It has been years since I have covered a red carpet alone and I almost didn’t today. For one, I don’t really have the time and two, I was not overly impressed by the fashions on last night’s Emmy’s red carpet. In fact, I was fairly horrified. So I am trying to keep this short and dedicated to the looks I liked and just a few I hated. If a person is missing I either just couldn’t go there or they made zero impression. I had to cut it off somewhere! Every Hollywood celebrity on TV and streaming was there – I could go on all night!
Black was a winner! I usually find black copping out on the red carpet, but since most of the fashion was so bad, black was a best-dressed hit last night. I knew it as soon as I saw Lady Gaga. Who knew she could be so stunning? I didn’t know she had it in her. Bravo!
You just knew Cookie would bring it and she did in this stunning Alexander Wang. She looked beautiful.
Amanda Peet brought it as well and I usually find her meh on the red carpet, so good for her.
You can always count on JLD to look elegant and in something minimalist. She knows her body and what works for her.
Some may not have liked this gown on Julie Bowen, but I loved it. It was simple yet, elegant.
I normally don’t love a lot of sparkle but this navy and black gown was stunning on Paulson.
OK, now I might be alone here, but as much as I love pants I don’t find them appropriate for a formal red carpet. There were too many women wearing jumpsuits and tux pantsuits for my liking. I love both, and think they work for a formal occasion, just not this formal occasion.
Now here is a black look that did not work. Taryn is young and hot and this dress was too matronly for someone under 50. Sorry. She must have been dying in that heat!
Here is another black look I hated. As much as I love Marchesa this was a little too sheer. Had there been a little more layers underneath especially in the bodice, it might have been one of my favorites.
No. Just no…
Let’s talk about jumpsuits which I love, but again I don’t feel they belong on a formal red carpet usually.
I’m sure many loved this 70’s Halston-inspired jumpsuit, but I hated it. I love that January takes risks though. Sadly this one was a miss.
This girl is going to be a fashion force. Mark my words. I loved this whole look, just not for the Emmy’s.
Another hot trend on the red carpet was pink! All shades from bright bubble gum to pale baby hues. Some worked and some did not. Let’s start with the good.
Stunning. However, I just noticed the hem looks as if it were cut with scissors. Whoops.
Emma looked so elegant. When she walked the movement of this gown was even more stunning.
Now this is another woman who knows how to dress for her body and her age. You go girl!
Other stunning looks:
This just took my breath away, in a good way.
At first I didn’t really like this Prada gown, but then it grew on me. Now I love it. It’s so different than anything else in the carpet that evening. I did not care for her makeup (you need some lipstick!) and hair, but from the neck down, she looked amazing.
Simple and elegant. Just beautiful.
Some might think this dress is a bit matronly for Sarah, but I thought she did it justice. The off-the-shoulder trend is hot now, and I only like it on those under 40.
I might be alone in liking this beaded number, but since she kept the accessories and jewelry minimal, it let the gown stand on it’s own.
I loved Taylor’s coral lip with this bright yellow gown…which was another big color of the evening. A tough color to wear, she managed to pull it off impeccably. I’m not sure I would have gone with a matching yellow shoe, but of all the Big Bird yellows of the evening, she won.
I can only imagine how heavy and hot this gown must have been, but it was stunning. Thanks for suffering in the name of fashion!
And finally some I didn’t care for.
The only reason I did not like this gown on Elisabeth is because it did not fit her properly. It’s quite stunning but it’s too big in the chest and the hips. Had it been tailored to her body, she would have been a best dressed.
Here is another pink that didn’t work. Maybe it did. I’m not sure. I just can’t take anyone who poses like this seriously and her hair is tragic. Was this pose for real or was she being funny?
Oh Heidi, please give Versace and our eyeballs a rest! This is so tacky I can’t even…oh and please eat something. You are getting too thin! Your face is gorgeous, but your body is starting to scare me.
Trashy ice skater. There. I said it.
Apparently Maggie slept in this gown the prior evening. That is the only possible excuse for the wrinkled skirt.
Oh, Laura, honey, you are looking too severe. What happened to your gorgeous red hair? This entire look scares me from head-to-toe.
-Lauren Dimet Waters
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