooey Deschanel in J. Mendel
Aubrey Plaza in Marios Schwab
Laura Dern in Naeem Khan
Julianne Hough in Jenny Packham
Linda Cardellini in Donna Karan Atelier
Julie Bowen in Zac Posen
Kate Mara in J. Mendel
Julie Louis-Dreyfus in Monique Lhuillier
January Jones in Givenchy
Lena Headey in  Alessandra Rich

Worst Dressed

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.
Carrie Ann Inaba
Zosia Mamet in Honor
Claire Danes in Armani Prive
Amanda Peet in Erdem
Vera Farmiga in Theyskens’ Theory
Cat Deeley
Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace
Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace
— Simona Kogan Photos:,, Huffington Post,,

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